Twenty, Princes Street, Grill & Smokehouse

4.5
1993 reviews
£26 to £40
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1993 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.4
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All round fantastic couldn’t fault anything will defo be back

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited yesterday and everything was perfect from service, food and ambience. The food was excellent and the staff were ever so accommodating.

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TimW
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We booked via Opentable and the system said only”bar seating” was available. When we arrived we were told that “bar seating” meant only having a drink and that we could not eat. We had wasted an hour trekking across town to get there and by then everything else decent was fully booked. The restaurant should not advertise seating and accept bookings if food cannot be served. I accept that the restaurant wanted to maintain a good service in difficult times, but they should not be allowed to advertise places when they cannot serve food. I post this as a cautionary tale to others.

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OritS
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Stunning views and great food, accommodating waiters.
Didn't answer the phone though when we tried to change our booking time!

JG
JulieG
Aberdeen
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience3

4th time at this restaurant and although the food was very good, the service on this occasion was lacking from the start. No real welcome. Taken to a table and given menus. No interaction or conversation. We all had steaks but they couldn't do a bearnaise sauce??? We had 2 rounds of drinks too so a fair bill which, when it came, had a £22 error charge. A meagre apology given so suffice to say, no tip. This is basic service guys, in a not at all busy restaurant!

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Goodfood
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Lovely food.

Rude waiter on arrival, we were informed that our 9.15pm booking was too late and the kitchen closed at 10 and we would have to hurry, if that is the case do not offer bookings at this time, especially as there was a booking for 9.30pm available.

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CarlyS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good was amazing the steak melted in our mouths. Had the sharing platter and would definitely have it again! The staff were also the most attentive staff I’ve had in a long time! Thank you.

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NikkiM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was top drawer great service food amazing and the waiter was gorgeous give me his number pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeese!

MK
MissK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We booked Juniper bar and were sadly let down. On arrival we were seated and waitress took our order for a drink. I then asked if they had the food menu and was told no, the kitchen was in trouble and no food was being served. Surely when people are booking for lunch they should be contacted and advised prior to arrival if there is a major issue like this?! I used to love Juniper but there was no atmosphere, waitress looked miserable and the reduced cocktail menu was disappointing- I won’t be returning.

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SusanF
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We opted for 2 courses for £20. Excellent steak, chips and very tasty salad. Creme brûlée for pudding superb. Waiting staff very friendly and attentive. We will be back!

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CharlotteH
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had a table at the window looking out to Princes Street. The food was very tasty and beautifully presented. Service was excellent.

JT
JanineT
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food , wonderful service , says it all . A most enjoyable dining experience. Thank you

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LynnA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food served in a beautiful setting. Excellent value for money, staff attentive but not intrusive. Will definitely be back.

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cazfoodie
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We have been several times, however it was different, my starter great, my friend was OK with her. She had a main and I had cheese board. Angry with OpenTable they send you text to say press one to confirm. To my surprise I got charged a premium rate. Won't be booking again use the restaurant direct.

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GraemeD
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab service attention to detail first class quality of food A1 ,price very reasonable recommend to anyone

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StephN
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Would highly recommend!

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vipFrancesS
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class, never disappointed with 20

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Navajo
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value for money in a restaurant which boasts spectacular views over Princes St.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Impressive venue, spacious dining hall, fantastic menu and beautifully prepared food. Can't fault it, a million times better than a michelin star place we visited the day before

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nickster
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere with great views and comfy booth seating. We choose a set menu which was very good value with a good choice of food and 3 Aperitivos. Waiting staff were very helpful and friendly. My second visit and would definitely return.

SG
StaceyG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous! Service great too. A big group of guys came in which made it pretty loud, but other than that it was very good!

KG
KarenG
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for drinks with friends when we decided we fancied some nibbles. Waiter checked with chef to see if we were too late as food was about to stop being prepared and it was no bother at all to them that we order so late. Haggis Bon bons 😋 sticky toffee pudding 😋 😋 😋 all washed down with delicious cocktails 🍹

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DianeM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Tasty cocktails. Was quite noisy but staff moved us to a quieter table with no fuss or hassle.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, the Ribeye was delicious. Venue is very nice snd staff where impeccable. Will definitely return when I come to Edinburgh next.

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Gunghogaz
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall3food1service1ambience4

Only went in for drinks so cannot review the food. Cocktails are really good and cost about he same as anywhere else in the city. Real down side was the service. Was seated really quickly and told that it was table service. Between drinks waited about 20 minutes for someone to finally serve us. Could have had twice the amount of drinks if service was better.

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SandraM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Really disappointed with our visit as it wasn’t any where near the standard it used to be.
Unable to have my choice from menu as had no chicken and not able to boil potatoes.
The pudding had hard crispy croutons in it that was meant to be sponge

MB
MadonnaB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great and service was good without it being intrusive.

Good value for the centre of Edinburgh.

Generally the decor was decent, but the booth I say at had torn fabric on the seats making it look tired.

Great cocktails.

BH
BobsH
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a lovely + special evening - my friends visiting the city - my Partner and I will be back v v soon

SM
SaraM
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal and the the staff are delightful and very accommodating
Thank you

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stacis
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time I’ve been and was amazing!! Would definitely recommend and will be back.

JF
JillF
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Been previously and service was excellent. This time was different- not sure if staff shortages but waited a while to be asked for a drink and had to ask for wine list. Otherwise great food and lovely atmosphere

JS
JohnS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife & I truly enjoyed the meal & ambiance of Twenty. We both had the fillet steak, cooked to perfection. Deserts of Twenty Mess & Sticky Toffee pudding was well enjoyed. When in Edinburgh again we would book here.
Diners would not be disappointed & we recommend to all.
John/ Sandra
Wigan . Lancashire

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited Edinburgh and we always have that 1 day where we eat at the super restaurant. Twenty was one this time didn’t disappoint. Had ribs, sirloin, prawns was amazing

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MarkL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue, drinks, food, and excellent service. I will definitely return.

RD
RachelD
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Short stop off for some drinks and a nibble, staff were tentative and the overall experience was pleasant

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GAIL
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our Spanish host was extremely helpful, enthusiastic and polite. The food was excellent and perfect for a light 3 course lunch. Have recommended to many people already.

LC
LauraC
London
11 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved Twenty, lovely restaurant and the food was very good.

JF
JohnF
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good staff Very helpful Well trained they gave us extra attention for our wedding anniversary meal

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Rocky
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Perfect view to celebrate our anniversary. The staff are really accommodating and knowledgeable of their menu and service. Will surely recommend this.

FAQs

Twenty, Princes Street, Grill & Smokehouse is rated 4.5 stars by 1993 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.