Cafés & Restaurants

The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant

Celebrating the very best ingredients from Scottish producers and growers, The Scottish Cafe & 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.

Please note, due to a private event on Wednesday 25 March, The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant will be closed from 3pm. It will re-open as usual on Thursday 26 March.

Contini Espresso

Situated in the Gardens Entrance, the Contini Espresso 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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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