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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 #930 of 1,859 Restaurants in Edinburgh
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Price range: $10 - $39
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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
Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Met with family that live local and although we didnt book they made room for 6 of us with very little waiting. The choice of food is good and the set price menu choice brilliant, I had chicken satay, TLR burger and eton mess. Hmm Hmm all nice. I would recommend to all, great for couples, families and we even... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Nice ambiance and classy without being pretentious. Been here 3 or 4 time and it's been consistently good. One of the best places on George Street. Good deals online can get you 40% off.

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Camberley, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Nice food in very smart surroundings but quite pricey and no atmosphere, the few diners that had arrived were dotted around the edges of a large, regimented space and the few waiters were so rare I had to go and find them so that I could pay :(

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

lovely restaurant and liked the booth . Felt intimate and stylish . The wine was fabulous( pinotage) The food was of a good quality. It was freshly prepared , hot and good portion size.

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Wigan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We took a chance on getting a table in the restaurant, being a Sunday evening. We were fortunate to be able to dine their and we weren't disappointed. The Restaurant was very clean and modern with very friendly and helpful staff. The Menu was quite extensive and reasonably priced and the amount and quality of food was first class. We... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I visited The Living Room last night, after finding it on a trip advisor thread about restaurants suitable for fussy eaters. The menu was good - it offered both a good choice for myself (the fussy one) and the person I was with, who's a huge food lover. The food was fantastic, and the prices were fair. The restaurant is... More

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Berwick
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Had a lovely meal, I had a steak sandwich, which was cooked to my liking. Service was quick and friendly. Had some cocktails too.. I thought were reasonably priced. Would Definatley go back.

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London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Lovely food, fantastic desserts. Pleasant staff who were a bit slow with service and proved our only criticism.

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Alicante Province, Spain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Couldn´t believe what my friends were saying about how much this restaurant had gone downhill. It has been a year since I was last there. Used to go once a month for a lovely meal. Staff were clumsy, food was poor (Fillet steak very fatty) order was wrong, etc etc. Terribly dissapointed

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midlothian
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

we were out for lunch to celebrate my grand daughters birthday and what a disaster.We were informed the pork chops and the fish and chips were unavailable as it was Sunday!My daughter ordered duck and found it dry and salty and had to send it back No offer of a replacement choice was made .We weren't charged for her meal... More

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