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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 #934 of 1,862 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: $9 - $38
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: European
Neighborhood: New Town
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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
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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London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

food was very good and well cooked. Very tasty and good quality. 3 courses for £15 was a bargain and not to be missed. Service was a tad slow and could have been better especially for a bigger group of people. Would eat here again.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited on a busy Saturday afternoon . Fairly big space with restaurant at the back.Not enough staff behind the bar and those that were there had no idea how to multitask. We were rushed into ordering bar food at the same time as ordering our drinks. Drinks order for six took an age to complete. Food arrived after quite a... More

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

everytime me and my partner plan a night out in Edinburgh, the place i also pick for food and cocktails is The Livingroom! Although on this occasion it was my birthday and had just arranged to have drinks in the livingroom. It was pretty busy but managed to get a seat at the bar, whilst enjoying the atmosphere i spot... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

I'm from Aberdeen and went to Edinburgh for the weekend with my boyfriend. The Living Room was recommended to me by a couple of friends and we weren't disappointed! The service was great, our waitress was lovely. We didn't wait long for our food and it was amazing! I would highly recommend the Gressingham duck as it was to die... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Went there with my wife & daughter for an early evening meal on a Saturday. Bar area was very noisy indeed with loud music (might just be my age!) but we were shown through to the restaurant which was quitter, at least to begin with. All the food we ordered was good & the service couldn't be faulted. A pretty... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Service was bad. Food took forever to come. Food was cold, dry and tasteless. You might think it is worth a try, but no, don't waste your time. Don't ever go there.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I have been to The Living Room in the past on a few occasions and have always had a fine experience and found the staff to be friendly but unfortunately on a reasent visit this really was not the case. The food quality and service seems to have gone really downhill. I popped in for lunch with a friend on... More

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Ended up in here to avoid the rain and ordered cocktails to pass the time. Staff pleasant and couldn't fault the drinks. Bit quieter than your other bars on George Street but a decent place to sit and drink in.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

had the most horrible food and cocktails in the living room on george street, duck spring rolls were so disapointing and not fresh. Ordered the sliders and didnt touch them as so disgusted with spring rolls. waste of money. try candy next door or tigerlily instead - better menus, more atmosphere and friendlier staff.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

whilst the service was quick and friendly, the food for the price was disappointing. I had the gnocchi with chicken and found several woody herb stems in it and the cheese in the sauce was actually just lumps of cheese - very strange? My son had the kids burger which was so ridiculously small - probably less than 1oz, that... More

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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 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 9 - 38
Cuisine: European

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