Seafood Lunch At Cannonball, Edinburgh

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I have a huge love of food.  Sometimes simply food like jam on toast and at other times I love food on the other end of the spectrum.  Whilst on my Scottish adventure I really wanted to see what Edinburgh had to offer and to try out some Scottish food.  As well as the Cannon Ball restaurant I also dined at Ondine and I also enjoyed two afternoon teas at Browns and The Balmoral Hotel.  Cannonball is situation by the entrance to Edinburgh Castle and is certain not to disappoint any foodie.  I went for a late lunch around 1.30 on a Wednesday and hadn’t booked but the restaurant was quite busy and in hindsight I would recommend booking.

The interior had a classic bar feel to it and was intimate as the table were quite close together but even so I didn’t feel cramped.

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Cannonball is spread over 3 floors and has a whiskey bar that was opened in 2016 which serves over 120 malt whiskies as well as delicious Scottish food.  The table decoration is kept simple with a small vase of greenery.

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I picked the macaroni cheese with lobster which was delightful.  It was one of the nicest macaroni cheeses I have eaten and the addition of lobster made the meal very decadent.  Cannonball pride themselves on sourcing the best Scottish food ingredients they can and the quality of my meal certainly support this.

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Cannoball is certainly somewhere I would like to visit again if I was to return to Edinburgh.  The family run restaurant group also have a restaurant, Contini on George Street and own The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant, located at the gardens entrance of The Scottish National Gallery. I may have manged to fit in a cream tea at The Scottish Cafe and Restaurant just before I caught my train home.



    21st September 2017 at 7:19 AM

    wow such a nice place…

  • Paige

    21st September 2017 at 7:55 AM

    Ugh now I’m hungry! Mac and Cheese is my favorite!!! I also love your pictures! I hope I make it to Scotland someday! My Grandpa is from there and it would be nice to see,

  • Alexander Popkov

    21st September 2017 at 12:56 PM

    Looks tasty, but a bit too small for a big man like me

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