Victor & Carina The Scottish cafe & Restaurant

Cafes & Tearooms

The Scottish National Gallery, The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

    We take the freshest, most authentic ingredients and add nothing but a little Scottish know-how. We call it Happy Food. And this beautiful building of ours is certainly a happy “buzzy” place to be, all day, every day.

    EatScotland Says:

    Located in the heart of Edinburgh city centre The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant at The Scottish National Gallery provides wonderful views of Princes Street Gardens and the majestic buildings of the cityscape that surround it. Here visitors can take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy quality Scottish seasonal produce.  A wide variety of dishes are on offer from a regularly changing menu that includes full meals to light snacks and afternoon teas, cakes and desserts, plus a good choice of beverages and coffee, and all of this served by attentive and friendly staff.

    Pan-fried breaded Linda Dicks organic chicken, crushed Carroll's Heritage thyme and Edinburgh smoked bacon potatoes with local spinach: "A Simple presentation of chicken breast with a golden breadcrumb coating, drizzled with a bright green sauce on top of a mound of potato within which were clearly visible and sizeable chunks of bacon. The mild aroma of garlic was mouth-watering and tempting and the dish looked very appealing." "Moist, flavoursome breast meat with a crispy coating that had been gently seasoned. Very tasty and very satisfying." "Well prepared, with respect shown to the ingredients used. The chicken was moist and flavoursome and the potatoes and bacon would have been a satisfying meal in their own right. Very good indeed."

    Typical Price

    Starter £4.95, Main £13.95, Dessert £4.50

    Taste Our Best Green Tourism Gold

    Best for

    • Afternoon Tea
    • Arts Venue
    • Breakfast
    • Business Lunches
    • Cocktails
    • Group Dining
    • Kids & Families
    • Lunches
    • Outdoor Dining
    • Outstanding Views
    • Real Ales
    • Romantic Meals
    • Sourcing Policy - Local, Seasonal, Organic
    • Weekend Brunch
    • Whisky Selection
    • Wine By The Glass


    • Children's Menu Available
    • Highchair Available


    • 24hr CCTV
    • Disabled Access
    • Disabled toilets


    • Childrens Portions
    • Outdoor Smoking Area
    • Outdoor dining area where smoking is permitted
    • Outside Catering Available
    • Patio/Beer Garden
    • Private Room (s) available
    • Takeaway food available
    • Traceability / Provenance

    Cuisine Types

    • Scottish


    • Paid Parking within easy distance
    • Public Transport Close By
    • Taxi rank nearby

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