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Cannonball Restaurant & Bar is located in one of Edinburgh's oldest and most historic buildings at the very top of The Royal Mile, in the imposing shadow of Edinburgh Castle. With breathtaking views of the city, the Castle and beyond, the multi award-winning Cannonball Restaurant serves traditional Scottish food, all made with the finest ingredients from Scotland's bountiful larder. The seasonal menu and tasting menus change monthly to showcase the very best of what is on offer. Traditional Scottish food is at the heart of Cannonball Restaurant with a truly unique dining experience and fantastic hospitality guaranteed every time. Popular dishes include Findlay's Haggis Cannonballs with pickled
US$21 - US$62
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
European, Scottish
Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 26 August 2020

We had dinner as family with 2 youngsters and one elderly, during a 3 days visit to Edinburgh. Food was probbaly the worst I had in a long time (considering we go out often and try a diversity of restaurants). Expectations were really high based...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 22 March 2020

We had such a lovely evening at the Cannonball. The service was excellent, our waitress Joanna was both friendly and efficient, and the restaurant owner stopped by our table adding some personal anecdotes about the restaurant. We had the 3 course traditional menu, and the...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 21 March 2020 via mobile

This was by far the best restaurant experience we had in Edinburgh. Food was just amazing, the location is marvelous and our waitress Joanna took really good care of us!

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 17 March 2020 via mobile

The restaurant is beautiful with views of the castle, the service and food is impeccable and great value. I had the lobster thermador Mac & Cheese which was phenomenal and portion size was unreal! Can't recommend this restaurant or its sister restaurants contini and Scottish...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 15 March 2020

The food is delicious. The chicken parfait was the nicest I have every tasted and served with brioche bread which was superb. Then had the fish and chips beautiful Crispy batter and lovely fish. We did not have room for a dessert as the portions...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 15 March 2020

Visited with 3 friends to celebrate one of their birthdays We started with the haggis Cannonballs and chicken parfait which was served with the most delicious toasted brioche bread both of which were absolutely delicious and beautifully presented Main courses were stunning two of us...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 15 March 2020

A lovely night in superb surroundings. The food was great and our server Joanna was very careful to explain the menu and ingredients so that my wheat intolerant wife was catered for. The proprietor, Victor, welcomed us with such friendliness and also gave us a...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 13 March 2020

It was a Thursday night in March and the only patrons were ourselves (with our guide dog in training) and a table of boisterous businessmen (it sounded like), but they were at the other end of the restaurant so did not disturb us. The area...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 9 March 2020 via mobile

What a gem of a place. It was a cold damp evening but we received such a warm welcome at the door, we knew we would enjoy it. Dinner surpassed all of our expectations. The attention to detail was second to none. The onion and...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 5 March 2020 via mobile

We called here on the way to Edinburgh Castle and were plesantly surprised how nice it was I had half a cider which was there house special it was really nice we also noticed that from 3pm till 5pm they did fresh oysters so having...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Response from ContiniBites | Property representative |
Dear Ozzie1612 Yes, children are welcome then. Best wishes Jennie
27 April 2018|
Response from ContiniBites | Property representative |
Hello Megan Apologies for the delay in getting back to you. Yes, we do. All bookable via the Tattoo website. Best wishes Jennie
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    Cannonball Restaurant & Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5