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Gusto Restaurant & Bar

#204 of 1,832 Restaurants in Edinburgh
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135 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 4JS, Scotland
+44 131 225 2555
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Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We took our mum here for her birthday.Restaurant looks lovely from the outside shame the service and food wasn't the same!!! First of all our waiter had a face like he was chewing on a wasp the whole evening and it was very apparent he didn't want to be there. Also his manner was very rude and short just not... More 

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Thank Trish B
Leeds, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Recommended by friends...lovely restaurant with open kitchen. Waiter and waitresses attentive. Only problem I found was the restaurant was dimly lit and if your eyesight isn't great you will struggle to read the menu. 2 and 3 course evening and lunch menu with varied meals 3 course £19.99..Mon to Thurs so excellent value. We chose from the main menu...no starters... More 

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Thank mrshorny
Brampton, Canada
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55 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a great night but that may have been more about the company of old friends. Our waitress was a trainee and I hope she made it because she was friendly and accommodating. The food was decent and the wine list fair. Our experience overall was a great night. I had the lasagna which was quite a large portion.... More 

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Thank HeatherMcD33
Dundee, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went with the wife to celebrate a wedding anniversary. Bit disappointed. Seats too close. Next table girl sitting in trackie bottoms. Not a place for a romantic dinner. Possibly nicer if in a group seated in larger circular tables. Food fine if a bit pricey. Staff pleasant enough when squeezing between tables.

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Thank georgedoull
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was attracted to eat in Gusto by the romantic fairy lights outside. The experience didn't disappoint. The waitress was lovely and attentive. The decor inside was sophisticated and there was a buzzing vibe for a Thursday. We couldn't decide what to eat to ended up sharing two dishes. The waiter kindly plated the two halves out so we didn't... More 

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Thank Ruthio15
Brighton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Come here as a couple, ordered the special which was sirloin steak. It was so chewy and fatty I could not eat it and I'm not usually fussy. I told the staff about this and they were understanding but did not apologise or offer any alternative which was disappointing for a £100 dinner. Good interior and nice vibe but the... More 

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gustoedinburgh, General Manager at Gusto Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Hdoor, Many thanks for taking the time to review our restaurant, it is only through genuine feedback from our guests that we are able to improve. Firstly, I’m so glad you like the interior of the restaurant and that there was a nice atmosphere when you dined with us. With regards to the sirloin steak you had on the... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and 8 others came here for a meal on my sisters hen do. The meal was absolutely fantastic and I will definitely be back when I visit Edinburgh again.

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Thank iloveholidays201182
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place. The decor is great, and the staff were very welcoming to us each time we've been. The food itself, I cannot fault, it's delicious. Decent selection of Italian food which I love. The prices reflect on the food and service, which is fantastic. There's plenty places to eat on George street but for me, Gusto stands... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely meal, really nice atmosphere and polite and helpful staff. Lots of great items on the menu and very reasonably priced.

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Thank Holly B
Aberdeen
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really liked the decor in Gusto. We were staying overnight in Edinburgh and gave it a try as we like Italian food and it was near our hotel. It didn't disappoint. I particularly liked the sangria which I had!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$60
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 4JS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 2555

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in New Town

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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 squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighbourhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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