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McLarens on the Corner - Ground Floor & Terrace

4.4
4.4
1050 Reviews
£25 and under
Scottish

On the ground floor of McLarens are our Bar & Terrace we offer an all day dining experience taking you from breakfast through to lunch, before transforming into a late night bar with small plates & sharing platters available from 6pm each evening.

Please note that we no longer offer our à la carte menu on our ground floor after 5.45pm, please book via our 'McLarens on the Corner - Restaurant' account for dinner in our first floor Parlour & Tellers Room. Afternoon Tea is also bookable through our Restaurant account.

Head to our website to view our brand new ground floor food, terrace food & drinks menus!

Last bookings for food are at 9pm, later bookings will only be for drinks. Please note that out Terrace closes at 10pm daily.

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Booked 58 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Scottish, Burgers, Breakfast

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 10:00–23:00
    Fri 10:00–00:00
    Sat 09:00–00:00
    Sun 09:00–23:00

  • Phone number

    0131 370 3322

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    Edinburgh

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, 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

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 1,050 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Outdoor Eating

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Most Booked

  • Edinburgh

    Outdoor Eating

  • Edinburgh

    Most Booked

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  1. CF

    ChristopherF

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food great service great ambience. Really recommend

  2. TC

    TanCon

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, waitress was very friendly and helpful. Lunch was delicious and coffee was even better.

  3. JM

    JulieM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant lunch for my sons 7th birthday. Friendly staff and great service, thank you!

  4. K

    Kirstylouise

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great venue, amazing food and really relaxed atmosphere

  5. J

    Jules

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely will def be back. Sitting outside at the end of November I was definitely apprehensive but with the heaters and blankets I definitely didn't have anything to worry about. What a lovely place to dine.

  6. RB

    RuBe

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Lovely place to sit and have a few cocktails. Staff really nice. Food isn’t amazing but I’d still go back!

  7. S

    Sue1

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent lunch . Great cocktails! I would definitely recommend it.

  8. AB

    AntonioB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience5

    Fantastic ambience, very very very beautiful! Upscaled experience, but food and drinks are not top, just barely mediocre -- especially, compared to the price. Service is OK, there are just a large amount of kids working there -- which scared me a lot, we waited a long time before being welcomed, and there were just one couple in front of us ... why? Don't expect amazing food, don't expect amazing drinks (neither cafe). You pay for the ambience, that's it. Is it worth? Yes in many cases, but not if you want a special meal/drink.

  9. C

    Cakelady

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely staff, good food and great atmosphere and surroundings.

  10. WM

    WeeMiss

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Dropped in for lunch and had one of the best burgers I’ve ever had. Then the apple crumble was superb.

  11. SC

    SmokeyC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Lovely restaurant, delicious food, excellent service. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Lovely brunch with a friend but rather chilly & sat with our coats on inside

  13. JP

    JamesP

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A friendly restaurant offering a choice of three different areas where you can eat. The spacious indoor ground floor restaurant offered a variety of lighter meals in the evening at a reasonable price and has a pleasant ambience. Highly recommended!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First class food and superb venue

  15. D

    Darren

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    We couldn't fault the service, the staff were first class. However, the evening menu is woefully short of options.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall2food4service2ambience4

    Me and boyfriend came for lunch on Sunday and sat in one of the little ski pods which was cute. The food was good however, our mains took nearly 50 minutes to arrive which was a bit disappointing.

  17. p

    peterb

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Lovely food but not warm enough.also waited ages for drinks but food ws very n ice

  18. ST

    SheilaT

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our table was a bit 'draughty' being situated between 2 outside doors, but it was a very cold day so not really a criticism of the venue. Service was very good and the waiting staff were very helpful and pleasant.

  19. GW

    GordonW

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    My first visit, it was much better that I was expecting. Will be back

  20. AD

    AnneD

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyed another lunch at McLarens. Service was great and being inside the gondola kept some of the cold out.

  21. LB

    LisaB

    Edinburgh

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    Food was unexciting, not was obviously not freshly made

  22. AB

    AB59

    Edinburgh

    45 reviews

    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    the menu was varied with good value for money, the food was hot and tasty. The staff were friendly and helful. We were downstairs inside, but will try the terrace outside and the restaurant upstairs another time.

  23. PA

    PAULD

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    1st time in the ski gondola, worth noting temperature in gondola pretty much matches the outside temperature and no heater, worthwhile novelty.

  24. E

    Eva21

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    One of the best fish and chips I've ever had. Lovely, comfortable ambience and warm welcome.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Lovely brunch in the ground floor lounge then moved outside to one of the fab gondolas which was great fun & very cosy ☺️

  26. RM

    RebeccaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Came here for the first time with my husband and six-year-old. Loved the quirkiness. Great menu choices for the grown-ups, buzzing vibe and great service. Food very tasty. Only quibbles: it would be great to see expanded choices on the kids' breakfast menu as there were only two; and a bigger portion size on the smashed avocado on sourdough (there was only one piece of bread). Otherwise great.

  27. J

    Juliet

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall2food1service4ambience4

    Lovely room and comfy seats. Amazing and tempting menu. Great service and welcoming helpful staff. And then the food came. All luke warm. French onion soup was misnamed! Lots of onions, half were under cooked and all were boiled. Not reduced and caramelised in any way. Tiny amount of tasteless and weak stock soon disappeared into the toasted bread and cheese which, despite soaking up the meagre stock, was still chewy. Rest of food quite unremarkable and lacking any flavour. So wanted to like this but will not return.

  28. B

    Braids

    Glasgow

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Nice place, comfortable, welcoming and feels safe. Maybe waited a bit too long for food to come and corner table could be cold with door opening

  29. R

    Ronaldinho

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience3

    When I order 2x£14 burgers (&more) I don’t expect it to become 2x £15.40 burgers without my consent due to some apparent small print in the menu I’m only presented with on arrival that there’s a mandatory 10% service charge. The staff are paid a wage arnt they? Surely any tip on top of that they get to take away is dependant on whether the diner wants to pay it. Wasn’t happy with this. Just list the actual price to be transparent and not sneaky!

  30. JK

    JeremyK

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Arrive was really fantastic. Turned up a bit early before 10 but not a problem and lights and heaters turned on whilst I waited for my friend. It is a great outdoor space with great service and friendly staff. Well done!

  31. L

    Lamontange

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Nice place, v friendly/attentive staff but was left a bit wanting with the food. I had the scrambled eggs with hot smoked salmon and 'toasted bloomer' but what came out was just an ordinary piece of toast. You expect sour dough these days/similar.

  32. SS

    SusanS

    London

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Hadn’t appreciated how limited the food menu is for the ground floor & terrace in the evening - my bad. However, the quality of the food was poor - greasy cafe. Big difference from previous visits

    McLarens on the Corner - Ground Floor & TerraceResponded on 18 November 2021

    Hi SusanS, Thank you for reviewing your visit to McLarens on the Corner. We were so disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your experience and would love to speak with you directly about your visit. If you could contact us at mclarens.management@signaturepubs.co.uk that would be greatly appreciated. Kind regards, Mclarens Management Team

  33. VT

    VictoriaT

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Absolute shambles. 3 in a family of four are gluten free and dairy free. Menu clearly marked the gluten free items … we only ordered those items for the 3 with allergies and asked hat toppings / sauces be adjusted or left off so they were also dairy free.. first of all told a lot of the food was coming from a van outside.. weird in itself .. and that there is lots of cross contamination - we said ok we’ll drink up and head off… manager came and said no no everything is wiped down / cooked separately etc just it could be in the air… fine we say we’ll go ahead. Then got gluten and dairy containing food… sent it back… got apology said mix up with two kitchens one got the message the other didn’t ok we say we’ll wait… then it happened again. Absolutely ruined the evening my youngest was crying with hunger and unsure whether he could eat what was in front of him. Got the whole thing complimentary but hard to make up for birthday meal which was ruined. Should have gone elsewhere. They need an allergy menu and several adjustments or just be straight up and say they don’t cater as having gf on menu is a sign to me that it’s ok to go…

    McLarens on the Corner - Ground Floor & TerraceResponded on 18 November 2021

    Hi VictoriaT, Thank you for reviewing your visit to McLarens on the Corner. We were so disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your experience and would love to speak with you directly about your visit. If you could send us your phone number, and a good time to call to mclarens.management@signaturepubs.co.uk that would be greatly appreciated. Kind regards, Mclarens Management Team

  34. IG

    IanG

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    We arrived in the middle of the afternoon post a rugby match looking for some snacks to accompany our drinks. The new menu choice on the lunch menu was fairly limited (virtually no GF options) so we passed. We would have ordered off the dinner menu but it was only served after 5pm which was unclear. Later we then fancied a main meal - which we had been able to order on a previous visit but there were none on the dinner menu and we weren’t now allowed to order off the lunch menu. Appears if we wanted to eat we needed to book a table upstairs. So we went to Montpeliers instead. Dining at Maclarens is now a very confusing experience!!

  35. TK

    TrudyK

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We arrived and were welcomed and seated at a beautiful table with a fire on the surface. Absolutely amazing place. Really impressed with everything. The food was excellent and our waitress was brilliant. Cannot praise highly enough!!

  36. CO

    CarolineO

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Great meal. Food was amazing. Service a little slow but it was busy.

  37. JC

    JuneC

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall1food2service2ambience1

    Very expensive for a lunch menu, Only had outside seating when booked, vegetarian and Out of the vegetarian lunch menu eat 12pm, only side veggie options available, had to insist to see the lunch menu from the ground level menu and paying £14 for a veggie burger and chips sat outside... no comfort .. very disappointed

    McLarens on the Corner - Ground Floor & TerraceResponded on 18 November 2021

    Hi JuneC, Thank you for reviewing your visit to McLarens on the Corner. We were so disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your experience and would love to speak with you directly about your visit. If you could contact us at mclarens.management@signaturepubs.co.uk that would be greatly appreciated. Kind regards, Mclarens Management Team

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great experience all round. Fantastic location and venue. Very polite and pleasant staff.

  39. F

    Florence

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    amazing as always, already booked two more dates for christmas, lovely service and brilliant coffees!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have never been in the evening before (for lunch often) so eating upstairs was a real treat.

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McLarens on the Corner - Ground Floor & Terrace is rated 4.4 stars by 1050 OpenTable diners

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Booked 58 times today
Google Map for McLarens on the Corner - Ground Floor & Terrace

8 Morningside Road Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH10 4DD

  • Area

    Edinburgh

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 10:00–23:00
    Fri 10:00–00:00
    Sat 09:00–00:00
    Sun 09:00–23:00

  • Cuisines

    Scottish, Burgers, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, 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

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