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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 #892 of 1,843 restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: $10 - $41
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:59 pm
Cuisines: European
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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
Neighborhood: New Town
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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59% Recommend
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English first
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Came here with a group of friends - not as busy as I'd seen it previously but we had a lovely time and nice atmosphere. All had 2 courses and no complaints from any of us. Wine was good & cocktails were fab! :)

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Elegant atmosphere, reasonably priced cocktails. Did not try the food. Overall nice decor and good customer service. A definite return

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Kilwinning, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

My sister and I were flying out of Edinburgh for her birthday and decided to stop by here late on a Tuesday night for some dinner. The restaurant has a large area through the back which you can't see from the entrance, it is all nicely decorated throughout. The cocktails are especially good and there is a wide and varied... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We have been to the living room many times and always enjoyed it so decided to take my daughter there for her birthday. Overall it was a disappointing experience. Firstly, we struggled to book a table; no-one answered the phone until after 12 although clearly the place would have been open. The first thing the waitress did was let us... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I've been eating at this place for many years and it's always represented decent food at fair prices. Prices appear to have gone up which is fine if standards remain the same. Yesterday myself and my husband had main courses which cost £12 - fairly mid range, but by no means cafe prices. However, our meal was ruined by a... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Lovely place for drinks in a great part of Edinburgh. However, the meal was overpriced, we waited a long time for the main meals to be delivered and when it was I couldn't eat the steak it was so tough. Mentioned to the waitress who just laughed it off. Unfortunately wont be going back for something to eat, may still... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went to The Living Room on Monday 23rd of June for a birthday lunch for my wife. After being shown to our table by one of the bar staff who took time away from cleaning to seat us, we waited for the single waitress to serve us. She was very pleasant but clearly overloaded and inexperienced. Our food arrived... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I ate there on a Sunday night, it's a pretty posh restaurant, atmosphere is nice, the place is lovely. I add fish cakes as a starter, really nice, but the main was superb: a gorgeuos fillet steak, meat was of excellent quality, cooked exactly as asked. I didn't like their house white much, but I suppose it's a matter of... More

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Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Just called in for a drink on a Friday . Not too insanely busy. Friendly bar staff who made great cocktails! Nice selection of wine by the glass

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Went on a special occasion and was let down by mediocre service, bland food, and being seated at a terrible table despite being assured when we booked that we would have a good one. The venue is pretty but that's not enough!

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