Holy Corner bar and restaurant opens following soft launch period
The latest addition to Morningside is McLarens on the Corner
A 300-capacity bar and restaurant on Morningside's Holy Corner is set to officially open following a soft launch period.
McLarens on the Corner is the most recent opening for Scottish hospitality collection, Signature Group
Spilt across three floors, the restaurant, bar and event space will offer something for everyone, from breakfast to start the day, relaxing lunches, casual and formal dining, finished with an impressive cocktail offering.
Nic Wood, owner of Signature Group said: “We’re proud have opened McLarens on the Corner after many months of planning, designing, research and renovation.
“The local community here is proud of its area, so it is great to be able to bring them something new. Having lived here myself I really wanted to bring some of the research that I’ve seen across North America to Morningside.
"We hope that McLarens can become a hub for the surrounding area, offering a place for everyone and quite literally their dog to come in, relax and enjoy some great food.”
McLarens on the Corner celebrates the work of former Edinburgh Lord Provost, Duncan McLaren, who served from 1833 to 1881. Described as the ‘rescuer of the city’, McLaren was responsible for restoring Edinburgh’s finances after it ran into bankruptcy.
As well as his financial expertise, in 1835 he pioneered free education for all classes, opened the Meadows to the public and established the Industrial Museum, now the National Museum of Scotland.
McLarens on the Corner’s ground floor is designed to feel like 'a home away from home' where guests can enjoy quality hospitality, coffees and cakes and a children’s play area.
The first floor celebrates provenance with a local produce map, highlighting the catch of the day and the exact location of the beef farms where the restaurant’s steaks are sourced.
Finally, guests are able to cosy up in the welcoming atmosphere of The Loft. The quiet workplace is the perfect area to get some work done or enjoy an evening cocktail or two with friends.
The family and dog friendly venue is the second new venue to be opened by Signature Group in the last 12 months.