Cafés & Restaurants

The Scottish Cafe and Restaurant

Celebrating the very best ingredients from Scottish producers and growers, The Scottish Cafe and Restaurant offers delicious, fresh, simple, good value food in a beautiful setting.

The Restaurant, with stunning views over Princes Street gardens, serves classic Scottish dishes as well as contemporary lighter dishes, all using the very best locally sourced produce.

Garden Café

Situated in the Gardens Entrance, the Garden Café offers fresh coffee and sweet-treats. Either relax in our informal café or take out and enjoy in Princes Street gardens.

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Online Booking

Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, or high tea? Book online now


Carina Contini's Kitchen Garden Cookbook

A collection of over 100 Scottish recipes with an Italian twist which celebrate the best seasonal, locally sourced ingredients

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Gift Voucher

A variety of gift vouchers are available


Contact information

  • The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant
    • Opening times
      Access to the Cafe before 10am is via Princes Street Gardens, ground level only.

      Mon - Sat: 9am-5pm (last orders 5pm)
      Thu: 9am-7pm
      Sun: 10am-5pm

      Contact us for information or to make a reservation.

    • At The National Gallery of Scotland The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL
    • +44 (0)131 225 1550