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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: Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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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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
Worth a visit

Paid a return trip tom this bar and restaurant but it doesn't exist great location and new bar in place

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
SuzyQScotlandUk
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Such a let down , so surprised to see place so understaffed on Father's Day, place was dead, food was poor, shame as lovely decor & chairs, this place could be so much better!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

One of the luxurious places in Edinburgh . Food is excellent but as said for place is good but on a high price side. I have been there twice but don't mind to go there again.

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Paid a return trip tom this bar and restaurant but it doesn't exist great location and new bar in place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

I thought this place was amazing ... Food and drinks were great ... We had a server by the name off arron... Who made sure our food was great.. Even when I asked him questions on what was in it.. Ingredients he knew exactly ... It's what I like when I go into a restaurant some one actually knowing there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

we came here for coctails mainly but decided to have something to eat as well, we went for the trio sliders-small burgers and they were yummi :) the coctails were also of a very good standart, a little bit pricey but it is a george st. so it is expected, will be back for sure

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We were visiting Edinburgh for a long weekend and this restaurant was very near to our apartment, so we popped in one afternoon as liked the look of the place to book a table for the same evening. We were shown to a booth and our drinks orders were taken swiftly. The menu was varied and the starters sounded too... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My son took me here for a surprise birthday lunch. Good choice of menu which was reasonably priced. I had the days special and thoroughly enjoyed it. Service was a little on the slow side but we didn't mind as it is a very pleasant place to be. Excellent staff too.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Beautiful setting and decor, quick and polite service. Good choice of menu, great chicken burger and steaks. Desserts to die for, we managed to get a table last minute without booking but would book and return. Set on the beautiful historical Al Geore Street.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My partner and I went to the Living Room For lunch last week, we had a long wait for our food, when it eventually arrived our steak pies were inedibal, the pastry was soggy and raw, absolutely disgusting, I will not be back and would not recommend.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We ordered two Sunday Lunches (roast beef), as well as a burger and a chicken sandwich. We asked for rare meat. All the food arrived overcooked; the roast beef was gray and dry, the burger as well, the chicken breast was too tough to eat.

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Additional Information about The Living Room

Address: 113-115 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 4JN, Scotland
Phone Number: 0131 226 0880
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
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
Average Prices: USD 9 - 38
Cuisine: European

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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 - 38
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Home Style
  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, 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?

Staying in New Town

Neighborhood Profile
New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighborhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.