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Café Modern Two

73 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DS

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

Waiters were very friendly and efficient. Good choice of salads and light eats for lunch. Tea and coffee good and good range of cakes.

Gail 01 September 2017
from Edinburgh

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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 48 reviews)
87% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (36)
  • afternoon tea (28)
  • value (9)
  • views (5)
  • child friendly (4)
  • trendy (4)
  • romantic (3)
  • luxury (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • breakfast (1)
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  • private dining (1)
  • ((((( 1 September 2017 by Gail from Edinburgh

    Waiters were very friendly and efficient. Good choice of salads and light eats for lunch. Tea and coffee good and good range of cakes.

  • ((((( 27 August 2017 by Anna O'Connor from Glossop

    Meal was absolutely delicious, as always. This was my fourth visit this year, and I've never had a bad experience. Food is freshly prepared with quality ingredients and has exciting flavour combinations. It is particularly good for vegetarians. I had the mushroom risotto on this occasion - scrumptious - but have previously enjoyed the excellent haloumi salad.The surroundings are excellent and the staff efficient, although the 'A' team who are normally on duty were not present for this visit and their substitutes were not quite so effortlessly professional. Overall - highly recommended. Food far better than at the main National Gallery, in my opinion.

  • ((((* 16 August 2017 by Kenneth O'neill from Edi byrgh

    Food good. Maybe salmon pâté a little on the small site? Soup delicious. Also croque Madame. Took some time to get water to the table.

  • ((((* 6 August 2017 by Anthony Roe from Cafe Modern at Two

    We were recommended this cafe for good food near the centre of Edinburgh. Which was true and as we booked our table in advance we had no need to wait. Lovely lunch. M

  • ((((* 3 August 2017 by Dominic Cochran from Edinburgh

    All good, no criticisms.

  • ((((* 22 July 2017 by Barbara Clements from Worcester

    The service was a bit slow and there was too much delay to tell us food was unavailable when we had hungry kids but when the food arrived, it was excellent.

  • ((((( 14 July 2017 by John Stack from Ghent Belgium

    Very pleasant

  • ((((( 28 June 2017 by Molly from Edinburgh

    Lovely food, wonderful and helpful staff!

  • ((((* 30 May 2017 by Trisha Macgregor from Edinburgh

    Very good. The food was lovely, plenty of choice for meat eaters and vegetarians. The Cullen Skink was gorgeous! Not too rich, with well balanced flavours, and served piping hot.. The Cafe is spotlessly clean and the staff are friendly.. I loved the water jugs on the table. None of us drink, so this was a lovely touch! Other restaurants please take note!

  • ((((* 28 May 2017 by Alison Cullen from Edinburgh

    Afternoon tea was lovely, and a great variation on the classic tea, fab to sit under the statue of Vulcan and our waiter was very attentive.

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