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The Canny Man's

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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239 Morningside Road, Edinburgh eh106pq, Scotland
+44 131 447 1484
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 01:00
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71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Book a table for 2, glad we did as the place was almost full. The Canny man is divided into a bar and dining. We were shown straight to our table, although a bit squashed it was OK. The service was superb and very friendly - the food was excellent and cooked perfectly. The beer was well kept and from... More 

Thank Discosk8
South Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

staff are very friendly - the place has a lot of character and is a very nice place - the food is good and the choice of drinks are excellent.

Thank woodburn42
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Lovely, very well located hostelry with a most interesting and engaging internal decor. Unfortunately all of its potential is spoiled by some needlessly snooty staff, high prices and pretty limited menu. There's no reason at all why the staff should not be more friendly and helpful - all it does is deter future visits. Perhaps a pep talk from management... More 

5 Thank MikeKinross
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is a truly idiosyncratic pub, and not in the sense of "deliberately quirky". It dedicates itself to offering excellent beers, wines and whiskies (and, I suppose, other spirits) in a calm peaceful environment so that you can sit in comfort and talk to your friends. The decor is distinctive - like a curio and antique shop, and indeed one... More 

1 Thank eucsgmrc
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Heard a lot of things about this bar and have been in about 3 times in last 3 months for drinks and the service is great. Would say staff go out of their way to be helpful.

1 Thank tonyelson1964
London, United Kingdom
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211 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Just look at the pictures. You have to visit. If you're in Embra and don't drop in for a pint, you will have missed out. Excellent pub, good beer selection, quirky deco, lots to see and admire.

Thank Angus M
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209 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This is the type of pub I wish we had in Belfast. Just the right size, traditional feel to it and very friendly and efficient staff. What more could you ask for in your local? Recommended.

Thank MartinJi
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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732 reviews
525 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 370 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

A historic pub (from 1871) in the posh suburb of Morningside. Previously it was famous for its rude service which has changed over the years. Very much the preserve of the posh local set but worth a visit just to see it though perhaps not for a repeat visit.

Thank chepaddy
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Having spent a lot of time in Edinburgh and visited this pub on several occasions I have experienced pretty hostile service. The venue is really great,good selections of drinks but quite over priced. Think the service may put me off going back in the future....

3 Thank obrown11
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Spent an evening here during the festive season which brought back fond memories of drinking here when a student.... a long time ago. While you couldn't really complain too much about the service.... efficient but snooty, you can't help thinking they are trying far too hard. Seems they have forgotten that this is a Public Bar and not a yacht... More 

2 Thank mincebeanschips

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
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 eh106pq, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 447 1484

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?