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Cafe Portrait

1 QueenStreet, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD

(((() Afternoon Tea
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25

Lovely afternoon tea with varied selection of sandwiches, scones & cakes

Elaine Dobbie 18 February 2017
from Edinburgh

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Filled with stunning artwork and boasting dramatic gothic windows and styling, Cafe Portrait sits inside the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, offering homemade soups, sandwiches, light bites and afternoon teas. Gluten and dairy-free options are also available.

The Cafe Portrait menu offers a great selection of light meals, perfect for refuelling whilst visiting the gallery. There are flavourful soups that change frequently, as well as generously-filled sandwiches and ciabattas. Inventive mains use organic, seasonal produce, with recipes including seared chicken breast served with fennel and juicy orange slices.

Afternoon tea at Cafe Portrait Edinburgh is extremely popular, with loose leaf teas and an irresistible selections of freshly-baked treats served up every day, including options that are gluten-free and dairy-free.

Bringing elegant treats to one of Scotland's most famous art venues, Cafe Portrait is just 5 minutes' walk from Edinburgh Waverley Rail Station.

Cafe Portrait

1 QueenStreet, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD

Contact +44 1316246421

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Customer reviews for Cafe Portrait

4.7 (((() (based on 14 reviews)
100% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (14)
  • value (6)
  • lunch (5)
  • al fresco (2)
  • child friendly (2)
  • breakfast (1)
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  • trendy (1)
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  • ((((( 18 February 2017 by Elaine Dobbie from Edinburgh

    Lovely afternoon tea with varied selection of sandwiches, scones & cakes

  • ((((( 14 February 2017 by Margaret Gordon from Gullane

    First class experience. Everything was perfect

  • ((((* 9 February 2017 by Avril Gentle from Edinburgh

    We really enjoyed our afternoon tea. The service and quality of food was very good.

  • ((((( 31 January 2017 by Russell Irwin from Edinburgh


  • ((((( 28 December 2016 by Sara Sidorowicz from Reading

    We enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea for our daughter's birthday. The food as excellent with a gluten free option that was also very tasty and of equal quality and quantity (Not always the case when asking for gluten free). The staff were brilliant too and could not have been better. Thank you very much for a very enjoyable day at the gallery. ???????????

  • ((((( 23 December 2016 by Elizabeth Quigley from Penicuik

    Excellent afternoon tea experience. Staff very helpful and flexible with the timing( we arrived 45mins early). Food lovely and very fresh.

  • (((** 19 December 2016 by Lee Patterson from Edinburgh

    Great service, good food and good cost. Shame they bleach cleaned a neighbouring table while we were eating, kinda spoiled the event for the four of us:)

  • ((((( 8 December 2016 by Shelagh Mccomiskey from Edinburgh

    We had a lovely experience at the Portrait Gallery! It was very special. It was nice in the snug room with an excellent variety of food. We'll be back. The prosecco made it.

  • ((((( 11 November 2016 by Polly R from Edinburgh

    This was a top notch afternoon tea. The staff were quietly attentive and the soup, sandwiches, scones, posset and cakes were beautifully presented, delicious and most satisfying.

  • ((((( 8 November 2016 by Colin Guthrie from Aberdeen

    Great afternoon tea. Nice rooms and very accomadating, great for gluten free guests too

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