At 1pm on the dot each day, every single heart in Edinburgh leaps at the sound of the traditional firing of the cannon.
But that’s not the only thing that sets hearts racing in the city. Cannonball restaurant on Castlehill does exactly the same, although in this case, it’s the award-winning cuisine that sends people giddy.
Try it out for yourself with this Big Deal on a two or four course meal for two, including optional prosecco.
Fine dining, Scottish style
Owned by the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Cannonball Restaurant & Bar offers fine Scottish dining in Old Town with fabulous views of the castle.
The Big Deal option one is for a starter and main for two from the 4×4x4 menu. Option two is for four courses from the Taste of Scotland menu, including a glass of prosecco each.
This offer is available Tuesday to Saturday for lunch and pre-theatre dining until 30th March 2019. And as you can buy multiples, why not make this a group get-together, maybe for a special celebration?
View of the castle
Brought to you by the same owners as the highly successful Contini George Street, Cannonball is an atmospheric dining spot serving the best of Scottish food.
Based in a historic 17th-century building, the front door even boasts the oldest knocker in the entire world.
The restaurant’s top floor location means that you can enjoy iconic views of the Edinburgh skyline and castle with your meal. The bar area is on the street level and serves over 150 whiskies, perfect for a relaxing aperitif or digestif.
This is the part where we get your mouth watering. Are you ready?…
As you would expect, menus at Cannonball change regularly. But sample starters could include the Findlays of Portobello Haggis ‘Cannonballs’ with pickled turnip, Glengoyne 10-year-old whisky and Seville orange marmalade, or the hot smoked salmon with caper dressing and creme fraîche.
Mains might feature the slow-cooked pork belly, sautéed potatoes, carrot jam and jus, or the crowdie & parsnip bon bon with creamed spinach, roasted parsnip and walnut pesto.
Be still our beating hearts…
Cannonball Restaurant & Bar has been garnering rave reviews on TripAdvisor. Here is a recent selection, edited for length:
‘Faultless evening…without a doubt one of the best meals we have ever had, and we have eaten in some beautiful restaurants. Staff and food were faultless. The cocktails and drinks were lovely, and a little unusual. The food was absolutely wonderful, everything was cooked to perfection and so tasty. Would visit again without hesitation and will recommend to friends and family.’
‘Visit four to Cannonball Contini — this time with our children and our friends from South Africa. Cannot fault this fantastic restaurant as once again the food, service and whole dining experience was superb. Even though it was a Saturday evening nothing was too much trouble. Our friends complimented us on our choice of restaurant and definitely enjoyed their meal. Cannot wait to visit Cannonball Contini the next time we’re in Edinburgh.’
‘I had a lovely time with my friends. Great food and friendly staff. We were looked after well. Food was amazing, can’t recommend enough. Will go back anytime.’
First class cuisine. Views of the castle. Impressive whisky bar. A meal at Cannonball would make a fabulous gift for a loved one.
Of course, you’re very welcome to treat yourself.