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Contini George Street

103 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 3ES, Scotland
+44 131 225 1550
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“tagliata” (2 reviews)
“pasta” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
103 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 3ES, Scotland
Neighbourhood: New Town
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I decided to eat out on the spur of the moment. We have wanted to try Contini in George Street since it was refurbished and changed its menu. We had a simply brilliant time. We were greeted courteously and had one of...More

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Haven't been to Contini in years, and was very pleasantly surprised by the changes - beautiful decor, lovely drinks and food, as well as attentive staff. Really lovely touch with the edible flowers in our cocktails! My only complaint was my chicken was rather oily...More

Thank ruthrmicallef
Reviewed 6 days ago

This place is amazing! The quality of food and drink. Contini always seems to amaze! I was in Friday past just catching the end of Breakfast. It was busy! No wonder! Staff ripping around doing what they seem to do best! Always delivering great service....More

Thank Stewart A
Reviewed 6 days ago

Popped in on Friday morning for some breakfast with my friends as we had heard it was good food... Although very busy the staff were super friendly and the food was delicious. Due to how busy the morning rush had been the food took a...More

Thank kirstycannon
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a group of friends come over from Glasgow for the weekend and wanted to go somewhere new and nice so we made reservations at Contini. We were promptly seated and we were all hungry and the food looked so wonderful we ordered lots...More

Thank Steve J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Contini George Street for breakfast as I went there for supper last night and it was excellent. I was shown to a table then had to wait an age for someone to take my order. The thing that got me was someone came...More

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Carina C, Manager at Contini George Street, responded to this review

Dear Robert3856, Many thanks for taking the time to review us, your views are appreciated and valued. Of course, we are disheartened that you did not enjoy your visit on this occasion. An unforeseen staff shortage did stretch us on our usual busy morning, and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Met up with a friend for lunch at this restaurant which was recommended by my daughter and had a delicious pasta dish with pesto and clams, excellent wine and coffee and overall very good service. Would like to try the dinner menu too.

Thank 555WIM
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a good meeting here yesterday - the crab salad, bread, and sparkling water was just right. Also pretty good for talking to others, not overheard, but not also imposing on others.

Thank Freddie M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch for 10 on a Sunday. Apart from one large birthday table and a few on the pavement tables it was not busy, but we still had to be on 2 tables ( and we booked). We were attracted by the look of the...More

Thank Picpoul
Reviewed 1 week ago

Contini George Street is the original of three restaurants run by a Scottish-Italian family - the other two being the Cannonball Restaurant and Bar just outside Edinburgh Castle, and The Scottish Restaurant and Cafe at the Scottish National Gallery (I visited all three during my...More

Thank Ryan P
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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Is the pasta freshly made on site .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$48
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
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
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