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The Canny Man's

4.4
4.4
110 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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Booked 8 times today
  • 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 ROOM
    WHISKY 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

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

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: 6 August 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                          What 110 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                          NoiseModerate

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Notable Wine List

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                                                                                                                                                                                            AlexandriaR

                                                                                                                                                                                            Edinburgh

                                                                                                                                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                            Great atmosphere. Delicious food. Charming and friendly staff

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                                                                                                                                                                                            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

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                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                                          4. DS

                                                                                                                                                                                            DavidS

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 30 December 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                            Excellent open sandwiches and Bloody Mary. Beer could be better but service and ambiance is first rate

                                                                                                                                                                                          5. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

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                                                                                                                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 26 December 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall2food3service5ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                                            We arrived 5 mins early for our booking, when we arrived we were 'greeted' by a brusque unfriendly overbearing women. We informed her we had a booking and she curtly snidely replied 'yes you do', we waited and after a a couple of minutes we eventually went through to where we thought she had went to be shown to a table that was not ours, and she said oh sorry I misheard, stlii being abrasive in attitude. We were seated and were shown the menu, and we both agreed we would have the 2 course meal of soup and main of beef with vegetables and Yorkshire. We had centre stage of her saying other diners had not come and her being derogatory to the staff. We had our homemade soup which was absolutely lovely. Then we had our main which was not as nice, definitely pink and not to my taste, the vegetables were freshly cooked but frozen Yorkshire pudding did nothing to enhance the meal. It was a total disappointment for the price and I will not return for meal again. We had been previously went for a drink which had tables reserved so thought that it would live up to expectations, sadly it did not.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            ColinM

                                                                                                                                                                                            Edinburgh

                                                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 24 December 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                            Really tasty food and efficient service. Slightly noisy table next to the service area but good none the less.

                                                                                                                                                                                          7. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                            Edinburgh

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 19 December 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                            Such a quirky place filled with history! The staff were lovely and so accommodating, felt like we were at home! We booked here before heading off to the Xmas fair and parking was really good as free on Sundays and a nice walk to the town centre. We went back for again after the fair S we enjoyed it so much. We had lunch and it was lovely. Highly recommend. Thank you canny man x

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                                                                                                                                                                                            IANB

                                                                                                                                                                                            London

                                                                                                                                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            1.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 17 December 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                                            Did not get an opportunity to dine at the Canny Man, because when I got there I did not realise they were using the seasonal menu. I had chosen what I was going to eat off the menu page on the website. But was told they were operating the seasonal menu all December. If only they had said this on the menu page I would not have wasted my time getting there. I had booked my table in December, it is not like I booked my table in November. Anyway it seemed rather full and noisy so not to disappointed.

                                                                                                                                                                                          9. RW

                                                                                                                                                                                            RickW

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 14 December 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                            I had an excellent rare sirloin steak in the legendary, unique decor and atmosphere of The Canny Man's. This is a place to which I enjoy taking friends new to Edinburgh (or at least to Morningside). The visit is always rewarding. This is the first time I'd eaten there, and I'm glad I did.

                                                                                                                                                                                          10. G

                                                                                                                                                                                            George

                                                                                                                                                                                            Edinburgh

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 14 December 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                            Well cooked food and very tasty. Service was excellent.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            JamesG

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 11 December 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                            A wonderful venue with an amazing interior. The highest quality of service and excellent value for money

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                                                                                                                                                                                            rhiannonm

                                                                                                                                                                                            County Durham

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 8 December 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall4food1service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                            It's a very quirky and interesting place and I feel a must for a drink but with regards to the food it was overpriced for a bit of ham and bread. I would pop in for a drink again but not eat

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                                                                                                                                                                                            ALocalResident

                                                                                                                                                                                            Glasgow

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            1.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 8 December 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall1food1service3ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                                            Uncomfortable seats. Frozen fish, raw and soggy. The quality of food was poor and very disappointing.

                                                                                                                                                                                          14. s

                                                                                                                                                                                            sabmac

                                                                                                                                                                                            Edinburgh

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 7 December 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                            We enjoyed our early dinner with friends who had not been to the Canny Man's before. They loved the ambience and the unique decor - always a wow factor. The food was good. The menu was small but it catered for all our tastes.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            GabbyU

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 7 December 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                            My wife and I stayed at the hotel attached to the pub - The Lane - both run by Amy and Mark Kerr and enjoyed lunch at The Canny Man's on our final day of a three night stay celebrating our 25th Wedding Anniversary in Edinburgh. What a Pub! An absolute delight - really fresh, well served food, relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Excellent cheese board and great beer too. What more does one need?

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                                                                                                                                                                                            NickyB

                                                                                                                                                                                            London

                                                                                                                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 4 December 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                            Great food, quirky decor. Service in here used to be a bit stuffy but in the last few years that’s changed and it’s now absolutely lovely!

                                                                                                                                                                                          17. NR

                                                                                                                                                                                            NickiR

                                                                                                                                                                                            County Durham

                                                                                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 4 December 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                            As good as always but tables a bit tighter than previous seatings

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                                                                                                                                                                                            GailS

                                                                                                                                                                                            Edinburgh

                                                                                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 4 December 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                            Great atmosphere, very chilled and the food is lovely. Highly recommend the Bloody Mary

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                                                                                                                                                                                            AG1874

                                                                                                                                                                                            London

                                                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 4 December 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                            Excellent as ever. Food great, service great. atmosphere nice as really cosy while snowing outside. Loved our lunch in on of our favourite spots. Only thing is tables very close together, which post covid it felt a wee bit too tight.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            JaneG

                                                                                                                                                                                            Bristol

                                                                                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 3 December 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                            We all had a super time. The food was a very high standard for a “local pub”- really very good. Combined with service that was fun and attentive but not intrusive. The ambience was warm, chatty, not loud, lively but not overly busy. For some reason I hadn’t been for years- like 25-30yrs. It was a joy to see that it is the same if not even, even better!! See you again soon. Thank you 🎄🎅👏

                                                                                                                                                                                          21. PR

                                                                                                                                                                                            PaulineR

                                                                                                                                                                                            Aberdeen

                                                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 3 December 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                            Absolutely wonderful meal in a cracking venue. Service was excellent, good was delicious, locals very friendly!!

                                                                                                                                                                                          22. B

                                                                                                                                                                                            Bree

                                                                                                                                                                                            Edinburgh

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 3 December 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                            Amazing food with a fantastic selection and option to order a two or three course meal. Great atmosphere!

                                                                                                                                                                                          23. HW

                                                                                                                                                                                            HayleyW

                                                                                                                                                                                            Devon

                                                                                                                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 3 December 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                            What a fantastic place! Absolutely love The Canny Man's. Incredible atmosphere, great food and brilliant service. Love it!

                                                                                                                                                                                          24. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                            Manchester

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 3 December 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                            Great pub, lovely food especially the mussels. Great Bloody Mary! Very enjoyable evening.

                                                                                                                                                                                          25. NA

                                                                                                                                                                                            NormaA

                                                                                                                                                                                            Edinburgh

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 1 December 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                            An excellent lunch in every way except it was a wee bit chilly. Heating needs improving perhaps.

                                                                                                                                                                                          26. JA

                                                                                                                                                                                            JuneA

                                                                                                                                                                                            London

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 30 November 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                            Great food, served nicely. Dog friendly. Amazing quirky environment, like an old curiosity shop. Good beer. An Edinburgh institution. We had a lunch that lasted for hours, just talking and eating.

                                                                                                                                                                                          27. c

                                                                                                                                                                                            colinj

                                                                                                                                                                                            London

                                                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 22 November 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                            This is an establishment that always lives up to it's high standards. no unwelcome guests !

                                                                                                                                                                                          28. R

                                                                                                                                                                                            Roberto

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 21 November 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                            First visit and food was exceptional with fantastic service to match. Ambience was great such a characterful place altogether.

                                                                                                                                                                                          29. JB

                                                                                                                                                                                            JonnyB

                                                                                                                                                                                            London

                                                                                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 21 November 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                            Amazing restuarant, bar, steeped in history and style

                                                                                                                                                                                          30. PC

                                                                                                                                                                                            PhilC

                                                                                                                                                                                            Edinburgh

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 18 November 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                            My first return to The Canny Man’s in 14 years (I now live overseas) was a delight. The welcome, service, atmosphere and food were all absolutely wonderful. As unique as ever.

                                                                                                                                                                                          31. DD

                                                                                                                                                                                            DerekD

                                                                                                                                                                                            Edinburgh

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 16 November 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                            Everything excellent. Only improvement l could suggest is cleaning/pulling the digestional tract from the tiger prawns before serving.

                                                                                                                                                                                          32. b

                                                                                                                                                                                            boetman

                                                                                                                                                                                            London

                                                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 13 November 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                            A victim of it’s own success, sadly. The staff and owners were trying to be friendly but you could tell they were not happy to be there. The food was average, with the salmon bring the highlight of the cold seafood platter. My steak inc prawns was not the best especially considering the price.

                                                                                                                                                                                          33. Y

                                                                                                                                                                                            Yuill

                                                                                                                                                                                            Edinburgh

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 10 November 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                            Absolutely fantastic place. Great food and service outstanding

                                                                                                                                                                                          34. BH

                                                                                                                                                                                            BradleyH

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 7 November 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                            The Canny Man's is an Edinburgh institution and with good reason. The selections are varied, ample, and delicious. The atmosphere is welcoming but low-key. I'm a "mature" traveler and the noise level and ambiance were well-suited to a leisurely meal and convivial conversation with other patrons. I'll be back!

                                                                                                                                                                                          35. C

                                                                                                                                                                                            Chris

                                                                                                                                                                                            London

                                                                                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 6 November 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall2food2service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                            We found it to be extremely slow, expensive, low quality food.

                                                                                                                                                                                          36. AT

                                                                                                                                                                                            ATScotland

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 6 November 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                            Good food. Service excellent and waiter had a good sense of humour,

                                                                                                                                                                                          37. LM

                                                                                                                                                                                            LucyM

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 2 November 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall2food2service1ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                            Was disappointed. Have loved it before. Not this time.

                                                                                                                                                                                          38. W

                                                                                                                                                                                            Welshgirl

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 26 October 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall2food1service1ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                                            Sad to say, but Canny Man’s seems to have sat back on its laurels and turned into a rather joyless tourist trap. We were hoping for Scottish staff and a warm welcome, but did not get one - and the attitude of the waiting staff was careless, unsmiling and did not reflect the great heritage of this pub. The menu feels tired and obvious (Haggis…) - and the dinner menu doesn’t really cut it on a cold October night. I visited last time about 12 years ago and was bowled over by the atmosphere, the oysters and the joyful Scottishness of the whole place. What a shame the owners have felt able to milk this Edinburgh icon. Come on! Sort the staff and the menu out and Canny Man’s could get back to ‘best pub in the world’ … right now that’s an empty boast.

                                                                                                                                                                                          39. m

                                                                                                                                                                                            michaelf

                                                                                                                                                                                            Edinburgh

                                                                                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 26 October 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                            all the food was excellent, especially the seafood. Décor is quirky but appealing, very quiet atmosphere , it was the afternoon but that added to enjoyment of the day

                                                                                                                                                                                          40. BC

                                                                                                                                                                                            BobbyC

                                                                                                                                                                                            Edinburgh

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 25 October 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                            Had a brilliant night! Dinner was amazing as was the service. The setting is quaint with so much character…. Very busy for a Monday night which speaks volumes…. Would highly recommend!

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Google Map for The Canny Man's

                                                                                                                                                                                          237 morningside road Edinburgh, EH10 4QU

                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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 ROOM
                                                                                                                                                                                            WHISKY TASTINGS

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