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McLarens on the Corner, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

McLarens on the Corner

4.4
4.4
1431 Reviews
£25 and under
British
We are a neighbourhood bar & restaurant serving up sumptuous food, delicious cocktails, and a whole lot of love.

THREE DIFFERENT AREAS

* Ground floor (Indoors) - Our main restaurant and drinks area offering all day dining. Dog-friendly.

* The Terrace - Our garden terrace is quite the spot for discerning diners who are looking to enjoy Al Fresco dining or catching up with friends whilst enjoying Eden Mill cocktails in the sun. Dog Friendly.

* Ski Gondolas - From Courchevel to Morningside, these cosy private areas are the perfect getaway for a more intimate catch-up.

Last bookings for food are at 8.45pm, later bookings will only be for drinks. Please note that out Terrace closes at 10pm daily.

Walk-ins welcome.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 31 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Cocktail Bar, Beer Garden

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed 10:00–23:00 Thu 10:00–12:00 Fri 10:00–01:00 Sat 09:00–01:00 Sun 09:00–23:00

  • Phone number

    0131 370 3322

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    The Loft is perfect for drinks receptions with canapes and nibbles or light bites. Due to the space itself, we do not offer sit-down dining here.We have a range of food and drinks menus that we can provide for your group depending on what you are looking for. We do require a pre-order for all private dining and events bookings in The Loft.

  • Area

    Edinburgh

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Holy Corner Bus Stop is at our door - the 11, 15, 16, 23, 36 and 45 bus routes will all drop you off here at McLarens on the Corner.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,431 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Outdoor Eating

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Most Booked

  • Edinburgh

    Outdoor Eating

  • Edinburgh

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  1. JJ

    JamesJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Been 3 times now and service always great. Found the food average for the price, better to be had in Edinburgh for less.
  2. DS

    DiSatisfied

    Edinburgh

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Another relaxing lunch with excellent service and attentive but non intrusuve staff.
  3. MW

    MarisW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and good value, service very good and the playlist was great not too noisy that you couldn’t have a conversation
  4. s

    sallyc

    Yorkshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a brilliant night ended up joining in the pub quiz which was fun. Brilliant service as always.
  5. C

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks! We have always had a good meal here.

    McLarens on the CornerResponded 2 days agoHello Charlotte, thank you for a lovely review and 5 star rating! We welcome you back soon. Tom & Team McLaren's

  6. DW

    DerekW

    Manchester

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as usual, staff are great and very welcoming. Great place for drinks and food.

    McLarens on the CornerResponded 2 days agoHello Derek, thank you for your review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Tom & Team M

  7. J

    Jimo

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food4service3ambience1
    Food was fine, staff friendly and helpful but to be honest the thumping music in the background spoiled the whole experience. We were moved at our request having initially been given a table below a speaker but it remained difficult to have a conversation.

    McLarens on the CornerResponded 2 days agoHello Jimo, thank you for your review. Very disappointed to read that the noise level was not appropriate for your visit. We will discuss this as a team and look to asess the playlist choice and volume. We look forward to your next visit and a better experience. Tom & Team M

  8. AW

    AnneW

    Glasgow

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The warm welcome and friendly service is is a great feature of McLarens

    McLarens on the CornerResponded 2 days agoHello Anne, thank you for your 5 star rating a x review. This is great to read and very rewarding for our hard working staff. See you again soon. Tom & Team M

  9. L

    Lemoncake31

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 August 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    I have been to McClarens on two occasions rently and have really enjoyed it. The surroundings are lovely and toilets clean. I love the fact I can use the complementary toiletries to fix my hair! The menu has changed recently and the food is fantastic. One time I was in the neighbouring table had Philly cheese steaks and they looked and smelled divine so I chose that yesterday and whilst it was nice it didn’t look as good as it had on the other guests table and so this is why I have given the food a 4 and not a 5. The entire experience is let down by the poor service. The other time I was in was a Saturday afternoon and busy so I accepted that the service would be a little slower but we waited 30 minutes to order a desert and then someone said they would send someone over and we waited another 15 minutes. Yesterday it was quite quiet but still the service wasn’t great, our origins waitress could be described as inattentive. We managed to ask someone else for help who was fab and was working hard. It’s such a shame because everything else is soo good!

    McLarens on the CornerResponded 2 days agoHello Lemoncake, thank you for your review. Its great to read that you enjoy our complimentary items and facilities in the bathrooms. Disappointing, however to read that you weren't blown away by the philly cheesesteak or the service you received, as you mentioned, it has been very busy, with the festival, and staffing crisis there is rarely a moment where staff are not multi tasking or working under pressure, however we always look to exceed expectations and offers.

  10. SH

    SallyH

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 August 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We all had a starter with ha portion of chips each and it was more than enough. We had a bottle of rose which had no flavour really and was disappointing- not their fault.

    McLarens on the CornerResponded 2 days agoHello Sally, thank you for your review and 4 star rating. Sorry to read you didn't enjoy the wine! We do carefully source our products and offer a choice of roses and other wines so we do hope you'll consider trying something different on a future visit. See you next time! Tom & Team McLaren's

  11. KI

    KathleenI

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always like going to mclarens. Dog Friendly and the staff are very kind

    McLarens on the CornerResponded 7 days agoHello Kathleen, thank you for your 5 stat review and kind words. We appreciate your feedback and welcome you and your dog back soon! Tom & Team McLaren's

  12. O

    Opal

    Edinburgh

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Yummy food as usual and great service from our very hardworking waitress!

    McLarens on the CornerResponded 7 days agoHello Opal, it's great to read your waitress did such a great job and the food was yummy! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Tom & Team Mclarens

  13. A

    Anonymous

    Edinburgh

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Cocktails and service was excellent but pasta dish only luke warm and not very tasty

    McLarens on the CornerResponded on 9 August 2022Hello Thank you for your feedback. Great to read that you had excellent service and cocktails, disappointed to read about the pasta! Did you speak with a member of staff at the time? We would always be willing to offer to heat or replace a dish where ever asked. Tom & Team McLaren's

  14. w

    williamo

    Orlando

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great neighborhood eatery. Outstanding meal, friendly and knowledgeable staff. A local favorite away from the touristy glitz. A little energetic but not so noisy that you could still have a good conversation. If we were staying another day in Edinburgh we would come back.

    McLarens on the CornerResponded on 9 August 2022Hello Williamo, thank you for your kind words and 5 stars! Sorry to read that you wont be able to visit again as you are continuing your travels! Have a fantastic time in Scotland, Tom & Team McLaren's

  15. AK

    AnaK

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    good place to find a friend and chat, scipods good idea for windy days, but food menu needs review/make up
  16. H

    Hutch

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were very attentive and polite. 1st time here and will be back, for longer next time

    McLarens on the CornerResponded on 9 August 2022Hello Hutch, thank you for the 6 stars and the fantastic feedback! We look forward to your next visit :D See you then! Tom & Team McLaren's

  17. CT

    CatherineT

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely staff, relaxed atmosphere. The food was fresh and delicious.

    McLarens on the CornerResponded on 9 August 2022Hello CatherineT Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It's great to receive such positive feedback. We work hard to achieve the food, service and atmosphere for our customers. See you again soon! Tom & Team McLaren's

  18. RH

    RonH

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service from server at our table Good food

    McLarens on the CornerResponded 7 days agoHello Ronh, thank you for the 4 star review and kind comments! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Tom & Team Mclarens

  19. HP

    HannahPolly

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous breakfast at McLarens yesterday. The staff were really lovely - ensuring the kids had everything they needed. Thank You.

    McLarens on the CornerResponded on 9 August 2022Hello HannahPolly Thank you for leaving your kind review. It's great to receive such positive feedback. See you again soon! Tom & Team McLaren's

  20. RF

    RosslynF

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service team, really friendly, professional and helpful. Food arrived on time. Never feel rushed. Great chef. Always reliable

    McLarens on the CornerResponded on 9 August 2022Hello Rosslyn, thank you for a lovely review and 5 star rating. It is soo important to us that customers feel this way and return time and time again. See you again soon. Tom & Team M

  21. KW

    KirstyW

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Loved my first visit here. My husband and I enjoyed lunch in one of the ski gondolas which were super cute! Food was delicious and the place is beautiful. Will be back!

    McLarens on the CornerResponded on 9 August 2022Hello Kirsty, thank you for such wonderful feedback! We very much look forward to your next visit. See you then! Tom & Team McLaren's

  22. w

    weescot

    Edinburgh

    87 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Staff great but sometimes not as attentive as we would have liked. Had to ask for more dressing for the Caesar salad as it was not too generous but a good spot for a glass of wine
  23. E

    Esherregular

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Service tonight was awful - friendly enough but just not enough of it. It took 30 mins after sitting down to get a drink and order food. It was a total of 1hr 20 mins to get food delivered to us. We watched families arrive and leave after 40 mins having failed to get any service. Mclaren’s needs an extra outside waiter/waitress during the summer months. We are fans of McLarens but last night was not up to scratch at all.

    McLarens on the CornerResponded on 9 August 2022Hello Esherregular, thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to read that your visit was not up to our usual standards. We have made changes going into the busiest months to have more staff on duty, unfortunately we were caught out on this occasion, for that our sincere apologies that this impacted your visit. Please email us directly to discuss further or to book a table directly reservations@mclarensonthecorner.co.uk Thank you Tom & Team Mclarens

  24. JM

    JonathanM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent and we were made to feel very welcome
  25. e

    eliie3

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Food was quite slow arrving - arrived about an hour after we sat down so about 40min after ordering. Quite difficult with a toddler

    McLarens on the CornerResponded on 2 August 2022Hello Ellie, thank you for your review. Sorry to read that you had a long wait for your food, this should have been communicated to you at the time of your meal. Unfortunately in the current climate we are experiencing some impact from a supply and staffing perspective which can sometimes impact timings when we are busy. I look forward to seeing you again for an improved visit. Thank you, Tom & Team M

  26. HT

    HazelT

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great staff; fab cocktails

    McLarens on the CornerResponded on 9 August 2022Hello HazelT, thank you for a lovely review ans star rating. See you again soon. Tom & Team M

  27. JM

    JennyM

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Unfortunately our experience at McLarens was poor. After ordering drinks they took at least ten minutes to arrive. Our friends arrived and also ordered drinks and finally had to approach a waitress and ask her to serve the drinks which were sitting on the bar. The place was not busy. Also I thought the drinks were very expensive- a gin and tonic, a pint of beer and two large glasses of wine for £38.50!!

    McLarens on the CornerResponded on 2 August 2022Hello Jenny, thank you for your review. I am very disappointed to read about your experience, and would like to learn more so that we can pinpoint when you came and what went wrong. I would appreciate it if you would email us at mclarens.management@signaturepubs.co.uk to discuss more so that we can avoid this happening again in the future. Thank you. Tom

  28. F

    Fiona

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely menu and decent portions. Pie of the day was great accompanied by fresh veg. Trio of sliders was tasty too. The haggis chips with peppercorn sauce is a must!

    McLarens on the CornerResponded on 2 August 2022Hello Fiona, thank you for your lovely review. It is great to read that you enjoyed your meal with us and were able to say such positive things! All comments regarding the menu help us day to day as well as for future menus. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Tom & Team M

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Sat inside by the bar. Enjoyed ambiance and serving staff were polite and courteous.

    McLarens on the CornerResponded on 2 August 2022Hello, thank you for your kind review! It is very important to us to know we are providing top class service and experience for our guests. See you again soon. Tom & Team M

  30. VS

    ValS

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    The food was very disappointing. There was no indication of unwanted strong, hot spice in quinoa salad and the deep fried haddock had undercooked centre. Nobody went away thinking it had been an enjoyable meal.
  31. CF

    CiaraF

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time at McLarens and it did not disappoint. We had a fantastic waiter who provided excellent customer service. Unfortunately we had to leave early due to a family emergency, but the half portion of the main course which I had was lovely! Can't wait to return.

    McLarens on the CornerResponded on 2 August 2022Hello Ciara, thank you soo much for your lovely review! Sad to read you had to leave early for your emergency, we hope everything is ok? We look forward to seeing you again very soon! All the best, Tom & Team M

  32. KM

    KirstenM

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The food was decent and the service was excellent.

    McLarens on the CornerResponded on 2 August 2022Hello Kirsten, thank you for a fantastic review and 4 statement rating. See you again soon. Tom & Team m

  33. AB

    AlisonB

    Newcastle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall2food5service4ambience1
    We got off to a bad start last night. Staff training we were assured was just about to finish was still going after we had been at our table 15 mins. They were right next to us about 15 people and the man presenting the training was so loud, we could not chat or concentrate and even make a decision about our order. It was so distracting! My dad, after 15 mins got up and complained and the trainer was rude to him. This was completely out of order and not the experience and service we normally receive at McLarens. But what was the floor manager thinking letting this continue in front of customers for so long, completely unacceptable customer service.

    McLarens on the CornerResponded on 2 August 2022Hello Alison, we are truly disappointed that your experience was impacted by this training session. We regularly hold training sessions in the live environment for staff to best learn about our business, on this occasion the latter part of the meeting and training was about wine and spirits and there were no tables in the back area of the business until yours arrived. We regret that this impacted your experience and are disappointed and concerned that the trainer was rude to you.

  34. M

    Mackyaj

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Delicious food in a pleasant atmosphere. The staff were friendly & knowledge, and provided service without pressure.

    McLarens on the CornerResponded on 2 August 2022Hello MackayJ, thank you for joining us at McLaren’s! A pleasant review and great to read that you enjoyed delicious food from knowledgeable staff! See you again soon. Tom & Team Mclarens

  35. MD

    MichealD

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ideally located away from the hustle & bustle of tourism. The food was fresh & of top quality.

    McLarens on the CornerResponded on 2 August 2022Hello Michael, thank you for the 5 star rating and kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Tom & Team Mclarens

  36. J

    Jjwillis

    Edinburgh

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely evening. Busy for a Monday. Food good ( sticky toffee pudding was a bit dry though)

    McLarens on the CornerResponded on 2 August 2022Hello Jjwillis thank you for your 5 star review and comments about the good food! Sorry to hear the sticky pudding wasn't what it usually is! We will pass this on to the kitchen. See you again soon. Tom & Team Mclarens

  37. TC

    TatyanaC

    Newcastle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and very charming ambience. Service is superb!

    McLarens on the CornerResponded on 2 August 2022Hello thank you for your lovely review and 5 star rating. We aim to offer the best service and are glad to read you enjoyed the ambience! See you again very soon! Tom & Team McLaren's

  38. E

    Eviegeee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Meal was lovely and the service was wonderful. We enjoyed the evening but the only fault was the chairs. We were at a table next to the window which was fine but the cinema style chairs were so uncomfortable and set back from the actual table so I felt that I was sitting forward the whole night to reach my meal The booths looked much more comfortable but overall we had a lovely evening

    McLarens on the CornerResponded on 2 August 2022Hello Eviegee, thank you for your review! Sorry to read you weren't seated comfortably during your visit, I hope you Enquired with a member of staff to be considered for a move to a more suitable table, this is something we are always happy and willing to do! We look forward to seeing you next time and if you are willing to email us at reservations@mclarensonthecorner.co.uk with full name and booking details we will ensure notes are added for future visits.

  39. AH

    AlanH

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall4food1service5ambience5
    No food had but great 😌 people serving and histing

    McLarens on the CornerResponded on 2 August 2022Hello Alan, thank you for the review and 4 star rating! Sorry to read you didn't have any food with us, maybe next time? Great to read our host and servers were great! See you next time. Tom & Team Mclarens

  40. e

    eric

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    My steak was inedible and had to be sent back which was changed without problem. For £28 didn’t expect frozen chips.None of the starters were to our liking. Wine was good

    McLarens on the CornerResponded on 2 August 2022Hello Eric, thank you for your review. It is disappointing to read that you were not happy with your meal and that although things were rectified on one hand, you did not feel were up to scratch on another. It would be useful to learn more about your experience if you would email us at reservations@thebotanic.co.uk so we can pinpoint your visit and learn how we can do things better.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available

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McLarens on the Corner is rated 4.4 stars by 1431 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 31 times today
Google Map for McLarens on the Corner

8 Morningside Road, Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH10 4DD

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Edinburgh

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed 10:00–23:00 Thu 10:00–12:00 Fri 10:00–01:00 Sat 09:00–01:00 Sun 09:00–23:00

  • Cuisines

    British, Cocktail Bar, Beer Garden

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Holy Corner Bus Stop is at our door - the 11, 15, 16, 23, 36 and 45 bus routes will all drop you off here at McLarens on the Corner.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    0131 370 3322

  • Private party facilities

    The Loft is perfect for drinks receptions with canapes and nibbles or light bites. Due to the space itself, we do not offer sit-down dining here.We have a range of food and drinks menus that we can provide for your group depending on what you are looking for. We do require a pre-order for all private dining and events bookings in The Loft.

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