The Gateway Restaurant

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The Gateway Restaurant


Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Arboretum Place

Telephone No.

0131 552 2674

Opening Times

November – January

Monday-Sunday 10am – 4pm (last orders 3.15pm)

February and October

Monday-Sunday 10am – 5pm (last orders 4.15pm)

March – September

Monday-Sunday 10am-6pm (last orders 5.15pm)

Walk ins only.


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

Enjoy a unique dining setting at The Gateway Restaurant, located in The John Hope Gateway building to the West of the Garden – serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea daily.

The outdoor decking area provides alfresco seating for additional visitors to enjoy the stunning scenery while enjoying fresh dishes prepared on the premises by our kitchen team led by Johnathan Scott.

Our menus make full use of the produce available on our doorstep, with Red Tractor accredited meat products from across Scotland, seafood from around the Scottish coast and fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables from our very own Market Garden.



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