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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Kent
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

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 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

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 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

MT
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 1

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
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

f
London
6 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A warm welcome followed by delicious food and attentive service

DH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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
116 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Time after time the place doesn’t disappoint.

GM
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

This is a difficult one, we had a perfectly pleasant evening, food was good, service was good but not sure I would highly recommend. The atmosphere was a bit flat for a busy Saturday night, lights are bright and not particularly inviting. The menu was good but being honest there were no starters I would have picked and I’m not a fussy eater. Had steak for main course which was lovely but side of roasted vegetables a disappointment - peppers aubergine onion and lemon! No greens which would have been my preference. Staff were all lovely though and couldn’t be faulted, I just don't think I’ll be rushing back, underwhelmed would be my best description of the evening.

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Served the wrong order and was told by the Manageress that the fillet steak served was a better quality than the rib eye steak originally ordered. She almost insisted that I take it, however she never charged for the steak, but the pint was it was not what I ordered and it was over cooked. The general service was poor we ordered coffee and Brandies by the time the coffee came the brandy was drank. Would not return to eat ever again

P
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Good table, great views, good service, nice cocktails in bar.
Over-priced food. Poor portion size.
Vegetarian choice limited.

m
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service was cold, unfriendly.

LK
Edinburgh
61 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely table at the window and had the excellent 3 course lunch which you can have up to 6pm. Staff were very attentive and the restaurant is very modern and spacious. Would definitely recommend

H
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

It really was all about choice!
We had a lunch deal with 2 courses.
Desserts were all excellent!
I had burger which I enjoyed. A friend had macaroni cheese etc which she really enjoyed but the third member of the party chose the chicken crepe and I must say it didn’t look very appetising or very much. She could only find one bit of chicken in the crepes! We should have mentioned it at the time but unfortunately we didn’t! We shared a bit of our meals with her to fill her up!

n
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Plats excellents et très bien présentés
Serveurs compétents mais peu souriants

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JB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Absolutely lovely restaurant. We went for Sunday lunch and it was gorgeous. Views were excellent, looking over Princes street gardens. We were booked for 12.30 and it was quiet but gradually got busier.

CM
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and great steaks during a particularly frenetic time for the city. not the cheapest but my friend commented it was the best steak she had had for a long while.

s
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my partners Birthday dinner, the food was amazing especially the steaks and would definitely recommend this restaurant to all friends and family

LC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brilliant gem in the heart of the city, found it by accident on open table looking for a last minute meal and couldn't of asked for a better experience/meal. The baked Alaska is a must!

OT
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service,food and ambience as with previous visits.

T
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a beautiful meal here on a recommendation from a friend. Couldn’t fault anything. Would definitely go here again.

SS
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Horrendous service from start to finish.
You have to go round looking for waiters to help. And even then you don't get acknowledged. Rude staff. No. Attentive. Waited over an hour for food.
Avoid.

L
Norfolk
4 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit and everything was fantastic. We had a great table in the window overlooking Princes Street and will definitely book again next time we are visiting Edinburgh.

L
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, beautiful surroundings, will definitely return, had a wonderful experience

CB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Booked a meal before attending the tattoo. Excellent food with friendly service. Will definitely be returning when we eat out in Edinburgh.

KC
Essex
10 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have visited the Edinburgh fringe festival last three years and have eaten here each time. Nothing has changed. Still outstanding for me.

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