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Cranston's Restaurant

Old Waverley Hotel, 43 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2BY +44 1313440082

((((* Scottish
Main course: £8
Food spend: £20

We have afternoon tea. Very value for money. Good taste. Beautiful location in front of Old town and Christmas Market. Service ok.

Barbara Recalchi 08 January 2017
from Torino Italia

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Overlooking Princes Street Gardens and the magnificent Edinburgh Castle, Cranston’s Restaurant offers a view to match no other. Cranston’s presents luxury dining, complete with a sophisticated bar and a homely lounge.

Featuring the best of local produce and traditional Scottish fare, Cranston’s menu offers diverse dishes of impeccable quality. Enjoy the signature baked chicken supreme with roasted new potatoes & vegetables with jus, or delight in the chef’s penne pasta. Cranston’s restaurant in Edinburgh also includes a menu for younger diners.

The grand interior is reminiscent of a Grecian parlour, featuring a fine-detailed corniced ceiling to complement its ancient persona. Interwoven into this classic style is a modern twist, giving Cranston’s restaurant a chic and contemporary touch.

Enjoy the a la carte menu or opt for the splendid set menu, Cranston’s in Edinburgh is located on the infamous Princes Street. It is less than a 5-minute walk from Edinburgh’s Waverley Railway Station.

Cranston's Restaurant

Old Waverley Hotel, 43 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2BY

Contact +44 1315168814
Reservations +44 1313440082

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Customer reviews for Cranston's Restaurant

3.9 ((((* (based on 49 reviews)
85% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • value (22)
  • views (21)
  • dinner (19)
  • lunch (18)
  • afternoon tea (16)
  • private dining (9)
  • romantic (7)
  • breakfast (6)
  • business (4)
  • child friendly (2)
  • entertainment (2)
  • large parties (2)
  • luxury (2)
  • trendy (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • ((((( 12 January 2017 by Qiuyu Wang from Edinburgh


  • ((((* 8 January 2017 by Barbara Recalchi from Torino Italia

    We have afternoon tea. Very value for money. Good taste. Beautiful location in front of Old town and Christmas Market. Service ok.

  • ((((* 6 January 2017 by Ieva Beinarovica from Sweden

    We had Hogmanay dinner at New Years Eve there. It was really good and we enjoyed it.

  • ((((( 3 January 2017 by Marian Barren from Edinburgh

    Great dining experience pre-booked before a theatre show and the staff were more than helpful. Allowing us to enjoy the sweet in our room after the show.

  • ((((* 1 January 2017 by Anssi Hedeman from Kerava Finland

    Nice move to change our table closer to window. Like!

  • ((*** 19 December 2016 by Alison Brown from Northumberland

    Don't go for the afternoon tea, scones are terrible and the desert is frozen Iceland type, however the room we stayed in was nice

  • ((((( 16 December 2016 by David Fairbairn from Edinburgh

    Friendly efficient staff
    Tasty well presented food
    Enjoyable experience

  • (**** 14 December 2016 by Andrew from Airdrie

    Very poor quality had to wait 20min.for desert will never be back.

  • ((((* 14 December 2016 by Susan Renwick from Edinburgh

    Best point was the service. Staff should be commended. Disappointed with quality of meat in main courses. Pork not as tender as I would expect from a fillet and there was no white Turkey meat. Starters and pudding and cheeseboard were ver nice

  • ((*** 9 December 2016 by Graham Marshall from Edinburgh

    We were the only customers,the restaurant was not very warm.Turkey particularly was poor....a bit dry with soggy veg. Waiting staff were attentive and helpful.

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