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The Canny Man's

) #699 of 1,868 Restaurants in Edinburgh $$ - $$$ , British,
239 Morningside Road, Edinburgh EH10 4QU, Scotland
+44 131 447 1484
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible17%
Travellers talk about
“roast beef” (5 reviews)
“tiger prawns” (3 reviews)
“crab” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
$$ - $$$
239 Morningside Road, Edinburgh EH10 4QU, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 297 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely worth a trip out to Morningside for a drink and or dinner. You can spend hours in here and still not cover a fraction of the eclectic decor. Huge range of spirits and a decent wine list.

Thank SWMatlock
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Second visit here whilst up visiting family from Nuneaton. The second was as good as the first! Food was delicious and different with not a chip to be seen (thankfully!). Will definitely be back.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a recent visit to Edinburgh, my daughter took me to the Canny Man's Pub and Restaurant so that we could celebrate the forthcoming publication of my debut novel, Hunter's Chase, by Crooked Cat Books. The Canny Man's pub in Morningside is an Edinburgh institution established...More

2  Thank Val P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I made this account for the sole reason to complain about this awful establishment. The owners and management bully their staff right in front of the customers and it makes you feel very uncomfortable to watch. It is very obvious that they warm to a...More

6  Thank GATKIN09876
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Had dinner recently at The Canny Mans. The ambiance in this place it incredible and has to be seen to be believed. The Kerr family continues to do a great job here. Dinner was terrific and served by a knowledgeable and attentive staff. Had a...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

A nice and convenient pub with decent beers. Staff not particularly welcoming, appearing to be tired or a bit bored. Food was ok and arrived quickly but portion sizes were modest, necessitating a second course for hungry diners. Overall disappointing.

4  Thank Audrey J
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Whether a regular, tourist or southsider, everyone should visit the Canny Man. Family owned for too long to remember, traditional public house offering an amazing selection of spirits, wine and beer. Great place to meet new people,catch up with friends and rub shoulders with the...More

Thank Lmg1471
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Very disappointed on a recent visit to The Canny Mans to have been charged £75 for a bog standard Rioja crianza that retails for £10 (ex-tax). Beware what you order. My mistake as I should have wine-searched the bottle first. I don't grudge a healthy...More

2  Thank Stephen K
TheCannyMans, Owner at The Canny Man's, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Dear Stephen K, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit to The Canny Man’s. As a small family business we rely on the feedback of our customers to help us keep improving. We have an extensive wine list...More

Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We took over the private dining room and had a fabulous eve. Mark and the team made is feel very welcome. Thoroughly recommended!

Thank PeteMate24
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

The only real pub in Scotland, incredibly original. The staff are so professional and the food was delicious. There is a real eclectic mix of people ! Everyone in the bar on both sides looks after you feels very homely.

1  Thank Chrismurphy328
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4 January 2017|
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Response from lastword2016 | Reviewed this property |
This is a very good pub which serves very good food. Families do go to it, but it's not the first place in Edinburgh I would think of for a child-friendly experience!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 239 Morningside Road, Edinburgh EH10 4QU, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 447 1484
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