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Café Modern Two

73 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DS

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

Very pleasant

John Stack 14 July 2017
from Ghent Belgium

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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 ((((* (based on 42 reviews)
85% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (30)
  • afternoon tea (22)
  • value (9)
  • views (5)
  • child friendly (3)
  • romantic (3)
  • trendy (3)
  • luxury (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • breakfast (1)
  • business (1)
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  • private dining (1)
  • ((((( 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.

  • ((*** 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!

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