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A Spectacular Christmas at The Scottish Cafe

Get into the Christmas spirit with The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant



“A spectacular Christmas for the whole family. We all had a fantastic time and we’ve only had positive feedback from everyone! I know a lot of people particularly liked the venue and all of the food” Party of 20 guests 2016

Join us this December at our multi award-winning sustainable cafe and restaurant located at the gardens entrance of the Scottish National Gallery. Offering classic Scottish cooking as well as delicious homemade cakes and sweet treats seven days a week.

The perfect location to enjoy the festivities in Edinburgh throughout December.

Whether you are looking to enjoy the traditional Christmas Market for crafts and special gifts or coming with the family to enjoy the Christmas tree maze, carousels, merry-go-rounds or fantastic ice skating to name a few – The Scottish Cafe is a great hub to start or end your day in Edinburgh.

In addition the Scottish National Gallery has a fantastic shop where visitors will be able to buy exclusive custom prints, limited editions, festive cards and decorations and much much more.

Our festive menu includes all the must haves giving you all the flavours and celebration of Christmas. That together with the warm welcome and magical view there is truly no better place so sit back, relax and let us look after you this Christmas.

Book your table here or call 0131 225 1550 option 2

Lunch £28.50 per person

Artisan bread selection with whipped roast chestnut butter


Butternut squash and coconut chilli soup, toasted coconut cream

Belhaven smoked salmon, pickles, sauce gribiche, highland crackers

Ham hock terrine with seasonal garden salad and rosemary apple and sultana chutney

Pigeon with sultana and smoked apple purée, radicchio and cranberry crisp


Gartmorn Farm free range turkey and Ramsay of Carluke honey roasted ham with Carroll’s Heritage potatoes, homemade stuffing and Scottish winter vegetables

Honey roasted Scottish salmon with cavolo nero, Mayan Gold potatoes and sea buckthorn sauce

Phantassie Farm root vegetable and cranberry nut roast, parsnip puree, sprouts, leeks, balsamic and apple reduction

Roasted Clash Farm pork belly with spiced orange relish, chestnut cream greens and roasted duck fat potatoes


Contini Christmas pudding with homemade spiced Graham’s Dairy double cream

Chocolate and cranberry pot with mulled spice jelly and honeycomb crumb

St Andrews Farmhouse cheddar, homemade relish and Highland crackers

Lemon posset with crystallised Contini Kitchen Garden angelica

 You can also view our menu here