The Canny Man's
One of my favourite places for a few drinks and something to eat, always a great atmosphere, with friendly efficient staff who quickly get to know you
We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at the Canny Man's. It was a very relaxing experience. They had all the right COVID measures in place, the atmosphere was calm and quiet and the food was lovely. We will be back very soon.
So despite taking my booking and asking me to confirm the table it turned out the restaurant is closed on that day and is never open. I have complained and you acknowledged this but you are still sending me emails about this non existent experience can you stop please!
Long established Morningside establishment coping well with the current COVID restrictions - no change to the surroundings and the food up to the usual standard. Good value for money.
We are unable to write a review on our visit, as although we had a confirmed booking when we arrived at the venue we discovered it was closed. We were advised that they do not open on Thursdays. We have been going to The Canny Man’s for several years, enjoy the atmosphere and the food. However clearly there is a glitch between the venue and the Open Table booking service, which appears not to know when they are closed. Very annoying and inconvenient. We have another booking in place for 13th December, which we hope goes better.
Great experience all round. Fantastic roast with all the trimmings. Great value for money.
We had booked Canny Mans through their website using open table, only to turn up and premises were closed and no answer on phone number on website. Very disappointed in Canny Mans and Opentable
Menu on website needs to be updated as prices seem to have risen and less options available
The decoration is peculiar.
The service is amazing, very friendly and quick with all the orders/requests.
The biggest and most delicious oyster have ever had.
Ice cream + liquor is a lovely treat, you must try it
Spent a week in Edinburgh and visited nearly every day, food delicious and staff so friendly and attentive, will definitely be back.
Always an amazing experience. Staff, food and wine menu superb.
Always good food and service. Shame current regulations are stifling long standing , top class local businesses 😞
What a lovely quirky place the Canny Man's is. The service from the beginning was outstanding and the food absolutely lovely. Thank you.
Wonderful Sunday dinner with some lovely, friendly and helpful staff.
Lovely food, attentive service. Excellent Covid measures in place.
Lots of unusual things to look at on the walls.
Excellent food, superb characterful building but service was apalling even though the place was half full. This was recognised by management and bill was halved. A one off I hope, but won't be back.
Really good food, specifically great seafood, eclectic open sandwich selection and wild ice cream ‘cocktails’. All accompanied by their very personal service and unique Canny Man atmosphere/decor.
Distancing was good and well run.
It's a MUST in Edinburgh. Located in the beautiful Morningside, it's a very beautiful restaurant, with a complete and passionate menu.
Love the white table cloths and French style service
Always enjoy my visits to the Canny Mans, lovely pub, great food and fine Ales.
Was really good, considering the situation theyve dealt fantastically with it, making you still feel safe whilst gettin the pub feel.
Delicious food and in the main great service. One woman waitress was unfriendly and behaved as if she didn't want us there. At one point she walked away without us being able to finish our drinks order. However, the other waiter and waitress made up for her poor service and we're incredibly friendly, helpful and attentive. A lovely, pub full of character and ambience. Would definitely go back.
Great place with superb service and Superb food.
Lovely people. Excellent service. Great ambiance and lots of interesting things on the walls. Quality food. Good prices.
Very helpful staff and wonderful food, enjoyable evening
A great place, full of character. Marvellous food and wine!
Excellent place to dine first time at Canny Man really enjoyed it.. thank you
If you're looking for a lovely Sunday lunch in a pub garden this is the place to go, but we had a bad service experience. We had a really nice afternoon sat outside in the sunshine. I ordered the pork roast dinner and my boyfriend had the beef. The food was great.
The only reason I haven't rated it too highly is due to the disappointing service. We were served by a woman who made us feel unwelcome and uncomfortable from the outset. Originally we sat indoors; there was nobody else in there and because our waitress was so rude and blunt, we nearly left altogether. However, luckily I asked if we could move outdoors where there was a really nice atmosphere that made up for how cold and unhelpful our waitress was. I asked her what wheat free beers they have and she stared at me blankly and then said "I don't know". I asked her if she could find out and she said I could look it up if I wanted and wrote them down for me... It turned out that they did (tennents is a barley based beer). We still left her a generous tip but felt we should leave a comment so that this can change in the future! A man who worked there came over at one point to check everything was okay with our food and he was really nice so it wasn't everyone, just our one waitress.
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.
The perfect place for a cosy Sunday lunch with loved ones! The staff couldn’t be more helpful and attentive! X
Brilliant find. Unique establishment. The fixed price menus were very good. All in all, good service, great food and beer / wine.
First time my sons had been there and they were blown away by the whole vibe. We all thought our waiter was brilliant.
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!)
Nice dinner with friends on a very busy post rugby evening, thank you.
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.
The Canny Man's never disappoints. Friendly, great service and fantastic atmosphere
All in an ambience that is unique to “The Canny Man’s”
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.
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.
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.
The Canny Man's is rated 4.4 stars by 45 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.