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The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant

The Scottish National Gallery, The Mound, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 2EL
Restaurant info
Opening Information

MONDAY – SATURDAY
9am to 5.30pm
(Kitchen closes at 5pm)

THURSDAY
9am to 7pm
(Kitchen closes at 6.30pm)

SUNDAY
10am to 5.30pm
(Kitchen closes at 5pm)

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • 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, afternoon tea, high tea, Sunday roast and Sunday brunch.
Fantastic large terrace for al fresco dining in the summer months.

Available for private hire in the evenings

Afternoon Tea is served daily 15.00 - 16.15
High Tea is served Monday to Sunday 15.00 - 16.30

Cuisine: Scottish, Afternoon Tea, Brunch, Sunday Lunch
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 18 August 2018

I know I have given five stars but honestly I am not being patronising. I was in Edinburgh for the festival and my wife and I ate lunch twice and then on the last day we had a farewell lunch with friends and it was perfect, great value! Our waitress(French girl was charming and couldn't have been more helpful. Thank you so much. Stephen Armstrong

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Visited On Friday, 17 August 2018

Excellent service. Good value food. Noisy. Salt and sugar not on the table - we can make our own decisions.

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Very good would visit again.

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 August 2018

A really enjoyable afternoon and I loved the light jazz too.

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Both of us had the duck starter and felt it was disappointing. Very little duck overwhelmed by greenery! With coffee/ breakfast menu it would be lovely if you had Danish pastries on the menu too....

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 August 2018

enjoyed it

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

Excellent service. The staff were delightful Thank you

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

Outstanding service and excellent food. Highly recommended!

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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

I have already recommended you to friends. We very much enjoyed our meal

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

Food was good, service good (even to the extent of being a little too attentive!), but pricey for lunch. £15 for a bowl of Cullen Skink soup!

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Visited On Sunday, 05 August 2018

Great place to celebrate anniversary with my wife during romantic lunch.

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Visited On Friday, 10 August 2018

Staff were excellent. Food was excellent.

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Visited On Friday, 10 August 2018

Highly recommended, delicious post-Rembrandt pre-train lunch, with excellent service. thank you.

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Visited On Friday, 10 August 2018

Fantastic tasty wholesome food, really helpful service, great environment. Could not have been better.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

The fash n chaps were amazing!!!

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Visited On Tuesday, 07 August 2018

Lovely venue and good food, but slightly overpriced I thought.

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Visited On Tuesday, 07 August 2018

Soup was delicious.followed by poached salmon salad which we thought would have been improved by reducing the amount of potato salad and increasing the greens and tomatoes. Very noisy - inevitably, given the Cafe’s popularity. Prime position, of course!, so convenient.

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Visited On Monday, 06 August 2018

We had a lovely lunch here whilst visiting the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The view from the table into Princes Gardens was lovely, the service was attentive, and the food delicious.

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Visited On Monday, 06 August 2018

Just love this place so pleasant & relaxing & so good to be able to reserve a table. Been here many times.

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Visited On Monday, 06 August 2018

maybe the dessert is too sweet for me, other things are excellent ! And I have a pretty nice experience here!

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Visited On Sunday, 05 August 2018

Afternoon Tea was very nice and as we had two young children in our group the service was excellent. My visitors from London really liked the setting,

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Visited On Sunday, 05 August 2018

Had lunch here with friends. Restaurant was busy but service was quick and efficient. Good selection of menu choices.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

Fabulous food and drink! Particularly appreciative of the background music being in-keeping with your style and atmosphere - and not too loud!

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

festival time so very busy but still great service and food

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

Food was not as we requested to waiter to accommodate food intolerance. Soup was cold. It’s not very hygienic having the cakes out on display and service staff leaning over the replace saucers etc for coffee area. Waitress was abrupt, kept telling us they were busy. Yes it is the festival. Very disappointed and felt ripped off.

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