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)
MONDAY – SATURDAY
- 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
The table was too small for 6 people As a result of the cramped condition ,one member of the group knocked over a glass of red wine probably ruining his jacket, his wife's blouse and another man's shirt. The waiter brought us a "free" replacement glass of wine. It was very noisy.
The Petit Fours dessert was A-MA-ZING.
The Scottish Cafe and Restaurant is one of my favourite places to eat in Edinburgh. Great food lovely staff and a wonderful atmosphere.
A lovely view by the window to the Princes Street gardens.
Very nice location for meeting friends from different parts of country food excellent. Liked the options of small plates like smpked salmon pate
We come to Edinburgh from Galloway about three times a year for a day of culture and shopping and Continis is our go-to restaurant for lunch. The food is first class and the staff are friendly and efficient.
We had a very nice lunch. Service was good - the waiter brought an open sandwich instead of salad I had ordered (although waitress had correctly repeated back the order). After a few bites I realised it was ham and not the roast beef I had ordered, as was my friend's. We carried on as we like ham anyway! 2 peppermint teas came, not 1 we ordered!
Lovely setting, waiting staff, food! What more do you want?
Very friendly and helpful staff.
Good food, would like better selection of lighter meals. We had the fish/meat sharing platter which was good and interesting. The bread was a bit chewy and not very 'moreish'. A bit expensive for the selection presented, but no complaints about that. Excellent attentive and friendly service.
This is a lovely brunch venue, in a great location. I would give a 5star review, but they were missing a key Scottish ingredient - the Aberdeen Buttery. This was part of several menu options, and (for me), replacement by toast didn't really cut it. However, the specialist porridge option was very good.
Excellent service and food with my family during a very busy Fringe Festival Sunday. Most impressed.
Had a very nice lunch here last week. Festival was on so very busy everywhere. Waitress was very efficient and friendly. Would definitely recommend and visit again.
The fish and chips were very greasy. Water had to be asked for twice.
The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant is a favourite of mine - lovely setting, great service and fabulous food. I'm a tour guide and always recommend the restaurant to my clients who are staying in Edinburgh.
There were 4 of us. We all had a lovely relaxed lunch. The staff were exceptional.
On arrival, no one could find my booking. Fortunately there were tables available. Given that I had confirmed by e mail the previous day, I was a little surprised.
A very enjoyable lunch. Staff doing very well at such a busy time in Edinburgh.
Six of us attended to celebrate an 18th birthday. We ordered our food, and were promptly served our starters. One was missing so i told the waiter i was waiting for my salmon starter. I eventually insisted the group start without me, as people had chosen hot food and it was going cold. After five minutes or so we had to call over another waiter who went off to get it. At this point one member of the group had already finished their starter. When my starter arrived he did apologise but, he didn't sound either convincing or explain the reason behind the delay. Another member of the group had ordered the lemon, broccoli and potato salad. There were a couple asparagus tips and what could possibly be stem from broccoli but no florets to be seen at all. The salad was huge compared to the ham croquettes starter, which was tiny by comparison. The rest of the food was very nice, good flavours and well presented. When the waiter collected the plates he flicked his wrist as if to say "pass it down". Sadly the service was well below par and as a result i wouldn't recommend it to anyone or return any time soon.
As a solo diner, I felt very comfortable and was well looked after. Food was lovely and well presented.
Lovely food, as always!
Really enjoyable lunch with friends who traveled far to meet us. We weee given a lovely bench seat. Y the window as requested... so that was good. Service was friendly and timely... lunch was very good. And, importantly, we were not made to feel we had to leave. We had a lot to talk about!
Very nice experience - we'll be back.
It was a nice meal. My main 'negative' comment is that the place is far too noisy and it's hard too hold a conversation at the table. But I don't suppose that is easily remedied. But other than that, very nice.