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
I brought my mother in yesterday for lunch. We had the most fabulous fish & chips topped off by a plate of wee cakes courtesy of the kitchen to help celebrate the occasion! Hats off to Victor, Carina and the staff for making the day special!
The smoked duck salad starter came without any duck...when this was pointed out the waiter immediately offered to strike it off the bill which was good. But why the error in the first place?
Another lovely afternoon tea
Food and service were very good and as this was purchased as an itison deal it was extremely good value. Sadly we were very cold and the restaurant had little or no atmosphere to help warm us up at all. Probably won’t stop us going back again however.
Restaurant very cold
We had afternoon tea recently and thoroughly enjoyed it, very good value for money and the overall quality was great. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.
Had a lovely afternoon tea. Fantastic staff and outstanding customer service.
Would use again.
I have visited the restaurant many times and yesterday the reason for my visit was to have coffee and lunch with a group of ladies (9 of us) who were all students together in Edinburgh many years ago. We found the service, food and atmosphere ideal for our get together. In particular, we were delighted that we were in no way rushed and the staff seemed happy for us to linger and chat even after we had finished our excellent lunch. Hopefully we will return for our next reunion.
Had to ask for side plates. Also for jam for scone. However staff were attentive Didn't like jazz piano playing . some quieter pieces of music would have been more relaxing .
Delicious food, even the Macaroni cheese which may not sound very exciting was tasty.
We had asked for a garden view and we all enjoyed the window seats we received. A very handy location if anyone isn't familiar with Edinburgh.
Always very enjoyable, no matter what time of day we visit. Staff are always very friendly and provide excellent service, and never any complaints about the food!
Fantastic food and drinks, service was excellent.
Very enjoyable experience. Would certainly recommend it.
A little chilly because of a problem with the heating. The service was excellent
excellent - would have liked to stay longer but the blizzard forced shutdown at 2pm, thank you for a lovely lunch
We had a delightful meal the staff were very attentive and the service excellent we had a thoroughly enjoyable experience. We will come again on our next visit.
Such a lovely restaurant. We were shown to a table looking right across Princes Steeet gardens. The service was amazing , such attentive staff and service so quick. Good food ,very fresh and tasty. Definitely recommend and can't wait to come back.
Brilliant! After much online research we booked in advance and our meal experience totally lived up to expectations. Our table was in the window and overlooked Princes Street Gardens - the service was fast, the food delicious and the staff were very friendly and attentive. And to top it all off, there's a world class art gallery to look at as well. We'll be back - highly recommended.
Both my friend and I had a lovely lunch. The member of staff looking after us was great. He was very attentive, and friendly.
Delicious breakfast with a brilliant view and great service
The service was excellent. Afternoon Tea was delicious. Very pleasant surroundings, all in all a super experience.