Welcome to Number One, where modern Scottish cuisine meets world-class service.

Step into Number One’s dining room and sink into one of the dove grey wool banquettes. Contemporary art abounds on the lacquered red walls, from pieces lent by London’s Royal College of Art, to Adam Ellis’ stunning Scottish oak triptych.

Our dishes are fashioned using seasonal ingredients carefully sourced from an exceptional list of trusted suppliers, fusing Scottish cuisine with modern flair.

Our Story

The Balmoral's 4 AA Rosette restaurant Number One offers modern dining coupled with world class Scottish hospitality. 

The restaurant was also named Restaurant of the Year in the 2020 CIS Excellence Awards, in partnership with Caterer.com.

Designed by Rocco Forte Hotels’ Director of Design, Olga Polizzi, the rich red lacquered walls in Number One are adorned by art in the form of a large format triptych print of a Scottish oak tree by Adam Ellis and artwork from the Royal College of Art in London. Standout design elements include striking dove grey wool banquettes with golden yellow leather accents, elegant Lyndon Albany chairs with distinctive button backs and solid timber oak flooring throughout the restaurant.

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Mathew Sherry - Head Chef

Head Chef Mathew Sherry creates seasonal Scottish dishes by combining classic flavours with modern flair. Edinburgh born Mathew joined Number One from his previous roles as Head Chef of Michelin-starred Northcote, Lancashire and Sous Chef of Castle Terrace, Edinburgh. Chef Mathew and our team at Number One currently showcase favourite produce through a seasonal 7 course menu.

Emma Lonie - Front of House

Restaurant Manager Emma Lonie oversees the front of house operations at Number One. Together with the team, Emma's passion for creating the best dining experience is displayed through the true Scottish hospitality delivered to each diner.

Hotel Restaurant Manager of the Year, Hotel Cateys 2021

Damien Trinckquel - Head Sommelier

Head Sommelier Damien Trinckquel is passionate about finding the very best wine or beverage choice for every guest. Using his many years of Scottish and international experience he will personally guide you through our extensive listings or on a memorable journey through our matched 7 course wines.

Edinburgh Sommelier of the Year, Edinburgh Restaurant Awards 2022

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