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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 #879 of 1,836 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
1 review
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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141 reviews 141 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

Had a family meal here last Sunday, 12 of us including 3 children. Was pretty quiet but, despite this, service was very, very slow. Waitress had to come back to check order several times. Drinks very slow coming to the table. Waitress was very pleasant but seemed a bit overwhelmed. Food was pretty average, and all of those that had... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I love the selection on their menu, the restaurant is gorgeous! However on one occasion my steak has not been cooked to how I have ordered it as it came medium-we'll instead do medium-rare but still tasted really good!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Recent lunch was not spectacular . The food was nice but not anything special. the waiting staff were pleasant, however there was a significant length of time to wait for cocktails to arrive. Overall the surroundings were a bit tired and in need of some TLC, in particular the toilets were particularly in need of some renovation...to be honest I... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I was here first maybe 5 years ago and the food was excellent. The last two years I have gotten a burnt (yes a charcoal briquette) burger that was half the width of the bun and a lamb kabob that was so chewy I couldn't swallow it. Really sad :-(

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