Twenty, Princes Street, Grill & Smokehouse

4.4
1681 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 1681 People Are Saying
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4.1
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AshleighM
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The main meal was delicious, we had the sharing board with steak, ribs and prawns. The puddings were good but found the sticky toffee pudding a little dry, with not much ice cream.
The restaurant is a beautiful place, perhaps some quiet light music would be good, nothing too loud obviously for Covid restrictions. Our waitress was very kind and helped us with menu choices.

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HelenaS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The food was lovely but the portions were a little small.

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HelenG
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dining experience. The food was excellent and the staff attentive and helpful. Having a view over Princes Street further enhanced the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience with delicious/banging foods, excellent vegan options and the best customer service. Would happily go back again in near future. Special thank you to Declan Cornor Flaming for an excellent service x

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AdamM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic meal as always, attentive and friendly staff. Have coped really well in pandemic. Would definitely come back

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kellyp
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely first experience and will definetly be back.

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Allymunro1
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Throughly enjoyed our meal. Will be visiting again in the future.

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KristopherH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Starters where nice but bread was stale and not fresh which was disappointing other than that was good

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DanielleG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Giorgio was very attentive. The food was great value for money and tasted amazing. We will definitely be back

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MartyD
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak was amazing.
Decor and experience was super nice and rustic/Scottish yet very sophisticated as you find from well outfitted tenement commercial addresses around here.

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MattiaM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible, really friendly staff, great service, will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience2

Food was good, although - half of the meat on the platter we ordered came cold, as though it was all left sitting on the counter about 10-15 minutes before bringing to our table. Then the sides came around 10 minutes later, at this point we were feeling somewhat let down already. It was far from busy so it’s not like staff was rushed off their feet. The general service was also rather disappointing as we tried to get the staffs attention I.e - saying excuse me, waving, attempting to catch eye contact, ect.

The full room was absolutely freezing and was in desperate need of the heater to be put on.

No hate to anyone but just a little bit of constructive feedback 🙂

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Staff were lovely and helpful however we did find that the quality of the food was overpriced.
Sirloin steaks were very fatty which put us off a bit

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drgourmet
Lincolnshire
46 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our return to Twenty after lockdown was great: despite being late because of travel disruption on railways to England, the staff made us really welcome. Ordering was easy, but staff also made us feel really Covid-secure. We particularly enjoyed the sharing meat platter and the desserts: reimaginings of Eton Mess and Tunnocks Teacakes were a triumph. We will go back as soon as we're back in Edinburgh.

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AlisonC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service food amazing steaks were cooked to perfection and the Eton mess meringue sphere outstanding

Big well to done to all

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KirstyW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent time. Really great service and lovely food. Definitely would go back.

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JenniferS
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious lunch and the fixed price menu was a good value option, definitely recommend the steak frites! Request a window seat for brilliant views over Edinburgh.

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AgnesS
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food , and the service from the staff was outstanding thank you so much

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BrendaO
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Booked for set Xmas menu which we didn’t get questioned this and given complimentary mocktail the food we had was good no crackers on the table for festive menu but staff helpful good service

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Christopher
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was unexpectedly rather delightful. Amazing views and very obliging staff. I would definitely go again.

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vipNewhavenResident
Edinburgh
9 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent menu and very friendly staff, a hidden gem

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Sandra24
Edinburgh
8 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were looking forward to our booked lunch but unfortunately the restaurant was closed. How can they take booking in an empty restaurant. They also asked us to confirm our booking. Then we were asked how we enjoyed our non existing lunch.

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Raven
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a booking, received a confirmation and the day before the booking received another email asking for me to confirm the reservation again and providing me all the up to date C19 guidance. All good so far. We turned up at our booked time to be met by a very confused lady at the door, who told us the restaurant hadn't re-opened yet following the Central belt shut down. So we managed to find somewhere else that would take walk-ins - but clearly a system flaw somewhere!

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CLAIREP
Angus
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Food was good but fish main course was small. Had the same quality at a local restaurant where the fish was at least twice the size. Sadly there was nowhere else to go. Noisy diners sharing a telephone call on speakerphone was very rude. When I asked the waiter to ask to turn down the volume they did but could still hear the conversation. Waiter was lovely.

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Christye
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Few customers due to Covid restrictions. Food was still excellent and service exemplary.

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RobertS65
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at 20 Princes Street were as always just helpful and delightful. The food was as described and tasted wonderful, I have never had a bad experience in this most incredible of grand dining halls. Thank you so much again.

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VickyH
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing service and food - can’t fault it!! Restaurant was very quiet but considering all going on couldn’t fault them!

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lwhol
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Spacious and high ceilings well spaced out tables. Efficient and helpful service. Good food.

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LornaR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service followed by Fantastic food .I would Highly recommend a visit , you won’t be disappointed.

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ChristineT
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were staying at the Hotel Indigo and booked their restaurant, Twenty Princes Street. It was a Sunday so a bit quieter than usual but it was enjoyable. The food was lovely and good quality and we really enjoyed our meal.

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LauraM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sharing platter was amazing would highly recommend

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KevinW
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Very poor choice on the menu,
Chips very poor and my steak was overcooked,
Which I sent back and then the steak returned very rare,
Starter was very good,
Also did not feel the steak was cooked on a Joseph grill which is one reason we came here for had am a chef and I cook on a Joseph grill.

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Colin50
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Staff great , food great , looking forward to my next visit

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LynnM
Roxburghshire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Originally tried to book restaurant but could only book bar .... after ordering food we were asked if we would like to take a table in the dining room !

Much more space and lovely restaurant .

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GillP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience1

No ambience at all as far too bright and no low level music.
Food was limited and some n/a. Lamb chop very bony with little meat.
Disappointed as reviews seemed good

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great location with ambient environment. The lady that served us was exceptionally nice. Wish she took the bill so I could have tipped her.

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cazfoodie
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A must try once the staff are attentive but not in your face. Good social distancing food just melted in the mouth, starters brilliant, wine delicious, had a great night. Thanks chef staff etc

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GordonL
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We had a table for 4 and arrived at 1.45 for a 2.30 booking.
Due to the current situation everything feels awkward and every
restaurant has its own way of dealing with the rules, so you never seem to
know if you are withIn the way the staff want you proceeding correct way.
The restaurant was quiet which led to poor ambience, but apart from this,
on being shown to our table l presented the maitre de with my “itison” vouchers
this led to an “oh” like it was some sort of surprise...... lesson to restaurant owners
if you do not like the voucher scheme, do not participate, l certainly think
the public should be embraced for participating not being made to feel like a cheapskate.
If l did not have these voucher we would not have been in this particular place,
having said all this, service and food was very good.

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vipFrancesS
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

An enjoyable meal with friendly staff working under the current restrictions

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MalcolmR
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb late lunch , creative well cooked food and friendly attentive staff , couldn’t fault my visit at all !

FAQs

Twenty, Princes Street, Grill & Smokehouse is rated 4.4 stars by 1681 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.