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Contini George Street

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103 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 3ES, Scotland
+44 131 225 1550
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Today
08:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 20:30
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 22:30
Sat 10:00 - 22:30
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was a long time ago that I was last in Contini's. This former bank building was elegantly converted into an Italian restaurant. When we came, early evening, the place was not busy and staff were friendly, helpful and attentive. I chose the risotto and my friend had the tagliata, and he much enjoyed the chargrilled beef. The risotto was... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here last time we were in Edinburgh, about a year ago, and it was a nice Italian restaurant but nothing particularly special. What a difference! Tonight we've had some amazing food and wines and because of their new menu we didn't come out feeling absolutely stuffed, just very pleasantly filled. Mozzarella di bufala and beef carpaccio shared between... More 

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Thank CSFYork
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place for lunch when shopping, this restaurant is located towards the Charlotte Square end of George Street. We ate a good selection of Italian food in an interesting interior. Very good service from friendly staff. A few tables looked on the small side but most - including the one we had - were a good size.

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Thank David B
edinburgh
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221 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had lunch on Sunday there. No one manning the reception desk. Wonderful interior. Found a waiter who then ushered me to my table. Friend wanted to order soup as a starter- was none. She had the crab salad which was good.She asked the waitress for bread and was told she would have to ask? Ask for bread, really? My monkfish... More 

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Thank nolanar
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Brilliant restaurant with lovely friendly staff and a good atmosphere. The room is gorgeous and has had a recent make over. The food is always excellent.

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Thank missminnie2
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240 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has had a makeover in its name and menu. Housed in an old bank with grand surroundings, the venue is spacious and comfortable. Staff were welcoming and especially good with the 3 young children in the party. The new menu features delicious home-made pasta. We ordered a selection of primi and secondi dishes which we shared between us.... More 

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Thank Jacqui M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Contini (formerly "Cento Tre") is an elegant restaurant having at one time been a classic Georgian-styled bank in its heyday. Although somewhat 'echo-ey' due to its vast internal dimensions, it is certainly comfortable and amenable with a nice ambience. Food is excellent, with genuine Italian fayre not often found in a lot of Italian restaurants. Pleasant and efficient service tops... More 

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Thank DanieleIannarelli
London, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for authentic Italian food , it is so amazingly fresh . I could quite happily eat breakfast lunch and dinner here

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked to meet my brother and his wife here for lunch. The restaurant was half full which made the atmosphere calm and friendly. The service was good, not rushed but attentive enough when required. There is a full drinks menu including non alcoholic cocktails, the amalfi limonata tasted refreshing and is recommended. The carpaccio with rhubarb was light and tasty.... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent dining experience. The restaurant is spacious and confortable. The service is quick, efficient and friendly. And, above all, the food is superb. Personally, I strongly recommend the lamb chops.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$19 - US$47
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 20:30
Monday
08:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:30
Thursday
08:00 - 22:30
Friday
08:00 - 22:30
Saturday
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
Description
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

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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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