The Gallery cafe at the Gallery of Modern Art, with its fine terrace overlooking the sculpture garden, makes this one of the best alfresco dining experiences in the city.
The Gallery Cafe at the Gallery of Modern Art, with its fine terrace overlooking the sculpture garden, makes this one of the best alfresco dining experiences in the city. Summer and winter alike, the light airy buzz has made this a firm local favourite for many of our regulars, as well as for those who consider no trip to Edinburgh complete without a visit here.
Our kitchen team have established a reputation for imagination and a passion for what is fresh, local and seasonal and where possible free-range or organic. Everything is made from scratch except for the bread!
The innovative menu includes delicious soups, tasty hot main dishes, salads, filled croissants and an amazing selection of salads. The triumphant array of home baking is immense, from decadent chocolate brownie to ginger oat slice to lemon drizzle cake.
As a Green Tourism Business Scheme member, the Gallery Cafe is committed to environmental protection and sustainability. The Gallery Cafe strives to minimize operational impacts on the environment through resource conservation and environmentally sound practices.
An obviously popular dining establishment in a well-maintained setting with tempting dishes on display. A great selection offered on the menu. Servings are generous and ingredients fresh.
Yellow Split Pea, Butternut and Coconut Soup, Bread Roll: "The soup was served in an attractive Denby style bowl, looked colourful, fresh and wholesome with a fresh, oat-topped roll placed on the under plate." "The soup was prepared with good quality ingredients." "The wholemeal oat topped roll was fresh, flavoursome and of good texture." "The soup was proportionate and balanced with a good base stock. The butternut squash and coconut flavours were detectable along with the yellow pea and the appropriate subtle spice elevated and harmonised the combination of flavours." "The soup was skilfully prepared and presented well."