survey result

Summary

£74
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “busy and atmospheric” restaurant with “reliably excellent pasta dishes” (plus, unusually, ‘full Scottish breakfasts’) was opened almost 20 years ago in a former banking hall by Victor Contini, whose family has brought their Italian heritage to bear on the Scottish food scene for more than a century. The venue’s success has led to further openings, at the Scottish National Gallery and in Cannonball House, next door to Edinburgh Castle.

Summary

£71
  £££
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* 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
£££££
3
Good
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”.

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Restaurant details

Yes
Highchair,Menu
Yes
16
No dress code
120
Yes

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £25.00 £30.00
Pretheatre £25.00 £30.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£10.00 £26.50 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £26.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Bread £4.50
Service 10.00%
103 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3ES
Opening hours
Monday10 am‑3 pm, 5 pm‑9 pm
Tuesday10 am‑3 pm, 5 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday10 am‑3 pm, 5 pm‑9 pm
Thursday10 am‑3 pm, 5 pm‑9 pm
Friday10 am‑3 pm, 5 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday10 am‑5 pm, 5 pm‑9:30 pm
Sunday10 am‑5 pm, 5 pm‑8 pm

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