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McLaren’s on the Corner

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327 reviews
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£25 and under
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Scottish
When you enter our building, you’ll be greeted with a warm and lively atmosphere filled with thoughtful decor and firepits – it’s The Bar. We serve delicious meals made with locally sourced ingredients; so local that you can even find photos of our suppliers by the stairs! We’re family-friendly here with a full kids’ menu and dogs being welcome throughout the ground floor.

Please note that we open daily from 8.45am for coffees and cake. Kitchen opens at 10am daily.

Please note that we can only accept a maximum party size of 6, from a maximum of 2 separate households.

Following the Scottish Government advice, wearing of a face covering upon arrival and when moving around the venue is mandatory.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 327 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.4
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4.3
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4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Rather quiet for lunch time. Very clean, excellent precautions in place. Staff courteous and helpful.

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ElaineB
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well Presented Breakfasts . Poached eggs Cooked to perfection and was everything else . Fantastic service and social distancing bang on.

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Chelsea
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food1service4ambience4

I love this place, but I have to say the food really disappointed and confused me. By this I mean, I had dinner there the week before on a Wednesday, and the mezze was fabulous. A great sized portion bursting with scents, flavours and tastes. This occasion however was shockingly disappointing. The portion size was unbelievably small with the key aspects of the dish namely the dates and nuts were burnt which detracted hugely from the overall experience. The waiting staff are excellent and we did not on this occasion wish to complain, as it had been a friend's birthday. I've been 4 times for food and drinks and am on the fence about value for money, given 50% of the experiences have been less than satisfactory. I'd recommend McLaren's for drinks, not sure about the food though...

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ThomasC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to McLaren's on Saturday 19th September. From arrival all H&S conditions were well considered and it put you at ease immediately. The restaurant is very large so they had no problems seating our family of 5 whilst still maintaining social distancing.

The food was excellent, good portions and great variety on the menu. I would recommend that calimari tacos!

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LyndaR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food.
Very impressed with the Covid safety measures in place.
Wait outside to be shown to your seat after your details have been confirmed and your temperature taken. The seating area has screens around each table with plenty space.

Overall a great experience!

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SarahA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and felt very safe under new covid rules. Staff very friendly!

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lunchladies
Perthshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt safe yet made the experience enjoyable. Staff friendly and efficient. Food was lovely and the rose wine just perfect.

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JoDT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor space, very friendly staff, and good food.

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KirstyK
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Beautiful interior
Fabulous friendly helpful staff

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AmyA
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch with a friend. Lovely outside table, good distancing, felt safe. Food was lovely, would definitely recommend

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AudreyM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent adherence to COVID measures, felt safe and enjoyed a relaxed brunch in the sunshine, thank you

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AReilly
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always great service and food is excellent! Mum and I love visiting here for a treat every few weeks! Thank you for all your lovely food and service!

JP
JulietP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Waiter unaware of deals. Hurried from table told 20 mins then 5 mins within mins! Service usually excellent. Not this time.

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PobShambles
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent meal in a safe and pleasant setting. Thoroughly enjoyed our anniversary meal and grateful for the special attention received!

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JohnP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A great local place to eat where everyone gets full marks for trying their very best. The only criticism would be the fact that the menu is in a bit of a rut. Apart from some different dishes, It would be good to see the addition of some options for smaller appetites such as sandwiches or salads. At present life is very tough so I sympathise but hopefully this won't be for ever.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a lovely lunch..Very friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The food is getting worse every time i return so I won’t be back to eat anytime soon.
The burger was in fact two cheap burgers ( birds eye?) stacked on top of each other to make it look like a meaty feast.
Half measures avail us nothing and this is definitely the case with Mckarens..
Top notch service in clean surroundings- have a drink but eat somewhere else.

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EvelynR
Edinburgh
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

For me I didn’t think it was outstanding. Limited menu. If anything slightly upmarket pub grub. Booths are very cramped.

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stephenb
London
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good experience very organised and with 50% off food very good value for money. Only issue and its a minor one all outside diners/users directed to small unisex toilet on 1st floor.

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Sarah
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, good food, and felt very safe with everything that had been done to follow the Covid guidelines

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Braids
Glasgow
6 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent night here. Staff extremely helpful and arrangements safe. Good experience ☺️

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PaulP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice meal and drinks outside which was very pleasant given its September in Scotland. Service was a little slow when we first sat down which was disappointing but picked up afterwards.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

All good but would have liked a lighter salad option

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vipEdinburghplus1
London
10 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Sunday lunch was very good....would recommend!

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caro1
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been a few times and never disappointed. Covid measures in place are very reassuring. Sunday brunch was great. Avocado and poached eggs were excellent and the freshly squeezed orange juice really refreshing. Happily recommend

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DavidF
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our Saturday evening meal at McClaren's the food was excellent as was the service and the ambiance was just right We also found it to be great value. We would not hesitate to recommend to friends and will certainly be returning. A great addition to the culinary experience in Edinburgh

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely meal with attentive staff and good precautions in place for the current pandemic.

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RachaelM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great fast service and food was amazing! We were a little late to our table and it wasn’t a problem. Would definitely come again ☺️

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PatriciaB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food, lovely decor, fabulous wait person. Definitely recommend.

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Lainbow
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Felt very safe with excellent covid precautions.

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BrianM
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Felt like a limited menu like was paying for presentation as much as the food.

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TiffanyR
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Very well thought out layout, great measures in place for covid, friendly staff and plenty of room. Loved the fire pit on our table. Will definitely return

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Rosie
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very good pub style food in a beautifully refurbished bank building. Worth a visit.

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RobertH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent location, great food and very friendly and helpful staff. I also love that they are 'dog-friendly', even on a Friday night.

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HelenC
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal - the only drawback was that the lighting was a bit too dim. Will be back!

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GillM
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience, beautiful decor, wonderful food

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LWaTBa
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Felt nice and safe, tables well separated, friendly attentive staff 👍🏼

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Cazz
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

First time dining out since lockdown I was very impressed with the professionalism of all the staff.
Food very good value.
Booth at window perfect for our 2 households (4 persons)

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JoHo
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for dinner during the Eat Out to Help Out scheme. Gorgeous food, lovely atmosphere, would go back - really tempted to try the brunch

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AnneMarieB
Edinburgh
25 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal this evening and first class customer service. Starter was delicious Cancun Calamari Tacos followed by amazing Steak Frites for our main . Finished off with fabulous Whisky and coke sticky toffee pudding.
Highly recommend a visit

FAQs

McLaren’s on the Corner offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0131 370 3322.

McLaren’s on the Corner is rated 4.4 stars by 327 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.