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Contini George Street

103 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 3ES, Scotland
+44 131 225 1550
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“arancini” (19 reviews)
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Open Now
08:00 - 22:30All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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103 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 3ES, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We all had a great time! The food was all very well cooked and presented. The bruschetta and chicken Milanese were very special. The wines were good and the service was perfect. Next time I fancy the scallops. The old bank type building was architecturally...More

Thank highrollerreefing
Carina C, Manager at Contini George Street, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Highrollerreefing, Thanks for the great review, we are really pleased you enjoyed your New Year's Eve . We look forward to welcoming you back to Contini George Street very soon. Regards, Anna Wolinska

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and very attentive staff. Came here with my wife and had a wonderful experience. So far the best italian restaurant i've been.

1  Thank Brian H
Carina C, Manager at Contini George Street, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Brian, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant, we are so pleased you enjoyed the experience and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Anna Wolinska

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came in for dinner on Saturday evening with a friend, the restaurant was busy, understandably as it was the start of the festivities on George Street. We were seated at a comfortable booth table. We both had the Milanese which was delicious. The desserts were...More

Thank 199,801,998
Carina C, Manager at Contini George Street, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear pmos2017, It was a pleasure to welcome you to Contini George Street for your dinner. I am delighted to read you were impressed with the service provided by the team, the restaurant’s atmosphere and our delicious food. I do hope you can visit us...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, I was not prepared for how great this restaurant is! The Contini resturant is gorgeous and the staff were all so friendly. The food was outstanding, and delicious. Fantastic service and nice atmosphere.

Thank Roma R
Carina C, Manager at Contini George Street, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Roma R, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We always strive to provide our customers with an excellent experience. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed our fabulous food, splendid surroundings and the service. Kind regards, Team Contini

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here as the concierge at our hotel recommended it as we were looking for somewhere to eat that served Italian food. Our waiter Francesco was excellent, he gave us some good recommendations for the food and new the menu well. The food was...More

Thank M_Sedge
Carina C, Manager at Contini George Street, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear M_Sedge, It was a pleasure to welcome you to Contini George Street. I am delighted to read you were impressed with our menu as well as the service provided by Francesco who is a true and passionate Italian food and wine connoisseur. He loved...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the pleasure of dining here today for lunch. Beautiful setting. Very attentive staff. One girl in particular (sorry I don't know her name). Food first class. Bruschetta (GF) 😍 Sea bass (BEST EVER ) Prosecco Apple Pie ❤ Will definitely recommend your Restaurant. ❤❤❤❤❤

Thank LyndaMcGregor
Carina C, Manager at Contini George Street, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear LyndaMcGregor, Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a fabulous review. We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us, and really hope you join us again very soon. Kind regards, Team Contini

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend and I ate lunch here in the week before Christmas. Unsurprisingly, the restaurant was very busy but service was prompt and efficient. Even if we'd had to wait, it would have been worth it because our food was delicious. My friend had sea...More

Thank travellightScotland
Carina C, Manager at Contini George Street, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear travellightScotland, Thank you so much for finding the time to write this great review, it is very much appreciated. I am delighted to read you were impressed with the service provided by the team, the restaurant’s atmosphere and our delicious food. I must agree...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful place. Great food. Wonderful attention!! We are from Spain.and visiting the beautiful city of EdinburghIt. Contini Restaurant was really a very good choice!!!!

Thank Antonio N
Carina C, Manager at Contini George Street, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Antonio N, We thank you for taking the time to write your kind recommendations on Trip Advisor and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Contini George Street in the future. Kind regards, Alina Donnelly

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great italian food in an impressive Building! Restaurant was very busy, lots of Christmas parties. But staff very friendly, great selection of wines, and the food is great! Good quality of ingredients! I had the Sea bass dish, wich was excellent and my partner a...More

Thank JoRenrut
Carina C, Owner at Contini George Street, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear JoRenrut, Thank you so much for your fantastic review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and rated our Tiramisu so highly. We agree, and also think it is truly irresistible! Kind regards, Team Contini

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited in August and had a great time. Not so good 2nd time - service not as welcoming or knowledgeable. Food ok but expensive for standard. Good wine list though.More

Thank AG1953
Carina C, Owner at Contini George Street, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear AG1953, Thank you for taking the time out to review us - although I am of course disappointed that you did not enjoy your visit. I am so sorry for the experience you had with us, we obviously fell short of our own high...More

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Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town,
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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$51
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 20:30
Monday
08:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:30
Thursday
08:00 - 22:30
Friday
08:00 - 22:30
Saturday
10:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 3ES, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 1550
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Description
Contini George Street, Victor and Carina Contini’s flagship Italian restaurant, has relaunched with a brand new menu, décor and dining experience. A new menu, with a focus on small plates that can be shared, has been introduced, as well as a refreshed wine list and cocktail selection inspired by classic Italian drinks. The new Contini George Street menu features dishes such as Salame Calabrese with roasted aubergine, mint, crème fraiche and pistachio crumb; cod poached in cold pressed olive oil with fennel, samphire and chili; and a raw cauliflower, porcini and lemon oil salad with breadcrumbs and Venetian spiced walnuts. Meanwhile, “old favourites” like Contini’s classic Contadino can still be enjoyed, but in smaller, lighter portions. The wine list offers a choice of over 55 Italian wines by the glass and bottle
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