The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant

The Gardens Entrance of, The Scottish National Gallery, The Mound, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 2EL
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Opening Information

MONDAY – FRIDAY
10am to 4pm
(Kitchen closes at 3pm)

SATURDAY & SUNDAY
10am to 5pm
(Kitchen closes at 4pm)

Afternoon Tea served 10am to 3pm every day

Facilities
  • 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

Cuisine: Scottish, Afternoon Tea, Brunch, Sunday Lunch
Dress Code: Casual
Price point:
£ £ £ £ £

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Visited On Wednesday, 02 December 2020

Brill Xmas lunch! Many thanks

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Visited On Wednesday, 02 December 2020

We had a selection from the Christmas Lunch menu. Delicious!

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Visited On Wednesday, 02 December 2020

Unfortunately, despite there being many tables available, we were directed to a darkly lit one on the pathway to the toilets. We were abandoned with no menu but a QR code to direct us to download an app to view our menu and submit our order - not much good if you’ve never used a QR code before. The lack of attention and non-relaxing Jazz music caused us to walk out. A shame since we’d previously had good experiences

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Visited On Wednesday, 02 December 2020

The food is delicious but what really sets the Scottish Cafe and Restaurant apart is the service.

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Visited On Wednesday, 02 December 2020

Fabulous view. City centre location. Friendly staff. Airy, spacious, clean and safe-feeling environment. A great place to meet friends.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 November 2020

I always enjoy coming to the Scottish Cafe - I love the food and atmosphere. Staff are always first class and arrangements have been made to keep us safe. Thank you. Sylvia

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Visited On Tuesday, 01 December 2020

Had a lovely lunch with my son - great food & very attentive service. Thank you.

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Visited On Tuesday, 01 December 2020

Thank you. Superbly run. Impressive eggs benedict in my case. Friendly staff, and as comfortable an experience as imagineable in the face of obvious, current adversity. A glass of wine would have been nice, but this is Tier 3 Edinburgh...

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Visited On Tuesday, 01 December 2020

the most delicious scrambled egg roll and coffee. lovely friendly service.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 November 2020

Atmosphere difficult to improve with social distancing but everyone did their best!

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Visited On Saturday, 28 November 2020

Lunch was delicious , service was perfect. We were warmly welcomed and thanked for coming I thoroughly recommend going . It was totally COVID safe in every way.

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Visited On Friday, 27 November 2020

Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at the gallery excellent seervice and food.

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Visited On Friday, 27 November 2020

Service could have been better - we sat for a long time after our main course without being asked if we wanted anything else while servers cleared dishes and set tables around us. And I really don't like having service charges added to my bill and then being told I can delete it if I choose.

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Visited On Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Great meal and service in a lovely setting.

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Visited On Thursday, 26 November 2020

Staff very welcoming and professional. Food delicious and well presented..

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Visited On Thursday, 26 November 2020

Great service and attention to protocols re Covid. Didn't stop us having a fine light breakfast in lovely surroundings although it is the best bacon rill I have had for a while. Large enough to share too!! Best to book I'd suggest.

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Visited On Thursday, 26 November 2020

I and my friend were very impressed with the Covid protections in place, which made for a very relaxed meet-up. Everything is carefully thought through and managed. The cheese scone with crowdie is also highly recommended!

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Very attentive staff. Never felt rushed and served within our allocated time. Food delicious.

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Great friendly service. Delicious lunch!! Definitely recommend this place.

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 November 2020

V good setting

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Visited On Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Such a pleasure to be treated as a valued customer, this restaurant and cafe is a jewel. Great simple fresh food and really good coffee

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Visited On Monday, 23 November 2020

Food always delivers both in terms of a feast for the eyes as well as for the tummy! The non alcoholic drinks - a covid-19 restriction requirement - are colourful and taste good with the added bonus that as there is no alcohol in the drink I am less likely to feel sleepy in the afternoon -but then that is perhaps just my little foible. Staff are lovely and work hard to create a good dining experience for all customers.

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Visited On Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Good service - good food

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Visited On Monday, 23 November 2020

very friendly and helpful staff. Excellent service.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 November 2020

Lovely time / your staff are so good and so friendly too. The service was very good. The tea and cake perfect. Will be back - this week again in fact

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