The National Galleries have asked us to close The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant and Espresso. Our booking system is closed until we are given notification when we can reopen. Follow us on social media @thescottishcafe for further updates.

Dear lovely friends of The Scottish Cafe

The National Galleries have asked us to close The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant and Espresso

Our booking system is closed until we are given notification when we can reopen

Please email us on events@contini.com if you have any questions

We will be posting some recipes on social media and launching our #DishoftheDay competition to help you if you are at home and looking for a little cooking inspiration. We are looking forward to seeing your pictures so keep in touch!

Want to help?
Please buy a voucher to be used later in the year at shop.contini.com

Most importantly keep well, keep safe and we look forward to serving you very soon

Victor & Carina and the team


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Exclusive Use & Private Dining at The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant


Planning an event, corporate function or private party?

Why not hold it in one of Edinburgh’s most iconic spaces – the Scottish National Gallery on the Mound.

Nestled in the heart of Edinburgh’s Princes Street Garden, The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant is available for hire for exclusive evening events. We are the only restaurant directly in the Gardens and we are also the exclusive caterer for any event within the Scottish National Gallery.

Our events team is delighted to work with you to create parties, receptions and formal dinners from weddings to corporate dining experiences. We can cater to 50-200 for a seated dinner and up to 300 for a standing drinks reception.

Our locally sourced, seasonal menu showcases the best artisan producers from around Scotland and highlights the fantastic Scottish larder in all seasons. Our events team will work with you on a bespoke menu for your event or function.

The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant Private Hire 2020

Please call us on 0131 225 1550 or email us at events@contini.com

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