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Cranston's Restaurant

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

((((* Scottish
  •  - Edinburgh
  •  - Edinburgh
  •  - Edinburgh
  •  - Edinburgh
  •  - Edinburgh
  •  - Edinburgh
Main course: £8
Food spend: £20

Great location, beautiful and comfortable atmosphere

Mark Schabacker 15 May 2017
from Edinburgh

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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

4.0 ((((* (based on 56 reviews)
87% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • value (25)
  • views (25)
  • lunch (23)
  • dinner (22)
  • afternoon tea (17)
  • private dining (9)
  • romantic (7)
  • breakfast (6)
  • business (4)
  • child friendly (2)
  • entertainment (2)
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  • luxury (2)
  • trendy (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • ((((( 15 May 2017 by Mark Schabacker from Edinburgh

    Great location, beautiful and comfortable atmosphere

  • ((((( 24 April 2017 by Kate Maclean from Edinburgh

    My friend and I had a lovely lunch the food was excellent, great value for money. We had 2 courses for £9.99 I had the chicken, crushed roasted potatoes and veg in a thyme gravy, my friend had the hake with a tomato sauce and veg,we both had the lemon cheesecake it was divine! The helpings where so generous we where glad we had opted for the 2 courses only, as there is also the option for 3 courses plus a glass of wine for £16.99, glass of wine included.
    The staff where pleasant and helpful. We will definately pay another visit to Cranstons restaurant.

  • ((*** 21 April 2017 by Carole Meaney from Edinburgh

    Sorry to say that I wouldn't recommend the afternoon tea. The scones were brick hard and the choice of small cakes was not the best. The sandwich which you have to choose a filling from a short list was the best part of the afternoon tea, however, I wish they would give you the choice of more than two smallish sandwiches and less of the small cakes. £27 for two seemed to me expensive given the less than satisfactory quality of the afternoon tea.

  • ((((( 14 April 2017 by Rebecca Eaton from Manchester

    Friendly staff and lovely food.

  • ((((( 26 February 2017 by Angela Soutar from Leven

    Every course was delicious and good value amazing views as well !!!

  • ((((* 11 February 2017 by Fiona Struthers from Glasgow

    Lovely restaurant,ideal location,great view over Princes Street, excellent menu, helpful and polite staff, good value. There is also a bar beside the restaurant with pairs of seats at the windows. Seemed like an ideal place for a break from an afternoon's shopping in Edinburgh. Quite a lot of stairs up to the restaurant so maybe not ideal for some. I didn't spot a lift but there might have been one. Overall this restaurant was exactly right for us.

  • ((((( 22 January 2017 by Nora from North Berwick

    Beautiful setting, attentive staff, beatifully presented food which was delicious and very reasonably priced. Will definitely return x

  • ((((( 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.

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