Twenty, Princes Street, Grill & Smokehouse

4.5
2034 reviews
£26 to £40
Steakhouse
Twenty Princes Street presents an elegant and stunning setting that is sure to bewitch even the most cosmopolitan of patrons with a seamless mix of traditional elegance and contemporary design. A distinguishing feature of the restaurant is the lush, capacious banquettes carefully positioned to make the most of the vistas. And with massive triple-height windows that offer picture perfect views of the skyline. Chef Paul Ritchie demonstrates his culinary flair with an inventive and eclectic menu that keeps pace with the seasons and uses the finest locally sourced ingredients. There’s an exciting choice of fish and seafood dishes while the selection of steaks are a signature of the restaurant. This restaurant offering guests a trendy and sophisticated hangout whatever the occasion, where dining is refreshingly informal and an atmosphere that’s glamorous but not glitzy. And for pre- or post-prandial drinks and conversations, our bar Juniper is the perfect destination.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 2034 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, it’s why we keep going back

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Edin73
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience3

We were disappointed to find after after we’d been seated that there was no food being served that day, despite the website saying there was a Saturday menu. It should have been made clear on the website or by email, or at the very least, before we had been seated. We decided to stay for one cocktail before finding somewhere with food, it was nice rough but quite small compared to other city centre cocktails costing £9.

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LynnW
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great place however toilets were a real let down. No toilet roll and needed serviced very disappointed

LS
LouiseS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Booked for small plates in the bar and told no small plates on arrival

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Rick
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Super staff and service as well as very good food

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not have been happier with my choice. Can not wait to get back and experience the amazing service and best food I’ve had in a long time.

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ShonaC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic b day treat. My best friends is 14th mine 15th. When the watiter poured the proseco we had ordered i told him we were celebrating.

Lovely suprise of glass of champagne and sharing pudding.

Thank you v v much

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vipsheefi
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Lovely place but food disappointing- steak was over cooked and white wine not cold enough
But they took a steak off the bill which was nice
And the strawberry pavlova dessert was to die for

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Visitor
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We visited Juniper for the first time before the pandemic and were blown away by the wide choice of imaginative cocktails and mocktails. This time (October 2021) this choice is much reduced, nothing compared to the previous menu. The music was too loud for us to enjoy sitting near the bar where you get a nice view for the castle. It’s still a good place, but now more an average bar than the truly outstanding place that it used to be. We’ll probably look for someplace else next time.

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GregS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible. Staff were super friendly. We had a fantastic experience.

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Mickin
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Unfortunately when we dined at this restaurant the choice was limited. Apparently there had been a run on the steak dishes on the Saturday night. We went with the fish which was a good choice

NB
NikkiB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall4food1service4ambience3

we didnt eat so cannot comment on food- we had drinks only

DD
DavidD
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Pretty sure the waiting staff were tired and desperate to get home as instead of looking after the customers who pay their wages they were that busy cleaning up to get away home instead of coming round asking the important things..
No drink for around ten minutes then when you try to get someone's attention for a desert menu that was a task, then wait for waiter to come back 15 minutes later, then try to get someone's attention to get the bill - It was only when we put our jackets on that they quickly appeared.
If I ever went back it would be far earlier in the evening so they were not in a rush to get out the door.

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Moragh
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food was amazing. Loved the setting with iconic Scottish subjects on the walls, cheerful and informative without being twee. Staff were super busy but made sure we got what we wanted, steaks cooked to perfection and everything very flavoursome. We got a very pleasant surprise when our bill arrived as it was lots less than expected

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AnthonyD
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time dining here. Service and food was great. Lovely surroundings, will certainly be back.

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BarrieG
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I’ve eaten here many times but last night was the poorest experience ever.

Everything seemed to be off kilter, starting with waiting nearly 10 minutes before someone appeared at check in to check my reservation and show me to my table.

Food here is usually excellent, but my steak was undercooked but as I had started eating I thought I could make do rather than sending it back. Wrong decision in retrospect. I requested a medium steak but this one was closer to medium rare. The meringue dessert had been vastly overcooked and was so hard that it was impossible to get into - even with the mallet provided (a hammer and chisel might have helped!!) - and was returned uneaten. To add insult to injury, the cost of our dessert was included in the total bill and was only removed when we complained. Hopefully this was just a “one off” and normal service will be resumed as soon as possible. I frequently recommend this restaurant to friends and it would be unfortunate if their visits didn’t come up to Twenty’s usual standards.

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cliffordthedragon
Edinburgh
15 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the prix fixe menu, great food with good service. Lovely steak frittes.

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Karen
Newcastle
8 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Beautiful room. Lovely food and a cracking bottle of Chateau Lyonnat - rarely available.

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IainD
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My wife & I thoroughly enjoyed our lunch & we will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had booked a bar table but restaurant available with window overlooking Waverley was good position excellent food and service

PC
PhilomenaC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Great service, good food but very poor coffee, undrinkable! Cheap & weak

EC
EC1091
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Did not have certain spirits when asked for a common cocktail. Hoped to have a good table with good views when asked if it was a special occasion (30th birthday) and provided with a table out of the way and no views despite it being quiet. Have been before when there has been better vibes and comes across now as a standard hotel bar rather than bar I would choose to go to with the company of friends.

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TrevorM
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food, service and ambiance….the birthday plate with a drink they provided was lovely

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DavidD
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was excellent our waiter was pofessional but friendly and very helpful. I strugged a bit with the menue because a found I didn't like a number of the menu choices. Overall we enjoyed our evening.

JC
JayC
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Disappointed to be told "The chef won't like that" when we asked for 2 starters then to share a lobster starter and chips so we wouldn't have to wait to eat.
Soggy chips didn't help improve things.

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JenniferT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Beautiful food and cocktails as usual!
We will be back for our next special occasion!

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Jane
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

One waiter was particularly cold and blunt towards us, food was rather good though. However felt very uncomfortable, was a shame as we had two birthdays we were celebrating. The other waiters we had were quite lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The friends I was with have all dined at No Twenty before and we all felt the service was not as good as before . On arrival I was early shown to table which I appreciated , ordered a drink however this never came and even when rest of group arrived 35 mins later there was a delay and had seek out service .
Appreciate this may have been down to staffing -managing staff absence , new staff or staff extending shifts to cover etc
Food was good and restaurant environment was lovely .

GW
GayleW
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Beautiful place, friendly staff and a good choice of drinks. We didn't have any food this time.

PS
PaulineS
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Twenty dining room is beautiful, our second time here for lunch and the food was just as good as the first time. The fish was expertly cooked and the thin crispy batter stayed crispy to the last mouthful. Our waiter, Pepe, was attentive and smiling and definitely helped to make our 44th anniversary lunch the best it could be. We will be back again!

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NB1966
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Attentive service. Have booked a return visit. Couldn’t be better.

SG
StephenG
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably one of the best restaurants i have been to. The food was exquisite, the service was great, they were so friendly so much so I’m about to book a table for my family for Christmas time.

VJ
VivienneJ
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice choice on the menu and nice size portions. Staff lovely

SB
SheilaB
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were very attentive ensuring you have all that was required for your dining experience.The menu choices were exemplary and portions were more than adequate.

DM
DawnM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We got turned away as booked a table at the bar per the BOOK NOW link and they would not serve us lunch. Very embarrassing as was hosting a client. The staff did not accommodate us in any way so we left... hungry

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Darren
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

My friend and I used to visit the restaurant regularly prior to Covid-19. This was our first visit back since. The menu and staff seem to have changed - which is fine. However, we both found the manners of our waiter to be questionable.

Both myself and my friend really wanted the burger. She asked to have only 1 patty instead of the 2 listed on menu, and to not include the toppings (onions and gherkins). This is simply because she doesn't have a big appetite- we didn't want a reduction in cost or anything like that. We were told the waiter couldn't ask the kitchen to only use 1 burger patty and told us to just remove it ourselves and leave what food we didn't want. Which we honestly didn't understand the problem with only using 1 burger patty. The burger arrived with all the additions - the gherkins and onions hadn't been removed either.

At the end of our meal we were asked how it was. My friend very politely said her burger was nice but a little dry. I am quite gobsmacked at the response of our waiter (Enrique) who simply looked at my plate and replied with "Well he hate all his" .

Overall, we found the experience disappointing and agreed we sadly won't be returning in the future.

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LaurynA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such a lovely lunch with my son and catch up with my friend. Nothing was a problem all our needs met to a great standards. Will be back soon

JC
vipJosephChiu
London
71 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Wish to book for a table for dinner, only got told that they didn’t serve food in the bar area. We end up need to urgently look for another place for dinner…. It’s very confusion, should have highlighted it during booking that bar area is not for food servicing on a dinner booking app, cause most people expect to be able to eat even on bar stands when they book table for dinner….

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CarolineMcGill
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars of Twenty. Food is always delicious. The staff are always attentive. It’s always a pleasure coming here.

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ZacT
West Lothian
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a lovely afternoon very start to finish. Meal was exceptional. Highly recommend

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Twenty, Princes Street, Grill & Smokehouse is rated 4.5 stars by 2034 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.