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McLarens on the Corner, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

McLarens on the Corner

4.4
4.4
1417 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 44 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 1,417 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. A

    Anonymous

    Edinburgh

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

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

    williamo

    Orlando

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    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.
  3. H

    Hutch

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

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

    CatherineT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

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

    HannahPolly

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

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

    RosslynF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    KirstyW

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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!
  8. w

    weescot

    Edinburgh

    86 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    86 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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
  9. E

    Esherregular

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.
  10. JM

    JonathanM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

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

    eliie3

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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 5 days agoHello 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

  12. HT

    HazelT

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great staff; fab cocktails
  13. 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 5 days agoHello 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

  14. 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 5 days agoHello 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

  15. 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 5 days agoHello, 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

  16. 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.
  17. 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 5 days agoHello 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

  18. 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 5 days agoHello Kirsten, thank you for a fantastic review and 4 statement rating. See you again soon. Tom & Team m

  19. 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 5 days agoHello 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.

  20. 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 5 days agoHello 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

  21. 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 5 days agoHello Michael, thank you for the 5 star rating and kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Tom & Team Mclarens

  22. 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 5 days agoHello 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

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

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

    McLarens on the CornerResponded 5 days agoHello 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

  24. 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 5 days agoHello 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.

  25. 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 5 days agoHello 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

  26. 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 5 days agoHello 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.

  27. SD

    ScottD

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food was really good

    McLarens on the CornerResponded on 22 July 2022Hi ScottD, thank you soo much for your 5 star rating and kind review! See you again very soon. All the best, Tom & Team McLarens!

  28. R

    Ruth

    Edinburgh

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Delicious food and lovely time sitting outside with friends. Service was rather slow, especially coffee and dessert which took a good 20 minutes or so to arrive

    McLarens on the CornerResponded 5 days agoHello Ruth, thank you for your review and star rating! Feedback is very important to us and we use it to help improve everything we do! It is disappointing to read that the service took longer than usual and we can only apologise for the impact caused by the current staffing crisis in hospitality at this time. We look forward to seeing you again. Tom & Team McLarens

  29. A

    Atm77

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience4
    Very low food standards... Nice place to have a drink.

    McLarens on the CornerResponded on 22 July 2022Hello ATM77, this is very disappointing to read, it would be useful to learn more about your visit with us and what exactly went wrong, we pride ourselves in delivering high standards at all times so it would be good to learn more. Can you tell me when you visited including the date, time, and what you had to eat? I look forward to hearing from you at mclarens.management@signaturepubs.co.uk Tom

  30. CH

    ChristineH

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, quiet and very cosy pub, it was a very relaxing pub to go for drinks and food with friends.

    McLarens on the CornerResponded on 18 July 2022Hello Christine, thank you for a lovely review, it was a pleasure to host you and we look forward to seeing you again very soon. Tom & Team McLaren’s

  31. LD

    LesleyD

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. We had breakfast in a very relaxed atmosphere. Our server Diana was very attentive

    McLarens on the CornerResponded on 18 July 2022Hello Lesley, thank you for taking the time in your day to leave a lovely review. Diana will be most pleased with these comments. I am happy to read you enjoyed your time with us and the breakfast. We look forwards to welcoming you back soon. Tom & Team at McLaren’s

  32. JS

    JS16784

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    I usually love Maclarens and it’s great for kids. The staff are friendly and always put the effort in to make kids feel welcome.

    McLarens on the CornerResponded on 18 July 2022Hello JS16784, thank you soo much for the fantastic review! It's always great to read that our customers enjoy what we do and that our staff are friendly! See you again soon Tom & Team M

  33. KM

    KarenM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Nice atmosphere but a little pricey. Staff very attentive.

    McLarens on the CornerResponded on 18 July 2022Hello KarenM, great to read that our staff were friendly on your visit and attentive! We do try to keep our prices comparable to other businesses in the area and unfortunately the instability in the global market also dictates this. See you again soon Tom & Team M

  34. NH

    NormaH

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service very good and it is a very comfortable environment (we were inside). Mixed experience with food - from excellent (salmon) to over spiced (chicken) - but the waitress did warn us. Wine expensive but we had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon despite that.

    McLarens on the CornerResponded on 18 July 2022Hello Norma, glad to read you had an enjoyable afternoon, sorry to read you had a mixed experience with the food, with a spicy burger, but soo glad to read that the salmon was excellent! We do try to keep our prices comparable to other businesses in the area and unfortunately the instability in the global market also dictates this. See you again soon Tom & Team M

  35. JH

    JenniferH

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Noise level would have been fine except an exceptionally noisy table close to us was occupied by women who screeched rather than spoke. Even the small baby with them looked fed up.

    McLarens on the CornerResponded on 18 July 2022Hello Jennifer, sorry to read you were unhappy with the noise level from another guest. I hope you managed to speak with a member of staff to ask about alternative tables, we would always look to accommodate where we can. See you again soon Tom & Team M

  36. SB

    SteB

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Great location and class ambiance. Good service and lovely waitstaff. Excellent steak, while in contrast Ceasar salad was poor and expensive. Good local beers but only lager and IPA, no choice of real scottish ale. Quite expensive but you pay the class ambience as well.

    McLarens on the CornerResponded on 18 July 2022Hello SteB, thank you for your review! I am disappointed to read that the Caesar was not up to standard but soo glad to read that you enjoyed the steak! We try to be varied with our product range and we always have a minimum of 3 Scottish products on draught and currently have 5 pouring but unfortunately it is not suitable for us to pour real ale here. Lovely to know that you enjoyed the classy atmosphere! See you again soon, Tom & Team M

  37. MM

    MoragM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The hospitality staff were very friendly and professional. The food was tasty but a bit expensive. We were seated outside (our choice!)…appreciated that woolly wraps were provided as the weather was a bit cooler today.

    McLarens on the CornerResponded on 18 July 2022Hello MoragM, thank you for your review. Great to read that you enjoyed your meal and were kept warm and comfortable on the terrace by our friendly professional staff. we are constantly reviewing our menus and aim to achieve a wide and varied menu for our guests, we will take your comments on board towards our next menu change. See you again soon. Team M

  38. IB

    IBOBY

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Limited lunch menu if you’re just wanting a light bite ( sandwich etc) as other than soup there only seems to be main meals on offer. Service was slow but possibly because we were sitting in the shade and away from the main terrace. Looks pretty inside.

    McLarens on the CornerResponded on 18 July 2022Hello Iboby, thank you for your review and for taking the time to comment on the menu. Its disappointing that the service was slow when you visited, this should not be the case wherever you are sitting. We are current reviewing our menu and hope to make improvements wherever we can. See you again soon. Team M

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The girl on the door who showed us to our table was lovely and a credit to the company. Our waitress was very off hand. She mentioned there were specials and I asked were any vegetarian/vegan she then read them all out with a few questions over the beef or cod ! We ordered a vegetarian burger and a vegan burger - neither my husband or myself could eat the burger as they were meat replacement burgers and not plant based ie/chickpea or falafel based - could I suggest that this is made clear on your menu! The cocktails and coffee were good. The waitress removed the plates in a very off hand manner and we felt we could not actually complain about the burgers but we did feel the waitress should have actually asked was there something wrong with the burger - I had actually removed the burger from the roll so the whole burger was on the plate! We used a voucher that I received as an end of term gift from my Hospitality Management students - I therefore have experience of what to expect with regard to the service and customer experience. I would kindly suggest you look at the wording on your menu and perhaps a bit of refresher training for your waitress staff particularly when the girl at the start was so lovely. Booking date 9/7/22
  40. CA

    CaroleA

    Edinburgh

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another fantastic meal with family. Food was great, service was perfect and the staff were lovely and friendly. Oh and the cocktails are outstanding 👌

    McLarens on the CornerResponded on 11 July 2022Hello CaroleA, what a lovely review! Thank you for taking the time to write this, it means soo much to our team! see you again soon. team m

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  • 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 1417 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 44 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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