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“Excellent service, food and drinks there is something for everyone!”
Review of The Living Room - CLOSED

The Living Room
Price range: US$8 - US$32
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Home Style
Neighbourhood: 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.
Reviewed 15 June 2014

I love the selection on their menu, the restaurant is gorgeous! However on one occasion my steak has not been cooked to how I have ordered it as it came medium-we'll instead do medium-rare but still tasted really good!

Thank Caroline S
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

Recent lunch was not spectacular . The food was nice but not anything special. the waiting staff were pleasant, however there was a significant length of time to wait for cocktails to arrive.
Overall the surroundings were a bit tired and in need of some TLC, in particular the toilets were particularly in need of some renovation...to be honest I wouldn't rush back .

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Thank anne d
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

I was here first maybe 5 years ago and the food was excellent. The last two years I have gotten a burnt (yes a charcoal briquette) burger that was half the width of the bun and a lamb kabob that was so chewy I couldn't swallow it. Really sad :-(

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Reviewed 23 May 2014

Good service and reasonable choice, just quality did not match price. Nice atmosphere and service OK but they did overcharge us when we looked at the bill, although this was rectified when we pointed this out. Drinks are quite expensive and they served some more expensive brands without checking this with us.

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Thank AandP433
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

Came here with a group of friends, the ambience was just right. The signature dish of Chateaubriand was little more than steak and chips (and a bad version at that). The Seafood Linguine had a total of 8 small pieces of seafood. We complained to the waiter who shrugged it off. We have also given an online complaint to which we have received no reply. Overpriced, poor food - would certainly not eat there again.

Thank Nicola F
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