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#320 of 1,824 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Old Town
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1 George IV Bridge | G&V Royal Mile Hotel, Edinburgh EH1 1AD, Scotland
+44 131 220 6666
18:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
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Sun - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Sun - Sat 12:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My boyfriend and I came across an offer for this place online ( 3 courses, a glass of prosecco each and coffee and petit fours to finish) The food was delicious and I really liked the Italian influence, and the only thing about the food I didn't like was that the tiramisu was a bit too strong on the booze... More 

Thank RMRob
Ayr, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was great and as they had just updated menu it offered more interesting choice. Service was tip top,when it came to dessert the waiter by mistake gave us the old menus,when it came to ordering he noticed the error produced the new menu and desserts were on the house.Nice touch,well handled.

Thank Victor M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A modern Italian cuisine.. first time that I taste a warm burrata with chocolate and chili.. the pappardelle a la castagna were fantastic.. excellent service.. always smiling and aware.

Thank Jose C
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hands down the best Italian meal my girlfriend and I have eaten outside of Italy (we both have family in Italy so we visit there a lot) Firstly the service was excellent, in particular our waiter for the evening, Roberto, who made our evening so special. 5*service from all the staff throughout the evening. As well as the great service... More 

Thank Hodgenss
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We visited Cucina as we were celebrating our 30th Wedding Anniversary. The menu looked nice so we decided to give it a try which was a big mistake as far as the food was concerned. The menu shows Pork Belly however we were not informed the dish was changed when seated (reason we went in there was my husband wanted... More 

Thank AminaSarwar
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

We were staying at the G&V hotel to which this restaurant is linked to Cucina so booked a table at the same time as our room. A few days later I was called and advised that there would be a big party at the same time and asked if I would like to change the booking. Good customer service as... More 

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Thank Paul G
Armadale, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I wasn't sure what to expect, since the restaurant is part of a hotel. From the minute we arrived we were made to feel at home with a very personal and friendly service. The ambience was perfect and the. The food was amazing as were the staff. I will definately be back here.

Thank johnmcc1968
Charlotte, North Carolina
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207 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We stayed at the G&V Royal Mile Hotel and had the luxury of just taking an elevator ride to this delicious restaurant where we had breakfast every morning. We didn't eat here the other meals so I can't write about them, but the breakfast buffet was incredible. If you're not a buffet fan, you can also order off the menu... More 

Thank AliBug
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

One word: AMAZING. We had the Christmas menu (salmon roulade, liver pate, gnocchi & duck breast) with the wine pairing. One of the best meals I've had for ages and the wine was perfectly matched. When I looked at TA I was gobsmacked at how low it's ranking is compared to how good it was. The service was attentive (but... More 

Thank Mrs_W_01032017
Washington, Dc
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Great location but mediocre dinner. Chef should visit and taste at Sasso Bar & Cucina, Bia Bistrot and Locanda de Gusti to see what great good tastes like.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$42 - US$179
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Old Town

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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 royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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