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Cafés

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Located within some of the most prized visitor attractions and cultural destinations in Scotland and England, our cafés are quite the destination. The perfect spot for morning coffee, lunch, or a traditional afternoon tea, they’re also in increasing demand for private evening hire. It's a testament to our instinctive passion for wonderful food and warm hospitality, all served in memorable surroundings. 

Browse our café collection to find the perfect spot for your next visit.   

Café Modern One exterior

National Galleries Scotland: Modern One

Café Modern One

Enjoy a delightful dining experience at Café Modern One, nestled within the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, featuring a seasonal menu of sandwiches, salads, and artisanal baked treats in one of Edinburgh's prettiest garden terraces.

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National Galleries Scotland: Portrait

Café Portrait

Freshness and flavour are always on the menu at this welcoming counter-service café within the Scottish National Portrait Gallery on Queen Street.

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Spring afternoon tea set up

The Signet Library

Colonnades

Treat yourself to Edinburgh's finest afternoon tea in the historic splendour of The Signet Library.

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National Galleries Scotland: Modern Two

Paolozzi's Kitchen

Located inside Modern Two next to the vast 'Vulcan' sculpture by renowned Scottish artist Eduardo Paolozzi, this exciting new café is surely one of Edinburgh's most unusual and thought-provoking settings for lunch, coffee or cake.

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Royal Academy of Arts

RA Café

Enjoy fresh salads, sandwiches or afternoon tea among colourful murals painted by 20th-century RAs in our traditional ground-floor café.

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V&A Dundee

Tatha Bar & Kitchen

With spectacular views across the River Tay, Tatha Bar & Kitchen at V&A Dundee is the smart place to be, whether you're grabbing a morning coffee, meeting a friend for lunch, or refuelling with afternoon tea.

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Royal Academy of Arts

The Acadamecians' Room

Discover the Academicians' Room, an exclusive club at the Royal Academy of Arts, offering a serene setting for drinks, conversation, and food. Enjoy seasonal small plates, artisanal produce, and a classic champagne afternoon tea.

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Royal Academy of Arts

The Courtyard Café

Relax at the Courtyard Café at Burlington House, offering outdoor dining and casual café options during your visit to the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition. Enjoy coffee, light lunches, and evening drinks from April to September.

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Artichoke Olive and Pesto Pizza

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

The Gateway Café

The Gateway Cafe is an integral part of our visitor experience, with our seasonal menu and relaxed service perfectly complimenting the award winning architecture and stunning views out into the Royal Botanic Gardens.

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Assembly Rooms

The Shenkmen Bar & Garden

A hidden gem in the heart of Mayfair, the Shenkman Bar at the RA is available exclusively for Members to enjoy its extended evening opening hours.

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Royal Academy of Arts

The Sir Hugh Casson Room

The Sir Hugh Casson Room at the RA offers pastries, hot drinks, and light snacks. Exclusive to members by day and open to the public after 4pm. Enjoy garden views and seasonal art sales in the adjacent Belle Shenkman Room.

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Hopetoun House

The Stables Kitchen

A short trip from Edinburgh to South Queensferry takes you back in time to the 18th century splendour of Hopetoun House, one of Scotland’s finest stately homes.

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Interior of The Terrace Cafe at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

The Terrace Café

Overlooking Inverleith House Lawn, the Terrace at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, with its adjoining Snug, offers an exceptional place to relax and unwind in beautifully tranquil surroundings.

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Afternoon Tea in The Wallace Restaurant

The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Restaurant

The Wallace Restaurant & Café can be discovered in the heart of The Wallace Collection housed in the historic Hertford House, located in the prestigious Manchester Square in London.

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Discover Our distinctive cafés

Visit our unique collection of cafés, each offering a charming atmosphere and delicious, locally-sourced treats. Find your perfect spot for relaxation or a casual meet-up.

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