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
Afternoon tea with prosecco was lovely. We asked for coffee rather than tea and it wasn’t a problem. We could have any coffee we wanted. The sandwiches were delicious as were the scones. The cake section included a delicious dessert similar to a lemon cheesecake. YUM!,
We arrived early for afternoon tea & they were happy to seat us & give us our drinks. Staff were very pleasant & friendly. However once 3pm came & went we saw other people in for afternoon tea being seated after us & served before us. It was about 3.30pm before we were served our food. We weren’t in any rush to get away it was just a bit annoying that we seemed to have been forgotten about. The sandwiches were generously filled compared to other places I have been for afternoon tea however there were smaller & less cakes/scones than at other places I have been also. We got the children’s afternoon tea which was exactly the same as the adult version. The sandwiches were quite fancy but the kids both liked a different sandwich each so we managed to mix & match so everyone had enough to eat. This would discourage me from coming back with the kids. Other afternoon teas we have been to have much more simple sandwiches for the kids so I would opt to go there until they are a bit bigger & adventurous. It was good value for £. We enjoyed our day & felt very relaxed in he restaurant. Not rushed at all.
I think it is one of the nicest places for ladies who lunch in Edinburgh. Excellent 5 stars.
Another fabulous trip to one of our favourite Edinburgh cafes. :)
Lovely meal, we all had fish and chips which was delicious. We had tap water with our meal and our only complaint would be that it wasn't cold. I know some restaurants and cafes now keep bottles of tap water in the fridge. However, this would not stop me coming again as overall it was excellent
We were made to feel welcome and had very good service, particularly from Kaspar. We would appreciate a larger choice of vegetarian dishes. Having said that, the macaroni cheese was delicious and we thoroughly enjoyed our lunch!
Did not disappoint - up to the usual high standard, with a special thanks from the 11 year old goalkeeper who got the extra wee biscuits she asked for. The venison burger with its brioche? bun was spectacular.
I felt the service was a bit slow because we had been told three times before we arrived that we would have to be out of the restaurant by 17.00. So we arrived at 15.55. We didn’t get anything to drink until 16.20 and the food arrived shortly afterwards. We were not in a hurry and we did enjoy the afternoon tea and the staff were very pleasant.
My sister and I were so pleased that we spent afternoon tea here. What impressed me the most was the assistance I received in trying to access my voucher after my phone lost power. The server informed the manager who then allowed me to use her own computer to print out the voucher. We were so happy we were able to enjoy the excellent offerings. Perfect afternoon!
Enjoyed the cocktails and the food. Found the music intrusive.
I think for tourists such as those I brought from the USA you need to consider offering more coffee as they do in the USA. My guests were particularly unimpressed by the small cups of coffee on offer. Diana, however was as always a credit to your establishment
The food was a little over complex and costly
lovely outlook if we had been nearer window. it was so busy that it felt a bit like a cafe - the tables were very close together. however enjoyed the food, the service was friendly and efficient.
A good atmosphere. Good food and wine. Friendly service.
It was my 50th birthday, which I had mentioned when booking, as the form asked if it was a special occasion. I was very touched that our whole group was brought sparkling wine on arrival, and that I was also given a plate of delicious little chocolates when we finished our meal. Two very lovely touches that made a special day even more so, and all very much appreciated.
Lovely setting. Great food. Very pricey coffee & tea - extra for decaf!!!!
A very pleasant experience
A good, reliable central location for meeting friends.
A lovely place.
Great venue, but a little pricey. Service offered very willing but speedier delivery would have been better.
It is always a pleasure to spend time in the Scottish Cafe and Restaurant. The staff are really friendly and efficient. The food is always of the highest standard. One of our favourite places to eat in Edinburgh - highly recommended.
It was better last time we came..food was a bit standard . Think it plays on its setting as it has gone down some ..
The problem is that you accepted an online booking only for us to turn up and be told that the restaurant was closed for a private function. I subsequently emailed you to suggest that you needed to do something about the online booking system so that this sort of thing doesn’t recur - but no reply. Needless to say not very impressed and then you send an email asking us to review the food etc. Something is broken, please get it fixed!