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McLarens on the Corner, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

McLarens on the Corner

4.4
4.4
1318 Reviews
£25 and under
British

McLarens on the Corner is a neighbourhood bar & restaurant that believes in 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 Beefeater 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. For Afternoon Tea bookings, head to our 'Afternoon Tea at McLarens on the Corner' account.

Walk-ins welcome.

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Booked 35 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

Menu

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What 1,318 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Outdoor Eating

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Most Booked

  • Edinburgh

    Outdoor Eating

  • Edinburgh

    Most Booked

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  1. BF

    BrendaF

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined today

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    Ate early,6pm,very quiet, nearly empty which means no atmosphere. 1 drink unsuitable, did not taste as in description,food good but again lack of clarity in dish description. Overall review, staff worked very hard as short staffed in dining room. Food and drink and ambience fair to good.

  2. WH

    WendyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a pleasure to visit and outside area is just amazing as are the friendly staff....thank you!

  3. MM

    MikeM

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Very slow service - more than 15 minutes to get drinks after order and starter arrived after main course. Food was good though.

  4. c

    cherylc

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    It looks and feels like a lovely environment but our table and glass was dirty. One of our meals was served with a mouldy piece of fruit on it.

  5. a

    anneh

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4

    Our meal was pretty poor . We had haddock and chips plus mushy peas . There really wasn’t much fish under the batter, the chips were abundant but dry and the mushy peas were a mushy paste . Table service was good and the ambience ok .

  6. RH

    RuthH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    The food was excellent. An order mix up was a pity. Staff were polite and apologetic. Issue resolved.

  7. LS

    LindaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely place for lunch and great atmosphere. Good and service was great.

  8. g

    gymfreak

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brunch was amazing, welcoming with dogs, all in all a fabulous experience

  9. MK

    MollieK

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service as ever. Chicken burger with slaw and and fries was delicious. Thank you.

  10. s

    seafoodyum

    Glasgow

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Really enjoyed visit to Mclarens. Great menu with lots of choice and very helpful staff

  11. T

    Traveljunkiescotland

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Disappointed that the fish tacos were not on the menu tonight and I was looking forward to trying them. Also a glass of wine was brought to the table which had ‘bits’ in it - either dirty glass or the dregs of the wine. Was rectified once brought to the staff’s attention. Also our bill had two starters on it when we had ordered one. Again rectified once brought to their attention. Overall we had a good experience but small details were lacking for an early supper out.

  12. HT

    HeatherT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was fabulous, our waitress/host was fabulous (a Canadian girl?) Thank you!

  13. M

    Merchiston

    Angus

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to meet friends for a lovely brunch, can totally recommend the Pancake Stack. Staff did not rush us and we had a great booth table.

  14. S

    Sleepyfergus

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Smart interior, but the 'atmosphere' lighting in the evening is too dim. Its a dark venue to start off with, so ended up eating in virtual darkness. Then the lights flickered for a protacted period of time which was annoying. Food was okay - chicken burger was a bit overdone. nothing special if I'm honest. Coffee machine was turned off early so the staff could clean it - unable to have a coffee after my meal which was disappointing. The front of the restaurant looks a mess, like a junk yard when ski lift gondolas go to die. Lots of faux greenery and plants too - its just all a bit OTT. Would I return - possibly, but i'm not rushing back when there are plenty of other places doing the same thing but less in your face.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, friendly and helpful staff! Thank you!

  16. M

    Melissa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We booked this restaurant last minute to finish off our lovely weekend, I’m so glad we did as it was perfect. The food was superb, the drinks was flowing just nicely and the service was outstanding. Would definitely recommend. Thank you for a lovely evening.

  17. NR

    NickiR

    County Durham

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Took a while for us to be shown to our table but once there our waitress was attentive but not intrusive. Fish tacos disappointing but duck salad excellent and partner lived the roast. Would have liked to have seen a few healthier options on the menu. Room quite cold with the doors to the outside open but otherwise good atmosphere

  18. JN

    JamesN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Impressive setting with a range of different seating areas, including outside options. Staff were very friendly from first arrival through service and leaving. Food was lovely. Good buzz about the place (Sunday lunchtime). Can’t fault it, very enjoyable.

  19. DB

    DorianB

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Well organised friendly staff, food was good, lots of it! Reasonable prices, and I noticed there’s a kids menu, so it’s family friendly. Comfortable surroundings, and looked clean and tidy despite being quite busy. Only minus was a slightly loud soundtrack, maybe needs the volume down a bit. But overall a really good local place to eat and drink.

  20. J

    Jojo

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great time at Mclarens for lunch saturday 30th April, staff are really friendly and so helpfull, exceptional service. We asked to stay a little longer and were accommodated immediately. Thanks for lovely afternoon.

  21. M

    Mikeydjkickitonetime

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Good food, good feel. Enjoyed. Will certainly return and recommend.

  22. C

    Cavid

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely family brunch - great food and excellent service

  23. CB

    CarolineB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice food and atmosphere very polite staff house wine good quality

  24. DW

    DerekW

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    MacLarens was excellent as usual! Staff superb, very friendly and attentive. Great place to go for any occasion.

  25. G

    Girls

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Our waiter was fantastic…couldn’t have looked after us better. Also a lovely lady (think the manager) who found us a table inside - overall we had a lovely day.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely brilliant service throughout! A bit windy but nothing to complain about! A really nice gin selection too!!

  27. NJ

    NJBr

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Lovely lunch, very accommodating to the menu changes we requested, nothing was too much trouble. We were inside, lovely decor and felt like a special occasion but not too fancy. Perfect for our lunch.

  28. SC

    SusanC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Overall ok. Setting lovely. Service very slow and needs more joining up. Servings of brunch items scarce. Eg baked beans portion was served in a tiny pot not out of place in a toy kitchen and contained 12(!) baked beans and a lot of ‘juice’. Needs improving. ‘Scrolls’ not to everyone in my party’s taste and rolls offered as a plainer alternative would have been welcome. Noise level awful, unfortunately.

  29. SP

    SafetyPete

    Aberdeen

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Lovely afternoon and only downside was the batter on the fish, please note this was not a deal breaker or complaint. Just a little bit too thick. Great time and service was impeccable. Thank you! Cheers.

  30. SM

    SM2018

    Edinburgh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A lovely meal, service was great, the food was excellent. Can recommend trying some of the cocktails. Will definitely be back.

  31. JG

    JaneG

    Bristol

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A Birthday tea for family and friends. The menu was varied allowing both young and old to choose their preferences. The service was keen without being over bearing- very knowledgeable and interested. The ambiance was relaxed, cosy and airy. We all had a super time.

  32. r

    richardp

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had lunch for 5 - 3 excellent (and huge!) fish and chips, chicken burger and a normal burger - all really well cooked and all eaten. Excellent service and nice atmosphere - definitely go again!

  33. JM

    JulieM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing lunch, staff were so friendly and accommodating. I love this place!!!

  34. DW

    DianneW

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best Eggs Benedict …. Lovely setting in the Gondola / will be back

  35. SG

    ShelleyG

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was beautifully presented and very tasty and the service impeccable. Lovely ambience (although we booked a pod we opted to go inside as the day was chilly). Downside ....the food is too expensive!

  36. AM

    AngelaM

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely restaurant helpful staff good choice of menus Lamb curry was presented well and tasted delicious Chicken& chorizo pie was exceptional as were the mash and vegetables

  37. T

    Terry

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was great. Bobby looked after us very well. She is excellent at her job

  38. KG

    KennyG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Bao Buns were superb!!!!! Great vibe with good music.

  39. DM

    DaisieMae

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3

    Although the food was excellent, I was a bit bewildered by the fact that they brought out the starters and mains at the same time. Never had that at a restaurant before. I don’t know what the kitchen staff were thinking when our order went out. When we ordered deserts and coffee, the coffee came out first with about a fifteen minute wait after we were finished our coffee before the deserts came. Apart from the bizarre experience I would recommend going for the food as it was excellent.

  40. S

    Sue1888

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5

    £19 for a small curry, felt like a real rip off. It was tasty, staff were excellent, very friendly ... BUT the prices are way too high.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

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

FAQs

McLarens on the Corner is rated 4.4 stars by 1318 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 35 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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