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Cafe Portrait


Freshness and flavour are always on the menu at this welcoming counter-service café within the Scottish National Portrait Gallery on Queen Street. With its high church-like ceiling and gothic windows, Café Portrait is an inspiring place to enjoy coffee and cake or a delicious lunch in artistically inspiring surroundings. 

Take your pick from a frequently-changing menu featuring soups, salads, sandwiches, mains and home baking, all prepared from scratch in our kitchen. There's a strong emphasis on vegetarian and vegan food, together with a wide variety of gluten- and dairy-free dishes to choose from. 

Our special signature dishes are an affectionate celebration of food as art, changing monthly to reflect a featured portrait in the gallery - like a banana-themed homage to Billy Connolly! 


Heritage Portfolio Café Experience Vouchers

Indulge friends and loved ones with an unforgettable experience at Cafe Portrait. Our vouchers make a unique gift idea that’s appreciated at any time of year.

Vouchers can be securely ordered online and sent instantly by email with a personalised message. They’re a delicious treat for anyone’s inbox!

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Opening times

  • Monday - Sunday:
  • 10.00am - 4.30pm

Location Details

National Gallery Scotland: Portrait, 1 Queen Street



+44 (0) 558 7031

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