The Living Room - Edinburgh
Fantastic eveningWe had a great day out in Edinburgh, finished off with fantastic food, great atmosphere and great company will most definitely be back !!!18/05/2013 00:00:00EnjoyableHave visited the living room a number of times and always really enjoy it. This time was no different; however, i have had better food in the past. That being said, it was still good value for money and the evening was a great success.09/05/2013 00:00:00Special Occasion LunchExcellent service, made to feel very welcome. Good atmosphere, good range available on the menu. Will definitely be back.04/05/2013 00:00:00Last minute dinner!My husband and I decided last minute to go out for dinner on Friday and not only got a table but got a good table! Atmosphere was fabulous and meal was delightful!03/05/2013 00:00:00A nice treatMy wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The selections given to us were very appealing in many ways. We both opted for a main course of steaks which were cooked beautifully. The selection of drinks available was fantastic and the service was excellent.27/04/2013 00:00:00Perfect end to a dayMy wife and I enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere after a day in Edinburgh. The attentiveness of the staff was perfect, not pressurising and very friendly. The timing was just right. I had the fish and chips which came on a wooden platter, presented perfectly and outstandingly good taste. My wife had the gressingham chicken which again was cooked to perfection and presented extremely well. To sum up we both enjoyed our experience and recommend the restaurant to our friends. Thank You.26/04/2013 00:00:00Great experience at The Living RoomI took my girlfriend here for our 3rd anniversary, and we really enjoyed it. I think the layout of the restaurant really adds to the atmosphere. The booths are really good seating. The food was delicious and good value. I've been to restaurants with more impressive presentation of food, but really it's the taste that matters most. Perhaps a wider choice of desserts would have been more enjoyable. But overall I really liked the experience and I'll be back!31/03/2013 00:00:00ExcellentWe had a really fabulous time
The cocktails were amazing, food was fabulous
The atmosphere is just great- we had a booth which was perfect, so nice
A really lovely location and our waiter could not do enough to help us- fantastic service31/03/2013 00:00:00Just lovelyLovely meal, excellent food, gorgeous restaurant, great service (love the seating booths)31/03/2013 00:00:00Great ambienceExcellent menu waitress gave good info on specials. Smoked haddock a wee bit overcooked, trio of pork went down a treat as did all other selections.
Noted that all diners at surrounding tables were also clearing their plates, a good sign.
Chocolate tart with honeycomb ice cream really good
Irish coffee needs a bit more whisky, very faint taste.
Check age policy when booking- had a 15 yr old in party,informed just after arrival for 19.15 that policy requires under 18's off premises by 20.00. Can't order or eat that fast.Management helpfully agreed to let us stay.22/03/2013 00:00:00Great service and atmosphereHad lunch at the Living Room on Friday. The atmosphere in the restaurant was really nice and the waitress was very helpful. The portions of food were very generous so we didn't have room for dessert. I would defintiely recomment this restaurant.15/03/2013 00:00:00Excellent post-theatreI chose and booked for myself and 2 friends for post-theatre dinner. We all agreed it was an excellent choice. Good quality food and beautifully presented. Helpful and friendly staff. Will definitely return.09/03/2013 00:00:00After the rugbyWe ate on a Saturday night after the Scotland v Wales match. The place was packed. Noisy but not opppressive. Staff very helpful. Food excellent and very good value. Not overfussy which sometimes happens. Just good food well cooked.09/03/2013 00:00:00Pre Theatre diningWe went to The Living Room before going on to a show, and it was perfect. We hadn't been before and had a booking for 6.30pm. We both had the ale battered prawns and a selection of bread to start; absolutely delicious. Then the steak mains were also cooked to perfection,not always the case when you ask for well done. What can I say about the sticky toffee pudding.....it was the best we'd even had. There's also the option of the set meals, 2 or 3 course, which were very good value with plenty of choice.The atmosphere was good, a little boisterous being a Friday evening before the Rugby match, but a thoroughly enjoyable evening and we'll certainly go to The Living Room again in the near future.08/03/2013 00:00:00What an ambianceBeautiful music, lovely ambiance, friendly waiters, very inexpensively priced. The menu looked very interesting, unfortunately the food itself did not live up to the expectations.07/03/2013 00:00:00LushWe went to the living room for some hearty grub and weren't disappointed the food was amazing and well presented!07/03/2013 00:00:00Keep going back!I really like the Living room, although I am not a massive fan of George Street. It always delivers on quality food and the deals are great! 3 courses for £15 is just AMAZING!!07/03/2013 00:00:001st Visit to The Living RoomWe absolutely loved the restaurant. The atmosphere was just electric. Wine was affordable and the nibbles to start with were a great idea. We had 3 courses and enjoyed each and everyone. A must have is the Thai Fishcakes - just scrummy! The sea bass was gorgeous with the mushrooms and bak choi, the duck dish was just perfect. Chocolate pudding and the sticky toffee pudding was amazing. The staff were very friendly and attentive, the thing that amazed us was the chap that took our order did not even write it down!! Finished with coffee ending a lovely evening. We were booked for 4.30pm and were asked to be finished by 6.15pm but we did not leave until 6.45pm and there was no hurrying us from the restaurant. Definitely be back!!02/03/2013 00:00:00Lunch at the Living RoomA friendly and lively restaurant with good service and a nice ambience. A good restaurant to take friends or colleagues to. Well placed in the city.23/02/2013 00:00:00amazingSuch a nice restaurant, service was excellent and the place a lovely atmosphere. Perfect for place to take someone for a first date, like i did. Food was really nice, a much better selection of food then is normally available at restaurants of this standard.22/02/2013 00:00:00Good value when there's a dealI like the Living Room and I enjoy the food though I have to say when you pay the exact price on the menu it becomes an expensive night out and there are a number of better restaurants in the area for that kind of money. If you have a diner's card then the cost of the meal becomes more reasonable. With their wine list I find the slightly less expensive wines not very good and the good wines expensive, more so than many others around. I would like to see a selection of better drinking wines at more quaffable prices.
Having said that the restaurant staff are always friendly, efficient and prompt and they always have the time to interact with guests.21/02/2013 00:00:00ExcellentThe staff were very attentive to myself and my baby, they couldn't do enough for us.
The food is good value for money.19/02/2013 00:00:00Such a lovely place xWhat a really nice restaurant !!
It's a lovely place to be and a good menu choice too .
We had a lovely night , the food was fab , the service was fantastic and all round a great night .16/02/2013 00:00:00not so quiet mealHad an excellent meal, with attentive staff. There was a good atmosphere, although a little noisy this did not spoil the experience. Will be reccomending to friends and family.16/02/2013 00:00:00amazingtook my girlfriend here for valentines we had the most amazing time it was so romantic , the food was absolutly fantastic. the only thing wrong was we waited a good 40 minutes between starter and main course but other than that it was a fantastic evening.15/02/2013 00:00:00Valintines, 2013We were in Edinburgh for valentines day, the table booked for a romantic meal. A wonderful time had, the menu was extremely nice, the food was prepared beautifully. The staff were most helpful, and extremely pleasant, in all dealings. The atmosphere was very pleasant. And the cocktails after the meal were magnificent.14/02/2013 00:00:00ImpressiveOur welcome was warm and and the waitress who dealt with us all night was utterly immense. We deal with the public nearly every day ourselves and we what it takes to make customers feel looked after, we also know it can be quite challenging if it's busy, but this certain waitress had it down to a tee. From talking away to my girlfriend to checking if everything was ok at the right times, to smiling and keeping our wine glasses refreshed it was a brilliant dining experience. All that asside the food was perfect, the sharing starter lined the stomach, the steak filled me up and the desert tipped me over the edge but had to be done. we'll be back!14/02/2013 00:00:00the cookie monstersvery enjoyable experience - good confident service however my daughter missed her train due to the bill taking ages to come which was a slight dampner on a very enjoyable evening
to conclude the atmosphere in the dining room was second to none and i will definitely recommend to my friends as long as you improve the speed of transporting the bill to your diners10/02/2013 00:00:00Birthday lunchOur waiter was fantastic and went that extra mile to make sure his guests had a good experience, My starter request was no longer available so I decided not to bother. The rest of the party were served with theirs when he came across with my starter that he had managed to get made by the Chef. This is exceptional service as he could have left me with nothing.
Our starters were delicious,The other three people in my party had a great main course, unfortunaltey I chose to have one of my favourites and it was dissapointing too much vinegar. Again we seemed to have a problem with one of our sweets eton mess that came without any meringue ! but again the waiter stepped up to the mark and did not charge us for it as it was left uneaten.10/02/2013 00:00:00Lovely MealWe started with mussles & risotto...both lovely. Two 10oz steaks followed which were cooked nicely & to our liking. If I had to be picky..they were perhaps a little smaller than you would have expected & certainly not 10oz..but tasted very good non the less. The only thing that consistently lets the restaurant down is the size of some of its side dishes. Unfortunately most mains don't come with sides which are extra... £3.50 for cabbage which I could only describe as a spoonful. Don't let this put you off however, overall it was a lovely meal and I would not hesitate to return. So if you are looking for a lively atmosphere with efficient staff and tasty food then The Living Room ticks all the boxes...09/02/2013 00:00:00We had a great night and theWe had a great night and the service was fantastic
waitress really friendly and nice08/02/2013 00:00:00Great deal at the Livingroom!Had a great evening meal with Livingroom 50% deal. Would definitely go back. Service was good too.31/01/2013 00:00:00A group of friends went hereA group of friends went here for a late lunch. The food, service and ambience of the place was all really excellent. Would happilly go again.31/01/2013 00:00:00Offers are really good valueI visited the restarant in January z2013 for an evening meal with 3 friends, we had the 50% off food voucher which gave us all options on the a la carte menu with a 50% reduction. This was a great offer. The only thing that was a bit annoying was the piped music which went on all evening and the speaker being above our table made conversation across the table difficult. The restaurant was packed out, so book if you go here, and one of the lamb options ( which 2 of my friends wanted) was not available. I would go back...and even pay the full price!30/01/2013 16:00:00amazing restaurantI love this place and everyone I have taken has also loved it. The food is amazing and it's freshly prepared and you CAN tell trust me. A *30/01/2013 16:00:00met up with 3 friends formet up with 3 friends for lunch using the 50% food voucher. The food was excellent had the tapas sharing platter to begin with the mixed bread and then eggs benedict. Food was served quickly and waiter was very friendly.28/01/2013 16:00:00the rump steak was deliciousthe rump steak was delicious and so were the two cocktails i had!26/01/2013 16:00:00Very lacking in customer serviceI eat regularly at The Living Room and always enjoy and choose to return.
However, on this occasion the lack of attention from staff was very obvious, we
Had to continuously ask staff to take orders, for bill, for amended bill etc.
they never once topped up our wine, or if we wanted more drinks.
Normally they are so attentive.
Have they cut back on staff due to recession - it very much appeared so and was so noticeable
This was reflected in my tip26/01/2013 16:00:00girly tea outSecond time eating in the Living Room, and cannot complain at all about the quality of food & service. Really enjoy this restaurant. Only small problem, would be that the area where were sat was a bit draughty, but it was a cold January night! Will definately return.25/01/2013 16:00:00Lunch for two proved to beLunch for two proved to be excellent value, with the 50% reduction on food. Salmon dish and beef and ale pie delighted us both. Terrific service and waiting staff informative and helpful. Will definitely return, special offers or not.24/01/2013 16:00:00Excellent dining experienceThe restaurant was very busy and had a great buzz because it had 50% off food and it was also Friday night! The Living Room does service and a wide selection of lovely food extremely well and I will certainly go back when I'm in Edinburgh again. I would definitely recommend to anyone, no matter what age, maybe a bit noisy for some because of it's obvious popularity but a great place. I was on my own but didn't feel at all out of place.24/01/2013 16:00:00Lousy weather, great lunch.Lunch at The Living Room is always good but with their January 50% off it was spectacular. Our waitress was very attentive but not intrusive,and also very proactive. When my friend said she fancied one of the special panninis but was trying to avoid wheat, she suggested having the filling with a large salad instead. The food is always good there and reliable. Good choice, beautifully presented.24/01/2013 16:00:00lunch with an old work colleaguelunch with an old work colleague using the 50% off voucher I received...food was very good as usual as was the service.23/01/2013 16:00:00January offerThe food in the living room is fab!! They were doing 50% off food in January which was amazing! Lovely place would definately recommend!!21/01/2013 16:00:00Birthday celebrationreturned again to The Living Room. Only complaint is where we were , along the back wall next to the windows, sitting had a cold draught but wouldn't stop us returning. Excellent Top Table 50% off.20/01/2013 16:00:00Great food, great atmosphereMy husband and I have dined here several times and have never been disappointed. The food is always good quality and the wines are fairly priced. The staff are always checking that you are okay, even at busy times.19/01/2013 16:00:00We went to the Living RoomWe went to the Living Room during the January 50% off food deal, the food was tasty, the service was really good and the price was great. The atmosphere in the restaurant was nice for a Sunday evening, quite chilled out and cosy. Would recommend to a friend definately!!19/01/2013 16:00:00Fab 50% off food offer in JanuaryThe Livingroom had an offer of 50% off food for January and it was an excellent offer. It did in no way compromise the quality of the food at all. We had delicious 3 courses - great variety on the menu and lovely specials on the day. Wine was a normal price for any George Street establishment in Edinburgh but the reduced cost of the food made it an extremely affordable meal out with friends. It was extremely busy but service was still excellent.17/01/2013 16:00:00well done!excellent food, good, efficient and friendly staff. good variety of foods and drinks, all in all a very good dining experience17/01/2013 16:00:00Top dining experienceLove the Living Room.. Had a Fabulous meal, great ambience and service. What an amazing and relaxed resturant with lovely staff and tasty food at good prices.17/01/2013 16:00:00