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113-115 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 4JN, Scotland (New Town)
0131 226 0880
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Ranked #1,074 of 1,915 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: $9 - $36
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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English first
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This is a fine dining restaurant so do not expect to eat big portions. Had salmon for a main course which was good but a bit too oily. Salmon was served on a bed of French fries which I do not think should be the ideal choice of sides. The waitress was very understanding of allergies and made it clear... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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133 reviews 133 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The waiting staff were too few and were overrun. When (eventually) we ordered, we were clear on the order but it all came out wrong. Had to send the 4 meals back. When the food came out the scallops were under cooked, the Thai curry was awful and the rice was under-cooked; the beef and ale pie was poor by... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I ordered the lamb main course - at £17.95 I decided not to have a starter - very bad decision. My lamb main course was no more than a fairly standard starter - two tiny pieces of lamb, approx 2inches square on top of some mashed potatoes. A complete rip off even with 25% off all meals evening. Suppose one... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We've actually been to this place twice now. The first time was very good so we had to return. Recommended dish to have, steak and onion ciabatta with the most gorgeous jus. The food was very prompt both times we visited. Cocktails were delicious, definitely a must have! Both times we decided against dessert, opting to have drinks instead. The... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Was really looking forward to coming here after seeing the menu and reading other reviews but on reflection I wish we had gone to tigerlilly next door. The place is lovely inside and we were seated in a booth, as were all the other late afternoon diners so it felt a bit like there was nobody else there. The service... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is one of my fave places so it pains me that it was disappointing. The virgin cocktail was lovely as was the side dish of broccoli and the desserts and my partner had no complaints about his burger. My green curry (£2 extra for added chicken) was a bit insipid and the chicken was so small an addition I... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Well where to start. Not a very friendly welcome once we had actually found someone. Drinks selection not that great as 2 first drinks ordered not available. Toilets not very clean with no hand drier working and rolls of toilet roll just stuck on wash hand basin. After selecting what we wanted to eat we were then told they didn't... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Summary of why this was a bad choice for a Xmas meal:- * They overbooked the restaurant; * The food took over an hour between each course; * The service was atrocious; * The food was cold, cheap tasting, poorly presented and I don't think a single person was positive about the meal apart from when it finally arrived ((YEY)).... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Visited for an evening meal and was very impressed with the rump steak. Service was good, the gin cocktails were lovely and the ambience was decent too. Restaurant was tastefully decorated for Christmas and not too noisy despite the time of year. Would defnitely recommend although the Malbec we had was a bit of an acquired taste!

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Leek, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Service and food very good. Burgers particularly thick! Thai fishcakes have a kick Just lacks intimacy but ideal in larger group.

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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 - 36
Cuisine: European

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