The Canny Man’s
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With its crazy junk-shop decor, inflated beer prices, strange signs forbidding all sorts of activities, cash-only rule and famously rude staff, this undeniably quaint Morningside den shouldn’t be a success, yet it’s a singularly famous Edinburgh institution beloved of its many fans – and loathed as ‘pretentious’ by many in equal measure. One reason for its popularity is the remarkable assortment of ephemera lining the walls and hanging from the ceiling – loads of clocks and everything from model ships and Chinese umbrellas to tools and oars add to the soothing, homely ambience. The cocktails are good, there’s a large selection of malts and they even serve Salmanazars (nine-litre bottles of Champagne). The food is generally limited to unexceptional but filling open sandwiches or a cold buffet.

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Average Price
££££ - Under £30
Fish, Scottish

Location for The Canny Man’s

237 Morningside Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH10 4QU

0131 447 1484


Opening Times

Mon-Sun 11am-11pm

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Loved it
20 March 2019  

i understand how some people may have different viewpoints but my wife and I are here last Saturday night (after the England -Scotland rugby ). She had the fish and I had a superbly cooked steak. 

It’s  a  very limited menu but nicely cooked.

planning to check out Sunday lunch and also their smorgasbords.


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