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The Living Room

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113-115 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 4JN, Scotland (North Castle Street)
Rail: Edinburgh Waverley or Haymarket
0131 226 0880
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Description: No expense has been spared on Edinburgh���s Living Room restaurant, one of...
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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  • 109
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lovely setting

My son took me here for a surprise birthday lunch. Good choice of menu which was reasonably priced. I had the days special and thoroughly enjoyed it. Service was a little on the slow side but we didn't mind as it is a very pleasant place to be. Excellent staff too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
nananoona
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dumfriesshire
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Southampton
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

We were visiting Edinburgh for a long weekend and this restaurant was very near to our apartment, so we popped in one afternoon as liked the look of the place to book a table for the same evening. We were shown to a booth and our drinks orders were taken swiftly. The menu was varied and the starters sounded too... More 

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dumfriesshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My son took me here for a surprise birthday lunch. Good choice of menu which was reasonably priced. I had the days special and thoroughly enjoyed it. Service was a little on the slow side but we didn't mind as it is a very pleasant place to be. Excellent staff too.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Beautiful setting and decor, quick and polite service. Good choice of menu, great chicken burger and steaks. Desserts to die for, we managed to get a table last minute without booking but would book and return. Set on the beautiful historical Al Geore Street.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My partner and I went to the Living Room For lunch last week, we had a long wait for our food, when it eventually arrived our steak pies were inedibal, the pastry was soggy and raw, absolutely disgusting, I will not be back and would not recommend.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We ordered two Sunday Lunches (roast beef), as well as a burger and a chicken sandwich. We asked for rare meat. All the food arrived overcooked; the roast beef was gray and dry, the burger as well, the chicken breast was too tough to eat.

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Alloa, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The Thai curry bore no similarity to any Thai food. A glutenous tasteless soup like dish. On poor waiter at lunchtime running around like a headless chicken. Never again.

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scotland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

4 of us had dinner last night after the Scotland v Ireland game. Both the food and service were superb we arrived 45 mins early but were taken right away, servers were great and the food was superb , highly recommended .

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Came here with 4 colleagues for a leaving night. We had chosen this restaurant as there was a deal on cocktails which was informed to us on the phone booking. When we arrived at the restaurant, the waitress had given us the a la carte menu, with no mention of the cocktail deal and only brought it after us enquiring.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I went into the living room with a group of friends . It was a brilliant experience well presented good staff. But the highlight was the young man arron working. Very on the ball made some great recomendations and because of his service i am certain we will all return next time we visit the big lights of edinburgh !!!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

managed to get a last minute Mothers Day lunch table & was astonished to find the restaurant really quiet. Seems that the place was meant to close earlier this week so hadn't taken any bookings but closing was delayed at the last minute. Will be sad when it closes as it is a place you can always rely on. It's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 113-115 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 4JN, Scotland
    (North Castle Street)
  • Public Transportation: Rail: Edinburgh Waverley or Haymarket
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighborhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: 0131 226 0880

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 36
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Home Style
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients

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.
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
 

Staying in New Town

Neighborhood Profile
New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighborhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.