McLaren’s on the Corner

4.4
711 reviews
£25 and under
Scottish
When booking, you will see the option of Standard, this is our indoor seating, or Outdoor. If Outdoor is not showing, it means that our outdoor area is full.

We are currently working within Scottish Government guidelines.

For outdoor Ski Gondola booking enquiries please email our reservations team at reservations@mclarensonthecorner.co.uk⁣ We recommend a maximum of 2 for dining and a 4 for drinks.

All Bookings must be confirmed with card details in order to secure the booking. Nothing is charged to the card by way of a deposit and the card details are stored using SSL encryption, the industry standard. By providing card details, you are deemed to acknowledge that a charge of £5 per person may be made to the card in the event that your party fails to arrive or if the booking is cancelled with less than 2 hours notice.

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
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 711 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NeilW
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good vibes in the outdoor seating area. Well sheltered from the main street.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The second time I’ve visited in the last month and can honestly say it’s a great place to dine and relax. The surroundings are excellent, staff are attentive and knowledgable and the food was excellent on both occasions. Fast becoming a go to place for food and drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class service, food was incredible and amazing atmosphere 👍🏼

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ChristinaD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely breakfast at Mclarens on the corner. Staff are all excellent, great service, very attentive. Drinks came out really fast. The only slight downfall was we had to wait around 50 minutes for our food. Our waitress did come over to us around 15 minutes before our food arrived to let us know the kitchen was very busy and apologised to us for the delay. It was Father’s Day so it maybe was busier than usual ! When the food came though, it was lovely !

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jedisam
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We took a gondola for covid safe meal whatever the weather and it was fantastic. you could really chill out and you close the door and you are protected from cold days and noise. Fantastic. I think they could tart them up a bit more (maybe a heater for winter) but the surrounding patio area is outstandingly beautiful.

Food was a bit rushed as we forgot everything closes at 10.30 and we did feel a bit rushed to leave early. cocktails were good.

Service was impeccable, really friendly and jovial. Just added to a fun night.

cheers

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EmmaC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A lovely venue with attentive and helpful staff and good food and drinks. Family friendly, yet not overrun with kids, and a small and appealing menu. Definitely worth a visit.

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CathieW
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our meal although had to return my fish as batter was hard and unappetising. However it was dealt with very quickly and efficiently by our server and we were not charged for meal because of inconvenience. Place is very nice although music a bit obtrusive at times - more of a beat than music. Staff all very friendly and polite.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Unfortunately we had a poor experience. We were offered one drink in 1.5 hours with no service or anyone even checking on us throughout, pushed into the corner. My partner ordered an old fashioned which arrived “deconstructed” he had to ask for ice, orange and sugar as all they gave him was a shot of makers mark in a glass. He had to make this up at the table which isn’t great especially when we had to pay for the old fashioned cocktail. We had also booked a sofa table to watch the football but we were placed in a booth. We asked to move several times as per our booking but kept being told no even though that’s what we booked then another table came in and asked for a sofa seat to watch the game and were given one straight away but they didn’t have it booked! All in all, very disappointed and won’t be back which is a shame because we were pretty regular there until now….

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JamesW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice decoration.Food good but very expensive and £6 for 3 scoops of ice cream is ridiculous!

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FionaR
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food & service . Great 1st impressions for 2 of the guests

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Philip
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I will much appreciate more fresh ingredients than let's say frozen fried potatoes. For the price is not appreciated at all. However, the place and the service is very good! Smily and energetic people ready to help you.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great customer service

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CTO1
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A fabulous place to finally be able to meet with friends.

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MariaK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Covid measures great
Staff lovely but seemed under pressure although there had been a kitchen fire earlier which possibly contributed.
We ordered mixture of small plates all were tasty
Would def return

CA
CaroleA
Edinburgh
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lovely afternoon in the beer garden with lovely staff and very nice reasonably priced prosecco.

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Jedward
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Music a little too loud. Service only just got us finished in 2 hours.
Ambience pleasant. Food good.

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EileenM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

First time eating at McLarens. Had heard mixed reports about the food, and service, but decided to give it a go. Service levels from individual staff were fine, but it took an hour from arrival at our table to our mains being served. To be fair, they knocked what must be the mandatory service charge off the bill.
Food was average, and as a result overpriced. There are better-value local alternatives.

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Murray
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

All food and drink was lovely. We were mainly in for drinks but decided to get a couple of bites which were really tasty however they were slightly expensive for how big the portions were. Saying this we had a great time and will be back soon!

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HilaryS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience4

I ordered a Caesar Salad. Quite frankly it was dreadful and not what I would call any sort of salad. Gem lettuce cut in half with a tiny bit of unpleasant dressing and a few wisps of Parmesan, bacon and garlic crumbs. Barely edible.
My companions fish and chips was ok though.

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IainL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was tasty but portion size too small. A sandwich normally has two bits of bread -your menu does not refer to open sandwiches. £60 for lunch and still hungry

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JessieM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I were meeting for
the first time since Covid started.
We were well pleased with our choice
of McLarens for lunch. She is already
ready to make her next reservation
with another friend.
Only thing was taxi not allowed to
wait directly outside, as my mobility is
poor.

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sally
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service. The waitress was an absolute delight! Will definitely go back x

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KathleenM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went early in the day and the restaurant was quiet and not busy. Breakfast menu is inviting and food was good. Friendly service, good attention to COVID restrictions. Recommend.

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CelesteD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the atmosphere was nice. Would have loved to sit outside but it was obviously full up.

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clarem
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very enjoyable evening. Food was delicious and serving staff excellent.
Thank you!

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GillianD
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such a cool venue! Happy w social distancing. Hand sanitizer on every table, menu on your phone via QR code. Will go back!

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AngelaW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable Lunch date
Delicious food and drink Thankyou

LH
LizH
London
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The perfect place for an informal catch with friends over a delicious meal, with great service and atmosphere.

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Alison
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent outdoor seating with rain cover if needed. Varied choice on the menu and the food quality was good, would definitely go back.

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HeidiA
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab lunch and lovely cocktails
Great service would totally recommend

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ElaineO
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Brunch was nothing special and expensive

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roblin
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall4food1service4ambience3

Was disappointed that the lobster bubble waffle was unavailable so I ordered a burger but unfortunately it was inedible as it had been over cooked and was burnt round the edges. The staff were as always extremely helpful and I wasn’t charged for this but overall it was a disappointment.

McLaren’s on the Corner
Responded on 13 June 2021

Dear roblin, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to McLarens on the Corner. We appreciate your constructive feedback, as we strive for very high standards and reviews like yours are valuable in knowing where there may be room for improvement. We look forward to welcoming you back to McLarens again soon! Kind regards, Kayla Nantais Restaurant Manager

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EstherM
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch on a Friday with two babies and it was very very good. Food as tasty as always, and all the staff were very nice to us. We can't recommend it enough!

McLaren’s on the Corner
Responded on 13 June 2021

Dear EstherM, 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 we appreciate your kind words of support. We look forward to welcoming you back to McLarens again soon! Kind regards, Kayla Nantais Restaurant Manager

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Nicnac
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely surroundings to have a drink or meal in. Staff were great, every single person we dealt with was a total delight! Drinks good and squeezed in a pudding which was delicious

McLaren’s on the Corner
Responded on 13 June 2021

Dear Nicnac, 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 we appreciate your kind words of support. We look forward to welcoming you back to McLarens again soon! Kind regards, Kayla Nantais Restaurant Manager

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AndrewH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. The whole family loved all the food. Staff were great. Lovely to eat outside while the weather's nice. Thanks very much - will be back soon!

McLaren’s on the Corner
Responded on 13 June 2021

Dear AndrewH, 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 we appreciate your kind words of support. We look forward to welcoming you back to McLarens again soon! Kind regards, Kayla Nantais Restaurant Manager

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Socialsecretary
London
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Ourdoor terrace menu not on app so assumed it was lunch menu and so disappointed when we went to order and discovered we had then a much more limited menu. A good 15 mins after ordering we’re informed our options (lobster waffle) were not available. We then reordered and When food eventually came only 2 arrived and 3rd person had to wait.

McLaren’s on the Corner
Responded on 13 June 2021

Dear Socialsecretary, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to McLarens on the Corner. We were disappointed to read that you did not enjoy your experience, and we sincerely apologize for this. We strive for very high standards and reviews like yours are very valuable in knowing where there may be room for improvement. Thank you for your feedback, and if you would be so kind as to email us at kayla.nantais@signaturepubs.co.uk we would love the chance to discuss your visit further. We hope to welcome you back to McLarens again in the future! Kind regards, Kayla Nantais Restaurant Manager

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SarahH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb setting with fantastic food and wonderful cocktails. Will definitely be back soon.

McLaren’s on the Corner
Responded on 13 June 2021

Dear SarahH, 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 we appreciate your kind words of support. We look forward to welcoming you back to McLarens again soon! Kind regards, Kayla Nantais Restaurant Manager

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JulieR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal. Staff were so welcoming, friendly and efficient. Will definitely be back.

McLaren’s on the Corner
Responded on 13 June 2021

Dear JulieR, 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 we appreciate your kind words of support. We look forward to welcoming you back to McLarens again soon! Kind regards, Kayla Nantais Restaurant Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Lovely setting, food amazing. Service a little slow but otherwise a great night. Will return!

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MurielB
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

I have had better food at Mclarens in the past. A little bit disappointed. Wilted spring onions are impossible to cut and could have led to choking.
The music is only just tolerable. For older (than us!) it would make chatting difficult.
But overall a pleasant lunch.

McLaren’s on the Corner
Responded on 13 June 2021

Dear MurielB, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to McLarens on the Corner. We appreciate your constructive feedback, as we strive for very high standards and reviews like yours are valuable in knowing where there may be room for improvement. We look forward to welcoming you back to McLarens again soon! Kind regards, Kayla Nantais Restaurant 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 711 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.