McLaren’s on the Corner

4.4
439 reviews
£25 and under
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Offers

Afternoon Tea £30

Nov 27, 2020-May 25, 2021·Thu-Sat 12:00-16:00

For £30 per person, you can enjoy 3 tiers of scrumptious cakes and savoury sensations and unlimited tea & coffee.

What 439 People Are Saying
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Ruby09
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed a very peaceful and relaxing coffee with a friend on Monday and we felt very safe.Thank you.I will definitely come again.

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SusanS
London
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Really comfortable environment. Great breakfast, lots of options, and lots of side-dishes available.

Well set-up to address COVID restrictions. Staff are very helpful.

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JulietG
Perthshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The service was slow and lacked any enthusiasm! They seemed like they just wanted to hurry us out at the end!

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EdinburghFamily
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a lovely meal at MacLaren's - a little bit or normality during covid times.

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SusanD
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the decor. Delicious food and friendly staff. Quirky outdoor eating pods.

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SusanH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely family lunch at McLaren's, loved the food and service - so good we're booked for another visit

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Deedee
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delighted with service, food and that my friend's well behaved dog was able to join us, a real bonus.

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FayC
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Throughly enjoyed my visit to McLaren’s. Ambiance was great, food very nice. Staff friendly and efficient.

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Eliza
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Our lunch was disappointing overpriced but suppose due to today's circumstances maybe to be expected.
My plant burger was cold and pepper and beetroot was thin on white bun.
Steak for my husband was average..a bunch of rocket and fries for £20!

McLaren’s on the Corner
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Eliza, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to McLarens on the Corner. We were so disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your experience, however we do appreciate any feedback from our guests. Regarding our meal costs, our food is locally sourced and is priced competitively to reflect its quality. We apologize if this was not reflected in your meal, as we do not wish to disappoint our guests regardless of todays circumstances. If you would be so kind as to email us directly at mclarens.management@signaturepubs.co.uk we would love the chance to discuss your visit in further detail. We hope to welcome you back to McLarens again soon! Kind regards, Kayla Nantais Assistant Manager

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AndrewW
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast again. service fast and friendly. They are getting it right as far as I am concerned.

McLaren’s on the Corner
Responded 2 days ago

Dear AndrewW, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to McLarens on the Corner. We were delighted to read that you had enjoyed your breakfast, and that you were pleased with our fast and friendly service. It is so nice to hear feedback from a return guest, and we appreciate your kind words of support. We look forward to welcoming you back to McLarens again soon! Kind regards, Kayla Nantais Assistant Manager

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AndyH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit. More spacious at tables inside than we expected. Clearly a lot of thought and investment made in response to the pandemic, which all makes for a relaxing visit. Will try taking our young children next time and see how that goes...

McLaren’s on the Corner
Responded 2 days ago

Dear AndyH, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to McLarens on the Corner. We were delighted to read that you had enjoyed your experience, and that you found our new safety measures to be appropriate. It is excellent to hear that our guests feel relaxed when they visit, as the comfort and safety of our guests and staff is very important to us. We appreciate your kind words of support and look forward to welcoming you back to McLarens again in the future! Kind regards, Kayla Nantais Assistant Manager

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jenniferp
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My mum and I enjoyed a lovely breakfast. The staff were very friendly, and we will be back again soon.

McLaren’s on the Corner
Responded 2 days ago

Dear jenniferp, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to McLarens on the Corner. We were thrilled to read that you enjoyed your breakfast, and that you are keen to visit us again soon. We appreciate your kind words of support and look forward to welcoming you back to McLarens again in the future! Kind regards, Kayla Nantais Assistant Manager

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EmmaN
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really enjoyed our lunch. Was impressed at the effort that has gone into making the environment Covid secure but still retaining a good atmosphere. Friendly staff and overall a lovely experience. Well done maclarens

McLaren’s on the Corner
Responded 2 days ago

Dear EmmaN, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to McLarens on the Corner. We were thrilled to read that you enjoyed your experience, and that you were impressed with our efforts to create a safe environment whilst retaining a welcoming atmosphere. We appreciate your kind words of support and look forward to welcoming you back to McLarens again soon! Kind regards, Kayla Nantais Assistant Manager

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PetaG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Difficult to book, but staff good and friendly on arrival. Service good but coffee arrival slow. Pain au chocolate overcooked, mainly falling in dark flakes on the plate.

McLaren’s on the Corner
Responded 2 days ago

Dear PetaG, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to McLarens on the Corner. We were happy to read that you found our staff friendly, as we pride ourselves on our approachable and welcoming service style. However, we were disappointed to read that other aspects of your visit were not enjoyable. We appreciate your feedback, as feedback is an essential tool to improving any business. If you would like to discuss your visit further we can be contacted at mclarens.management@signaturepubs.co.uk We hope to welcome you back to McLarens again! Kind regards, Kayla Nantais Assistant Manager

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MMS5
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are anxious about Covid, eating outside under the Pink Umbrella is perfect, feels a little more like normal to see people and cars passing by. Inside is lovely, super friendly staff, ideal atmosphere for meeting a friend and catching up and staff are amazing at recognising you and welcoming you back if you've been before .

McLaren’s on the Corner
Responded 4 days ago

Dear MMS5, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review your visit to McLarens on the Corner. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed your experience, and that you found McLarens to be a great place to catch up with friends. We aim to create a welcoming environment for our guests, and we love to hear that our return guests feel recognized and welcomed. We will be sure to pass on your excellent feedback to our team (as in sure they would like to hear it!). We look forward to welcoming you back to McLarens again soon! Kind regards, Kayla Nantais Assistant Manager

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LeanneV
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt very safe . Food was great & service.
Highly recommend

McLaren’s on the Corner
Responded 4 days ago

Dear LeanneV, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to McLarens on the Corner. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed your experience, and that you would recommend us to others. As I’m sure you know, there is nothing better than a personal recommendation when it comes to dining out. We look forward to welcoming you back to McLarens again soon! Kind regards, Kayla Nantais Assistant Manager

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patricial
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Staff very helpful decor & ambiance very good burger seriously overdone

McLaren’s on the Corner
Responded 4 days ago

Dear patricial, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your visit to McLarens on the Corner. We were so happy to read that you found our staff to be helpful, however we were disappointed to read that you did not enjoy your burger. If you would be so kind as to email us directly at mclarens.management@signaturepubs.co.uk we would love the chance to discuss your visit in further detail. We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you back to McLarens again soon! Kind regards, Kayla Nantais Assistant Manager

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Lynsey
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Meeting with friends, we got a friendly welcome from the staff and the food was nice. Its a lovely place to meet and chat with people.

McLaren’s on the Corner
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Lynsey, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your visit to McLarens on the Corner. We were thrilled to read that you were pleased with your experience, and that you found McLarens a great place to catch up with others. We appreciate your kind words of support and look forward to welcoming you back to McLarens again soon! Kind regards, Kayla Nantais Assistant Manager

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LesleyC
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

McLaren’s has done a great job making their clients feel very safe. A lovely buzz about the place.

McLaren’s on the Corner
Responded 4 days ago

Dear LesleyC, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your visit to McLarens on the Corner. We were so happy to read that you enjoyed your experience, and that you felt safe during your time with us. The safety of our guests and staff is a top priority to us, and we appreciate your kind words of support. We look forward to welcoming you back to McLarens again soon! Kind regards, Kayla Nantais Assistant Manager

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MikeP
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Enjoyed the experience although service a little slow even though it wasn't too busy.

McLaren’s on the Corner
Responded 4 days ago

Dear MikeP, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your visit to McLarens on the Corner. We were so happy to read that you enjoyed your experience, and we appreciate your constructive feedback. Feedback such as yours is an essential tool to improving any business, and we thank you for this. We look forward to welcoming you back to McLarens again soon! Kind regards, Kayla Nantais Assistant Manager

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PaulG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

They are trying really hard in very difficult circumstances and should be admired for the effort put in.
If anyone deserves success, it is the team at McLaren's

McLaren’s on the Corner
Responded 4 days ago

Dear PaulG, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your visit to McLarens on the Corner. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed your experience, and we appreciate the kind words of support. We are putting in our best efforts to look after our guests in these unpredictable times, and your acknowledgement means a lot to us. We look forward to welcoming you back to McLarens again soon! Kind regards, Kayla Nantais Assistant Manager

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NickiR
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Imaginative use of outside space but we were glad to be inside. The food was excellent with many things on the menu I would have liked to try. Will definitely be back again!

McLaren’s on the Corner
Responded 4 days ago

Dear NickiR, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your visit to McLarens on the Corner. We were thrilled to read that you enjoyed your experience, and that you will be back to visit us again! We look forward to welcoming you back to McLarens again sin the future.# Kind regards, Kayla Nantais Assistant Manager

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KeithL
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service great, as always. Guidelines were met for social distancing, but was still made welcome

McLaren’s on the Corner
Responded 4 days ago

Dear KeithL, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your visit to McLarens on the Corner. E were so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience, and that you felt welcome in our restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back to McLarens again soon! Kind regards, Kayla Nantais Assistant Manager

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SusanH
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We thought it was expensive for what we have. The food in the main was tasty but the starters were overpriced. Service was quite slow and our order was not taken correctly meaning a further delay in service

McLaren’s on the Corner
Responded on 24 November 2020

Dear SusanH, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to McLarens on the Corner. We were disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your visit. Our food is locally sourced and competitively priced to reflect its quality, however we sincerely apologize if we missed the mark regarding your meal. If you would be so kind as to email us directly at mclarens.management@signaturepubs.co.uk, we would appreciate the chance to discuss the details of your visit. Kind regards, Kayla Nantais Assistant Manager

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GillianS
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch at fire pit table! Great food, service and surroundings!
Really a brilliant place to go in Edinbugh!

McLaren’s on the Corner
Responded on 24 November 2020

Dear GillianS, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review your visit to McLarens on the Corner. We were so happy to read that you enjoyed your visit, and that you had the chance to enjoy our fire pit table. We appreciate your kind words of support and look forward to welcoming you back to McLarens again soon! Kind regards, Kayla Nantais Assistant Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Fab food and lovely surroundings

McLaren’s on the Corner
Responded on 24 November 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to McLarens on the Corner. We were thrilled to read that you enjoyed your visit, and we cant wait to welcome you back to McLarens again soon! Kind regards, Kayla Nantais Assistant Manager

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LaineyMcK
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Was sat near the door & not able to move so it was quite chilly every time door opened. Chicken BLT - ciabatta roll was quite small - more like a finger roll - fries were extra so don’t really feel it was value for money!!!

McLaren’s on the Corner
Responded on 22 November 2020

Dear LaineyMcK, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to McLarens on the Corner. We were very disheartened to hear that you did not enjoy your experience, and we sincerely apologize for missing the mark on your particular visit. If you would be so kind as to email mclarens.management@signaturepubs.co.uk to discuss your visit in further detail, it would be greatly appreciated. Kind regards, Kayla Nantais Assistant Manager

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ARei
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Unfortunately my mum and her friends had to wait over an hour for their food. Think their food order was missing. The guy did say the next time my mum comes in we shall be given a discount off our bill so that was very kind. As we normally have an excellent experience. We are regulars here!

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Braids
Glasgow
7 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very impressed by care taken for safety. Could maybe do with a bit bigger menu. Doing very well in the circumstances.

McLaren’s on the Corner
Responded on 22 November 2020

Dear Braids, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to McLarens on the Corner. We were thrilled to read that you were impressed by our safety measures, as the safety of our guests and staff is of the utmost importance to us. We appreciate your feedback regarding the menu, and we are hoping to introduce some new and exciting menu items in the near future. We thank you for your kind words of support and look forward to welcoming you back to McLarens again in the future! Kind regards, Kayla Nantais Assistant Manager

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Dragon
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just lovely: good welcome, delicious bacon croll and coffees, excellent service. Loved the outdoor socially-distanced seating arrangement with heating. Next time I’m going for the Courchevel gondolas. Thank you McLarens.

McLaren’s on the Corner
Responded on 22 November 2020

Dear Dragon, Thank you for taking the time to write a 5 star review your visit to McLarens on the Corner. We were thrilled to read that you enjoyed your bacon croll, and that you loved our outdoor seating area. We appreciate your kind words of support and look forward to welcoming you back to McLarens again in the future! Kind regards, Kayla Nantais Assistant Manager

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JudithM
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service well spaced and no rush to get us out which was refreshing.

McLaren’s on the Corner
Responded on 22 November 2020

Dear JudithM, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to McLarens on the Corner. We were thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience, and that you found the pace of your visit to be refreshing. We appreciate your kind words of support and look forward to welcoming you back to McLarens again in the future! Kind regards, Kayla Nantais Assistant Manager

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Amanda
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

considering the current situation McLaren's do a great job

McLaren’s on the Corner
Responded on 22 November 2020

Dear Amanda, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to McLarens on the Corner. We appreciate your kind words of support regarding the current situation. It hasn’t been the easiest but it is made much easier by our amazing guests and supporters. We look forward to welcoming you back to McLarens again in the future! Kind regards, Kayla Nantais Assistant Manager

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Polly
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

A bit of a draft but am aware windows are open due to covid. Service could be better. Never checked in during meal.

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KirstM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service. Brunch was lovely and coffee was great.
Place was immaculate and very Covid safe.
Will definitely return.

McLaren’s on the Corner
Responded on 22 November 2020

Dear KirstM, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to McLarens on the Corner. We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed your brunch, and that you found our restaurant immaculate and our safety measures appropriate. We appreciate your kind words of support and look forward to welcoming you back to McLarens again in the future! Kind regards, Kayla Nantais Assistant Manager

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ibike61
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Fabulous breakfast, well presented & delicious. Coffee could have come a bit quicker but that’s a minor criticism. Will definitely revisit. Staff very well trained & efficient.

McLaren’s on the Corner
Responded on 22 November 2020

Dear ibike61, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to McLarens on the Corner. We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal, and that you found the breakfast to be well presented. We appreciate your feedback regarding the coffees, as feedback is an essential tool to improving our business. We look forward to welcoming you back to McLarens again in the future! Kind regards, Kayla Nantais Assistant Manager

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GerryD
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was an enjoyable meal.
The waiter forgot to order our starter but it turned out a good thing as we were quite full from the main course alone.

McLaren’s on the Corner
Responded on 22 November 2020

Dear GerryD, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to McLarens on the Corner. We were so happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and found the mains to be filling. We would like to apologize for any forgotten starters on your visit, and we do appreciate your feedback. If you would like to discuss your visit in further detail, please email mclarens.management@signaturepubs.co.uk We look forward to welcoming you back to McLarens again in the future! Kind regards, Kayla Nantais Assistant Manager

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JaneG
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a super lunch- I enjoyed the experience despite the fact we couldn’t have a glass of wine!!

McLaren’s on the Corner
Responded on 22 November 2020

Dear JaneG, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review your visit to McLarens on the Corner. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed your experience, and hopefully we can provide some excellent wine to match with your meal in the near future. We appreciate your kind words of support and look forward to welcoming you back to McLarens again in the future! Kind regards, Kayla Nantais Assistant Manager

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RachelA
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We love McLaren's on the Corner, it’s always a winner with our family. We were regular visitors to the take away food & frozen cocktails for Saturday evenings during the 1st lockdown.
We celebrated our daughters 14th birthday on Saturday by having lunch in the new gondola’s - which were great fun. Food and staff were on top form, as always. McLaren’s have become a firm family favourite.

McLaren’s on the Corner
Responded on 22 November 2020

Dear RachelA, Thank you for taking the time to write an excellent review your visit to McLarens on the Corner. It is so nice to read a review from one of our regular visitors, and we were thrilled to read that you enjoyed your visit in the gondola. We appreciate your kind words of support and look forward to welcoming you back to McLarens again in the future! Kind regards, Kayla Nantais Assistant Manager

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Morningside
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Slightly limited on vegetarian choices. The plant burger I ordered was very tasty though and my friend enjoyed her veggie meze platter. Service was good and social distancing was well done - felt safe with good attention to hygiene although the loos were slightly grubby and could have done with more attention. Overall would recommend.

McLaren’s on the Corner
Responded on 22 November 2020

Dear Morningside, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to McLarens on the Corner. We were so happy to hear that you found our food to be tasty, and you appreciated our safety measures. We thank you for your constructive feedback, as feedback is an essential tool to improving any business. We look forward to welcoming you back to McLarens again in the future! Kind regards, Kayla Nantais Assistant Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant place for food, felt incredibly safe, will definitely be back!!

McLaren’s on the Corner
Responded on 16 November 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review you visit to McLarens on the Corner. We were so happy to read that you enjoyed your experience, and that you felt incredibly safe. The safety of our guests and staff is a number one priority for us, and we appreciate your great feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to McLarens again soon! Kind regards, Kayla Nantais Assistant Manager

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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 439 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.