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1 George IV Bridge | G&V Royal Mile Hotel, Edinburgh EH1 1AD, Scotland
+44 131 220 6666
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“scallops” (16 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1 George IV Bridge | G&V Royal Mile Hotel, Edinburgh EH1 1AD, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

From the main street you follow the signs through a back alley, a few corners and you reach this quirky restaurant. Must have been decorated by one of those Spanish architects :-). The name "Cucina" indicates Italian food, but the dishes are more like fusion...More

Thank SunriseSki
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was nice and service was excellent. Definitely a bit more on the pricey side but I didn't mind paying that little bit extra as it was a lovely meal. The restaurant itself was beautifully decorated and very unique. I will 100% be back here.

Thank Rossaa_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First night at hotel decided to eat at Cucina. Great restaurant. Ambience pleasant, staff very attentive and food was great. Well worth a visit.

Thank Bob J
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to visit the bar here to escape the madding crowds of the Edinburgh festival. It was only around 7.15pm and the bar area was virtually empty, apart from one other occupied table. The girl at the bar seemed to be having difficulty getting...More

Thank ultrafussypants
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Hidden in the back of the Royal Mile so was a lucky find. Dad and I chose the spaghetti with Pesto and Potato and Mum had gnocchi with black truffle gratings - delicious. Very tasty indeed and filling. Hits the spot and was just enough....More

Thank Tash B
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Two couples shared an excellent dinner with fine food and fine service. The scallop appetizer was particularly delicious. We had a late dinner but had no sense at all of being rushed. The seating was comfortable and the ambient noise better than average (that is,...More

Thank NortheastJim
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I turned up at Cucina around 8:30 in the evening on my birthday, hoping for some lovely Italian food. The restaurant was open, and there were people dining. The restaurant was half empty, but we were told we wouldn't be served because...More

Thank OSUlawgirl
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We went to this restaurant for my mum's b'day, the girl that was serving us was brilliant, very polite and very helpful. But unfortunately when it came to food, everything came out cold, none of the dishes were cooked correctly! I ordered ribeye steak which...More

1  Thank Paulina S
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Fantastic meal. We had rabbit saddle and guinne fowl and it was ezcellent. Restaurant somellier Matt, matched perfect wines with our meals and the evening was fantastic. Could not recommend enough. 5 star!

Thank Kristaps T
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Last minute decision to pop into my favourite hotel in Edinburgh for a bite of dessert. All of the team were fantastic, polite, smiling and SO efficient - they were a well oiled machine. Our waiter was Roberto and he was lovely. We ordered the...More

Thank Devon H
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$42 - US$179
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 George IV Bridge | G&V Royal Mile Hotel, Edinburgh EH1 1AD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 220 6666
  • E-mail
Flawless hospitality. From early morning till late at night. Our award-winning destination restaurant Cucina is the pulsing heart of G&V. Cucina is where you'll find authentic, seasonal, modern cooking. Menus inspired by classic Italian cuisine, with Head Chef Mattia Camorani at the helm. Pushing boundaries, whilst serving the classics. Created with the finest ingredients, freshly prepared with passion. Where the rich flavours of the Italian regions meet in the beautiful G&V surroundings. An exciting selection of wines from the old world to the new, matched perfectly to every course. Flawless, friendly, five star service. Filled with laughter and knowledge. For every occasion whether dressing up or down. A place for special events, for making memories or for doing business. All day, every day.
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