Twenty, Princes Street, Grill & Smokehouse

4.4
1314 reviews
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Steakhouse
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Scenic View
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.

Special Offers

Sunday Roast: From £17

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: 1 February 2019

Ends: 18 July 2019

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 - 14 people

Starts: 1 February 2019

Ends: 25 July 2019

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

What 1314 People Are Saying
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ET
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very convenient place for meeting friends in Edinburgh .We all had roast beef which was good but not exceptional .Service was excellent and could not be improved .Had great table overlooking Princes Srteet.

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LP
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A lovely meal, great service and good recommendations from the staff. Definitely worth a visit.

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BA
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a birthday family lunch here on 17th May. There were 5 of us and we all ate from the 2 for £22 menu. Standard lunch size portions, the vegan burgers were delicious, steak sandwich and burger very good and my son said his mac and cheese was amazing. There was an odd number of us but the 5th person still ate for £11. The drinks included in the deal were great - good quality beer, nice house white, good coffee (extra but not expensive) The staff were lovely. The room and the view over to the old town were fantastic. I can thoroughly recommend it for lunch.

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JA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Super table with great Edinburgh view. Great range of drinks. Not cheap, but worth it for a birthday celebration.

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S
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were fab! They accommodated my request for a table with a view for my husband’s birthday and made to evening special by acknowledging the day with a special message mini dessert and a glass of fizz. Could not fault a thing! We had a great experience as far as service, food, value for money and ambience was concerned. Thanks for making the night so special x

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r
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our visit to Twenty - the staff were very helpful, knowledgeable & friendly. I would like to see more vegetarian / vegan options on the menu :)

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MS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

First date night for the wife and I in a long time so we were looking forward to going to one of our favourite restaurants that we hadn’t been to in a couple of years. We were left rather underwhelmed. Nibbles and starters were great and arrived in good time however the drinks were incredibly slow in coming out. This was a Saturday night but it was by no means busy. We both ordered the fillet steak rare, it was cooked perfectly but was very dry. Our bearnaise sauces also had to be sent back to be warmed up. To be fair to the maitre’d he did explain what had gone wrong with the steaks and we got a round of drinks on the house but at £33 a steak I was expecting better. Back to Hawksmoor or Kyloe next.

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M
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a very enjoyable lunch,apart from slight issue with the starter which was rectified swiftly, will be back

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LA
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The restaurant was noisy due to people in the adjacent lounge area. The table we were shown to wasn’t set properly and even when the waitress put down a steak knife she still didn’t twig the table was set incorrectly. Food was ok but expensive for what it was. The service was ok. And that pretty much sums up the whole experience, ok, and that’s as enthusiastic as I can get. My advice is go elsewhere.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

staters - prawn cocktail - one prawn and lots of smoke
main - fillet steaks tough
service - started off well but by the end staff running around and ignoring the table

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Came here for a catch up lunch with a friend. We got the 2 for £22 deal. Excellent choice of main dishes - I had half a rack of ribs and my friend had the Caesar salad. Enjoyable washed down with a glass each of the house wines. Clearly a popular deal as there were another 5 or 6 tables in for lunch. Excellent service from attentive but not over bearing staff. Highly recommend for the lunch deal due to the high quality food for such a reasonable price

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OT
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely afternoon doing 2 for 22 there were only 5 of us and they still gave us the deal for us all. We had the lovely round table with the view of princess street. Cocktails fab

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TI
Edinburgh
7 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Had a nice meal in Twenty Princes Street celebrating my birthday once again. The starters were delicious but our main courses were not up to the standard we expected following previous visits. Both main courses were lukewarm rather than hot (steak and lobster) but the sides were piping hot so likely to have been a timing issue. We were quite hungry so stuck with the meals which were still tasty just not as good as previous visits. Both ere finished before we were asked how our meal was so didn't say anything on the night. We weren't too inspired by the desserts so had additional cocktails instead which were lovely :) Overall would still recommend this restaurant and still one of my favourites in the city.

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FL
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food, great service, and we had the best table in the restaurant, and it was amazing for our friends visiting from Paris to have superb views of Edinburgh. The restaurant was very quiet which is why I only gave 4 stars for ambience, but overall the experience was top notch.

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t
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was attentive without being intrusive, the menus offered a good range of options and we were delighted with what we chose.
The location of the restaurant offers stunning views over Princes street.

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MJ
London
16 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

It was not easy to find, which could work against the place. The welcome was warm although the place was quiet and lacking atmosphere. The food was good and the waiter who brought the food was warm and informative. His presentation made the food more exciting. The other waiter was rather perfunctory and actually didn't take our order properly so he missed one dish. No matter, we weren't that bothered but it just felt uncaring which is a shame as the food was fine and the view from the restaurant was splendid.

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LC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice food. Good friendly service and lovely surroundings

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DA
Manchester
24 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This is a nice restaurant but we were a little disappointed on Sunday. On arrival I felt that I was hushed up a bit abruptly until the young lady on front of house was ready to deal with me though she was perfectly friendly after that incident. There was a mistake with the starters - we ordered squid to share from the nibbles and sharers and thought this would come first. Then black pudding and haggis french toast each to follow. Squid and one french toast arrived together and there was a few minutes wait till the second portion arrived with no real apology and in fact the first portion should have been taken away and 2 fresh portions served together. The chicken was really very dry and therefore disappointing the lamb though a bit inelegantly served was nice enough. I was surprised that when the bill came they had charged us for both of the french toast starters - I would have expected 1 to be knocked off the bill due to their mistake. The cost of the starter was approx 10% of the bill and so unfortunately for the staff I withheld the gratuity. Service hadn't been that great and the chicken was poor - I doubt that we will be back but it could just have been an off day. I hear that the restaurant is to be refurbed so maybe an improvement will be seen next time. I have marked all aspects as good but it just wasn't that great.

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PF
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went to this restaurant given the good reviews and we were not disappointed. Actually the food was exquisitely prepared and the service was excellent.
It’s a really great option in Edinburgh.

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CC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Previous visit had been very enjoyable but this time there were too many mistakes. The bar lost our order, half the food was excellent, the other half was badly overcooked. The staff were apologetic and the inedible part was replaced, but it spoiled the whole visit. We did have the best table in the restaurant though (in the window).

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service from Thomas and the team
Lovely dining room with table overlooking Princes Street

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EK
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

best steak I´ve ever had, super personal and friendly service, beautiful location, had an absolutely fabulous time! thank you so much to everybody!!! will definitely come back soon!

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AK
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely fantastic food, very well presented! Staff were very helpful and friendly. I will definitely be back.

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AC
London
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our first visit to 20 Princes Street. Food, Service, Ambience and Views just great. Hope to be back soon!

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MQ
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We waited ages for someone to give us a menu. Then ages to take our drinks order. We requested our food on plates but came on wooden boards. Had to go back. My Caesar salad was soft lettuce not cos, and brown at the ends. Not the best experience - there was six of us.

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M
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

We were recommended this restaurant by a local who is a serious foodie - we can only assume it was having an ‘off’ night. There was a limited choice since they had sold out of so much. My husband’s lamb dish was average. I had the worst vegan burger - no substance, over spiced, flabby white burger bun with a bit of limp lettuce fries were uninspiring. Served on a mock wooden platter (it was plastic) so I felt I was eating at a bad McDonalds.
The cocktail was very good though. Views of the castle magical at night. Great venue - shame about the food!

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AP
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I’ve been to Twenty Princes Street a few times, but felt slightly let down on this occasion. The service was lacking slightly. Our waitress seemed confused when delivering our drinks, and had mixed these up with another table. Some of the food on the plate wasn’t as hot as it could be, we sat with empty plates I front of us for a good 10-15mins before they were taken away and waited another 5-10mins for the dessert menus that we had been offered. It all just seemed a little disjointed which is a real shame.

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OT
Derbyshire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Waited 15 mins then had to ask a waiter to take our drinks order, ordered 2 steaks and some olives to start, steaks arrived 10 mins later, starter missed completely, no steak knives.
Disappointing considering the reviews the restaurant appears to have, and also the fact we only had one night in Edinburgh so decided to book a few days in advance.

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SM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent day with staff that see to your every need , food was superb and the menu was very good. Would definitely visit again

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KI
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

It was slightly disappointing to have to wait 20 minutes after our booking time for our table despite the table being free and being told this wait was duels to a busy kitchen would prefer to have been seated at our vacant table where would could have ordered drinks and been advised there was a bit of a wait for food

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FS
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Fab location, really good service. Only reason not five star review is my partner disappointed with his choice. Steak sandwich was under seasoned and meat cut too thickly for a sandwich. We’ll be back.

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LA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love eating here! Fantastic food, great food and impeccable service!

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CL
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A beautiful mother’s day Sunday lunch. The roast was delicious along with all starters order which were enjoyed by everyone in our party.
The drinks were also fantastic. This was our second Sunday lunch and all together the 4th maybe 5th time we’ve dined here and we will continue to return.

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CK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was good, though they didn’t cook either entree to the right temperature. Service was almost non-existent and the facility were in bad shape

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GG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a wonderful evening, the service was superb as was the food and wine. Thanks to all the team

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CA
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Staff was very attentive and friendly. Food was presented fantastically and tasted amazing. Great experience overall and would go back / recommend.

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LM
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a lovely evening at twenty princess street, however we ordered from the 2 main and 2 drinks menu and didn’t get our drinks! Would still go back.

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BG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent as usual. Only one small gripe to prevent me from giving 5 stars to everything this time - my order was incomplete and I had to remind the server that Nachos and a dip should have come with the dish, but this was quickly rectified so not a big issue.

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LH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great food just slow service. The waiters and waitresses were lovely though, think it was unfortunately out of their hands.

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JW
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Service was a bit sparse.
Food was ok but for me a bit lukewarm, also carrots were very “al dente” no sauces offered with our roast and due to the lack of staff and lukewarm food I didn’t want to wait

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