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The Living Room

$$ - $$$
New Town
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113-115 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 4JN, Scotland (North Castle Street)
+44 131 226 0880
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2015

this is a great restaurant with a trendy atmosphere always busy with a buzz of people chatting and eating.their scalloped seating design is just great for a few friends to sit together. the menu choice is wide and suits all tastes and very competitively priced. the food is well presented on the plate.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2015

excellent food, and service was very good. Very comfortable and really nice atmosphere. The food was well cooked and presented.

Thank RubyS3
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2015

FAB FOOD, GREAT ATMOSPHERE - joined a 40th birthday at this venue - team could not have been better - and i since signed up to their newsletter and offers - they have such quirky marketing ideas for festive and occasions

Thank caitjim9
St Juliens Malta
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2015

Good service, nice food- but not enough of it. Desert was a little over priced. Service was good, waitress was very pleasant.

Thank Shirley562
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2015

I'm very picky about museums... I know, I hate to be that person, but I feel that if you're going to be displaying exhibits and putting HOURS of labor in, you better be doing it right. Edinbrugh did it right. Just a few things that was great: - Very interactive in all exhibits - Museum covers a variety of topics... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

I was in here a while ago and have been meaning to write a review. As part of a friends hen night we went to the living room for a cocktail masterclass. Alex, our bartender was fabulous. He's obviously skilled at flaring but his whole attitude and enthusiasm really made the night for me. The cocktails we produced weren't half... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles 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!

1 Thank Christine1764
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank 918rbb
Falkirk, United Kingdom
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331 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank SuzyQScotlandUk
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Michelleandlisa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $30
British, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar
Dining Style
Home Style
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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: +44 131 226 0880
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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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.
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