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National Museum of Scotland | Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, Scotland
0131 247 4084
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Convenient and not too busy

Rather slow service, and not at a really busy time. Food acceptable and fine to eat but nothing extra special. If you're visiting the museum and need somewhere to eat, it's convenient.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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English first
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Rather slow service, and not at a really busy time. Food acceptable and fine to eat but nothing extra special. If you're visiting the museum and need somewhere to eat, it's convenient.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We timed our visit very well for an early lunch. We were offered a table straight away and did not have to wait too long for someone to take our order. We did have to wait quite a while for the food to arrive. It was well worth the wait. Although quite expensive, it did give far more than a... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We arrived at 2.30ish to be told that there wasnt much cake left, it seemed that we were expected to eat a full meal, & the response from a lady who looked like a manageress, was distasteful. the waitress was lovely & friendly though. the cake that we did get was beautiful, but we will ot go again

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Oh dear, - reviewers really seem to have got it in for this place. Here's a tip: go early at lunchtime - say, noon, - and the chances are you'll have an enjoyable lunch. If the brasserie is busy you're probably better going elsewhere. The problem seems to be that whoever is running this establishment is content to employ untrained... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We are a family of four, two kids under 6. On a rainy day, and loving the museum as one of our favourite places, we decided to try the brasserie. After waiting on a queue to be seated as if the place was crowded while plenty of tables remained empty, we were finally taken to one of the tables by... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Spanish sounding waitress took order from our table of 5, 3 soups and 5 main courses. After a prolonged wait main courses arrived, enquires after our soup and was told it would come next. When I asked why it hasn't come first she became aggressively confrontational and argued it was my responsibility to have told her. Food was about ok... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Atmospheric setting amid stone arches, but that's about all there is to recommend this place. We visited on a not especially busy Sunday lunchtime. Having waited five minutes to be taken to our seat (which had been booked in advance), it took another 15 minutes for our order to be taken and it was almost an hour before our food... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The overall service was quite poor. After placing our order, half the items were brought out ten minutes later but we soon realised nothing more was going to arrive. We informed the waitress who admitted it was forgotten and brought out some of the rest. We asked whether we could have the scones warmed and were taken away ou to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I love National Museum of Scotland. What a great contribution to the lovely city of Edinburgh. I come here whenever I can, days off, after work.. to relax, to educate myself.. I always think that having a lunch, or just a cup of tea inside of the museum is the right thing to do. The entrance is free, buying something... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Wonderful setting in the basement, former store rooms, complete with vaulted ceiling. Nice atmosphere if not too crowded. Service OK if not especially welcoming. Lunch only between 12 and 3 pm. Burgers, fish & chips, children's menu etc. Expect to pay around £10 for a main and £2.70 for a soft drink. Probably better value than the balcony cafe, neither... More 

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Address: National Museum of Scotland | Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, Scotland
Phone Number: 0131 247 4084
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
Cuisine: French, European

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  • Address: National Museum of Scotland | Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: 0131 247 4084

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  • Cuisine: French, European

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