The Scottish Cafe and Restaurant

11 reviews

Scottish National Gallery, EH2 2EL

New Town, Edinburgh

Cuisine: International, Seafood, Vegetarian/Vegan, Modern

About The Scottish Cafe and Restaurant

  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 4

    Service: 5

    Value: 4

    Scottish Cafe

    Friendly, polite staff, fast service, lovely setting and amazing food. Will definitely return and recommend to friends.
    - dined in restaurant 01/04/2016
  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 4

    Service: 4

    Value: 5

    Lovely meal

    Very good choices on menu. Lovely food and good Value for money
    - dined in restaurant 26/02/2016

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.

Reviews for The Scottish Cafe and Restaurant

11 Reviews