Twenty, Princes Street, Grill & Smokehouse

4.5
2045 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 2045 People Are Saying
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JessicaD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and drinks, great service and lovely venue.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was exceptional and the service was very good. Would definitely recommend and the bar to adjacent to the dining area was lovely

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joker
Orlando
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Went here as part of the Edinburgh cocktail week. Was very disappointed with the cocktail we receive - the glass was just over half full with a bit of watermelon skin plonked on the side. We noticed others getting the same cocktail after us with full glasses and an actual wedge of watermelon (flesh and skin) placed on the edge of their glasses. This was very annoying.
We did try other cocktails and these were very nice - pear drop fizz and monkey jam sour.
Didn't eat here so can't comment on the food.
The waiter was very friendly and helpful.
Would probably go back

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NicholaS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely meal, food was amazing.
Only thing I would say is possibly more gluten and dairy free options as waiters didn’t know to help to guide when asked what the options were.
Sake with wine as always drink dairy free wine but again they advised us they had none.
Apart from that was lovely.

YJ
YvonneJ
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Limited menu but very high quality food. Good service

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BeckyS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wonderful service. Recommended to anyone

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Melaniei
West Lothian
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I had booked a table online for myself and daughter it said it would be bar area which was fine as just looking for a quick dinner before going on a tour. The table was tiny, no food and advised no room in the restruant (even though there looked like lots of available tables. I then had to traipse all over trying to get somewhere to accommodate us at short notice. It completely made what should have been a lovely evening very stressful. Its a shame as have been a few times before without any issue and really enjoyed it which is why I had chosen it for a special evening with my teenager.

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HilaryC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent setting with good service and able to hear the conversation.

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Ianwr
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. The restaurant staff were very friendly and welcoming, service provided was spot on.

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Jeb15fab
Aberdeen
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning decor, great atmosphere, lighting perfect. Waiters were friendly, professional and genuine, nothing was a problem. Food deserves an award if they don’t already have one and recognition to the staff. This is the second time I’ve eaten here, first being with my fussy mother! Best meal of her life!! Second time with my husband and daughter….my choice of restaurant for our visit to Edinburgh, so I was nervous it didn’t meet up to what I’d told them….it did, absolutely excellent! Thank you, we would love to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Very welcoming, took a while to order. Got first of drinks and then no other service. We had to ask for the bill which came quicker than the drinks. It wasn’t overly busy on a Thursday afternoon.
Slightly disappointed with the service!.
The toilets were also a disappointment and Avery smelly. We will not be rushing back,

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LesleyC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant.
Food OK.
A bit expensive but enjoyable.

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AndyK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Did not have food, in bar for afternoon drinks. Good value considering the location and very good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AK
AliK
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and great value for money.
Excellent service.

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Edin73
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
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 on 16 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

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LouiseS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

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

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Rick
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Super staff and service as well as very good food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
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 on 14 October 2021
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
22 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2021
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

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NikkiB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall4food1service4ambience3

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

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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

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PhilomenaC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

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

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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!

FAQs

Twenty, Princes Street, Grill & Smokehouse is rated 4.5 stars by 2045 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.