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Café Modern Two

73 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DS

((((* Afternoon Tea
Average
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25

Good range of food including vegetarian options

Anne Williams 15 May 2017
from Newcastle upon Tyne

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Inside the iconic Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Café Modern Two is a stylish eatery that boasts period features, mirrored ceilings, and even sculptures from the gallery itself. Wholesome lunches and traditional afternoon teas are paired with a carefully crafted wine list.

The Café Modern Two menu focuses on wholesome, flavourful European recipes for its lunch menus. Fresh focaccia sandwiches are generously filled, while mains include lightly chargrilled salmon with fresh greens. Warming soups are popular choices, and antipasti platters of cured meats and delicate cheeses are perfect for groups to share.

Afternoon teas at Café Modern Two in Edinburgh are wonderfully traditional, and include warm scones with jam and clotted cream, loose leaf teas, fingers sandwiches, and sweet treats like mini redcurrant and almond cakes.

A tranquil, stylish spot to refuel whilst browsing the galleries, Café Modern Two is moments from the Water of Leith, and only 15 minutes' walk from Haymarket Train Station.

Café Modern Two

73 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DS

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3.9 ((((* (based on 38 reviews)
84% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (27)
  • afternoon tea (21)
  • value (8)
  • views (4)
  • child friendly (3)
  • romantic (3)
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  • al fresco (1)
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  • ((*** 22 May 2017 by Irene Lees from Edinburgh

    Very nice surroundings and good service. It was quite busy as a popular exhibition was in its last week. An item we would have liked had run out. Always an annoying occurance in a restaurant.
    Also thinking back after we had left we realised we had probably been overcharged. We had ordered a sandwich which on the menu said you could have soup with it as a nominal extra. We now realise we had been charged the full amount for the soup which added considerable extra to the bill but perhaps considering how busy it was on that day my friend and I shouldn't have been chatting so much and we would have noticed the overcharging.

  • ((((( 15 May 2017 by Samantha Black from Edinburgh

    Lovely service by friendly warm staff. Would highly recommend. Very very good and dealing with allergies!!

  • ((((* 15 May 2017 by Anne Williams from Newcastle upon Tyne

    Good range of food including vegetarian options

  • ((((( 27 April 2017 by Elizaabeth Dagg from Kirkcudbright

    Excellent table ready would not been able to sit together if we had not booked. Also would quite a wait too very busy. Time was important for us. Enjoyed it very much.

  • ((((( 26 April 2017 by Angela Ellis from Edinburgh

    Excellent afternoon tea. Started with savoury scone then the cake stand appeared with sandwiches and lots of different cakes and there was a separate plate of large scones with jam and cream. Good selection of tea or coffee and more was brought when required.

  • ((((( 26 April 2017 by Jane Matheson from Edinburgh

    The three of us were delighted with our choices. Delicious Cullen skink!

  • ((((( 15 April 2017 by Sheena Watson from Kinghorn

    Very busy eating place due to the current exhibition's popularity. I am a frequent visitor so booked prior to arriving as I knew it would be busy and needed to be in at 1pm and out by 2pm. Lunches we had were very good from the menu as we have had previously although the chicken wrap was missing from the choices today. Excellent on this side of Mod 2 but also there is usually slightly more range available at Mod 1. Service as always was impeccable being attentive, fast,efficient but friendly although incredibly busy. Book to avoid waiting in a queue if you have a limited time scale.

  • ((((* 14 April 2017 by David from Dundee

    The menu was fairly restricted and the risotto was not available which was a surprise given that presumably it is made fresh. We did enjoy the food we had and the service was friendly, efficient and attentive. Virtually all of the soft drinks on the menu were laden with sugar. Some healthier soft drinks would have been ideal as an alternative to plain water.

  • ((((( 12 April 2017 by Sally from Edinburgh

    Booking was made very straightforward using the on-line system. Good atmosphere in the restaurant and tables well spaced out and ideal for a light lunch. My Cullen Skink was delicious and a decent sized portion whilst my friend's soup and sandwich looked very tasty. I would definitely return.

  • ((((* 9 April 2017 by Barbara Robertson from Edinburgh

    Comfortable and airy, lots of room between tables. All 3 of us enjoyed the food- vegetarian burger, slaw particularly excellent, halloumi and mushroom risotto. Only downside was that the special dish which two of our party had ordered at 12.15pm, wasn't going to be ready until 12.45pm. This was the first time my two friends had been in the restaurant and Both said they would return. Service was a little slow but waiters friendly and helpful.

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