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Cranston's Restaurant

) #1,041 of 1,870 Restaurants in Edinburgh ££ - £££ British, , European
43 Princes Street | 43 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2BY, Scotland
+44 131 556 4648
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good47%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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“haddock” (2 reviews)
“steak” (3 reviews)
“chicken” (2 reviews)
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British, Scottish, European
££ - £££
43 Princes Street | 43 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2BY, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 May 2017

Three course meal, reasonable price, well cooked. I had steak, which was excellent, Mum had succulent salmon.

Thank TravelswithMum
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We travelled to Edinburgh on a steam special. We didn't have a lot of time in Edinburgh so chose a restaurant near Waverley Station. First impressions weren't brilliant - the restaurant is in the Old Waverley Hotel, slightly old fashioned - and for some reason...More

Thank Dinah W
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Breakfast here was filling and the choices were plentiful. Ask for a seat overlooking Prince's street and watch Edinburgh come to life. Servers are polite and friendly.

Thank S K
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Have only been for lunch in the restaurant (always had the nice corner window table). The food is excellent quality and value. Service is good and staff very pleasant. Only complaint is that it is generally v v quiet in the restaurant so lacks atmosphere.

Thank calumsmum
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Great eating out experience. Lovely food and great helpful staff. Xmas menu was delicious too. We will be backxx

Thank HazNor
Reviewed 28 September 2016

excellent lunch menu and really good value for money and lots to choose from. Patryk was out server and he was very attentive and friendly so much so that we ended up booking another overnight for December when the Christmas market is close by.

Thank Ross P
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We stayed at Old Waverley Hotel for the weekend and had breakfast here both days. The breakfast consisted of cereal, toast, yoghurts, fruits and everything you need for a full English/Scottish (including Haggis). The food was lovely and plentiful and the restaurant was clean, tidy...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2016

Excellent breakfast. Can be busy. There is competition for a table in the window areas because of the view. Well prepared dinners.

Thank Al_M39
EdinburghCollection3, General Manager at Cranston's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2016

Thank you for reviewing Cranston's Restaurant. We are glad to hear you enjoy the views and the food! Those window seats are our favourite spot to sit as well! Kind Regards, Leon Kiteley General Manager

Reviewed 12 July 2016

Great breakfast with lovely tea. The staff are very good at making sure you have all you need. Will be back

Thank Adrian S
EdinburghCollection3, General Manager at Cranston's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2016

Thanks for reviewing Cranston's Restaurant. We are glad to hear you enjoyed yourself, we look forward to your next visit. Kind Regards, Leon Kiteley General Manager

Reviewed 25 June 2016

I stay here with work and it's so central for meetings, staff very friendly and helpful. Food very good. Rooms comfortable and clean.

Thank fionaandreas2015
EdinburghCollection3, General Manager at Cranston's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2016

Hi Fiona, Thank you for taking the time to review Cranston's Restaurant. We are glad to hear you enjoy your visits and look forward to your next stay with us. Kind Regards, Leon Kiteley General Manager

Princes Street and Gardens
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street
is only half one, since buildings only line one side.
But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views
are from Princes Street as a result. From here you
look onto expansive and decorative public gardens
beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s
Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old
town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look
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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$32
British, Scottish, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Princes Street | 43 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2BY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Princes Street and Gardens
  • Neighbourhood: Princes Street and Gardens
  • Phone Number: +44 131 556 4648
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  • This restaurant is at The Old Waverley Hotel
An Edinburgh landmark, The Old Waverley Hotel is home to Cranston���s, a beautiful modern Scottish restaurant open to visiting diners as well as guests. Pioneering a new wave of contemporary Scottish food with creativity and character, Cranston���s kitchen offers a menu of treats that manage to not only reflect Caledonian tradition by using locally sourced produce and those ingredients so synonymous with Scotland ��� haggis, whiskey, turnips ��� but to present the diner with something utterly new, exciting and original. It really is a true taste of the country for the discerning foodie. In the very same way that its menu blends old and new, Cranston���s setting is the perfect combination of up to date style and old world character. Set in one of Edinburgh���s most prestigious buildings, on the famed Princes Street, the dining room is nonetheless comfortably new in its styling. Offering unsurpassed views of the castle and Princes Street gardens through wide windows, the room is bathed in natural light thanks in no small part to the light, neutral d��cor that brings original features such as plasterwork ceilings and Corinthian pillars in to the 21st century.
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