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McLaren’s on the Corner

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313 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 313 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AmyA
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JulietP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 2 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 2 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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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 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 3 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 3 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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Braids
Glasgow
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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PaulP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

All good but would have liked a lighter salad option

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vipEdinburghplus1
London
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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

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caro1
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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RachaelM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Lainbow
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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BrianM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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

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AngelaW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was good too. The restaurant was a bit loud for my liking.

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LizP
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed eating here, food god and very well organised and staff friendly and efficient.

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FionaC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food, really helpful staff and very covid secure.

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TrudiN
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, felt very safe regarding COVID measure

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely food and excellent service and value for money

JB
JustBeer
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

All COVID measures in place but still a great place for eating and or drinking.

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SusanS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent breakfast, good options and really flexible around preferences. Need more teaspoons

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Fiona
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in lovely surroundings. Had our breakfast inside and then sat outside in sun for second coffee. Lovely!
Impressed with cleanliness and social distancing.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely dining experience!

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DanielH
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Food was very average for the price tag. The decor and building itself is beautiful and very elegant, however, the food is nothing special and rather disappointing considering it costed £70 for a lunch. We did have a cocktail each too, they were delicious. I would recommend ditching the food and enjoy the beverages instead.

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FionaF1
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The covid restrictions were spot on, each table felt like its own private booth, clean & safe.
The food choices were as expected, nothing outrageous or over priced. The descriptions could have been better, I had thought my vegi burger to actually be red pepper but it was a meat substitute with red pepper added under the bun. My son had to ask if the bacon cheeseburger was a burger made of bacon or a beef cheeseburger with the addition of bacon, however this may just have been our interpretation.
With each table on a time limit, service was prompt so no chance to chill after our meal with more drinks. Again though, in the circumstances, this is to be expected.

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CatT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely superb from start to finish. We were celebrating my grandmother’s birthday and they even surprised us all with a cake, candle and birthday message. She was thrilled with this. The staff were kind, friendly and efficient and the little touches and the effort and consideration they showed were second to none. I cannot recommend McLaren’s highly enough.

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JennyK
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch and the waiter was terrific and definately going back again.We had the steak and chips was brilliant.jenny

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SheilaM
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went with friends to McLaren’s on Friday for lunch. They have excellent systems in place in relation to Covid 19. The service was efficient and friendly, the food was delicious and we all loved the surroundings, so comfortable, attractive and relaxed. We will definitely be returning.

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 313 OpenTable diners.

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