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Contini George Street

103 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 3ES, Scotland
+44 131 225 1550
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“arancini” (15 reviews)
“pasta” (33 reviews)
“carpaccio” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
103 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 3ES, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Popped in here for cocktails. Amazing, fresh ingredients made them the best I’ve tasted in a long time. Lovely atmosphere, very beautifully decorated too.

Thank Edin82
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Swiftly seated to our booth table we were literally pounced on by staff who wanted us to order food. I asked if the pasta was fresh with her reply of oh it will be -wrong answer!!! Within five minutes of ordering the starters arrived and...More

Thank Andrea I
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Started with the carpaccio of beef which was an interesting combination of flavours. Neither of us particularly enjoyed it. The chicken Milanese was good but it was served on cooked iceberg lettuce. The chicken was slightly dry, could have done with some more sauce and...More

Thank Patrick H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Booked a table for 9 as a belated birthday celebration. The service is pretty appalling and the food was mediocre. We had one lovely waiter who was trying his best (and is the reason for 2 and not 1 stars) but all other staff were...More

1  Thank EShooter
Reviewed 3 days ago

First time visit to this well-placed Italian in George Street, but not the last as it is now firmly on the list for my next visit to Edinburgh. Really interesting menu - especially the pasta dishes, interesting puddings as well. Service on a busy Saturday...More

Thank Antiblackberry
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by this place for a quick lunch before my journey home. However the food was so tasty that I was there for about two hours. The service was quick, extremely attentive and helpful. (Girl with long black pony tail was our server, a true...More

Thank Mollie M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had heard a lot about this restaurant so decided to meet up with 3 friends and had a selection of small plate starters with "small" being the correct description! Carpaccio beef was sliced so thinly you had to scrape it off the plate and...More

Thank missattention2detail
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is some time since we last dined here and we felt that the whole offering had moved up several notches. The change in decor creates a subtle and classic foil and draws the eye to the soaring architectural features of this ex bank building....More

Thank Jings63
Carina C, Manager at Contini George Street, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jings63, Thank you so much for finding the time to write this review, it is very much appreciated. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience at Contini George Street and we hope to look after you soon. Kind regards, Team Contini

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The surroundings are absolutely stunning and this is mainly what attracted me to the restaurant, however the food was just as lovely which was an added bonus. We went for the 6 small plates to share. The Bruschetta was really light & fresh, the Mozzarella...More

Thank Lauren W
Carina C, Manager at Contini George Street, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Lauren W, Thank you so much for your fantastic review! We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your food and service with us, as well as the building's architectural grandeur and the modern interior design. We hope to look after you soon...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The setting is very grand and the staff attentive and efficient. The restaurant did not have space at my reserved time but seated me at, what appeared to be, bar tables. It was a nice position and enabled a view of the whole room and...More

Thank Mike970
Carina C, Manager at Contini George Street, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Mike970, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are very pleased that you were looked after well, and that you enjoyed your time at Contini George Street. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Team Contini

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$49
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 3ES, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 1550
  • E-mail
Contini George Street, Victor and Carina Contini’s flagship Italian restaurant, has relaunched with a brand new menu, décor and dining experience. A new menu, with a focus on small plates that can be shared, has been introduced, as well as a refreshed wine list and cocktail selection inspired by classic Italian drinks. The new Contini George Street menu features dishes such as Salame Calabrese with roasted aubergine, mint, crème fraiche and pistachio crumb; cod poached in cold pressed olive oil with fennel, samphire and chili; and a raw cauliflower, porcini and lemon oil salad with breadcrumbs and Venetian spiced walnuts. Meanwhile, “old favourites” like Contini’s classic Contadino can still be enjoyed, but in smaller, lighter portions. The wine list offers a choice of over 55 Italian wines by the glass and bottle
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