Twenty, Princes Street, Grill & Smokehouse

4.5
2125 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 2125 People Are Saying
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PaulaL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely loved the food , I’d highly recommend, we will be back .

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TonyC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff.
Delicious food.
Amazing view from our table by the window.
Will definitely visit again.

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NicolaB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just went in for drinks- great waiter service, lovely layout of tables, warm environment, comfy seats, not noisy. Perfect for a few drinks with friends and good value. We are planning on re-booking again for January.

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JenniferB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely day definitely be back. Cocktails delicious food was lovely

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MichelleS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, lovely welcoming helpful staff and a beautiful room. Would highly recommend

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CherylC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Too Much not available on the menu, chateabriand was dry and very fatty, food was also cold. Very very disappointing!!

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OpenTable Diner
Perthshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Very slow service, had booked for drinks only initially and asked if we could have a snack. Said they were short staffed, so no. Crisps only. Wasn’t the best experience and wouldn’t rush back

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Mags
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Fantastic table at the window. Great service, would highly recommend.

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GabbiC
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Terrible service, plain food, and draughty cold room. When we asked to look at a desert menu we were told very rudely and abruptly the kitchen shut in 10 minutes so if we wanted anything we had to be quick. When it came to paying the bill we weren’t even asked if we wanted anything else, before the manger suddenly popped it down on the table saying he has to cash up, so we need to pay. This was not particularly surprising as throughout the night there was a major lack of attentive service and not even a check back after receiving the food. It took 15 minutes for our plates to be cleared, baring in mind the restaurant wasn’t even half full.

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GailL
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Had to rate food however we were only there for drinks and a n/a wasn’t available. What let the bar down was it was cold so not relaxing to sit in

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NathalieD
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere. Pricey, but the food was great, the decor was good, and the staff were very friendly (without coming by the table too often than needed).

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AndrewP
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Grand ballroom restaurant with amazing views. Food not warm enough and staff completely clueless. Overpriced and lacklustre. Shame about the overall experience as the venue deserved better. Expensive and not great value for money.

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mariak
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing good with Amazing service

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food was amazing service was good

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Sheppy
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Very limited menu, so disappointing when several items not available. What we did have was nice but could have been hotter.

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JacquelineG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Our table booking was at 7.30pm we ordered straight away and at 8.40pm we still had not received any food. We called one of the waiting staff over and pointed out that other diners that had come in after us had received their food. He apologised and went away to find out what happened it would appear that our food order had not been sent to the kitchen. When the food arrived it was ok, have had a lot better steaks elsewhere. I wouldn't return for food again but would return to Juniper for drinks. The temperature in the restaurant we also found to be on the cool side, long sleeves definitely required.

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MaemiG
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiters/waitresses went out of their way to accommodate what we wanted to eat and the service was excellent from them all. Will definitely be back and recommend to friends

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MaryB
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Didn’t enjoy the Festive menu. Not as much as the normal menu I don’t like turkey which is not carved in slices and the stuffing served on its own
Require a better choice of soup Celeraic Broth would have been better
Normally enjoy twenty twenty lunch menu Staff were attentive and helpful as usual

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EC4GB
London
8 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday treat, fab service - if only it was easier to find!

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ProfBenj
Brighton
4 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite place for Sunday lunch lived up to our expectations as always. Outstanding view acr Prince's Street Gardens in the afternoon sun from the window seat.

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Roseanne
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful space and incredible atmosphere - stunning guess across Edinburgh. And fantastic food!!

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Carline
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Terrible. Had to chase for main courses which, when they finally arrived, were cold and steak over cooked. Had good meals there previous so maybe an off night.

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AnnF
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Never fails to impress amazing location , great service , comfortable seating … will be back very soon

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JulieY
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Arrived on time. Was told table wasn’t ready and would be 2 minutes. Was left in the bar for 15 minutes. Table appeared to be in a draft possible from the door downstairs, seemed to be a wind tunnel. Ordered steak, no steak knife offered, had to request one. Peppercorn sauce was cold and fillet steak had a large amount of fat on it. Overall very disappointed with the whole experience.

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Winnie
London
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I will start by saying the table was excellent, the service good and the ambience lovely. However to arrive at 7.15 to find so many things were off the menu was not a good start. I then ordered a very well done steak with peppercorn sauce. I was served a very rare steak, cold blue cheese sauce and soggy burnt chips. It made my stomach turn. They offered me to choose something else which I did but after 20 mins of waiting I cancelled it as the rest of the party of 5 had finished their meal.

Considering I used to be a regular I will now never go back. A celebration meal was totally spoilt.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect food, attentive services and beautiful atmosphere! 100% recommend🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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StewartR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Staff were great, food was great, slightly cold but not much of a problem as they were dealing with two large parties and a woman complaining about nothing.

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Candi
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Booked a table in the bar for a late dinner, restaurant unavailable, but they don’t serve food!

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TinaL
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food was fine apart from when we ordered dessert. We ordered sticky toffee pudding and when it arrived it didn’t have any sauce on it. When we asked for the sauce we were told that the menu was changing the next day and there wasn’t any sauce left. Not what I would expect when ordering something that was advertised on the menu. At that point we were asked if we wanted to change it for something else but too late by then.

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HelenD
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Excellent Lunch with three friends in one of our favourite Restaurants. Lovely big open airy space, which is important to keep safe in these difficult times.

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dawnf
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would have gave staff 6 stars if there had been that option

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AnneB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and nice atmosphere. Lovely large airy room with a lovely ambience. The downside is that the noise level can be high but it didn’t interfere with our ability to chat. Great menu fir both food and drinks. Will be back.

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AngelaL
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, and good timing from order to food on the table. The Christmas decorations were very nice and there was plenty space in the whole restaurant.

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LynseyW
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely brilliant! Will definitely be back - can’t recommend this place enough! Thoroughly enjoyed !

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely food and service. Well priced too.

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Fiona
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A lovely venue and excellent service. Menu choices could be wider but what we chose was very good. Their cocktails are excellent too.

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LindaM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful views enhanced the dining experience
Good service
Excellent food

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ChristineH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, great service, lovely food. Window seats have a great view of Princes St and the Castle.

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Rosie
Edinburgh
12 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is amazing staff great and food excellent
Thomas is wonderful

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JulieR
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We have dined here several times and the food is always superb. The only things that perhaps let it down a bit this time, was the lighting in the restaurant was way too high & needed to be a bit lower, to create a nice dinner ambience. The second thing was that probably due to staff shortages, the staff seemed to be rushing around quite a lot and therefore their usual high standard of service was lacking. This meant that water glasses were not topped up and therefore one suggestion would be for them to leave a jug or bottle at each table for the meantime.

However, the food was superb & the chefs should be applauded.

FAQs

Twenty, Princes Street, Grill & Smokehouse is rated 4.5 stars by 2125 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.