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The Living Room

113-115 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 4JN, Scotland (New Town)
0131 226 0880
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Ranked #1,033 of 1,898 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: $9 - $38
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: European
Neighborhood: New Town
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Home Style
Cross street: North Castle Street
Transit: Rail: Edinburgh Waverley or Haymarket
Description: No expense has been spared on Edinburgh���s Living Room restaurant, one of a clutch of popular style bars lining George Street. The d��cor has been described as "Manhattan loft with a colonial twist���, a pretty fair description of the chic, upbeat, welcoming atmosphere at The Living Room. There���s a lot of stylish wood, substantial brown leather armchairs, potted plants and sophisticated lighting. A slick entrance bar, brought alive most evenings by one of a superb roster of resident jazz pianist performing on a white baby grand, leads to a cavernous dining space where the balance between comfort and style is reflected in The Living Room's modern European menu. It ranges from snacks, salads and roasts (Sundays only) to comfort food classics and more ambitious pasta, grill and seafood dishes. Edinburgh diners love the international wine list and the sexy cocktails and absolutely everyone praises the service to the skies.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went for dinner with friends to show the town had a great time and the food was excellent the decor was excellent and there must be a change in head chef as the food was really good

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Darlington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This is the 4th time I've dined here, the same week in December every year upon my visit to the city! Every other experience with the staff and food has been outstanding! However was greatly disappointed on my most recent visit! I and my partner went out of our way to walk to the restaurant and book a table, I... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Save your money and go next door to tiger lilly where the staff know the difference between medium and well cooked beef. Slow service , over priced and very mediocre food .

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Have been to the restaurant bar on many occasions but wont be back. I went with my husband for a Saturday afternoon drink and was at first intrigued with the two barmen filling up the soup urn with wine etc to make the hot mulled wine. We watched the extras being added and thought we might have a glass when... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

I would recommend booking a table as it gets super busy (particularly in the festive season). On the night we went the restaurant was filled with a large long table of partygoers from a company so it was extra loud, as the music and general restaurant chatter is loud enough anyway. We were lucky enough to get a booth to... More 

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West Central Scotland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

On our first visit to the Living room we had a lovely meal and cocktails, which made us return, however on my second visit, empty restaurant, extremely poor service, mediocre food and my 10 yr old neice could make a far superior french martini than what was served. I did complain and got no response... lost customer, lots more lovely... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

My work mates and I were here yesterday afternoon for our Christmas lunch. Whilst we were delighted to be seated at the back of the restaurant, which meant we didn't disturbe other diners too much. We felt the food was not as good as it could have been. I had the Salmon starter, it looked as if it had literally... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Went here today for our works Christmas lunch and was so disappointed by the food, service and value for money. The best part of the whole thing was a cocktail! Felt like it was way over priced and my colleague had a cheese board which had 2 very small pieces of cheddar and 3 crackers on it- which is rubbish!!... More 

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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This was one of the best meals we have had in Edinburgh.The surroundings were very welcoming and friendly. The meals that the four of us had could not be faulted. The staff were helpful and friendly and the service was very quick.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

There last night for our works Christmas do and was very disappointed in all aspects of this restaurant. The bare wooden table and cheap nasty cutlery set the alarm bells ringing. Starters were ok but when it came to main course things went downhill fast. Most of our group had the Turkey and the portions were meagre to say the... More 

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Additional Information about The Living Room

Address: 113-115 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 4JN, Scotland
Phone Number: 0131 226 0880
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 9 - 38
Cuisine: European

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