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La Lanterna - CLOSED

83 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EE, Scotland
+44 131 226 3090
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (64 reviews)
“potato skins” (15 reviews)
“steak” (46 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
83 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EE, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 853 reviews

Reviewed 8 November 2017

Despite booking a table the night before and receiving email confirmation of the reservation, we arrived to find the restaurant closed. This is the second time this has happened. They had my contact number so if they had to close unexpectedly, surely they could have...More

2  Thank Eastergranny
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

This is the second time we have booked a table for lunch, had it confirmed, and arrived to find the restaurant closed. Very disappointing. The previous management/owners a year or two ago were fantastic but this place has really gone downhill. We will never book...More

1  Thank Fiftyjusttraveller
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Very disappointing visit to this establishment. I will keep it brief. Grubby table, no care or service to our party. We had to ask for glasses, cutlery and water. No. chance of a clean tablecloth. Very slow, totally disorganised and food dreadful. Plenty of lovely...More

Thank Mo S
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

This was my first visit to this lovely restaurant and I loved it. Everyone was so friendly and the food was delicious. We were there for hours after lunch talking and we were made very welcome. A big hello to Miko, Derrick, Shane and Raffa....More

Thank Nikkie B
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Visited with my wife. Took 15 minutes to even get to order something to drink and when we said we wanted to order the food at the same time this was ignored by the water. The beers came 10 minutes later. It took a further...More

1  Thank Joakim S
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We took a chance as this small trattoria was around the corner from our hotel. We found this family run restaurant equal to any in and around Boston which is known for Italian food. I had a risotto with many large shrimp that was out...More

Thank gail d
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

I used to visit this restaurant fairly regularly but hadn't been for around three years. It was 6pm during the Edinburgh Festival and we were looking for somewhere to eat. We passed Bar Napoli which had a queue outside but next door at La Lanterna...More

Thank dennis c
Reviewed 12 August 2017

The waitress was really nice but as she was on her own the service was extremely slow. We didn't order starters and it took nearly an hour and a half to get the main course. 1 Steak, 2 Pizzas, 1 Lasagna. Restaurant wasn't very busy....More

Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

4 times we visited the restaurant in 10 days and only an Italian guy was always there. Really very helpful but always alone... new persons who they didn't know the work. The worst that the food was not always tasty. 4 times we ordered risotto...More

Thank lydaki
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We found this restaurant quite by chance, walking past. We had a lovely meal and service was good. We were happy with everything.

Thank Dawn R
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
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 226 3090
  • E-mail
Under new management from 17 July 2017. Come visit us, try our new dishes and let our staff take care of you.
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