21212 opened in Edinburgh in 2009, offering a modern French style of gourmet cooking. Head chef Paul Kitching has won a string of awards, including the coveted Michelin Star. The restaurant is located on Royal Terrace beyond the east end of Princes Street. It is in a four-floor, listed Georgian townhouse, and in addition to the 38 cover restaurant, there is a sumptuous drawing room, private dining for up to ten and four luxury bedrooms for people seeking special accommodation with a touch of class.
21212 Restaurant — Photo courtesy of 21212
Paul Kitching previously ran Manchester’s only Michelin-starred restaurant, Juniper, and he spent £4.5 million transforming the Georgian townhouse on Royal Terrace into a truly grand setting for fine dining. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, Tuesday to Saturday each week. The food is imaginative and Kitching is always looking to push boundaries with his modern French style and locally sourced Scottish ingredients.
The name 21212 is derived from the menu which offers 2 starters, 1 soup, 2 main courses, 1 cheese course, and finishes with 2 desserts. The dinner menu is £68 per person and lunch starts at £28 per person, so it is not cheap, but for anyone celebrating a special occasion or just intent on a memorable meal, 21212 is worth a visit.