Twenty, Princes Street, Grill & Smokehouse

4.3
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1642 reviews
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£26 to £40
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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 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.
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
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4.2
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4.0
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MalcolmR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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Ritaluv2dine
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food absolutely delicious. Staff very friendly, nothing was too much. Thank you. We will be back

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Jamiehardie
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food per usual.
Staff were amazing. Just wish there was not 10 oclock rules lol.
Was amazing for a first date with a girl i have knowing for 16 years

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SheenaS
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfortable surroundings, pleasant staff. Timings between courses spot on.

JR
JacquelineR
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Steak very salty, peppercorn sauce v watery and runny. Salad pretty poor that came with steak. Vanilla ice cream ordered for desert and tasted very bland with a dough like consistency. Overall very poor quality for the price.

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SharleneB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service as always, lovely night out

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HelenaG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a table by the window to celebrate my birthday. Amazing views of the city! Food was incredibly tasty and the service was outstanding. They even gave us a nice dessert as a birthday gift!

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Greedygourmet
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was really good of its kind (steaks, burger) and some of it even quite imaginative (haggis and black pudding french toast, venison carpaccio). Service was friendly and efficient and the surroundings elegant, perhaps would have rated higher if had a bit more ambience. It was very quiet on a Monday night.

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RitchNelson
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic meal, with fantastic service. My current "go to" for a meal in Edinburgh.

DG
DianeG
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Third time being here sent my steak back as it was over cooked & 2nd steak was much better

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RiccardoC
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience2

I just wanted to message that the food on Saturday night was fantastic. The service on the other hand was pretty poor to be honest.

On many occasions our glasses were empty and we would have to wait a good 10-15 mins to be asked if we’d like another drink. My wife is a vegetarian and ordered the banana dish but was given the poussain and in fairness this was dealt with pretty quickly. The toilets were pretty disgusting and considering the pandemic I’d have thought this would be cleaned regularly. The bin was full of paper rolls and also scattered across the floor.

Lastly I was so disappointed that I had arranged for my wife to have a birthday treat which was noted by yourself as well as when I made the booking and this wasn’t delivered.

Due to food mixup the waiter did take the cocktails off our bill but we decided to still pay for the full amount as the food and drinks were great.

As I said food was fantastic but the service has definitely put us off ever coming back and I wouldn’t recommend your restaurant to anyone else.

Regards
Riccardo

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FoodFirst
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food in a lovely setting. Service was generally very good.

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Robertson
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this place, the staff are lovely and the food is great. We had the burgers and the cheese board. We feel it is a little over priced and the cheese board could’ve had a different variety of crackers and accomplishments to go with it but we would still visit this restaurant as we love it!

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MargaretD
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Absolutely awful been many times but this time nothing good at all

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TanyaB
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a lovely surprise! Easily our best meal of our trip! The service was excellent, the views were lovely and the food was outstanding! We were even treated to a free drink and lovely treat with anniversary message to celebrate our wedding anniversary! Already recommended to our friends for their next trip to Edinburgh
My only criticism would be that the lighting was too bright in the restaurant and could have been lower/reduced to create the ideal setting

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janem
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was lovely, very well presented
Staff very attentive
Lovely place to enjoy dinner

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KevinD
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Disappointingly but understandably quite.
Big space, resulting in zero atmosphere but in fairness no fault of venue.
Food was pretty decent 🙂

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AlanJ
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night. Service was great thanks very much.

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AndrewL
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of most pleasurable venues I have ever encountered. The staff could not do enough to ensure we had a enjoyable time. The meal was truly out of this world and will be coming back on my next visit to Edinburgh.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food was very average

The drinks list minimum, being in Edinburgh one would expect way to more

Not recommend this place at all

But the staff was very friendly and helpful that’s why the 3 stars

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LisaM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Steak used to be cooked differently, which was a lot tastier - slightly disappointed with the flavour this time

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Tracie
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff super helpful . Limited menu due to Covid but food was gorgeous.

LM
LeeMellon
East Lothian
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Working off a short menu due to Covid, but all four of us found dishes we thoroughly enjoyed. Staff friendly, social distancing impeccably observed. Recommended.

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JulieC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had dinner as a family of ‘6’ and seated on a round table which was ideal for conversation/s. The menu was amazing and we all chose delicious starters, mains and some of us made room for desserts. The cheese board was good to share. The staff were attentive, polite and knowledgeable.

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IainR
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stakes were excellent as was everything about our meals, our group felt very satisfied and the staff were kind ,attentive and went above and beyond when required, excellent service by all, felt safe given the current situation and the atmosphere was relaxed and welcoming, i would highly recommend this place and hopefully I'll return soon, thank you for a lovely time.

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LilianR
Edinburgh
22 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food lovely staff so helpfull will definitely be back soon

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LynneC
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely lunch. Set up well for social distancing and felt very relaxed

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briank
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Not great very bright no ,ambience. Staff poorly dressed-dress jacket and skinny blue jeans ! Food tastless very dissapionting

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Kezdoddsy
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

They’ve followed social distancing rules exactly. Tables are widely spaced out, there’s a one way system to the toilets and hand gel available.
Good food, we enjoyed the sharing platter between 3 with some extra sides.

DG
DianeG
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Think I have finally found our new steak place love it

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JacH
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, service excellent. Great experience and felt safe.

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vipProf
Edinburgh
16 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

A very enjoyable meal and excellent food and service. The atmosphere was somewhat lacking but in the absence of background music and with Covid restrictions this is not their fault and expected.

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EatingOutFan
Edinburgh
34 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my first post lockdown meals. One way system in building, hand sanitizer stations, masked staff and socially distanced tables. Very professional and friendly staff. Lovely food and cocktails. Highly recommend.

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Vidad123
Edinburgh
12 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really nice time. The restaurant was spotless and everything well spaced out. Sanitisers places around the area. Toilets great too!
The people serving us were lovely and couldn’t do enough for us.
They looked after us well.

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EmmaC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service, lovely mains but not really impressed with the starters. The restaurant and view were great.

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cazfoodie
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went on final day of Eat Out, we arrived with excellent directions. Seated at table promptly. Service from staff excellent, food was heavenly, hubby and I shared chateaubriand and it was exquisite. We will be back, our friends absolutely love it also. Thank you to all staff for an excellent evening

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AshleyU
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance, perfect views, impeccable service, relaxed and refined.

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MoNi66ie
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food all socially distanced - table set up just perfect and felt very comfortable during time in the restaurant.

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Hiland
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food1service5ambience5

We did not have food so could not rate it. Lovely place and would probably order a meal the next visit as it looked good.

Have been in Twenty many times for drinks. Would be nice if the lift was working.

Would re on mend and hope to be back soon.

KP
KirstyP
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

We received a very warm welcome from staff and were able to take our table early as the bar was full for a cocktail. Of course in the current climate there is limited capacity for decoration and flowers so the ambience is not what it would have been in normal times. Had a really excellent, well cooked steak - but the sides including chips were a bit stingey. Overall two course each with a cocktail each and a bottle of wine came out at £72 a head - unfortunately at this price i would have expected an outstanding not just a good meal

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