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Gusto Restaurant & Bar

#196 of 1,806 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
New Town
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135 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 4JS, Scotland
+44 131 225 2555
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Today
11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Edinburgh
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The worst service we have ever received any where. Mortifying. I can only assume that the staff disliked us as there is no other explination for the way they behaved towards us. We take clients out a great deal, NEVER again to Gusto. Had been before and it was ok but this was extraordinarily bad.

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Thank PaxRosie
Scotland
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133 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Booked here for a pre Christmas dinner and the pkace was mobbed. Had reserved a table and had a drink at the bar as our table wasn't ready. I thought we would not get it for the time we requested because the place was so busy, but we did right on time. The service to take a drinks order and... More 

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Thank Heliobiscus
Kilsyth, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited Gusto Edinburgh at the weekend The plus points were the staff were all very good along with a convenient area in George Street. We both started with bruchetta which when it arrived was fit for a sparrow, a very small piece of rock hard bread covered in tomatoes which had just come from the fridge. Things improved a bit... More 

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Gorebridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a great office Christmas lunch. Food was great and service was very good, especially as they were very busy. Was my first time at Gusto but will definitely be back.

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Thank Fiona S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After a long day walking round Edinburgh my partner and I went here on our first date. Shared a pasta and pizza dish which was excellent. We look forward to going back to reminisce.

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Thank Jess W
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Not the first and certainly not the last visit. Been both with family and just couple and everything fantastic!! Food, drink, service and atmosphere. What's more it's my daughters favourite now too.

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Rosyth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great evening at Gusto's in Edinburgh with excellent food and service as well. One pasta dish fell short of the mark with only 4 prawns in it, but when queried with the waitress an additional serving of prawns were swiftly presented to complete the dish. Apparently you should have a portion of 8 prawns in your dish... More 

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Thank Gary S
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Making the mistake of not booking was the only problem we had here however they kindly let us sit on one of the high tables by the bar which was great as other places would probably have just turned us away. The girl who served us was lovely and everyone else was smiley and seemed polite. We shared garlic pizza... More 

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Thank Robyn C
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got a christmas voucher for Gusto and we hadn't been before and it was good, great food and great service from the staff! I'd go back again!

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Scotland UK
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

not great food, plates cold, food took ages to arrive, ordered lobster and prawn spaghetti, it was NOT o'dente! It was overcooked and soft and prawns were good, but little lobster evident. I felt all the meals were overpriced for what we had!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$59
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, European, Mediterranean
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 4JS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 2555

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in New Town

Neighbourhood 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 neighbourhood, 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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