Cannonball Restaurant & Bar

356 Castle Hill, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 2NE
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Tuesday to Friday
Lunch : 12noon – 3pm
Dinner : 5.30pm – 10pm

Saturday
Lunch : 12noon – 4pm
Dinner : 5.30pm – 10pm

Open Bank Holiday Weekend Sundays

Private Dining and Exclusive Events available 363 days of the year

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome

About Cannonball Restaurant & Bar

Cannonball House is one of the city’s oldest and most important buildings with stunning views to Edinburgh Castle. Our cosy bar lists over 120 Scotch whiskies and is open for lunch, cocktails and pre dinner drinks. From the bar we will escort you up the atmospheric old school staircase to our award winning Scottish Restaurant, serving delicious, seasonal quality dishes in a truly unique location.
Fresh East Coast lobster, oysters, Bellhaven Smoked salmon, seasonal Scottish game and the best Scotch Beef from Inverurie are always on the menu. And, of course our haggis cannonballs are not to be missed!
Serving old fashioned fish and chips all day.

Cuisine: Scottish
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Great as always

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Visited On Saturday, 11 January 2020

First visit here. The meal was above average, but short on being "Top Notch" The scallops starter was a bit on the skinny side 2 scallops, not quite worth the price. The food was good but not exceptional. The dessert selection was disappointing.The setting and atmosphere was nice. I have a large group booked in here in a months time and hope its a bit better. Nothing major wrong but expected slightly better.

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Dear Mr Steel, Thank you for your feedback , we have taken this on board. We have also emailed you direct . Best wishes Cannonball Team

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Visited On Saturday, 11 January 2020

Thank you for making my 60th birthday celebrations with family and friends on our weekend in Edingburgh such an enjoyable dining experience

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Visited On Tuesday, 07 January 2020

Everything was great. We loved Table 102 and our server too. Food was fab and we will be back as will our visitors many times.

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Visited On Friday, 03 January 2020

Very attentive staff, great food.

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Please change my name to Hazel Jones (not sure where the Helen has come from. A truly fabulous New Years Eve dinner. We will definitely be back. Hazel

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 December 2019

A really great meal and very good service.

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 January 2020

Sraff was very nice and helpful. because I ordered vegan dish. starter, main, and dessert for vegan was EXCELLENT. I should visit again. Many thanks,

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 December 2019

We made reservation at the restaurant for New Year’s Eve celebration and it was a disaster. We paid 130 per head for a meal that I can easily make at home - bread was cold, service was slow, waiters were pushing hard for alcoholic drinks. The main course was a total disappointment - steak was dry and the potato was one of the worst I’ve ever had in my life. The restaurant promotion was misleading, saying we could enjoy fireworks at their courtyard after dinner. However there was NO view whatsoever and we left feeling cheated. Will NEVER come back.

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Great location for NYE celebration. Great staff.

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 December 2019

The food was quality and presentation was excellent.. the welcome gin and tonic was a nice touch.

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Visited On Monday, 30 December 2019

A decent enough meal, but perhaps a little over priced.

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Visited On Monday, 30 December 2019

Perfect for our special occasion -wonderfully atmospheric setting and lovely food served with genuine charm.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 December 2019

Overall quite disappointed with our visit to Cannonball. We visited Edinburgh for the week and enjoyed everywhere we ate and had equally good expectations for this place too. Unfortunately from the moment we arrived they didn't have our table ready and when we eventually did get seated it took us quite some time to order drinks and subsequently food. The drinks were brilliant, as was the fish main course that my wife had and I must say the atmosphere was great. We skipped starters due to items not available from the menu. My main course was steak with broccoli and mash, all of which were lukewarm - nobody came around to see if the food was acceptable until it had almost all been ate. When we did mention this we then had what seemed to be a head waiter being really short with us, offering to rectify it by way of free dessert but failing to show us a dessert menu from which to choose. When we then asked for coffee the same waiter made a sarcastic remark about Italian coffee and I was left needing to explain the coffee I was looking to order three times. I can't see us returning here on our next visit to the city, it was a disappointing experience for what should be a higher quality level of service and delivery. We don't mind paying good prices for good food and great service, but we didn't experience that on this occasion with Cannonball.

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Visited On Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Last minute booking on Christmas Eve for my husband and baby. Given castle view seat and staff bent over backwards to make us welcome and make sure we were comfortable with the baby. Our food and drink was delicious and usual Contini high standards. Minor thing is that I had hake as a main which was a little dry but none the less a wonderful Christmas Eve our first as a family and you made it extra special. Thank you

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Visited On Saturday, 21 December 2019

Friendly nice food and good atmosphere

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Visited On Saturday, 21 December 2019

Our server was fantastic, we’ve forgot her name but she was tall and brunette. She recommended amazing food and wine to pair

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Visited On Saturday, 21 December 2019

A truly lovely birthday meal. Great welcome for all of us (2 adults, 2 children) great food and wine. Particularly enjoyed the cannonballs !

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Visited On Saturday, 21 December 2019

Gorgeous place, fantastic food and service was great. Had a lovely lunch before visiting the castle

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Visited On Friday, 20 December 2019

A great place to eat, especially for a special occasion. We were celebrating my partners 40th birthday. We were served by a lovely many named Mark, who was extremely at-tentative and took good care of us. I would highly recommend.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 December 2019

Delightful dining experience . Service and quality of food outstanding Bob

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Visited On Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Excellent meal, very attentive staff in a wonderful location

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Visited On Wednesday, 18 December 2019

The service did by Joanna was very good.

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Visited On Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Great Christmas Meal we all really enjoyed it and would come back, Thank you.

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Visited On Friday, 13 December 2019

From the moment we arrived we had fabulous service from our server David and all the staff and we really enjoyed every mouthful of the delicious food. It was my husband's birthday and they surprised us with a complimentary glass of bubbly and a plate of petit fours with a candle - such a lovely touch! Thank you and we will be back!

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