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National Museum of Scotland | Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, Scotland
0131 247 4084
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Dining options: Lunch, Coffee & Tea

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great if not crowded; food better than you'd expect.

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
Glennbrittle
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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English first
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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London
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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Auckland, New Zealand
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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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7 restaurant reviews
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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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123 reviews 123 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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Perth
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9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We came for lunch here while making a visit to the Games Masters Exhibition at the Museum. Given that we were only in Edinburgh for the afternoon we decided to have lunch at the museum to save time and came straight here from the train station. On arrival at about 12.50 pm, the restaurant was busy and there were many... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I have to say when my Mum suggested that we eat here i was expecting a bog standard panini or bowl of soup. How wrong was I, while the menu was not extensive it offered a goo. d selection. I opted for Edinburgh Haggis served on a rosti topped with chutney. It was absolutely delicious! Superb haggis and a very... 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, European

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