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
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....
Excellent service. The staff were delightful Thank you
Outstanding service and excellent food. Highly recommended!
I have already recommended you to friends. We very much enjoyed our meal
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!
Great place to celebrate anniversary with my wife during romantic lunch.
Staff were excellent. Food was excellent.
Highly recommended, delicious post-Rembrandt pre-train lunch, with excellent service. thank you.
Fantastic tasty wholesome food, really helpful service, great environment. Could not have been better.
The fash n chaps were amazing!!!
Lovely venue and good food, but slightly overpriced I thought.
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.
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.
Just love this place so pleasant & relaxing & so good to be able to reserve a table. Been here many times.
maybe the dessert is too sweet for me, other things are excellent ! And I have a pretty nice experience here!
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,
Had lunch here with friends. Restaurant was busy but service was quick and efficient. Good selection of menu choices.
Fabulous food and drink! Particularly appreciative of the background music being in-keeping with your style and atmosphere - and not too loud!
festival time so very busy but still great service and food
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.
Delicious lunch in a lovely place.
Lovely family lunch. Spent a relaxing couple of hours here with fantastic views over the gardens.
Great food and great service. Local produce which is really nice to see.
The window table as requested was much appreciated by me and my American guests as was the excellent and patient service from your staff.Thank you.