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The Canny Man's, Edinburgh,

The Canny Man's

4.4
4.4
147 Reviews
£25 and under
Scottish

"The Canny Man's in Morningside is an Edinburgh institution established in 1871 and passed down through 5 generations of the Kerr family. As famous chef Rick Stein said 'The Canny Man's is the best pub in the world.'
The establishment is well known far and wide for it’s quirky nature and ‘never’ changing décor. The interior sees every nook and cranny filled with everything from moose heads to muskets, sheet music to stuffed animals. A genuinely one of a kind bar and restaurant. The restaurant specialises in the best Scottish produce with a strong focus on local suppliers. Alongside this they have a well stocked gantry of over a 200 malt whiskies and a large wine list. The Canny Man's is very much a unique experience in Edinburgh and not to be missed."

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Scottish, Seafood, Contemporary British

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00–16:00 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:30–21:00

  • Phone number

    0131 447 1484

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    ANDREW GRIEVE

  • Catering

    WEDDING / BIRTHDAYS / WAKES

  • Private party facilities

    WINE TASTINGS WITH OUR SOMMELIER PRIVATE DINING ROOMWHISKY TASTINGS

  • Area

    Morningside

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Public Transit

    BUS STOP ON MORNINGSIDE RD

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

Menu

Lunch: 12:00pm - 4.30pm, Monday - Sunday. Dinner: 6:30pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Saturday. Complimentary Buffet: We serve a complimentary finger buffet during the week (Mon-Fri 5-6pm) that consists of sandwiches, pâté and biscuits

Starters

  • Homemade Soup of the Day£3.95

    served fresh daily with bread basket and butter

    • Para Picar£7.45

      marinated olives, cheese, Serrano ham, tomato bread and sundried tomatoes

      • Samantha's Treat£7.95

        Serrano ham served with fresh melon

        • Sir Anthony£8.55

          tiger prawns with cocktail sauce laid on lettuce with an avocado and pineapple salad

          • La Ronde£7.45

            pate served with toast, garnished with gherkins and tomato

            • Chrysanthemum£6.95

              tomato, mozzarella and crisp iceberg lettuce

              • Bread and Olives£3.95

                Seafood

                Our seafood is delivered fresh daily from Eddie's seafood market in Marchmont

                • Lobster

                  freshly boiled Eyemouth lobster dressed with Russian salad

                  • Whole£30.00
                  • Half£16.00
                • Scottish Smoked Salmon£8.95

                  served with diced onions, chopped egg, capers, horseradish and soda bread

                  • Crab£7.95

                    dressed and served in its shell, garnished with crispy salad and French dressing

                    • Oysters£9.95

                      freshly shucked 1/2 dozen served on a bed of ice with Captain Duncan's piquant sauce

                      • Cocktail de Crevettes£8.95

                        large prawns in a homemade Marie Rose sauce, served on a bed of lettuce

                        • Mussels£8.95

                          Steamed with a choice of 'Port Vell' style - white wine and chopped onion or tomato, shallot, wine and Provencal herbs served with a bread basket

                          • Tiger Prawns£8.95

                            1/2 dozen served on a bed of ice with lemon and mayonnaise

                            • Seafood Platter£16.00

                              lobster, tuna, oyster, king prawn, smoked salmon, caviar gar nished with lemon and a crisp green salad

                              Smørrebrød

                              Our Smørrebrød open sandwiches have been a mainstay of the Canny Man's for the last 20 years and all our ingredients are freshly prepared every day. All the sandwiches are cold and are served on soda bread (or rye bread if you prefer) gar nished with lettuce, cucumber, tomato and egg. Although we have reduced the number, all your old favourites can still be prepared to order just ask a member of staff

                              • Smoked Salmon£8.95

                                garnished with prawns and cocktail sauce

                                • Smoked Trout£8.55

                                  fillet garnished with our own homemade horseradish sauce

                                  • Fresh Chicken£8.55

                                    breast in a curry mayonnaise with asparagus garnish

                                    • Home Cooked Ham£8.55

                                      with our own cheesy potato salad and onion rings

                                      • Chicken Salad£8.55

                                        chicken and potato salad garnished with cucumber

                                        • Cessford's Favourite£8.55

                                          home cooked ham with mustard relish and croutons

                                          • Roast Fillet£9.45

                                            rare, served with horseradish sauce and potato salad

                                            • Bombay Eggs£8.95

                                              curried egg garnished with prawns and tiger prawns

                                              • Super Prawn£8.95

                                                prawns with cocktail sauce garnished with caviar

                                                • Beef Madras£9.45

                                                  rare beef fillet, served with curry mayonnaise

                                                  • Egg Caviar£9.45

                                                    Danish caviar with egg slices, anchovy and mayonnaise

                                                    • 1871£8.55

                                                      roast pork served with crispy bacon and our own apple sauce

                                                      • Seafood Medley£8.95

                                                        prawns, smoked salmon, mussels and hollandaise sauce

                                                        • Double Decker£8.55

                                                          ham and chicken topped with cheesy potato salad

                                                          • Chris's Real Mccoy£8.55

                                                            chicken with creamed mushrooms and sweet corn

                                                            • Salmon Fillets£8.95

                                                              served plain with lemon, caviar and a dill dressing

                                                              • The Graduation£7.45

                                                                finely g rated cheese and coleslaw, chopped onion and pickle

                                                                • La Petunia£8.95

                                                                  prawns garnished with hollandaise sauce laid on avocado

                                                                  • Tropical Cheese£7.45

                                                                    camembert with avocado, pineapple and chives

                                                                    • Coronation Chicken£8.55

                                                                      chicken and pineapple with a curry mayonnaise

                                                                      • Sharp End£8.55

                                                                        creamy smoked haddock with egg slices and croutons

                                                                        • Tristan's Snack£7.45

                                                                          egg mayonnaise served with slices of tomato

                                                                          • Bendinat£9.45

                                                                            poached salmon gar nished with cucumber and hollandaise sauce

                                                                            • Medley£9.45

                                                                              rare fillet of beef and home cooked ham served with a tasty potato

                                                                              • Tee Off£8.55

                                                                                Serrano ham thinly sliced served with tomato bread

                                                                                • Fishy Mix£8.95

                                                                                  smoked haddock and tuna garnished with prawns and caviar

                                                                                  • Old par£8.95

                                                                                    tomato stuffed with smoked haddock and crispy bacon

                                                                                    • Duchess£8.95

                                                                                      smoked salmon, poached salmon with dill dressing and capers

                                                                                      • Kerr's Choice£7.45

                                                                                        asparagus with tomato and a hollandaise sauce or cream cheese

                                                                                        • Calcutta Prawn£8.95

                                                                                          prawns in a rich curry mayonnaise

                                                                                          • Roast Lamb£8.95

                                                                                            served with our own minted potato salad

                                                                                            • Three Tiered£8.95

                                                                                              home cooked ham, cheese and coleslaw

                                                                                              • Robin's Choice£8.95

                                                                                                chicken, rare fillet of beef and home cooked ham

                                                                                                • Olivia's One Smile£9.45

                                                                                                  Smoked salmon, poached salmon and prawns with cocktail mayonnaise. You donate £1 to Olivia Giles' 'One Smile' charity every time you choose me. Last year you helped raise £1000 to help supply prosthetic limbs in her African clinics

                                                                                                  • The Nixe£9.45

                                                                                                    smoked salmon garnished with tiger prawns and cocktail sauce

                                                                                                    • Surf and Turf£9.45

                                                                                                      tender fillet of beef, tiger prawn and fresh lobster with our own sauces

                                                                                                      • Tipster£8.95

                                                                                                        asparagus tips with chicken wrapped in mayonnaise sauce

                                                                                                        • Prawn Supreme£8.95

                                                                                                          prawns served with poached salmon and mayonnaise

                                                                                                          • PA Amb Oli£8.55

                                                                                                            Majorcan delicacy includes Serrano ham and other delights

                                                                                                            • Andrew's Favourite£9.45

                                                                                                              rare fillet of beef topped with béarnaise sauce

                                                                                                              Cheese

                                                                                                              half portion £3.95 / full portion £7.95

                                                                                                              • The Wedge

                                                                                                                fine Stilton, oat cakes and celery

                                                                                                                • French Selection

                                                                                                                  Camembert and Brie served with apple, biscuits and redcurrant jelly

                                                                                                                  • Master's Choice

                                                                                                                    Stilton, Brie, Camembert, Edam and cheddar, served with celer y, biscuits and redcur rant jelly

                                                                                                                    Puddings

                                                                                                                    With liqueur £7.45 / without £5.95. The Canny Man's has been serving the famous Luca's of Musselburgh ice cream topped with liqueur and fruit for many years. We have a wide range of liqueurs but here are a few suggestions. Why not try our very own 'Golden Drop' whisky ice cream specially made for us by Luca's of Musselburgh! (1 scoop £2.75)

                                                                                                                    • Balencia

                                                                                                                      Luca's vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce and banana laced with Crème de Bananes

                                                                                                                      • Amaretto Laced

                                                                                                                        Luca's vanilla ice cream, almond topping and Amaretto liqueur

                                                                                                                        • Strawberry

                                                                                                                          fresh strawberries, Luca's vanilla ice cream with vodka

                                                                                                                          • Mont Blanc

                                                                                                                            Luca's vanilla ice cream, topped with coconut and laced with Malibu

                                                                                                                            • Archers

                                                                                                                              sliced peaches, Luca's vanilla ice cream laced with peach schnapps

                                                                                                                              • Dark Side

                                                                                                                                Luca's chocolate ice cream and cherries laced with Cherry Heering

                                                                                                                                • The Old Alliance

                                                                                                                                  Luca's vanilla ice cream and biscuit laced with Morrison liqueur

                                                                                                                                  Tea and Coffee

                                                                                                                                  • Coffee£2.50

                                                                                                                                    freshly ground coffee served with biscuits and cream, top ups complimentary

                                                                                                                                    • Carajillo£5.95

                                                                                                                                      espresso coffee laced with a gentleman's measure of rough brandy

                                                                                                                                      • Espresso£2.25

                                                                                                                                        a shot of the finest roast coffee

                                                                                                                                        • Americano£2.50

                                                                                                                                          espresso diluted with hot water

                                                                                                                                          • Solo con Nata£2.50

                                                                                                                                            espresso topped with cream

                                                                                                                                            • Cappuccino£2.75

                                                                                                                                              espresso coffee with frothy steamed milk

                                                                                                                                              • Latte£2.75

                                                                                                                                                espresso coffee with steamed milk

                                                                                                                                                • Tea£2.50

                                                                                                                                                  selection of fine teas. English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Darjeeling, Pepper mint and Green served with a biscuit

                                                                                                                                                  Side Orders

                                                                                                                                                  £3.95 (each). We recommend the following as an accompaniment to your meal

                                                                                                                                                  • Caesar Salad

                                                                                                                                                    • Cheese Salad

                                                                                                                                                      • Tomato and Onion Salad

                                                                                                                                                        • Mixed Salad

                                                                                                                                                          • Hot Jacket Potato

                                                                                                                                                            topped with butter or sour cream and chopped chives

                                                                                                                                                            The Canny Man's Afternoon Tea Set

                                                                                                                                                            Served Thurs - Sat, 2 - 5pm. A selection of finger sandwiches alongside homemade pastries, sweet treats and scones. Including:

                                                                                                                                                            • Loose Leaf Tea£10.95

                                                                                                                                                              • Loose Leaf Tea and a Glass of House Champagne£18.95

                                                                                                                                                                Traditional Sunday Lunch

                                                                                                                                                                • Traditional Sunday Lunch

                                                                                                                                                                  Available ever y Sunday served from 12.30 - 3.30pm. Our tempting selection of roasts are served with fresh market vegetables and all the trimmings. (vegetarian option available)

                                                                                                                                                                  • For 2 Courses£14.95
                                                                                                                                                                  • For 3 Courses£17.95

                                                                                                                                                                Evening à la Carte Menu

                                                                                                                                                                Tues - Thurs: Prix Fixe. Fri and Sat: specially prepared. A La Carte dishes

                                                                                                                                                                • Evening à la Carte Menu

                                                                                                                                                                  Our evening a la carte meals are inspired by the very best of British cuisine and we are proud to present a rotational menu that has a strong focus on seasonal ingredients from the best local suppliers

                                                                                                                                                                  • 2 Courses£11.95
                                                                                                                                                                  • 3 Courses£14.95

                                                                                                                                                                Digestifs

                                                                                                                                                                All served in 35ml measure. We stock an exceptional range of over 250 single malt whiskies along with a wide selection of cognacs and brandies. Please ask for a detailed list

                                                                                                                                                                  Liqueurs

                                                                                                                                                                  £4.75 for 35ml measure

                                                                                                                                                                  • Amaretto

                                                                                                                                                                    • Glayva

                                                                                                                                                                      • Sambuca

                                                                                                                                                                        • Grand Marnier

                                                                                                                                                                          • Tia Maria

                                                                                                                                                                            • Cointreau

                                                                                                                                                                              • Baileys

                                                                                                                                                                                • Drambuie

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Red Squirrel Ginger Nut Liqueur

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Morrisons Liqueur

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Kahlua and the Boss's Favourite

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Kahlua

                                                                                                                                                                                          Kahlua and the boss's favourite after dinner drink D.O.M Benedictine

                                                                                                                                                                                          Last updated: 1 February 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                          What 147 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined 7 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Friendly, helpful service. Good food. Good selection of drinks.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            AngelaS

                                                                                                                                                                                            London

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 12 May 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Fantastic choice. Really interesting setting with lots to intrigue. Excellent food and delightful service.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            JessicaMac

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 6 May 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Always wonderful! Looking forward to going back already.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Kags36

                                                                                                                                                                                            London

                                                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 4 May 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Delighted to have shared the experience with a friend on her first ever visit. She loved it and is already planning her return.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            JackieD

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 4 May 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Enjoyed our lunch very much . It’s a great place to bring guests 👍I know they need to keep the decor on keeping with the age of the pub etc. But not a lot of room under the tables for your legs due to the wrought iron ! However it hasn’t put us off 👍

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                                                                                                                                                                                            David

                                                                                                                                                                                            London

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 27 April 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Had a nice peaceful midweek lunch here with my elderly mother. Staff were very attentive and solicitous, and arranged a quiet table for us in the back room. The main bar and front room were a bit busier but still would have been a good option. Lots of character and history here !

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Miranda

                                                                                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

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                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 21 April 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Another fabulous lunch at the Canny Man. The oysters were absolutely delicious as were the classic open sandwiches and the shrimp cocktail. The wine we selected had finished but our server suggested an alternative that was really fantastic. Great friendly service and attention to detail as ever. Always a delightful experience.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            CallumN

                                                                                                                                                                                            Glasgow

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 19 April 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Great pub great atmosphere and a great welcome. A morningside institution not to be missed.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 19 April 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Fantastic service

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                                                                                                                                                                                            alanl

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 17 April 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Great Sunday roast! The beer is always good here too!

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                                                                                                                                                                                            MaryM

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                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 15 April 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Great dog friendly pub. Great food and very friendly service.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            MatthewB

                                                                                                                                                                                            Birmingham

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 14 April 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Very good at handling my partner’s allergies. Kept checking in with us to make sure everything was alright.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            FDBris

                                                                                                                                                                                            Norfolk

                                                                                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 10 April 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Delicious Sunday pub lunch in querky, colourful surroundings rich in history.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            BillA

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 9 April 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                            A different experience, but that is a key part of its charm. Limited hot menu, but better to do a few dishes well.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            MikeH

                                                                                                                                                                                            Yorkshire

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                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 5 April 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Great experience of a very unique pub. Good value food well presented and served by friendly attentive staff

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                                                                                                                                                                                            OrlaS

                                                                                                                                                                                            Hampshire

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 3 April 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Everyone and everything was amazing! Great food, great service, great atmosphere!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Vera

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                                                                                                                                                                                            4.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 27 March 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Quirky and friendly space for eating different food as well as traditional fare - layout keeps each table discreet and the linen tableware harks back to elegant times- always nice but don’t like extra charge on certain items

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                                                                                                                                                                                            EllaP

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 27 March 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Great selection of open sandwiches and Sunday roast on Sundays. Relaxed atmosphere

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                                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                            London

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 27 March 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                            We went for a mother’s day lunch and it was decent. The Sunday lunch options are quite ok. Don’t expect anything exceptional. Good sized portions and simple flavours. Service though took a while, might have been due to the fact that they’ve been busy.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            MartinB

                                                                                                                                                                                            Edinburgh

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                                                                                                                                                                                            4.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 22 March 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Good food and a great setting, quirky with a good selection of drinks

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                                                                                                                                                                                            AlanM

                                                                                                                                                                                            Edinburgh

                                                                                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 19 March 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                            I was meeting friends which we hadn’t seen for two years. The service was fantastic - cheery and always willing to assist with any query we had. The food was fantastic too. All in all - it was a perfect place to catch up and have a bite to eat. Alan McIntosh

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Jimo

                                                                                                                                                                                            London

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                                                                                                                                                                                            1.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 12 March 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Very poor tepid food and extremely overpriced . We paid almost £100 for 2 mains , a bottle of house red and a bottle of fizzy water. The table we were given was too small for 2 people to eat comfortably. The vegetables were more akin to a school dinner hall than a restaurant. The steaks were tough and tasteless. We won’t be back

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                                                                                                                                                                                            EwenM

                                                                                                                                                                                            Edinburgh

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            4.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 12 March 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Still a classic. Important family occasion with a baby in a buggy and perfectly catered for. Thank you.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            MartinS

                                                                                                                                                                                            Edinburgh

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            4.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 12 March 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Loved the atmosphere. Loved the whiskey flights. Food was nice but would be good to have more bread.

                                                                                                                                                                                          25. GC

                                                                                                                                                                                            GerardC

                                                                                                                                                                                            Edinburgh

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 9 March 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                            Lovely food, friendly service & in a truly atmospheric setting.

                                                                                                                                                                                          26. MS

                                                                                                                                                                                            MillyS

                                                                                                                                                                                            Edinburgh

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 22 February 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                            Lovely place full of character and we all had a delicious vegetarian curry. We had a lovely time. Staff were friendly and good ambience. Will definitely be returning! Thank you!

                                                                                                                                                                                          27. GL

                                                                                                                                                                                            GrahamL

                                                                                                                                                                                            Edinburgh

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 19 February 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                            Brilliant as usual, I would highly recommended it, top quality.

                                                                                                                                                                                          28. D

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dudleys

                                                                                                                                                                                            Edinburgh

                                                                                                                                                                                            15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 17 February 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Very enjoyable first visit to unique establishment. Tables too close for comfortable social distancing.

                                                                                                                                                                                          29. RM

                                                                                                                                                                                            RuthM

                                                                                                                                                                                            Edinburgh

                                                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 16 February 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                            Great food and service. Canny Man’s never fails to deliver. If you want to experience a traditional, family owned, customer-centred bar, with a wide selection of wines and beers and excellent staff, this is the place to go.

                                                                                                                                                                                          30. GM

                                                                                                                                                                                            GaryM

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 12 February 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                            Great food and atmosphere, why would you want to go anywhere else

                                                                                                                                                                                          31. JJ

                                                                                                                                                                                            JamboJim

                                                                                                                                                                                            Edinburgh

                                                                                                                                                                                            32 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            32 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 11 February 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall3food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                            We all enjoyed the lunch , with good service. A little disappointed at the table we were given, in the dining area which was not particularly busy. It was situated close to where food comes up from the kitchen and was quite active and noisy.

                                                                                                                                                                                          32. D

                                                                                                                                                                                            Ditto

                                                                                                                                                                                            Edinburgh

                                                                                                                                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 10 February 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                            been going here for over 30 years and it is still special

                                                                                                                                                                                          33. IM

                                                                                                                                                                                            IainM

                                                                                                                                                                                            London

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 6 February 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                            One of my favourite places to drink and eat- anywhere!

                                                                                                                                                                                          34. PF

                                                                                                                                                                                            PriscillaF

                                                                                                                                                                                            Edinburgh

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 5 February 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                            Superb. We had a fantastic lunch. Beautiful food and impeccable service.

                                                                                                                                                                                          35. DE

                                                                                                                                                                                            DarrenE

                                                                                                                                                                                            Yorkshire

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 30 January 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                            Lovely food and atmosphere, well worth the taxi from city centre

                                                                                                                                                                                          36. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                            London

                                                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 22 January 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                            A great experience in eclectic surroundings. Efficient and attentive service with interesting hot and cold menu choices. Great wine and spirits too.

                                                                                                                                                                                          37. AK

                                                                                                                                                                                            AmKS

                                                                                                                                                                                            Edinburgh

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 16 January 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                            Great place for a Sunday roast, good size portions and value for money.

                                                                                                                                                                                          38. AR

                                                                                                                                                                                            AlexandriaR

                                                                                                                                                                                            Edinburgh

                                                                                                                                                                                            10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 15 January 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                            Great atmosphere. Delicious food. Charming and friendly staff

                                                                                                                                                                                          39. AD

                                                                                                                                                                                            AngelaD

                                                                                                                                                                                            Edinburgh

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 3 January 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                            Brilliant choice of food and drinks. Nowhere else quite like it, great ambience

                                                                                                                                                                                          40. MB

                                                                                                                                                                                            MikeB

                                                                                                                                                                                            London

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 1 January 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                            Good lunch with friendly service. Mussels were great, lemon tart less so.

                                                                                                                                                                                          Safety precautions

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Cleaning & sanitising

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Protective equipment

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Screening

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Staff is vaccinated
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Contact tracing information collected

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Google Map for The Canny Man's

                                                                                                                                                                                          237 morningside road Edinburgh, EH10 4QU

                                                                                                                                                                                          Dining areas

                                                                                                                                                                                          Additional information

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Area

                                                                                                                                                                                            Morningside

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Hours of Operation

                                                                                                                                                                                            Lunch Daily 12:00–16:00 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:30–21:00

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                                                            Scottish, Seafood, Contemporary British

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                                                            Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Dress Code

                                                                                                                                                                                            Smart Casual

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Parking Details

                                                                                                                                                                                            Private Lot

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Public Transit

                                                                                                                                                                                            BUS STOP ON MORNINGSIDE RD

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Payment Options

                                                                                                                                                                                            AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Executive Chef

                                                                                                                                                                                            ANDREW GRIEVE

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Additional

                                                                                                                                                                                            Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Phone number

                                                                                                                                                                                            0131 447 1484

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Catering

                                                                                                                                                                                            WEDDING / BIRTHDAYS / WAKES

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                                                                                            WINE TASTINGS WITH OUR SOMMELIER PRIVATE DINING ROOMWHISKY TASTINGS

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