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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Home Style
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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    Very good
  • 109
    Average
  • 70
    Poor
  • 53
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
If only we were younger

Food and service good - felt as if were a lot older than the rest of the diners and too informally dressed. Not a place for an intimate quite meal if you're in your 50s.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
DrGordy
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Lisburn, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Home Style
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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537 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Lisburn, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Food and service good - felt as if were a lot older than the rest of the diners and too informally dressed. Not a place for an intimate quite meal if you're in your 50s.

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We went for a nice meal out and we were not disappointed, the menu was great and so was the quality of food, prebooking a must but despite how busy it was the service didn't suffer, I will definitely go back

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Upon arrival we were left standing by the door for a good 5 minutes despite being acknowledged by members of staff. They emphasised a need to book however the dining room was hardly busy at all. The restaurant was very efficient, we'd hardly finished our plates when they were whisked away without comment. Aside from this the food was brilliant,... More 

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Dunfermline
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Things didn't get off to a great start. From the outside it looked deserted but the main dining area is in the bowels of the building. The room is pleasant enough but there is an issue with the over table lighting. Its too high. The buldbs are eco halogen which are very bright and the small shades offer little protection... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Had table booked for 830. Took 5 mins standing at the front door like a spare part before being seated, by a less than enthusiastic waitress. The 15 mins of waiting to see if someone would bother to see if we would at least want a drink. Gave up, walked out and went down the road to tgis. There are... More 

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North Berwick, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

On arrival we were left waiting for a good 10 mins at the front door with only a friendly bar man coming to say that someone would be through soon. This was after he had shouted through to the restaurant. When someone eventually did come through they didn't say anything to us or apologise for any delay and went back... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We ended up here on a Saturday night after other plans for dinner fell through and I am so glad we did! We arrived pretty late - about 9.30pm - but there was no trouble, we were seated and given drinks straight away. There is a fab cocktail menu and the food menu was just as good. The food itself... More 

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Oban, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Came through to Edinburgh with the family and got some time to ourselves to come out for dinner. Nothing caught our eye until we walked past this place. Looked busy so chanced our luck and they had room for us. We both had 3 courses and both ordered steak. Was superb! Throughout our meal I thought the service and just... More 

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North Berwick, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The food and atmosphere in this branch of The Living Room is good but on both occasions we have visited there was an inappropriate delay before anyone came to the "Please wait here to be seated" sign. After about 5 minutes on our latest visit, a member of staff appeared only to apologise, disappear and leave us for a further... More 

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Kinross, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

visited at the start of january for a nice meal with boyfriend. when shown to table we asked if we could sit at one of the lovely booths they had but were told that you had to reserve these separately (fair enough) but the entire time we were there (a good 2 hours) 3 of these were empty and unlaid... 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 - 37
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Home Style
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?