Cucina

3.6
535 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Scottish
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Pre/post Theatre
Perfect for the design junkie or fashionista in your life, Radisson Collection Royal Mile Hotel is a luxe boutique hotel on Edinburgh's exclusive George IV Bridge and tucked away inside you'll discover the sexy Cucina restaurant, which has the look and feel of a chic and impossibly glossy modern family dining room. The menu at Cucina is light and elegant, and all the delicious dishes are simply and authentically prepared.

Special Offers

3 course brunch: £25 per person. £15 extra for drinks included

Monthly brunch: 3 course experience for £25 plus £15 for the optional drinks package. Includes seasonal produce such as Scottish shellfish, salads, continental charcuterie and cheeses. There is a main menu offering a range of award-winning dishes to enjoy which pay homage to Scottish gastronomy followed by a decadent dessert trolley which is sure to tempt even the most satiated of appetites. Teas and coffees are also included.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 27 January 2019

Ends: 31 March 2019

Availability: Sun 12:30-15:00

Free glass of champagne

Free glass of champagne when dining off the a la carte menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 24 January 2019

Ends: 1 April 2019

Availability: Daily 18:00-22:00

2 courses for £16.95

2 courses for £16.95 or 3 courses £19.95 from lunch and pre-theatre set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 24 January 2019

Ends: 1 April 2019

Availability: Daily 12:30-15:00 18:00-19:00

1,000-Point Tables

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Sun - Thu 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri 6:30PM - 7:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 6:30PM - 7:00PM 9:30PM - 10:00PM

What 535 People Are Saying
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JH
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 1food 5service 2ambience 2

Do not be fooled into thinking that this is an Italian restaurant, when the head waitress could not find our booking she informed us that they dont check open table bookings any more, they did find the booking and set a table for us anyway, then we chose food from the set menu 2 courses for £16.95 each, when the bill came they had charged from the main menu, we had already paid the bill when this was discovered, we pointed out that we had chosen from the set menu they then set about trying to rectify there mistake, after fifteen minutes they finallt gave up say that accounts would fix this later and refund the difference to the card, guest relations manager then informed us we would be invited back for lunch because of the inconveinence caused(still waiting on that call)

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B
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 2

No atmosphere but if you need good food this is It

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S
Inverness
23 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great decor and professional service. Very small portions served on early dining menu. Lots of scurrying about but still waiting for server quite often. Bill was hilariously wrong but we worked out an amount that was fair and didn’t worry about the exact items ordered. Pleasantly surprised by this hotel dining experience but would expect double the amount of food on starter and main for price paid.

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BC
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a lovely find, a calm oasis in the madness that is the Edinburgh festival. The food was excellent and the service polite, efficient and accommodating. Dietary requirements were met without a moment's thought. It's not cheap, but worth it to get away from the hubbub

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TG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We are waiting our dishes about one our (includes chicken from children’s menu). Beef was not amazing

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Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice choice, particularly of you are staying at the Radisson.

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HT
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Exceedingly unprofessional service, slow and unattentive, unstructured and uncoordinated. One eaiter blaming the other. We were promised such poor service would never happen again. But this was not a question of a one off. Only about 12 guests for two waiters, so not busy. Just lack of capability. Two guests left immediately when tealising the slownss, two others left after the first course. This is not sustainable. Good food by the way!!

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RH
Edinburgh
15 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

The very best thing about this visit was the service - it was excellent. The menu was a bit limited in scope and the dishes were flavoursome but overall a bit disappointing: there id not seem to be much there on the plate.
The bill did not tell me that this was good value for money - in my opinion, slightly overpriced - especially the wine: £8 for a glass of wine is a bit steep - but then I did choose that. Ambiance was good because the restaurant was quite quiet and we had a lot to talk about. However, no attention was given to my request for a quieter table.
May well go back - but not for a while.

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JS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

On arrival had to ask bar staff 3 times where the restaurant was.
Waiter gave us the set lunch menu at 7pm had to ask for larger evening menu.
My wife's pasta dish was cold.
Wine selection could have been broader.
Dark no ambience

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Walked 20 min to the restaurant and were informed upon our arrival that the kitchen “didn’t have any gas” and therefore all bookings had been cancelled. Not sure why this would not be conveyed to guests ahead of time when they have our contact information. Turning people away on a busy Sat night, expecting them to find another restaurant at the last minute is absolutely unacceptable. It took us over an hour to find another place that could seat our party.

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Pleasant experience they were very considerate of my 3yrs old! Great food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We ordered from the set lunch menu with wine pairing and after lovely starter and wine unfortunately then waited almost an hour for mains. The beef dish which arrived was dried out to the point of being inedible and had to be returned. The waiter responded well by apologising and taking the wine package off our bill but unfortunately our meal was already a huge disappointment.

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K
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

The portions of the main dishes were really small and food in general were not so good as expected from reviews. The sticky pudding was really good as a dessert.

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RP
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice dining experience. Friendly staff. Menu was good.

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IG
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely stylish pre theatre supper. Small but delicious menu. Served with care and knowledge. Delicious food and excellent wine choice.

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LH
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was ok nothing special. Timing of courses could be better as well as matching the menu to the delivered dishes. Friendly service.

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CC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

gorgeous food, lovely staff very attentive and wine selection was marvelous 👌 10/10 would go again

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a
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Da anni quando sono ad Edimburgo prenoto un tavolo alla Cucina, e così ho fatto anche questa volta. Lo consideravo un ristorante italiano di alta qualità
Non so cosa sia successo probabilmente è cambiata la gestione? O è stato venduto? Da che si mangiava cibo italiano di alta qualità si è passati a mangiare all’inglese figuratevi che come contorno nel menu c’erano “i maccheroni col formaggio” e gli spinaci saltati che per me significano saltati in padella ,erano degli spinaci incollati col formaggio anche quelli .
che delusione, peccato!

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EM
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely evening in a fabulous setting. The staff were very attentive and the food was amazing.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my wife here for her birthday whilst on holiday. The food was exceptional although it was slightly over priced. Staff were exceptionally helpful and courteous. Would highly recommend it to my friends.

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Savannah
7 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great! Good food good friends, best service. Clean atmosphere and good environment.

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LC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Dinner during vacation

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HG
London
166 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Good Italian restaurant in the G&V Hotel. Crazy decor but tasty food.

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TW
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Hidden away in the G&V hotel, this wasn't an easy place to find. At first sight, I wasn't impressed by the 'canteen style' seating, but had all my fears immediately dispelled as soon as the waiter arrived. The menu was imaginative and the food excellent. The wine list was extensive but also included a good range of wines by the glass. The waiter was highly knowledgable about the menu and the way in which the food was cooked. I certainly plan to go back.

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s
Glasgow
6 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Beautiful menu and food. Good service. Wine list lovely but expensive. Overall great but sad to see such a lovely restaurant so quiet.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff attentive .Gorgeous seafood linguine and soave.

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VC
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely top notch food, wines and service. Highly recommend it.

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PH
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely food and the best service.

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a
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great dinner as usual! We all love your fried zucchini. And what about your bread with olive oil ? Delicious

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FA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

4 of us had dinner on Saturday before the late night tattoo performance We had the set menu The sommelier recommended a light Italian white It was a well balanced 5 course tasting menu very well served by attentive staff We enjoyed the ambience of Cucina Thoroughly recommend the experience We will go again

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Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and service

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c
London
72 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Their website displays the seasonal set menu. However, when we arrived we were told it was not available in August. So....why is it on their website (and it still is there)? Very misleading! We left and ate elsewhere. Oh and the restaurant was empty...?!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food delivered with first class service.

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WK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very fine meal here. The restaurant was an oasis of calm and quiet just a flight away from the enormous crowds at the Fringe Festival. The food was delicious and beautifully served. From the homemade focaccia to the homemade cookies, everything was first rate. And those crispy zucchini are justly famous!

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RH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2017
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

While the service started out great, once the food was brought, we never saw the waiter again. We would have liked to order another bottle of wine and dessert but he never came back until we had to leave. The food was top-notch but the service, not so good. Left disappointed.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was top class and so was the service! Really enjoyable!

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AB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2017
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

The service was awful. The restaurant was empty yet it took five minutes for us to be seated and we were then ignored by our waiter. The food came out cold and was tasteless.

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KJ
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The décor is really beautiful & the service impeccable, we went for the pre-theatre with bubby for £25 for 3 courses which was excellent but could probably have done with some sides. The house wine was about £25 which was a tad expensive. Overall its a really nice experience. The new cocktail bar is very pleasant too.

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D
Edinburgh
34 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Open Table's special offer menu is, in fact, the same as the impressive seasonal menu that Cucina has on offer. While it's a compact set of option, the food is delicious. The pasta starter was so good that I would have been happy to have it for all three courses. However, the wine tasting menu is the star of the meal as far as I am concerned. The ability to get their choice of the perfect wines for each course was wonderful, not only for the flavours but also for the waiter's thoughtful explanation of each wine. I first went here with colleagues, and indeed there was a cheerful work group there, but this could be just as good for friends or on a date.

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KC
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was absolutely wonderful!

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