The Canny Man's

4.6
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17 reviews
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£25 and under
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Scottish

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"The Canny Man's in Morningside is an Edinburgh institution established in 1871 and passed down through 5 generations of the Kerr family. 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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m
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it is our favourite pub just 15 minutes from the city centre, there are not many pubs like it ! would als suggest a stay at the Lanes Hotel literary just next to th epub fab place.

HM
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect place for a cosy Sunday lunch with loved ones! The staff couldn’t be more helpful and attentive! X

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant find. Unique establishment. The fixed price menus were very good. All in all, good service, great food and beer / wine.

GS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time my sons had been there and they were blown away by the whole vibe. We all thought our waiter was brilliant.

JH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Went for Sunday lunch meat and gravy were lovley, veg was nice but not enough for 4 people. Drinks were lovley wine overpriced (£15 bottle for £55!)

A
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice dinner with friends on a very busy post rugby evening, thank you.

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

What a lovely wee find. This pub is so charming and full of character. All staff friendly and on the ball. Very busy yet still very attentive. Relaxed dining at its best.

IS
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Canny Man's never disappoints. Friendly, great service and fantastic atmosphere

IB
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service
Good Food
All in an ambience that is unique to “The Canny Man’s”

GA
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Excellent food as I’d had reported. But dreadful service. Long wait for menus, drinks and order. Starters arrived before our drinks. Our waiter seemed rushed off his feet. And table a bit like being in the middle of the M25. But good atmosphere, excellent food and would go back.

d
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We enjoyed our visit but, as has been the case over the years at this venue, the welcome and ambience is cool. I’m made to feel like I’m intruding rather than a welcome guest. Can’t quite put my finger on it but it’s just not what I’m looking for. The food was lovely.

JP
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sunday lunch with elderly parents in this great Edinburgh and beyond institution. Friendly, helpful but not over the top service coupled with fine Sunday lunch made it a splendid occasion. Highly recommended.

EO
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service too. Very good value for money and a lovely atmosphere. We’ll be back!

m
Edinburgh
8 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant lunch as usual, just love the Canny Man,

JL
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Confused when we first arrived as not clear who to approach regarding our booking.
Shown to table which wasn’t cleared of previous setting.
Everything seemed vague and quality of service unimportant.
We did however enjoy the food and The unusual experience.

AL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a midweek lunch with my 85year old father.

SM
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My sister and I enjoy going to The Canny Man's as an annual but indulgent treat. The food was lovely, the service was good, as was the atmosphere. It is quite pricey though, but once a year, fine.