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Michelin-starred Number One at The Balmoral, a Rocco Forte Hotel in Edinburgh, announced earlier this month that it has been recognised as one of the favourite Fine DiningRestaurants in the UK in the 2018 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice® awards for Restaurants. Ranking 9th out of 10, the awards highlight the restaurant’s remarkable service and quality of produce.

Another Edinburgh restaurant Martin Wishart was also on the list at number 10.

Jeff Bland

It is also marks 21 years since Executive Chef, Jeff Bland, and Restaurant Director, Gary Quinn, opened the doors of Number One. Named after the hotel’s prestigious address, No. 1 Princes Street, Number One is delighted to have been recognised by its diners as one of theUK’s favourite fine dining restaurants.

Known for placing Scotland at the heart of its innovative menu, over the past 21 years, diners have enjoyed contemporary dishes that showcase Scotland’s natural larder from The Balmoral’sSmoked Salmon and Borders grouse to world-famous West Coast scallops and even Scottish tea.

When speaking of the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards, Richard Cooke, General Managerat The Balmoral says: “We are thrilled that Number One has been listed as one of the best fine-dining restaurants in the UK by TripAdvisor. We work hard to retain our position as one of the leading culinary destinations in Edinburgh and to be recognised so highly by our diners is a privilege. Since opening the restaurant 21 years ago, Jeff Bland and his team have worked hard to showcase the best of Scotland on the plate while the Front of House team creates an elevated dining experience for our guests.”

“Millions of diners worldwide rely on TripAdvisor to find the perfect culinary experience. The 2018 Travellers’Choice winners are what diners consider to be best-in-class restaurants worldwide, and we hope these leaders in hospitality will inspire others to dine out and discover the perfect bite to eat,” said Bertrand Jelensperger, senior vice president, TripAdvisor Restaurants. “Food and dining experiences are often the differencebetween good and amazing when it comes to your travels or a night out on the town with someone special. Luckily,diners can use TripAdvisor’s award-winning list of exceptional restaurants to find the perfect eatery for any occasion – from formal to causal and everything in between.”

Travellers’ Choice Favourite Fine Dining Restaurants UK:

  1. Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
  2. Adam’s, Birmingham, Midlands
  3. Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, New Milton, Oxfordshire
  4. L’Enclume, Cartmel, Cumbria
  5. The Black Swan at Oldstead, Oldstead, North Yorkshire
  6. Waterside Inn, Bray on Thames, Berkshire
  7. Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, Port Isaac, Cornwall
  8. Aizle, Edinburgh
  9. Number One at The Balmoral, Edinburgh
  10. Restaurant Martin Wishart, Edinburgh
Number One Restaurant, The Balmoral Hotel
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