map placeholder

Cucina at G&V Hotel

G&V Hotel Edinburgh, 1 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1AD +44 1313000323

(((() Italian
Main course: £12
Food spend: £34
Opening hours
Sunday - Thursday: 12:30 - 15:00 & 18:00 - 22:00 Friday & Saturday: 12:30 - 15:00 & 18:00 - 23:00.

Excellent service with nothing too much trouble. Great quality food with the best deserts we have tasted in a long time. Highly recommended.

Mark Sinclair 20 May 2017
from Edinburgh

View all 200 reviews

At the vibrant heart of G&V Hotel Edinburgh is Restaurant Cucina, a vivid, bustling, designer restaurant. The freshest seasonal ingredients and hearty flavours epitomise the authentic modern cooking that has been inspired by classic Italian cuisine.

Perfectly positioned at the corner of George IV Bridge and the Royal Mile, just steps from Edinburgh Castle, G&V Hotel is in the heart of Edinburgh. Open all day from breakfast until late, Cucina at G&V Hotel offers a menu of fresh, seasonal and authentic Italian dishes such as oven roasted partridge with balsamic glazed pumpkin or lemon sole with pine kernels and black olives. The exquisite dessert list has innovative decadences like chocolate orange bavarois with mandarin purée and balsamic vinegar ice cream or apple panna cotta with Cox apple petal and Granny Smith apple sorbet.

As the day progresses, the atmosphere changes from open and relaxed at breakfast and lunch to vibrant and intimate for dinner. In the stylish bar, there is afternoon tea to rival the best Edinburgh has to offer. The G&V Hotel afternoon tea offers traditional homemade fruit and plain scones, Italian deluxe finger sandwiches and Italian delicacies from the pastry chef.

Cucina at G&V Hotel

G&V Hotel Edinburgh, 1 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1AD

Contact +44 1312401666
Reservations +44 1313000323

Make a booking

See all restaurants in Edinburgh

See all restaurants in Edinburgh City Centre

Customer reviews for Cucina at G&V Hotel

4.4 (((() (based on 200 reviews)
91% of diners recommend this restaurant
  • Food (((()
  • Value ((((*
  • Ambience ((((*
  • Location (((()
  • Service (((()
  • Drinks (((()

Recommended for

  • dinner (132)
  • lunch (78)
  • romantic (76)
  • trendy (73)
  • luxury (67)
  • business (47)
  • large parties (43)
  • value (41)
  • afternoon tea (26)
  • entertainment (24)
  • private dining (20)
  • child friendly (14)
  • breakfast (12)
  • al fresco (7)
  • views (3)
  • ((((( 26 May 2017 by Yoxin Chin from Edinburgh

    Food was good and service was amazing.

  • ((((( 20 May 2017 by Mark Sinclair from Edinburgh

    Excellent service with nothing too much trouble. Great quality food with the best deserts we have tasted in a long time. Highly recommended.

  • ((*** 9 May 2017 by Liz Wood from Edinburgh

    Although booked for 3pm it appeared that we were not expected. No one else in the restaurant but it took half an hour for sandwiches to appear by which time our tea was nearly finished and we were not asked it we would like more. The sandwiches when they did come had a slight dryness as if the had been made and left out for too long. Also did not expect to be served by "courses". Any afternoon tea I have had before has come on tiered stand.

  • ((((* 1 May 2017 by Scott Cairns from Falkirk

    Chic Italian restaurant has an upmarket ambiance and serves a wide selection of quality dishes. Portion sizes do seem quite meagre for the price being asked, although the quality and taste of the food was excellent. Servers were all extremely helpful and pleasant to deal with.

  • (((** 26 April 2017 by Michael Ford from Edinburgh

    The food was very good and had interesting combinations of ingredients (e.g. truffle in a dessert). However, some of the interior decor and crockery seemed a bit faded and not up to the standards of the food. We were also the only people in the restaurant having lunch at 1pm, which seemed a bit odd...

  • ((((( 25 April 2017 by Michele Henry from Edinburgh

    The restaurant is stylishly decorated. The food was fab, and the servers were very knowledgable and attentive without being in the way. The wine was very nice, but a bit expensive. Great overall experience, and a great find as we had a set menu special price.

  • ((((( 24 April 2017 by Brian White from Edinburgh

    What a fantastic restaurant. The service, wines and food were first class. I have dined in many good restaurants including Michelin starred. The G&V in Edinburgh is right up there with the best of them.

  • ((((( 23 April 2017 by Avril Gall from Edinburgh

    Online booking was simple, hotel public areas and roof-top garden are relaxed and welcoming, the staff are warm, attentive and friendly and the food was first class. We were worried that a 'taster' menu might not fill us up but were proven wrong and the excellent flavours ensured we cleared all our plates. I loved the art works throughout the building which was surprisingly peaceful despite its location.

  • ((((( 22 April 2017 by Kirsty Mckay from Glasgow

    Afternon tea !!excellent choice of goodies,very attentive staff,great selection of tea all in all great afternoon

  • ((((* 18 April 2017 by Mandy Reeman-clark from Dunblane

    Really enjoyed our lunch - went for the £25 meal deal which was good value. Food delicious!

Nearly done! Please enter your details

  • Guests:
  • Date:
  • Time:
  • Menu:
Change Booking reference:

Your Contact Details

  • Name:
  • Email:
  • Phone:
* required
Please enter your first name
Please enter your last name
Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid phone number

Please email me the latest promotions and deals from

By completing this booking, you are accepting the Terms and Conditions associated with it.


Booking confirmed

An email confirmation has been sent to

  • Guests:
  • Date:
  • Time:
  • Menu:
Change Booking reference:

Restaurant details

Book this restaurant again Close and return to restaurant


There was an error completing your booking.
This table is no longer available or cannot be booked at this time. Please search for a new table.

Nearby restaurants

Book this restaurant