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Café Modern Two

73 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DS

((((* Afternoon Tea
  •  - Edinburgh
  •  - Edinburgh
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25

Very good experience … good atmosphere, friendly and efficient staff, and excellent food.

Douglas 09 February 2019

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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

Contact +44 1316246273

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Customer reviews for Café Modern Two

4.0 ((((* (based on 68 reviews)
85% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (49)
  • afternoon tea (36)
  • value (15)
  • views (7)
  • child friendly (6)
  • trendy (5)
  • romantic (3)
  • breakfast (2)
  • business (2)
  • luxury (2)
  • al fresco (1)
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  • private dining (1)
  • (((** 25 February 2019 by Ann from 6/11 Succoth Court

    I have been lunching on the 3rd Thursday of the month for a couple of years with friends and we have found your menu doesn't change very much and we get bored with it. For the last year I have been gluten intolerant and have found your menu to be very pro gluten. Unlike other restaurants I have difficulty finding an obvious choice. The quality is very good but not the choice.

  • ((((( 9 February 2019 by Douglas from EDINBURGH

    Very good experience … good atmosphere, friendly and efficient staff, and excellent food.

  • ((((( 29 January 2019 by Mrs.Morag from Edinburgh

    Very nice food . Lovely staff. Would like to go again.

  • ((((* 12 November 2018 by Michael from Cupar

    A favourite cafe for many years and I took my grand-daughter there last Saturday. The current staff are keeping up the standards, very welcoming and just the right amount of attentiveness. A couple of issues with the service - we wouldn't have minded the half hour wait for the main course if the side that we'd asked for as a starter had arrived with the (delicious) Paulozzi lager instead of with the main. Partly my bad - should have made that clearer. Food was excellent - my butternut squash and halloumi salad had been prepared with care and attention and was quite delicious and Holly's veggie curry, well, disappeared quite rapidly!

  • ((((( 10 November 2018 by Sheila from Edinburgh

    Delightful staff and a delicious light lunch

  • ((((( 21 October 2018 by Javier from Bakio

    Great experience in a beautiful setting. Fantastic fresh food prepare to order. Glorious in-house cakes and sweets. The scones are just to die for. Great friendly service. Be ready for a bunch of treats and a lots of food.

  • ((((( 7 September 2018 by Rachel from Edinburgh, UK

    The food was very good - we had chicken Caesar salad followed by one of the delicious cakes and coffee.
    It is a great place to meet friends and very reasonably priced for lunch. Parking in the carpark is £2 for the day. The staff were very friendly and happy to help. We’ll definitely be back soon.

  • ((((( 20 August 2018 by Brian from Edinburgh

    Friendly service, excellent afternoon tea, particularly good value in a lovely space. What's not to like? The small and at time quirky taste details e.g.on the chilli jam in the scone topping and the dill in the mayo on the sandwiches were particularly notable.

  • ((((* 19 July 2018 by Stewart from Edinburgh

    Afternoon Tea given to us as gift which we thoroughly enjoyed.

  • (((** 28 June 2018 by TRP from London

    I've been coming to Cafe Modern Two for some years, on annual visits to Edinburgh. I've usually had mid-morning coffee or tea - this was only my second lunch there. The main course was OK. The cake that followed was past its best. The service was pleasant and efficient.

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