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Gusto Restaurant & Bar

#206 of 1,824 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
New Town
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135 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 4JS, Scotland
+44 131 225 2555
10:00 - 23:00
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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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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Gusto is a nice restaurant with deals on cocktails a couple of nights a week. We started by having the dough petals with garlic butter which was nice and for mains I had the carnivore pizza and my wife had the spaghetti pesto. The carnivore pizza was really good however I found the parma ham could have been cooked to... More 

Thank HRH-Garden
Wokingham, England, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I know Gusto from the Liverpool restaurant, so knew what to expect in terms of food. However, the service was excellent, attentive without being intrusive, and we were well looked after on a busy night (Valentines). We were seated upstairs, but despite my fears this might be a quieter area it was bustling and lively. Great night and would recommend... More 

Thank Debbie M
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I visited Gusto whilst staying in Edinburgh for our 25th wedding anniversary. The restaurant had a lovely vibrant atmosphere and the food was excellent - we had garlic mushrooms/caesar salad and both had the lamb. Our waiter, Chris, was so attentive and friendly, he recommended cocktails which were perfect. When he heard we were celebrating our wedding... More 

Thank CJ336
Scotland, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went here with a group of friends. One of our group was running late and staff put no pressure on us to order, so all good. Starters and mains were delicious. We mostly chose pasta dishes which we lovely. Wine is a bit pricey but that the norm in the centre of Edinburgh. The only downside was the waiter was... More 

Thank travellingsusie10
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately we had booked the wrong night but were very disappointed with the lack of effort to try and fit us in. No options were given just a straightforward - our fault no spare tables- didn't even offer a later time. On the positive we went next door to Browns and had a lovely night. Good service and food at... More 

Thank Paula B
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Gusto has a really nice atmosphere, friendly staff and speedy service. The menu was okay, maybe a tiny bit expensive for what you got but the food was lovely. I would definitely go back again when i'm next in Edinburgh.

Thank Sophie H
St Helens, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not bad but not as good as I'd expected. The courses where deluding rapid succession with little time to relax and enjoy.

Thank iannbun
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with my daughters for part of 50th Birthday Celebrations. We had a fantastic meal and drinks. The service was 2nd to none and I loved the atmosphere and surroundings. Highly Recommend. No complaints. Keep up the good work folks!

Thank Dawn W
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great ambiance, a large interesting Menu, good but not great food, good service which we thought could have been better had it been a bit slower - start to finish of our three course meal took an hour, not quite what I had planned. But I have one big gripe- having added a very generous tip, I would have... More 

Thank Chunkyunky
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked a table with my friends for 7.15pm on a Sat night when Scotland had been playing rugby as new town would be packed. Turned up (on time) and told to wait at the (very packed and tiny bar) there were no seats available and having to fight our way to even get someone's attention was more than a little... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$60
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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