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Café Modern Two

73 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DS

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

Enjoyed my haloumi salad and tray bake. However we were too crushed. Although I had booked a table for 5, we were given a square table for 4

Local 30 August 2019
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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4.0 ((((* (based on 74 reviews)
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  • ((((( 2 October 2019 by Laura from Edinburgh

    My new husband and I were given a voucher for afternoon tea for two at cafe modern two which to be honest filled me with dread, as I have so many allergies/intolerances I figured it would be impossible to eat afternoon tea there.

    This couldn’t have been further from the truth and the staff were excellent. They were superb communicators and we came to an agreement a couple of days before the booking on what I would eat and for ease I brought a couple of things with me. I felt so grateful for this superb service so we brought my niece and her girlfriend along as a treat and we all had a brilliant time.

    The food was delicious, the portions were generous and it was great value for money as a treat for my nieces. But above all that the staff attitude and attentiveness was priceless.

    Please accept my thanks for giving me something that money can’t buy - the opportunity to enjoy an afternoon tea with my loved ones without them constantly feeling bad that they are tucking into treats whilst I am sitting there with just a cuppa.

  • ((((( 30 August 2019 by Local from Edinburgh

    Enjoyed my haloumi salad and tray bake. However we were too crushed. Although I had booked a table for 5, we were given a square table for 4

  • (((** 16 August 2019 by Dorothy from Edinburgh

    We have soup of the day at £5.95 each. Disappointed. Soup thin, tasted nice but not hot and very thin. The bread with it was dry and only butter. Vastly overpriced for what it was . This place very good for coffee but wouldn’t have food again.

  • ((((( 8 July 2019 by Ruth from Edinburgh

    Lovely lunch great service

  • ((((( 10 April 2019 by David from Edinburgh

    Excellent location. For me the availability of parking is important. Nice dining room with wood panelling, high ceiling and nice furniture. \My favourite dish is the smoked haddock risotto and my friend liked the fish cakes. Finished up with cake and cappuccinos.

  • (((** 9 April 2019 by David from Linlithgow

    We visited your restaurant with an elderly friend to celebrate her birthday with lunch. Whilst the food was very good, there was a disappointingly small range of drinks available. Also, we thought that the dining area was rather small and we felt rather 'squeezed in'. We found the staff friendly and helpful.

  • (((** 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!

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