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Gusto Restaurant & Bar

#203 of 1,829 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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135 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 4JS, Scotland
+44 131 225 2555
11:00 - 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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Elgin, United Kingdom
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276 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

I'm not a fan of chain restaurants but I cannot fault Gusto's. We were running late for our booking but this was no problem. Food is nicely cooked especially when you consider how busy the restaurant is.

1 Thank 19Graham68
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

My daughter and I stopped here after exploring The book festival and Old Town. Our waiter (from Portugal) was awesome. Friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming. The food was cooked to perfection. Definitely stop here when in Edinburgh.

Thank BJWeave
Perth, Australia
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

You know from the moment you walk into this restaurant that it's going to be a great experience. The staff are friendly and very welcoming. We all tended to have the pastas and all were delicious. It was so good we booked to come back a few days later!

Thank Robg62
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015

It was my birthday and as a previous customer of Gusto I received an email offering me a complimentary main course if we bought another meal. My friend tried to book online but it said the discount wouldn't apply so she booked by phone. On arrival I showed the email on my phone. The server was lovely, very helpful, friendly... More 

Thank FitzyMax
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015

I have signed up to Gusto s loyalty scheme, so when myself and some friends were travelling to Edinburgh to the Festival, I thought this would be an ideal choice for dinner. According to the online terms, eating on a Sunday offers a massive 40% discount, so that appealed also! Edinburgh is very busy at the festival time, so I... More 

Thank fussypots
gustoedinburgh, General Manager at Gusto Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your recent visit to Gusto Edinburgh. I am happy to explain that Gusto Edinburgh doesn't offer, nor promote a 40% discount at our restaurant, however certain other Gusto restaurants, Gusto Glasgow for example, do offer such a discount. We are very forthright and honest with our offers... More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

Great birthday lunch. Wonderful food and fantastic service. Very knowledgeable and helpful waiter. Great outdoor area. We will be back! Worth a visit

Thank 76paula
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

I came in here for birthday pizza and thoroughly enjoyed my evening. We had a gorgeous round table upstairs overlooking the restaurant and the food was fab. Would definitely return

Thank Tattered P
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

Have been going to Gusto for a long time and have always recommend it to friends and family. Booked a table for 4 and had lovely service from Ella, who definitely made the experience enjoyable. She recommended beautiful wine and food for us to try. We truly had a lovely meal here, on one of the busiest weekends with the... More 

1 Thank Steph B
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

I had the wild mushroom risotto, my wife had the Spaghetti Carbonara, i must say that i was not expecting the quality of food that i recieved it was one of the best risottos i have had, my wife days her Carbonnara was really good, i had a bottle of Peroni Gran Reserva, my wife had freah orange & Lemonade,... More 

Thank brandywine1960
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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371 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

A bit like the Tardis - Gusto is a lot larger than it appears from the outside. The restaurant is airy and not too cramped despite the number of tables. The service was good and the menu had a wide variety of options. I had the mozzerrela starter which was ok and the salmon to follow which was very good.... 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$62
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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

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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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