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“Appalling service” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Living Room

The Living Room
Ranked #1,412 of 2,437 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: $7 - $30
Cuisines: British, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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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“Appalling service”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

The service to order drinks and then food was shocking, also the wait for them to arrive was poor. I had fish and chips which was served on a board for poshness, didn't work well when trying to eat as it scattered all over the place. Fish and chips should be served on a plate or in newspaper. It was in fact the worst fish and chips I have ever tasted. The fish was tasteless that is after you dug it out of the greasy batter and the chips were terrible. All friends were disappointed with their meal. It may be one of Edinburgh's in places but we certainly won't be back.

Visited February 2014
Thank Frances W
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2014

Food was perfect with excellent service, the cocktails were really good and everything was worth the money, one of the best restaurants in Edinburgh

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Thank Jordan A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Distinctly Average”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

When looking for a nice restaurant for an easy week day meal we opted for the loving room. I was disappointed with the service, when asked if we could have cutlery it was just put on the table in a pile for us to sort out. Some drinks ordered were not brought to the table at all. The food portions for starters were very small especially for a cost of £6.95! Main Course was average - I've eaten in many Living Room restaurants in the UK and this meal didn't meet expectations.

Thank Couple88
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“Nice evening - great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

Another top night topped by the 50% off Voucher on food. Lovely food and service was good for a Monday night.
Will be coming back!

Thank Nickkelly55
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Not to shabby!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

Went here on Saturday night, food was great and we'll presented if a bit weird waiter was professional.

Thank thenotorious
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