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“Well worth a visit”

Grand Cafe Edinburgh
Ranked #928 of 2,698 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: US$22 - US$46
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Neighbourhood: Old Town
Description: The Grand Cafe Edinburgh is located on North Bridge, and housed within the iconic Scotsman Hotel building. Open from 8am-3am every day, the all day cafe style menu includes brunch dishes served all the way through until 5pm, and a beautifully crafted afternoon tea. In the evenings, live music from pianists and jazz bands take patrons through to the wee hours.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful building that was a newspaper office. The décor is keeping with how it was in the past. Great food at affordable prices, and friendly service.

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64manager, General Manager at Grand Cafe Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear _greig931,

Your kind comments are greatly appreciated so thank you for reviewing our Grand Café at The Scotsman. We hope to be seeing you again soon.

Kind Regards,

Craig and The Grand Café Team.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

beautiful place
knowledgeable and friendly staff
lovely ceasar salad
reasonable prices for food and drink
unfortunately my steak was really inedible in bits which really disappointed

will probably try again as wife loved the place

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Thank kennytaylor
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64manager, General Manager at Grand Cafe Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear kennytaylor,

Thank you for taking the time out to review our Grand Café. We really do appreciate honest feedback, so your comments regarding your experience over our soft launch are invaluable.

We will certainly take your comments regarding the steak on-board so next time you wish to dine with us, please do contact myself directly. I will be happy to personally arrange your dining experience.

Kind Regards,

Craig and The Grand Café Team.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well made, honest brasserie cooking with a lovely touch of modern finesse. Beautiful dining room, very reasonable prices and warm and intuitive service. Lovely lovely lovely.

1  Thank theadamson127
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64manager, General Manager at Grand Cafe Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear theadamson127,

Thank you for this great review and fantastic feedback. It really does mean a great deal to us. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Grand Café at The Scotsman soon.

Kind Regards,

Craig and The Grand Café Team.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently refurbished, this restaurant is part of the Scotsman Hotel (formerly the premises of the Scotsman newspaper) and is right in the heart of Edinburgh. Very pleasant surroundings, friendly helpful staff, super food - hubby had the scallops starter, I had the duck egg and prosciutto and we both had the hake with clams and samphire. Portions just right so hubby had room for a desert (poached peach) and I had coffee which came with a small shortbread. Good selection of reasonably priced wines, we had the South African chenin blanc.

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1  Thank MarilynJEdinburgh
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64manager, General Manager at Grand Cafe Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear MarilynJEdinburgh,
It’s a pleasure to read your feedback. Thank you so much for taking the time out to leave such a welcoming review, we really do appreciate this and I will certainly share this with the team.

We hope to see you both back soon.

Kind Regards,

Craig and The Grand Café Team.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here for the pre-launch and couldn’t fault it.
This venue has always been a firm favourite and it’s gorgeous to see it beautifully restored and Grand Cafe is definitely the right name and theme for it.
All staff were friendly and attentive, chatty with good recommendations.
The menu has a huge variety and food was delicious. Lots of Scottish produce which is fab to see.
Most impressive were the prices, for centre of Edinburgh this was great value for money.
Can’t wait to return for the live music one evening.

Thank CJ0hnst0n
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64manager, General Manager at Grand Cafe Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear CJ0hnst0n,

Thank you for the great feedback on the Grand Café at The Scotsman. It’s great to hear you enjoyed the variety of our menu and the value for money we offer. We hope to be seeing you again soon.

Kind Regards,

Craig and The Grand Café Team.

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