Reopening from 6th May
THURSDAY TO SUNDAY
10am to 5pm
(Kitchen closes at 4pm)
Open 5 days from 17th May
WEDNESDAY – SUNDAY
10am to 5pm
(Kitchen closes at 4pm)
Afternoon Tea served 10am to 4pm every day
Coffee Lounge open 10am to 4.30pm
Please note government guidelines:
26th April to 16th May:
Inside: Tables of 6 from 2 households. No alcohol served.
Outside: Tables of 6 from up to 6 households. Alcohol served.
17th May to 31st May
Inside: 6 guests from 3 households. Alcohol served.
Outside: 8 guests from 8 households . Alcohol served.
Please note that we are unable to reserve outside tables and they will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outdoor Seating
- Families and Children Welcome
About The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant
Hitlisted 2017/18 by The List Eating & Drinking Guide as well as Tiplisted for Afternoon Tea.
Award winning gallery cafe located within the Scottish National Gallery overlooking the beautiful Princes Street Gardens. Fresh seasonal Scottish produce using small local suppliers and growers.
Serving breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.
Fantastic large terrace for al fresco dining in the summer months.
Afternoon Tea is served daily 10am to 3pm
Really nice atmosphere, service and food. Would definitely recommend
Staff 100%.... food 100%... a wee bit too much ice in the drink .. I should have asked for less myself but never thought.... enjoyable experience xxxxx
Felt very comfortable and very welcome, excellent service and very tasty food. And possibly the biggest slice ever of carrot cake 😃
Perfect carrot and chocolate cafe and best coffee I have ever tasted - seriously good coffee - Your well being after lockdown will be restored thanks to the excellent food and drink here - as Solomon said "there is nothing better .... than to rejoice and do good .... and eat and drink " (Ecc 3:12, 13) https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/101999730?q=Italian+coffee&p=doc
It was great to be able to visit the Scottish Cafe on its first day of re-opening, and it surpassed our expectations. Thank you everyone.
Staff were wonderful. I had my granddaughter and the staff were just so attentive and caring. Food was very well presented and served. Will certainly be returning.
Couldn’t rate drunk as only had water . Hopefully next time
The fruit scones were dry. We were assured they were freshly baked this morning (Thursday 6 May). We asked for replacements but they were also dry. Later the waitress came to apologise and said the chef had forgotten to put them in the steamer!! ( hardly reassuring) we were given two biscuits as compensation; more appropriate would have been not to charge for stale scones. Not what I would have expected from previous visits.
Best bacon rolls in Edinburgh and Dana is a lovely server
Delicious food and friendly staff - we will definitely be back again soon 👍 Thank you! Merry Christmas ✨
Excellent locally sourced food and impeccable, friendly service. Not cheap, but worth it.
Always friendly. Food lovely. Take the Covid regulations seriously and you feel safe and well looked after.A great place for lunch or coffee. Feels a wee bit special
Fifth time visiting since after spring lockdown I love this place Great food, Seriously tasty Beautiful surroundings Very Covid friendly And best of all Lovely and efficient staff I’ll be back in February I hope! Emma ( Edinburgh)
I love this restaurant. I love the location. The amazing staff & the food are truly wonderful - a little coffee & cake or a meal, you just cannot find a better place. I cannot wait till we can eat here again in 2021.
Best fish and chips in town
The Christmas lunch special was so special we had to come back again just 2 weeks later. 5 stars across all criteria. And all with the comfort of such discreet yet careful hygiene precautions. The only pity is such an ambassador of Scottish cuisine should have to close its doors for weeks. Scandalous.
A great place to visit, the food is of a consistently high quality, as is the staff.
Service was over the top Covid secure - really not necessary. Cafe lacks atmosphere. Food ok but portions too large.
Blown away by the service - such lovely and thoughtful staff. Thank you for a great experience!
Great food, great service
All good-especially the coffee.
Excellent service from entry to exit Tasty food, good service
Service from the staff was exceptional, food was great quality and value for money. Some of the highest levels of COVID secure measures I have seen, and fully adhered to by all staff, and all customers made aware. Really enjoyed our visit and will be back,
The restaurant was very clean and the servers were very friendly. We felt very safe.
We had originally booked afternoon tea w prosecco and moved the booking around eight times due to covid restrictions! In the end we gave up and booked the festive afternoon tea - it was absolutely delicious and great value, although it would've been nice to get the extra tea on the house. Service was exemplary and hygiene measures second to none - we felt very safe and well looked after throughout. Bravo!