Twenty, Princes Street, Grill & Smokehouse

4.3
1375 reviews
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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 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.
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 3

The food was amazing and the restaurant is such a nice setting but based on the service I don’t think I will be back. Our server was very rude, we felt as if we were a hinderance. We had to ask for a drinks order and food order to be taken. His attitude in general was disgusting and made us feel very uncomfortable.

TV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Service was slow despite informing the staff we had a show to see.
Food was mediocre. Steaks felt “pre-cooked” then re-heated (barely). Could not cut through steaks until the waiter brought a sharper knife.
Looked like the restaurant was under-staffed which made it difficult to get the waiter’s attention
Restaurant was half-full during a busy period which suggests we were not alone in our assessment.

J
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fillet steak and it was amazing, staff were lovely aswell

j
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great location. Lovely views over Princes street and on the 1st floor which gives a chance to do some people watching. We went during festival and it was a haven from busy street below. Lovely room and friendly staff. Good the lunch menu runs to 6pm which gives some value options. Cocktails quite pricy.

MH
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the sunday lunch with lamb, food was amazing. Staff very friendly and attentive. Decor inside restaurant was beautiful. great location, very central. Would definately reccomend

JS
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

Considering steak house is in the name I expected much better food. I ordered the filet and it had no flavor at all. Son had robs that were like beef jerky that were so dry. Husband enjoyed his monk fish. Ordered the rhubarb cake for dessert, it was dry and definitely store bought. The food overall was terrible and way over priced. Views were really nice though.

L
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

It was OK, service a bit slow and had to get the lunch time menu myself as only give the dinner menu and had booked lunch for 5pm.
A lot of very noisy people at the next table, which made us hurry away before dessert. Not the restaurant's fault however.

M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The view was amazing from our table and lovely atmosphere.

AM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A very convenient location in which to enjoy a quality meal with a great ambience.

S
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The service was exceptionally slow. We had to flag down a server to get service over and over again. No one at any point approached us to ask . Admittedly we didn’t want to order until an hour after we arrived and that caused them an issue.

We spent over 3hours including our initial chat and drinks.

The food was DELICIOUS. Very well presented and plated. Imaginative combinations. My husband and son were still a little hungry when we finished!

CS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Table next to us got seated after us and got served before us. Both main courses had laid for 20 minutes before being brought to the table to the steaks were cold to the touch. Would not recommend

F
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent value set lunch. The restaurant decor is modern and elegant. Food was very well presented and really tasty. Good range of drinks and the service was excellent. Have eaten here before and will definitely return.

SB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, restaurant, service and setting. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting Edinburgh

AT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the restricted lunch menu & were not disappointed- the crepes & burger & creme brûlée’s were so tasty & well presented. The staff could not have been more helpful and willing to please. We’d a lovely table and the view over Edinburgh was worth the price of the lunch & more. We will recommend & definitely return.

LM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great evening, staff very polite and attentive Food delicious and beautifully presented As it was my sons birthday they always go the extra mile and present happy birthday wishes with the desert Highly recommend this Resturant

JW
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family lunch at Twenty was splendid. Food, wine and service were all very good. We particularly enjoyed the glorious view from the magnificent windows.

f
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great location in Princes Street and close to all transport. Very spacious and comfortable restaurant with interesting menu and good service.

SH
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

My husband and I chose to go for a meal to Twenty Princes Street for our anniversary meal. My husband and I don't tend to normally treat ourselves so we decided to book this restaurant as a treat. Unfortuenelty we were left very disappointed as the service was really poor. The 'welcome' on arrival was very off and very unwelcoming. We then got seated and after waiting a while our food order was taken. The reason I'd chosen this restaurant was because I wanted to try the Lobster, when I asked for it I just got told bluntly they 'don't have any' so quickly had to choose another meal. My husband ordered a full rack of ribs and they bought out half! The waiting service was probably one of the worst I have experienced I am afraid to say. They were not attentive in the slightest considering its meant to be a fairly nice establishment and as a treat we went somewhere more pricey then we'd normally go but wish we'd stuck to what we know. Both my husband and I came away very disappointed. Very poor service!

SE
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Lovely place to go for eating and drinking. Lovely touch made for my husbands birthday. Only issue was the waiter we had wasn’t very welcoming and didn’t speak much

CT
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and with a spectacular view! Staff were great

JM
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Visited using a £60 gift voucher and after only spending £45 of this, was told there was no facility to either get a refund of the difference or get another voucher for the difference, which was my preferred choice. This is a complete and utter ripoff and I won’t be back or recommend Twenty again which I had done previously.

PI
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely atmosphere! Loved the food and the staff were really great with our nearly 2 year old. Thoroughly recommend

JM
Portland
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was good and portions were generous.

The seating was uncomfortable with low upholstered easy chairs that were too large and too low for the dining table - we all sat on pillows and coats to be a little higher.

The music was way too loud and we couldn’t hear each other.

PR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and staff friendly and helpful. Not to mention the great view over Princes Street and up to the Mound.

x
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening!! Thank you to the chef and the team.

KC
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marilyn was an amazing waitress, excellent at her job and knows how to ensure her customers have the best experience! She’s a credit to Twenty. Food was also amazing and couldn’t recommend it enough for a nice occasion!

JA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On arrival, the staff were quick to offer drinks, we weren’t left sitting around with nothing. Food out of this world, very well presented, quick turnaround of courses. Wine list plentiful with different levels of affordability. Cannot fault anything on this visit.

LG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

My fillet steak was fatty Iv never had a steak that has been fatty unless it’s sirloin which is why I didn’t order that.

NP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Beautiful meal, great table at the window. Only thing that let the night down was the attitude of the main member of staff serving us. I have been to Twenty several times and never encountered this, even when I asked for the bill he inappropriately and sarcastically said he thought I was asking for his phone number

C
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

After we were seated we waited about 30 min before anyone acknowledged us or took even a drink order. It was clear we had been forgotten or never assigned a waiter. Tried to flag someone down but were ignored. Finally someone noticed us, apologized and took an order. We then waited about another hour before our food came, we were told because our order had gone in at the same time as some large groups. Which wouldn’t have happened of course if they had taken our order when we got there. Manager eventually came over and apologized and comped us a dessert. Which we appreciated but whole experience was really unacceptable service for a place with these prices.
View is very nice. Food was fine. Service was terrible.

NS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Very disappointed, went here for a birthday treat and the service was terrible. Server was very unhappy and unhelpful. Been here before which was amazing but will not be back anytime soon after this experience

AM
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely meal for my son's graduation, service,food and setting all outstanding . Highly recommend and will certainly visit again.

K
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

今まで何度も訪問しておりますが、今回は日曜日だったせいもありメニューが限定されていたうえ、肉料理は従来までと異なり美味しくありませんでした。今まで気に入っていただけに今回非常に落胆しました。

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RG
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

sisters 70th birthday arrived early for a drink in the bar first this seemed to be a real issue for the waiting staff seemed confused why we wanted to do that and constantly asked if we had a reservation
(its a bar even if we didn't cant we come in ?) seemed to feel there was no where for us to sit (large free seat 2 m away ?) anyway 10 min later ordered some drinks 15 min later had to ask if waitress would bring them over ( been on the bar for 5 min) she said bar was busy ? and proceeded to wipe the bar with a cloth could have should have collected them myself beer was getting warm !!
anyway went to our table lovely setting 6 of us one gluten free menu required no problem said the waiter and he never came back again ?? menus were just over at the door so we got one ourselves ?
food tho was very good nice menus beautifully presented not cheap but worth the price
bill was large found a £35 service charge added for no apparent reason they just add it anyway you can ask for it to be removed ?err ok
all in all lovely place let down by a couple of poor staff we all have off days but don't take it out on the customer we're just out for a nice night out !!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was very good and the location was great. The service was slow and the servers were not friendly. The host was very welcoming though.

I
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Celebrating birthday with wife and parents.
Food, service was good and all staff attentive to your questions.
Been before for food and shall return again.

SD
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time we have been to Twenty for dinner. The service is fabulous and is one of the highlights of being here. I was a little disappointed that there seemed to be no indication that the comments from our online booking for the evening had not been taken into account. We also added a friend to the booking increasing our table from 6 to 7 covers - this had also not been acknowledged.

The team are hugely talented and it is always a pleasure to see such superb service.

The food was great and the service professional could not have been more attentive - offering us a combination of anything we wanted from the menu

DL
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal in a relaxed atmosphere with excellent friendly service, complimenting the amazing meal we had. Thank you.

JH
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food and service.Wine was first class and the view from the window was beautiful.

OT
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful restaurant with lovely views. I really liked how the tables were thoughtfully set to take advantage of the views. Service was attentive and food was really good. We started with crispy squid, which was seasoned nicely and the chili dipping sauce was tasty. Next were steaks, me the sirloin and my husband the filet. They were cooked perfectly to our requested temps. I had the blue murder butter with my sirloin and it was delicious. Overall a really nice meal, my favorite dinner in Edinburgh.

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