Makeover for Edinburgh’s Scottish Cafe & Restaurant

Edinburgh’s Scottish Cafe & Restaurant has closed for a major redevelopment, as part of the £22m National Galleries of Scotland Collection Project works.

The Scottish Cafe, which is located within the Scottish National Gallery on the Mound, will be closed until Spring to allow for the extensive refurbishment, including improved accessibility with direct access from the adjoining Princes Street Gardens.

During the redevelopment period, a new self-service Espresso cafe will be introduced to the foyer of the Scottish National Gallery, run by
The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant owners, Victor and Carina Contini.

Carina Contini said, “We’re really excited that the National Galleries of Scotland is making this significant investment in the refurbishment of our premises.

“Following the 12-week redevelopment, our customers will benefit from improved accessibility from Princes Street Gardens, increased outdoor terrace capacity, single level indoor seating and an interior design makeover.

“We very much look forward to reopening in Spring 2019 with an even better dining experience. Our favourite dishes and excellent team will still be with us but with the addition of a refreshed interior and new menu additions.”

Carina and Victor also own Contini George Street and Cannonball Restaurant & Bar on Castlehill, Royal Mile, Edinburgh.

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