MONDAY – SATURDAY
9am to 5.30pm
(Kitchen closes at 5pm)
9am to 7pm
(Kitchen closes at 6.30pm)
10am to 5.30pm
(Kitchen closes at 5pm)
- 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
Excellent ‘old fashioned’ service , taking coats and saying goodbye personally is all lovely - very polite and friendly staff.
Understandaby restaurant very busy but plenty of staff all of whom were very efficient, fried ly and attentive. It was my guests first visit and she was most impressed and commented very favourably on the very tasty fish
A nice way to spend the afternoon. Great service.
excellent food. will definitely return
Charlotte our waitress was charming and when we wanted to change tables she couldn’t have been more helpful and did it all with no fuss!
Great service coupled with very good food and a nice view at a decent price what more do you want.
expensive for the limited choices available and children's afternoon tea not tailored for children at all. Little one only ate reindeer chocolate out of the whole selection so was disappointing for how it was described
This was my first visit which was a very pleasant experience all round. Great food and very attentive staff. Thank you again.
Very enjoyable lunch served by friendly and helpful staff
Superb meal. 3 courses, and every course excellent. Reasonably priced for the quality
The restaurant was more like a motorway service station cafe than a quality restaurant. The piano music was 'plastic' played on a low quality keyboard and was no addition to the noisy atmosphere.....poor sound. Perhaps it was all because of the christmas market, but it was not a relaxing afternoon tea occasion.
Thank you for all the care you took ahead of the event and on the day. Everyone had a happy, relaxed time with excellent Festive food.
Fabulous place. Just need to book at busy times
Server wasn’t very attentive, part of the meal was forgotten and he had to be reminded. Server also didn’t offer a kids menu, despite 2 children being present, and didn’t seem to know if there was a kids menu at all. Food was excellent, but the service could be improved.
Far too expensive for the quality of food and service.
The lunch was delicious and the service excellent.
This is the second time we have visited for afternoon tea. I'm fairly sure there won't be a third time. we came back because we had enjoyed the first time so much but to be honest this time felt like you were skimping on what was given. The clotted cream was just literally dumped straight onto the tray with the scones - no butter was given. The sandwiches all tasted of mustard
The food was excellent.
The staff were charming, however when I asked if I could have another pot of tea I was advised my the young male attendant that he could only top up the pot with hot water! The tea pot was very small, however, when I asked for more tea I was given a fresh pot, by the young female attendant.Sat next to the window was good.Unfortunately, right outside the window were a few weeds, and lots of ciggy ends. Bit of tidy needed!
We were disappointed with the roast choice - chicken and no alternative. Food was good but not special. Service was very good.
Good food and menu, atmosphere more café than restaurant - loud and bustling. Service only OK - friendly staff but not enough of them.
Excellent Cullen Skink yesterday. Your restaurant can always be relied on to produce good quality Scottish food, a great place to take our foreign visitors! Peter Stevenson
We were perfectly looked after and thoroughly enjoyed our lunch party c/o Contini's Scottish Cafe - every member of staff was super helpful, and the food was delicious - highly recommend this restaurant
Amazing food and attentive staff. Will definitely return and recommend.
Love the Playfair sharing platter, just the right size for a light lunch. Dhana / Diana (Waitress) really nice too, always smiling and engaging with patrons.