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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 #793 of 1,788 restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: $10 - $40
Hours:
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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English first
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I recently visited with some friends whilst on a weekend break to Edinburgh. The Food was average and the portions were fairly small. My steak was ok, cooked as requested, however i got only a small portion of chips and nothing else to acompany this. It was not sufficinet for someone with a reasonable appetite. The service was however very... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This place had gorgeous decor, attentive staff and the food was beautiful. Really romantic place and their cocktails arent half bad either.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

For a relaxed atmosphere, this place can't be beaten. From the decor to the quietly attentive waiters, dinner here was a lovely experience. The food was presented well and delicious. We'll definitely be coming back!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I went with two friends here for dinner while our wives and girlfriends where at the Theatre - food was really enjoyable, presented well and very tasty. Scallop starter was excellent. Had to send a bottle of wine back but this naturally wasnt a problem and dealt with quickly and efficiently. Would reccommend to others, especially a group of friends... More

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Stirling, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Nice place but found drinks very expensive. At dinner we had to send one meal back due to it being cold. Waited far to long for desserts to then be told they had ran out of a certain kind of ice cream so then had to wait even longer. Asked for the bill which finally came after another long wait...service... More

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Did not live up to expectations. Service very slow and patchy, table not cleared quickly or wiped down between courses (no table cloth , cutlery just placed at side) though was really needed.Food was nice but not to the standard I would have expected here. It needs to decide whether to be up market or more standard restaurant. Other better... More

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Kilwinning, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I visited this restaurant once before and as it is quite some distance from me I was looking forward to returning to Edinburgh to sample it once again. This place has a great selection of cocktails to wash down its well appointed menu. Steak comes highly recommended as does the duck.

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Callander, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

Went with my wife and a friend to the Living Room in Edinburgh and found the place to be ordinary, and expensive for what you get. The food was "ok" but the drinks were extremely costly. Very definitely Central Edinburgh prices!

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

A large corporate group of us ate here after attending the 6 Nations Rugby. Good service throughout where our needs were always being looked out for. Food was delicious, I had King Prawn starter and Monkfish for main. I had the Cheese board to finish which I must admit was rather daunting with one rather huge block of cheddar, but... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I wish I could award 4 stars to the Living Room as the food is always good, well cooked and presented. However, service is often patchy. The staff are always pleasant but sometimes food is very slow in arriving. Fortunately, they do take on board any complaints and last time we experienced poor service we were given a discount. Its... More

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