Twenty, Princes Street, Grill & Smokehouse

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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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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing steaks from the Josper grill. Delighted with the cocktail menu too

BC
Aberdeen
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Second visit with friends this time and staff were not as alert this time. Waited at entrance to restaurant before being attended to for about 5 mins. Felt longer and the restaurant had about 3 covers!
I selected the same starter and main as before. It was not as hot, the plate yes, the food not! Still tasty. Waiting staff attentive and informed, no issues there.
We'll be back, as the overall experience, location, ambiance and location are great.

OT
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had colleagues from London and they had an amazing evening. Food drinks setting services was fantastic. Always a pleasure dining here cannot recommend highly enough.

VD
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Only issue was that you need a bigger plate for the Sunday Roast Chicken - tasted great - difficult to eat!

JA
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The starter was a bit greasy and when the main course came there was the tiniest pieces of beef so I said they had forgot to put the beef on the plate so he went a got another 2 portions. The servers were very nice.

DM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Nice food. Although the welcome into restaurant not great and service not strong.

OT
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting. Food was amazing. Staff very attentive.

CM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

lovely place to eat and meet up with friends service was excellent

L
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my daughter in law out for tea before going to the ballet. We had a lovely window seat. Food was perfect and service very good. Great start to the evening. My only observation was that there was no one at the desk when we arrived.

CT
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service thank you so much for making my birthday special!

ST
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

I pre-booked for my graduation, and they sat us by the window overlooking Princess Street. Food was excellent though portion sizes were on the small side in my opinion. We decided to order dessert however after waiting for nearly 30 minutes we had to cancel it due to other commitments on the day. We didn't get an update from the waiter and had to ask for a status update.

LW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely dinner again. This is turning into our favourite Edinburgh restaurant. All the food was gorgeous. We had carpaccio, scallops, mackerel, rib eye steaks, mac n cheese side, roast veg side, mushroom side. Completely FTB - Full to Brim!

Friendly young staff. No pressure and lots of buzz. Delicious wine too.

PM
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an exceptional place to eat. The view from the windows over looking Princes Street, beautiful.
Access from Waverly Station right across the road. Lovely ambiance. Lovely staff. We will return. Thank you

a
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The food was very tasty and well presented. My only niggle is the food was not hot. There was 3 of us in our party and starters or mains were not piping hot. Overall it was a nice evening

BD
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely lunch at this beautiful restaurant what a lovely place with a spot on view of Princess Street. Was good access for me as well as I am wheelchair bound. Beautiful decor in a lovely room lined with Scottish Art. A must visit restaurant just for the ambience.

LF
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent value set lunch menu with good choice and lovely food. The service was very friendly and efficient and the dining room was lovely - with incredible views! Will definitely be back

SA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous setting overlooking Edinburgh castle, food was delicious

MJ
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Exploring Edinburgh and had a wonderful anniversary meal here. They truly spoiled us. The food was lovely and the staff were extremely pleasant and efficient. Will definitely be back!

FB
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Really disappointing. Crispy squid was soggy and took 40 minutes to arrive, Main course also took ages and was cold, but we were so starving we daren’t send it back! We did get a bottle of free wine to make up for it but we were only in Edinburgh for the weekend and this was such a shame. Lots of other tables complaining about the wait - really not good enough.

B
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I would recommend but with reservations about food choice. I had the scallops to start, which were lovely followed by the duck - which was not. It was overcooked and rubbery. I chose not to complain as this was a pre-theatre meal and we didn’t have time. My family all enjoyed their mains - burgers, ribs and steak. Staff were lovely as is the dining room with some great views of Edinburgh. So I would recommend and stick to the grill.

BM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great value for money, plenty to choose from on the lunch menu.

MT
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The setting is attractive and waiters attentive, but food very average and overpriced.

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Menu offered great choice. Very relaxed atmosphere and did not feel rushed in any way. Will certainly be back

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We booked here three years ago for a family birthday celebration and decided to return in October 2019. Can’t speak highly enough of the staff for whom nothing was too much trouble including relocating our party so elderly guests could hear! Service was universally excellent. Food quality very high, the only issue being a fillet steak which was overcooked and its replacement was somewhat tough. However this was dealt with without demur and the price was removed from the final bill so the customer service experience can’t be faulted. We highly recommend this venue.

DS
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in Edinburgh with friends, for our first ever visit. The restaurant was close to our hotel and we had a lovely meal on our first night. The two young ladies who served us were lovely and happy to engage with us at our instigation. We had a table by the window, so we also enjoyed the fabulous view. Having so enjoyed our evening, we returned again the next evening, and this time a young male waiter served us and we enjoyed the same service and interaction, as well as the delicious food. We would have returned again on our third and last night, but unfortunately they were unable to accommodate us due to a large private function.

R
Edinburgh
7 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing and the staff are great
The best staff member is Thomas
Thanks for a brilliant night

FG
Shropshire
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Lovely meal, and fantastic location directly opposite Edinburgh Waverly station. The restuarant is a beautiful space, well-decorated and quirky. We had the lunchtime menu - 2 courses for £16. Food was delicious and very quickly served. My only slight complaint would be that the waiting staff could have been a little quicker taking our order, and coming to give dessert menus etc. Would recommend for a nice lunch in the city.

CM
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience1

Our waiters and waitresses were absolutely outstanding. The food was delicious but we had to wait over 45 mins between courses and after our order. If the restaurant was busy I would I would understand however it was extremely quiet. This really let the amazing food and hospitality of the servers down.

MM
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The whole experience was good. Our only issue was the lack of beers available and the small portions provided on some of the main courses

SB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful experience from start to finish. The view, service and foods was absolutely delicious

f
London
6 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A warm welcome followed by delicious food and attentive service

DH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Generally enjoyed our meal/visit. Food was nice and service friendly and keen. A little over-priced for what you get - particularly the desserts and wine - but that's the location and castle-view for you.

E
New York Area
118 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Really nice place, with really good food, and all with a view of Old Town. The fish was incredible, sides and desserts just a shade less so. Service was uncoordinated, but sincere and friendly. In general a very nice place for a solid, elegant and affordable meal. Would highly recommend, particularly if you're staying in or near New Town, as it's very convenient.

LK
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Cannot fault the food, everything that was ordered was perfect.
The service was a little slow. We had to ask for our order to be taken and when the drinks arrived only the lager's arrived and we had to then ask where the wine for the table was.

JR
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dinner at Twenty.

The staff work hard to provide exciting food and great service, even at very busy times.

We will definitely be back soon.

J
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was so friendly and on point at both the dinner and breakfast that I had a Twenty. The space is absolutely beautiful. Large historic room overlooking The Balmoral Hotel and up to the Castle.
My lamb served three ways was delicious. Highly recommend the restaurant whether staying at the hotel or not

M
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked for somewhere to have Sunday lunch and it didn't disappoint! The staff were lovely and couldn't do enough for us, would highly recommend and will definitely be back soon.

LM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed our meals which were well presented. Very good and helpful waiting staff. Nice table location in lovely surroundings with a fabulous view. Great evening.

GP
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for our anniversary and requested a table by the window. Without fail, we were seated at a window table overlooking Princes St. and a great view of Old Town and the Edinburgh Castle. Excellente serviciso was provided by Enrique and Marilyn for our meal as well as drinks. Very attentive and professional service. We ordered the Chateaubriand for two and it was prepared wonderfully. Tfhe presentation by Enrique tableside was very impressive and he did a great job. I would highly recommend Twenty for your special occasion in Edinburgh.

EM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Time after time the place doesn’t disappoint.