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CANNY MAN'S MAIN BAR GANTRY - The Canny Man's, Edinburgh,

The Canny Man's

4.7
4.7
482 Reviews
£25 and under
Scottish
  • Neighbourhood gem
  • Charming
  • Good for special occasions
"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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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • 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
  • 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, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

What 482 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Best Service

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Best Ambience

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Scottish

  • Edinburgh

    Best Service

  • Edinburgh

    Best Ambience

  • Edinburgh

    Scottish

482 Reviews
  1. Elba

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, drink and service. Lovely atmosphere.

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    Yorkshire

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This place is more for a drink than food as it’s very average pub food. Quirky place which is worth calling in for drink

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  3. Muriel

    Cambridge

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely friendly service and great food in a unique setting.

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  4. JacquelineW

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The choice on the smorgasbord menu was as good as usual, and the same goes for the service.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Unfortunately a very quiet day, not many customers which didn't create much of an atmosphere. Staff, always first class.

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  6. Alan

    Edinburgh

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service - breakfast options very good - food and excellent. I’ll be back!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere was fun and the food was pretty good but the servers disappeared after they delivered the main course. Our empty plates sat in front of us for at least 20 minutes. Once cleared, we ordered dessert which was a mistake because our empty dessert plates sat in front of us for another 30 minutes. The restaurant wasn't even busy so I don't understand where the servers disappeared to. They finally brought the check after I waved one of them down. We had subsequent plans that were essentially ruined due to being held up at dinner for an extra hour. In hindsight, I should have gotten up to track one of them down - I just didn't want to be rude. I would still recommend the Canny Man's but hope your service is better than the service I received.

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  8. jenb

    London

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Sunday meal roast ham very good and plentiful portion. Washed down by an excellent rooks. Very good service!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went there for lunch and it was perfect! Great service and food proportion was great for a light lunch! Highly recommend!

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  10. andrews

    Hampshire

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good seafood starters and extensive menu . Wine was good value but expanding beyond mainly France could get even better value . Bright and helpful staff in bar and restaurant

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The Canny Man's is rated 4.7 stars by 482 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today
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
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Scottish, Seafood, Contemporary British
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Public Transit
    BUS STOP ON MORNINGSIDE RD
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, 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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