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Cafe Portrait

1 QueenStreet, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD

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

Excellent afternoon tea, a little bit different. The cup of hot mushroom soup was very welcome on a cold wet afternoon.

Ann 22 November 2018
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

4.5 (((() (based on 39 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (35)
  • value (17)
  • lunch (13)
  • child friendly (5)
  • al fresco (2)
  • breakfast (2)
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  • luxury (1)
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  • ((((( 11 December 2018 by Amanda from North shields

    We had an afternoon tea. Which I can honestly say was exceptional value for money. Especially when you look at the prices of other venues in the city. We were shown straight to our table even though we were slightly early and our food was brought out within minutes. The food was beautifully served and delicious and the waiting staff looked after us extremely well. Worth worth every penny and I wouldn't hesitate going there again.

  • ((((( 22 November 2018 by Ann from Edinburgh

    Excellent afternoon tea, a little bit different. The cup of hot mushroom soup was very welcome on a cold wet afternoon.

  • ((((( 7 November 2018 by Brenda from Edinburgh

    It was a lovely experience, food wad great, service was great and we would definitely return

  • ((((( 24 August 2018 by Barbara from Edinburgh

    All my guests were impressed by the range of food, all was delicious, and very good value for money. Staff were friendly and attentive. I have tried various venues for afternoon tea, and the Portait Gallery serve one of the best I have had. I like that it was served in the room that provides more privacy.

  • ((((( 15 July 2018 by Erin from Edinburgh

    The gluten free and vegetarian optoon for afternoon tea was fantastic! I highly recommend coming here for a anyone who is celiac.

  • ((((( 15 June 2018 by Stella from Southend-on-Sea

    Excellent for service and presentation would definitely recommend

  • ((((( 24 May 2018 by Michelle from Dunfermline

    Excellent from start to finish, service was fast and nothing was too much trouble. The savoury food was lovely and just enough. Potato salad was gorgeous. Then the cakes and scones were just amazing!! Defo will be back.

  • ((((( 15 May 2018 by Sheena from Edinburgh

    Booked the Scottish National Portrait for afternoon tea. Food was lovely. We especially enjoyed the savouries and hand made scones. A very nice touch. Everyone was so helpful and friendly. Would definitely go back.

  • ((((( 9 April 2018 by Liz from Midlothian.

    Afternoon tea was great from start to finish, we were shown to our table, offered water, asked if we would prefer tea or coffee and then our treats were brought to us and we were told about everything on the two serving plates can`t fault our experience and would certainly recommend `Café Portrait` Also offered more drinks.

  • ((((( 23 March 2018 by Marion from Edinburgh

    My friend was treating me to afternoon tea for my birthday. What a lovely afternoon we had. The service was excellent and the afternoon tea was first class. We started with a delicious Beetroot soup then tucked into fresh sandwiches and other savouries. Freshly made scones with homemade jam, and then onto a lovely selection of cakes. We were served my the manager who explained at the beginning about all the goodies we were about to eat. She was very friendly and professional. The China teapots and cups and saucers were also a really nice touch. Thankyou for a memorable afternoon.

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