Twenty, Princes Street, Grill & Smokehouse

4.3
1354 reviews
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Steakhouse
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  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Good for Birthdays
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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Edinburgh Restaurant week: 2 mains & 2 drinks: £22

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 14 people

Starts: 15 July 2019

Ends: 28 July 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-18:00
Sat 12:00-16:00

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PI
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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JM
Portland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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 !!

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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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TO
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Food good. Waiter was miserable. Such a pity that a member of staff can let the restaurant down. A smile and a pleasant welcome costs nothing. I'm afraid the miserable waiter let the restaurant down. Such a pity.

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KG
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Miss the triple cooked chips with the burger. The homemade mayo was truly terrible and absolutely tasteless. Also we asked for ketchup which was served frozen!! Just disappointing when used to be such a great lunch experience. We will be back but probably not as often.

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IS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent location, staff and food. Really impressed and great to see Arbikie's Gins on their drinks menu.

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SD
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, outstanding service and a beautiful place to have a celebratory meal.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent afternoon of food and drink

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e
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! Will be back ,have recommended to lots of friends already .

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PH
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good food and good value lunch menu. Service efficient but could have been friendlier. Waiter was a little distant.

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PE
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent Scottish beef at a good price. On Princes Street in refurbished great old building with good views.

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AN
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

No record of my booking when we arrived? Sat for a while before we got served drinks for which I had to ask could we order drinks and the restaurant was not busy, sat for a while again and had to ask can we order more drinks - so not very pro-active at all. Food was lovely.

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They gave us the best window seat in the house to celebrate a double birthday and tenure. Fantastic service and excellent steaks!

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food lovely and lovely place, however not good service in the bar after, we were told by waitress it was bar service only, but she never said I will come for your order,, she walked away and we waited over 20 minutes, before another waiter went by. He took our order.

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M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a birthday dinner and was impressed with everything. Food, service and ambience were all excellent.

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PO
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

I’ve eaten here on several occasions and always enjoyed it. However on this occasion, although the food and service was good, the noise from building work was unacceptable. We couldn’t hear the waiter at one stage so he moved us through to the Library to have coffee. He was very apologetic and most attentive.

I feel I should have been warned about the work being carried out before booking!

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SG
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went to dinner at Twenty Princes Street Grill mainly because it was close to our hotel and had good reviews. The meal was incredible as was the view of Edinburgh plus the large dining room has wonderful fixtures and artwork. Service was good. Highly recommend!

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AW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The best thing about Twenty Princes Street apart from the amazing views is the friendly service. We had a Spanish waiter and waitress looking after our table and they were simply the best. Three ladies who lunch were celebrating our mutual birthdays and we had the loveliest of afternoons thanks to these 2 remarkable young members of staff. Thank you for making our special day outstanding.

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OT
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

My overall experience was fine but would have been better had the waitress not referred to me as a ‘weirdo ‘ for asking for my steak to be well done. Not good customer service. The service was also very slow.

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KT
Philadelphia
61 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner as a recommendation. And what an experience! Our waiter, Albero, was amazing. Had the best food and wine suggestions. You cannot beat the views. All the food was delicious. Highly recommended!

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KF
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was amazing and quite different. Service was a little slow but all round a lovely meal.

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CM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, couldn’t really fault one thing about it.

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JR
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have visited here on quite a few occasions, both for lunch and dinner and have always enjoyed everything.

The menus are inventive and the chefs aim to create imaginative food which looks, smells and most importantly tastes great.

The staff are lovely and the bar area attached is a great place to soak up even more of the beautiful Edinburgh views.

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ET
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very convenient place for meeting friends in Edinburgh .We all had roast beef which was good but not exceptional .Service was excellent and could not be improved .Had great table overlooking Princes Srteet.

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