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.
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8 March 2020
Food and service was very good and I would definitely recommend to everyone
22 February 2020
Very enjoyable afternoon tea at the Portrait Gallery. Cannot fault the quality of the food or the friendliness and efficiency of the staff.
25 January 2020
The cakes were delicious as also and so were the mini bagels. The member of staff was very attentive which was lovely. I have been a few times and love the setting. Unfortunately the soup was rather bland lentil whereas it is usually really interesting and different. Also, the sandwich of cream cheese and cucumber was rather bland - salmon would have been nice. Lastly the scones were rather dry. I will come back because it has been better every other time.
14 December 2019
Friendly staff and a wonderful afternoon tea . One of the best in Edinburgh
26 October 2019
Great experience ! Lovely side room so beautiful setting and the tea was incredible mostly home made including delicious jam. Booking and service all easy too Then you can walk the food off by exploring the amazing art gallery.
19 October 2019
Really enjoyable and very tasty options
8 October 2019
Good place to eat in a busy city. Value for money
26 September 2019
9 September 2019
We enjoyed a lovely, delicious afternoon Tea. It was very nice:-)
19 August 2019
This is my fifth or sixth afternoon tea at Cafe Portrait and it's always been exceptional. Beautifully presented and imaginatively thought out, both the standard and the vegetarian options are excellent value for money and feel special. Highly recommended.