The Scottish Café & Restaurant, Edinburgh


My wife and I had the great pleasure of dining, recently, at The Scottish Café & Restaurant. It nestles beneath the Scottish National Gallery on The Mound, just off Princes Street in Edinburgh.

Opened in 2009, this sustainable restaurant is supplied by over 70 Scottish artisan traders. Anyway, “How was your experience?”, I hear you ask.

Well, first of all, I tried the roast sweet potato and carrot soup with cumin yoghurt and coriander oil. I followed this with the Highland venison burger with streaky bacon, apple smoked cheddar, aioli and chips. My better half tried the Findlays of Portobello haggis bon bon with local celeriac and Glengoyne 10 year old whisky vinaigrette. She also followed this with the venison burger. We both washed this down with a bottle of Scotland’s national drink, Irn Bru.

It goes without saying, therefore, that we had both made excellent choices. However, we were, at the same time, disappointed that we did not have room for any of the lovely desserts on the menu. Nevertheless, we both managed to round off our delicious meals with an exclusive Contini coffee.

In conclusion, The Scottish Café & Restaurant is certainly worth a visit, if you like quality Scottish food, drink and service. Another great place to try is Contini, which is owned by the same people.

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