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The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant

The Scottish National Gallery, The Mound, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 2EL
Restaurant info
Opening Information

MONDAY – SATURDAY
9am to 5.30pm
(Kitchen closes at 5pm)

THURSDAY
9am to 7pm
(Kitchen closes at 6.30pm)

SUNDAY
10am to 5.30pm
(Kitchen closes at 5pm)

Facilities
  • 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

Cuisine: Scottish
Dress Code: Casual
Price point: $ $
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Visited On Saturday, 21 October 2017

Wonderful as always - thank you! Wouldn't go anywhere else for lunch!

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Visited On Wednesday, 18 October 2017

After you have seen world class art, you thereafter expect from a restaurant top quality food and service. And this was exactly what we have experienced yesterday. Friendly service, nice table at the window and excellent food. Only, the music was a tick too loud. If I would have a wish: Another fish-dish on the menu.

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Visited On Monday, 16 October 2017

This was a great experience. Loved the food and the atmosphere.

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Visited On Monday, 16 October 2017

This is my first choice of venue when meeting friends in Edinburgh, as I want interesting and well-presented food which is not too filling and reflects the location in the Capital. The view is a bonus and we enjoyed a window seat this time.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 October 2017

Went hoping for the Whisky sour, but out of bitters! However, had a very nice Edinburgh Gin cocktail instead (rhubarb and ginger). Also went anticipating the 2 courses for £17 as advertised on the website - but apparently menus have just changed. Not bad value still. Very nice lamb £18, my partner had 2 starter salads (smoked duck - missing a little something; and autumn salad - nice).

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Served wrong amount of wine. Twice someone else's order was brought to our table. Bill was wrong - charged for extra items which fortunately I noticed. Overall a poor experience. Will not return.

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Visited On Monday, 25 September 2017

My son and I paid £30 for two plates of Cullen Skink soup and not a bit of fish featured in either plate

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Visited On Saturday, 16 September 2017

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.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 September 2017

The Petit Fours dessert was A-MA-ZING.

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Visited On Thursday, 14 September 2017

The Scottish Cafe and Restaurant is one of my favourite places to eat in Edinburgh. Great food lovely staff and a wonderful atmosphere.

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Visited On Tuesday, 12 September 2017

A lovely view by the window to the Princes Street gardens.

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Visited On Friday, 08 September 2017

Very nice location for meeting friends from different parts of country food excellent. Liked the options of small plates like smpked salmon pate

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Visited On Saturday, 02 September 2017

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.

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Visited On Thursday, 31 August 2017

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!

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Visited On Friday, 25 August 2017

Lovely setting, waiting staff, food! What more do you want?

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Visited On Thursday, 24 August 2017

Very friendly and helpful staff.

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Visited On Thursday, 24 August 2017

Excellent!

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Visited On Thursday, 24 August 2017

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.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 August 2017

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.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 August 2017

Excellent service and food with my family during a very busy Fringe Festival Sunday. Most impressed.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 August 2017

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.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 August 2017

The fish and chips were very greasy. Water had to be asked for twice.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 August 2017

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.

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Visited On Friday, 18 August 2017

There were 4 of us. We all had a lovely relaxed lunch. The staff were exceptional.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 August 2017

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.

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