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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 #906 of 1,845 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: $10 - $38
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 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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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Ended up in here to avoid the rain and ordered cocktails to pass the time. Staff pleasant and couldn't fault the drinks. Bit quieter than your other bars on George Street but a decent place to sit and drink in.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

had the most horrible food and cocktails in the living room on george street, duck spring rolls were so disapointing and not fresh. Ordered the sliders and didnt touch them as so disgusted with spring rolls. waste of money. try candy next door or tigerlily instead - better menus, more atmosphere and friendlier staff.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

whilst the service was quick and friendly, the food for the price was disappointing. I had the gnocchi with chicken and found several woody herb stems in it and the cheese in the sauce was actually just lumps of cheese - very strange? My son had the kids burger which was so ridiculously small - probably less than 1oz, that... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Excellent food but the restaurant lacks atmosphere! I thought it would have been a lot busier on a Saturday lunchtime! I opted for the satay skewers which come with a peanut dip they were really nice and myself and my friend had the Thai green curry which was delicious! Good value for money not overpriced! Service average!

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Duffus, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Had excellent meal for 11, celebrating daughters 21st for family & friends. Could not fault meal or staff although there was mix up with one of the meals. That aside the staff were very good and looked after us well, would easily recommend this to others. Very reasonably priced as well for an Edinburgh west end restaurant.

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Arbroath
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

For a birthday treat we went to the living room for dinner and took advantage of the 2 courses for £12.95, we had rump steak which was £3 extra but well worth it. Chocolate pave to finish was perfect. My only issue was they only had grey goose vodka so I had to have a cocktail 😊 it's a hard... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

Ate here on a trip to Edinburgh after it was recommended by the hotel reception. Service was excellent and the food was lovely- great steak!!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Went for lunch with a retired group of friends from BT. We had the two course lunch deal. The food was excellent . Would recommend it but a little more expensive than we usually spend. Including service charge worked out at £20 a head including a drink.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My daughter chose to go here for her 19th birthday dinner, it was a Monday evening so it was very quiet. The service was great and the food was lovely. I have visited in the past on a few occasions always on weekends when it is very busy and table times are limited. My preference is to go when less... More

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Cumbria
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Ate here with my partner for dinner back in August. Arrived early evening having rang to book a table and make a reservation. When we arrived we were the only customers sat in the main room of the restaurant. It did fill up gradually during the course of the evening but it certainly wasn't busy at any stage. The steak... 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 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 38
Cuisine: European

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