survey result

Summary

£71
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Contini manages to get brunch, lunch and dinner exactly right (although the Scottish breakfast is not for a weak appetite)” say fans of this converted banking hall. Their small-plates menu is “genuinely innovative while keeping in touch with what people want to eat” and there's “discrete” service on offer (often from “Victor Contini himself, usually to be seen in a smart suit at front of house)”.

Summary

£157
£££££
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4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A converted banking hall provides the “amazing setting” for Victor and Carina Contini’s relanched venture, which now puts small plates centre stage. Reporters praise the “good Italian food with very fresh ingredients” but “friendly and professional staff” also play a big part in “making this place a pleasure”.

Summary

£59
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3
Good
4
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4
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A converted banking hall provides the “amazing setting” for Victor and Carina Contini’s relanched venture, which now puts small plates centre stage. Reporters praise the “good Italian food with very fresh ingredients” but “friendly and professional staff” also play a big part in “making this place a pleasure”.

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Contini George Street Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Contini George Street Restaurant in EH2, Edinburgh by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Contini George Street restaurant.
Sylvia T
All we want from a restaurant is first clas...
Reviewed 10 months, 19 days ago

"All we want from a restaurant is first class ingredients really well cooked in a civilised setting, and that is exactly what we get at Contini, which we have been coming to since it was Centrotre. At our last visit two of us had Lobster ravioli described as 'sensational' and a simple starter of melon and prosciutto was everything it should be - excellent ingredients and really well dressed. The service was unobstrusive but really on the ball, the room was nearly full and the atmosphere buzzy but not noisy. This is why we return to Contini every time we come to Edinburgh."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£10.00 £25.50 £5.00 £7.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%
103 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3ES
Opening hours
Monday10 am‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday10 am‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday10 am‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
Thursday10 am‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
Friday10 am‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
Saturday10 am‑4 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑8 pm

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