About The Scottish Cafe and Restaurant
Friendly, polite staff, fast service, lovely setting and amazing food. Will definitely return and recommend to friends.
Very good choices on menu. Lovely food and good Value for money
Produce-led, Scottish cooking in city centre
Victor and Carina Contini have a compact yet prestigious family of restaurants in Edinburgh. Tucked under the Scottish National Gallery and with spectacular views across Princes Street Gardens to Waverley, The Scottish Cafe and Restaurant is a spacious, daytime venture which acts as a showcase for Scotland’s artisan producers. The Continis even grow some ingredients for their restaurants in their own kitchen garden.
Sustainable, local and seasonal
Open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon and high tea, The Scottish Cafe and restaurant takes understandable pride in their sourcing. From the Stornoway black pudding in the breakfast rolls to the Isle of Mull Cheddar in the scones via the Linda Dick chicken, this is an operation which wears its heart on its menu.
The food is simple, thoughtful and well prepared rather than fussy and over worked. A typical main course might be the rose deer osso buco from Ochil Foods, served with barley risotto and wild mushrooms. The sharing platters, open sandwiches, soups, hot filled rowies and Sunday roasts follow the same seasonal, local principles. You might want to save space for desserts like the Madagascan vanilla pudding with apple and ginger compote.
Edinburgh city centre attractions and transport
The Scottish Cafe and Restaurant is under the Scottish National Gallery on The Mound. Waverley train station is a five minute walk and the tram line on Princes Street is a hop, skip and a jump. Very restricted, on-street parking may be found in nearby streets.