The Balmoral Appoints Mathew Sherry as Head Chef Of Michelin-Starred Number One Restaurant

Mathew Sherry (Image via Number One)
Sherry has developed a new 3-course menu and 7-course seasonal menu using classical flavors and modern techniques. He will continue to showcase seasonal Scottish items.

The Balmoral, a Rocco Forte-owned hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland, has appointed  Mathew Sherry as the new Head Chef of Number One – the hotel’s fine-dining Michelin-starred restaurant.  

A native of Edinburgh Sherry joins Number One from his role as Head Chef of Michelin-starred Northcote in Lancashire, where he worked with Executive Chef Lisa Goodwin-Allen.

Prior to Northcote,  he honed his skills under Chef Patron Dominic Jack, working for seven years at Castle Terrace in Edinburgh during the restaurant’s Michelin-starred run.  

Sherry has developed a new 3-course menu and 7-course seasonal menu using classical flavors and modern techniques. He will continue to showcase seasonal Scottish items said a release.

“Excellence is at the heart of everything we do at,” said The Balmoral’s Executive Chef, Gary Robinson.

“The Balmoral and Mathew brings this ethos in  abundance. His flair and classical training, coupled with his passion for incredible Scottish produce,  makes for an exciting chapter ahead for Number One.” 

Mathew Sherry, Head Chef of Number One added: “I am honoured to return to my home city to head up the kitchen at such an iconic restaurant and work  with the many seasoned professionals already here at The Balmoral. The detail on each dish has been  carefully designed, from sourcing seasonal ingredients to the way they are displayed and plated, everything  has been thoughtfully considered. I am thoroughly enjoying working closely with Restaurant Manager Emma Lonie and her established front of house team. We will ensure that we continue to deliver a truly  special experience for every guest.”


Number One opened in 1997 and was first awarded a Michelin star in 2003. The restaurant is currently shortlisted for The 2020 CIS Excellence Award for The Restaurant of The Year and retains one Michelin  Star and 4 AA Rosettes for 2021. 

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