Twenty, Princes Street, Grill & Smokehouse

4.5
1058 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Steakhouse
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Good for Birthdays
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 Elzane Louwrens 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Scottish, Contemporary European
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Hours of Operation
Daily 12:00–22:00
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Phone number
0131 652 7370
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Elzane Louwrens
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Private Party Contact
Kate Mazepa: 0131 652 7370
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Additional
Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Offers

Sunday Roast: From £16.95

Choice of individual roasts & roasts to share with all the trimmings, perfectly complemented by a selection of divine starters and puddings.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 15 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 15 people

Starts: 21 May 2018

Ends: 21 November 2018

Availability: Sun 12:00-21:30

2 mains & 2 drinks: £22

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 15 people

Starts: 21 May 2018

Ends: 21 November 2018

Availability: Mon-Thu 12:00-18:00
Fri 12:00-16:00

What 1058 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined a day ago

Service was excellent. Our teenage kids have food allergies and they were very accommodating and helpful. Food was excellent. Location was great. A nice meal and a very enjoyable night out.

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

Despite the food being good the service was pretty poor, slow and not very warm and welcoming what so ever. It was a very special occasion for us as we are just married and had mentioned previously to the restaurant. The service was slow. Sat with finished plates for an uncomfortable amount of time. Then waiting over 25-30 minutes for staff to bring the bill when asked twice. Only 5 other tables so it wasn’t busy. Very disappointed

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

My friends and I had a very enjoyable lunch, will be back again when we next meet up.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Pretty good restaurant for all purposes.
Super good location. Nice view. It is hard to find any Same kind restaurant in Edinburgh. And bottom line price is very reasonable.

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5.0Dined on 8 August 2018

First time here and will be back. 2 for £22 great value and kids mead prices very reasonable. Surroundings were fabulous looking over onto Princes Street. Service was very good asked if we required anything else etc. Coming back in December when we are next in Edinburgh.

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5.0Dined on 8 August 2018

Super location. The food is very nicely presented. I enjoy all the artwork and framed posters. Very interesting items on the walls.

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5.0Dined on 7 August 2018

Love 20 Princes St, one of my absolute favourites. Great food and lovely experience.

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4.0Dined on 6 August 2018

Lovely food , attentive service and quiet, calm, tasteful surroundings a very nice lunch.

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5.0Dined on 4 August 2018

Been a couple years since last dined here and after an excellent steak diner followed by the baked Alaska we are still asking ourselves why we left if so long but we won’t make that mistake again. We will be back and I would recommend both the rib eye and the fillet both excellent

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5.0Dined on 2 August 2018

Great food and very friendly staff, I would highly recommend. I took my mum for her birthday and for a random Thursday night it was reasonably busy. After our meal we went and sat in the bar area, which is spacious and relaxed. Great selection of cocktails, if you are into that. I would say the price was good value for money. I never mind paying that bit extra if the staff, food and overall experience is fantastic.

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5.0Dined on 2 August 2018

Love this restaurant. Quirky cocktails and varied wine list. Good varied menu too.

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4.0Dined on 31 July 2018

We enjoyed our first visit to the Smokehouse very much, the food was most enjoyable as well, plus the staff attended to us very well friendly and will definitely return sometime in the future.

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1.0Dined on 28 July 2018

Booked this restaurant for my friends special birthday who is a lobster fanatic, perfect lobster meal on menu. Sat down was advised there was no lobster on the menu.
Two of us ordered scallops to start, both agreed that it was terrible tasting and absolutely not fresh smelling, size of queenies and my friend ordered a kilo of mussels but only received the 1/2 portion, no bread. We were asked if we wanted more bread half way through our meal, but didn’t actually receive any bread at the beginning. Ordered 3 steaks all with king prawn side, only 2 of which arrived with prawns and to top it off there were flys which congregated around our food and table constantly. I advised the waiting staff of the fly issue and nothing was done to resolve. Definitely not impressed with this restaurant and definitely won’t be back. Very poor quality and service. 95% of the staff were foreign and made mistakes with our order despite writing it on a notepad. The bill was £180, complete waste of money.

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4.0Dined on 21 July 2018

Great food, great service from all the staff . We will be back again

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5.0Dined on 21 July 2018

The food and service were excellent and the views of old town were great. Every course was expertly done. Prices were a little high.

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5.0Dined on 20 July 2018

One of the nicest meals I’ve ever had and would definitely recommend trying it!!

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3.0Dined on 19 July 2018

Slow service and wrong orders although discount given.

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5.0Dined on 14 July 2018

My daughter and I were visiting Edinburgh for the weekend. We are so glad we chose to dine here through Open Table and it's reviews. I was able to book the table in advance easily from California before our trip. The location is superb, with views of the Balmoral and Waverly Station area from their second floor vantage point. The room is large and spacious, seating very comfortable and decor is unique, with a boho feel. Walls are covered with framed portraits and quotes from Scottish authors and poets. When I researched Twenty I was intrigued by their mixology cocktail menu and the real thing did not disappoint. We started with Lemon Blitz and Bed of Roses...loved them both! Our server was an attentive, lovely young lady from Spain. We had starters of a superb cauliflower soup veloute and fried tempura oysters. The fried oysters tempura blew my daughter away since it is a favorite of hers at Genkai here in So Cal...and we didn't think anyone could top their rendition. We were wrong. In fact, we asked to compliment the chef after dinner because of the exceptional quality of the tempura and the sauce that accompanied it. Chef Ella graciously came out and talked with us, telling us the sauce is tamarind and that she had trained with a Japanese chef...no wonder the tempura was perfect and the sauce her special touch. We had steaks as our mains with a side of the three cheese mac&cheese....all courses top notch. HIGHLY recommend this restaurant and we will certainly return next time we are in this lovely city!

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5.0Dined on 14 July 2018

We'd requested a window seat and the view was lovely! The food was delicious as were the drinks. It's a little on the expensive side but overall a great dining experience.

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5.0Dined on 10 July 2018

Just lovely. Met a friend from work for quick lunch. Delicious food, great service all fired nicely into an hour lunch.

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5.0Dined on 5 July 2018

My retired ex colleagues and I meet up for lunch from time to time and always enjoy our meals at Twenty Princes Street. As there are usually seven of us, I book a booth and it is very suitable for us. The location is ideal as several of the ladies travel by train.

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4.0Dined on 5 July 2018

We booked the special menu and I really enjoyed the steak. We had a great table overlooking Princes Street, although it did get a bit hot in the sun! The service was good and friendly.

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3.0Dined on 4 July 2018

Good food but fillet was tough and should have sent it back, but always afraid to do it. Service was poor, slow and continually forgot about us, had to direct each next step. Restaurant itself is lovely.

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5.0Dined on 2 July 2018

Waiters and waitresses were really nice and the 3 course menu exceeded our expectations.

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5.0Dined on 1 July 2018

Very nice seat, attentive staff and delicious dishes. Will visit again in the next trip.

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5.0Dined on 30 June 2018

Best seat in the house! Thank you for another great meal

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5.0Dined on 29 June 2018

Blown away x thank you so much for taking such gopd care of us x

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4.0Dined on 29 June 2018

Excellent food love the place but service was poor not once were we asked if would like drinks we had to keep trying to get the attention of staff to ask for drinks wine was never offered either shame that it’s lacks that attention as it’s a fantastic restaurant

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5.0Dined on 28 June 2018

Fab food staff and ambience

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4.0Dined on 26 June 2018

My friends an I Have frequently dined in this restaurant but im afraid we find the menu boring. Advertised as new menu there has been very little changed. Which is a pity
as it is a beautiful place but im afraid wont be back for a long time due to lack of choice on the menu.

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5.0Dined on 23 June 2018

We love it here. Food and service was great. Perfect for any occasion.

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5.0Dined on 22 June 2018

Excellent food and service
Restaurant was a little loud
Not too pricey just right

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4.0Dined on 19 June 2018

Graduation Dinner

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5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

Wonderful attentive service. gorgeous food, great atmosphere and ambience

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5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

Absolutely spectacular! The best mussels I’ve ever had!

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5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

The service is always excellent and the four of us enjoyed our food. I’ve been many times and always have a great time.

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3.0Dined on 13 June 2018

The GF menu is quite limited. So unhappy that tbe ceasars sauce includes anchovies. Having food allergies is difficult enough..

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3.0Dined on 12 June 2018

Enjoyed our meal but on the 20 menu I think the choice was not as good as before. There used to be salmon and chicken dishes. So not as happy with menu.

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5.0Dined on 10 June 2018

We went for Sunday lunch and a catch up with a friend. The service was excellent and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The roast beef and vegetables were cooked perfectly and the desserts were delicious. Will certainly be back again.

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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

Steak knives need sharpening or replacing. Seriously.

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