30 January 2015
MICHELIN-STARRED NUMBER ONE RECEIVES FULL REFURBISHMENT
The Balmoral’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Number One, unveils an elegant new look following a full refurbishment by Olga Polizzi, Rocco Forte Hotels’ Director of Design.
High quality craftsmanship and local artists and builders who share a passion for attention to detail has ensured that the new look Number One offers a fresh, contemporary style while retaining the warm and inviting atmosphere which guests have enjoyed since the restaurant opened in 1997.
The £200,000 refurbishment project has increased the capacity of the restaurant by 12 covers offering additional space for Michelin-starred dining in Edinburgh for guests and local visitors alike.
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.
Art is once again at the centre of Number One with a large format triptych print of a Scottish oak tree by Adam Ellis complementing the existing artwork from the Royal College of Art in London which hangs on the rich red lacquered walls.
In the bar lounge area, a daisy gerbera broadloom wool carpet by Ashley Hicks and two iconic duck feet lamps by luxury lighting company Porta Romana add an element of surrealism to the restaurant.
Head Chef Brian Grigor has redesigned the menu in line with the new refurbishment. The finest Scottish produce remains at the heart of the menu with international ingredients such as Périgord truffle and Valrhona chocolate introduced to enhance the Scottish flavours.
In addition to a 3-course a la carte menu at £70, a new series of tasting menus presents a unique dining experience at Number One. A 4-course Scottish Experience Menu at £75 offers a taste of the finest seasonal Scottish dishes such as Brian Grigor’s signature Balvenie smoked salmon, hand-dived Dingwall Scallops and Orkney beef fillet.
A 7-course Chef’s Tasting Menu at £79 offers a selection of Scottish and international cuisine while a 10-course Prestige Menu at £110 gives culinary connoisseurs the opportunity to meet the chef in person and select their favourite ingredients for the menu.
3-course A La Carte Menu £70
4-course Scottish Experience Menu £75
7-course Chef’s Tasting Menu £79
Sommelier’s Tasting Wines £55
Sommelier’s Prestige Tasting Wines £85
10-course Prestige Menu £110
Sommelier’s Tasting Wines £90
Sommelier’s Prestige Tasting Wines £135
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Notes to Editors
As one of the finest Edinburgh restaurants, Number One presents an innovative blend of Scottish and international flavours. Memorable flavours and world-class cuisine from Executive Chef Jeff Bland and Head Chef Brian Grigor offer a truly outstanding culinary experience, worthy of its Michelin star for the 13th consecutive year.
The Balmoral is a grand hotel located at Edinburgh's most prestigious address, No 1 Princes Street. The Balmoral offers 188 opulent suites and contemporary rooms. Excellent cuisine is guaranteed in the Michelin-starred Number One or the informal Hadrian’s Brasserie. Afternoon Tea is served in the elegant Palm Court and the hotel boasts a collection of over 400 Scottish whiskies at Scotch. Expertly blended cocktails are shaken and stirred to perfection at The Balmoral Bar and signature Scottish treatments are available at The Balmoral Spa.
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Rocco Forte Hotels
Established by Sir Rocco Forte and sister, Olga Polizzi in 1996, Rocco Forte Hotels is a family of 10 individual hotels and resorts. All of the hotels are landmarks, both old and new, occupying magnificent buildings in exceptional locations. Led by a family who has been in hospitality for four generations, the hotels are united by their distinctive approach to service ensuring guests experience the best of the cities and surrounding areas.
Rocco Forte Hotels comprises: Hotel de Russie, Rome; Hotel Savoy, Florence; Verdura Resort, Sicily; The Balmoral, Edinburgh; Brown’s Hotel, London; The Charles Hotel, Munich; Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt; Hotel de Rome, Berlin; Hotel Amigo, Brussels; Hotel Astoria, St Petersburg. Future opening: Jeddah