About At the Balmoral

Memorable flavours and world-class cuisine. A truly outstanding culinary experience, worthy of its Michelin star.

Story

Michelin-starred Number One offers contemporary dining coupled with world class Scottish hospitality. Head Chef Mark Donald and his team have developed a menu with dishes inspired by Scotland and flavoured by the team’s international travels.

Number One was named in the 2018 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice® awards as one of the Top 10 Best Fine Dining Restaurants in the UK and retains one Michelin star and four AA Rosettes.

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.

Our Team

  • Head Chef Mark Donald

    Head Chef Mark Donald and his team have developed a menu with dishes inspired by Scotland and flavoured by the team's international travels.

  • Front of House Gary Quinn & Emma Lonie

    For 20 years, Gary Quinn, Director of Food & Beverage, has overseen the front of house operations at Number One. With Deputy Manager Emma Lonie, Gary ensures diners at Number One receive the very best service. Their passion in creating the best dining experience has seen Number One awarded its Michelin star for 17 consecutive years.