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George Street Bar and Grill & Samovar Lounge

130 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4JZ +44 1312680642

((((* Scottish
Main course: £13
Food spend: £20

Food was excellent. Chicken Breast main course was particularly good

David Sheal 02 January 2017
from Aberdeen

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A majestic setting on the corner of George Street and Charlotte Square, George Street Grill & Samovar Lounge pair classic European recipes and locally-sourced Scottish produce. Inspired by traditional grand European cafes and brasseries, enjoy a wide range of delicious classical dishes from brunch through to afternoon tea and dinner, and a stylish late night bar for drinks and cocktails.

Offering a luxurious spin on afternoon tea and taking its name from an ancient Russian teapot, the Samovar Lounge showcases a dedication to the art of tea brewing. Sip rare teas from delicate mismatched china, and indulge in stands of sandwiches, scones and hand-crafted cakes.

For brunch, sample a dish of seared foie gras, duck eggs and toasted brioche, or a traditonally-inspired croque-monsieur. Tender Scottish lamb with shallots, capers, lemon and olive oil leads the George Street Bar and Grill menu, while hearty roast dinners lead the Sunday lunch menu.

Boasting a stunning interior to match the surrounding area’s trendy status, George Street Bar and Grill is a contemporary and elegant all day venue. Homemade scones, sweetly-sticky preserves and thick clotted creams lead the sumptuous afternoon tea, together with a selection of teas, coffees or champagne. Don’t forget to try the affogato: a true Italian classic – steaming hot espresso poured over the finest vanilla ice cream, and you can even add a dash of liqueur.

Edinburgh Castle is just a 10-minute walk from George Street Bar and Grill in Edinburgh, while the pretty Dean Gardens are an 8-minute drive away.

George Street Bar and Grill & Samovar Lounge

130 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4JZ

Contact +44 1315274637
Reservations +44 1312680642

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Customer reviews for George Street Bar and Grill & Samovar Lounge

4.0 ((((* (based on 213 reviews)
85% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (95)
  • afternoon tea (84)
  • lunch (81)
  • value (49)
  • romantic (32)
  • trendy (27)
  • luxury (26)
  • business (24)
  • private dining (24)
  • large parties (18)
  • child friendly (14)
  • views (12)
  • breakfast (8)
  • entertainment (5)
  • al fresco (3)
  • ((*** 5 January 2017 by Lesley Black from Wemyss Bay

    Food was good, well presented and well cooked, but service was poor. For most of our visit there were no staff to be seen, had to wander the building looking for a staff member to even be seated.
    When staff were present they were polite and friendly, but service was slow.
    The establishment looked lovely, the food was delicious, but the place was the service an ongoing issue?

  • ((((( 2 January 2017 by Steve Hulme from Derby

    Good food, staff, experience

  • ((((( 2 January 2017 by Colin Brien from Livingston

    Booked here for a New Years day late lunch. Loved the place. Nice and quiet at 3pm with very attentive staff. Also great that they did not try to rip off customers with an inflated price menu as others do, providing their normal menus. The starter, main and desert were superb and great value for money.
    The staff were great and friendly and a credit to the place.

  • ((((( 2 January 2017 by Jennifer from Edinburgh

    We had a lovely lunch the food was excellent, Coley fish and the chicken, rice pudding with baked plums, sorbet and sticky toffee pudding, all very delicious, would certainly be returning.

  • ((((( 2 January 2017 by David Sheal from Aberdeen

    Food was excellent. Chicken Breast main course was particularly good

  • ((((( 1 January 2017 by Simon Howells from Sydney

    Excellent. No complaints at all.

  • ((((* 1 January 2017 by Karen Sheehy from Reading

    Comfortable dining. Good atmosphere

  • ((((( 30 December 2016 by James from Kirkcaldy

    If I had one slight criticism it is that the toilets need upgrading to keep in line with the restaurant and bar

  • (((** 26 December 2016 by Dorothy from Edinburgh

    Food was very good but service to begin with was very poor. There was no small changes allowed to the set menu, even though that wasn't the menu I viewed on line. They forgot to bring bread rolls to the table and the drink service was slow. I also wanted a later slot for dinner but there was no availability, when we got there and the whole time we were there there were plenty of free tables, in fact the restaurant was very quiet.

  • (((** 23 December 2016 by Susan Morrison from Dunfermline

    The food. when it finally arrived, was excellent. The service was poor. We did complain, but instead of an apology we were told there was a large group and they were busy.....wrong reaction......... Would I recommend the restaurant to a friend, perhaps. I would advise staff training, for the male member of staff wearing a suit, specifically on how to deal with customer complaints.

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