Paolozzi's Kitchen

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Paolozzi's Kitchen
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two, 73 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DS
  • Telephone 0131 332 5257
  • Food served Mon–Sun 10am–4.30pm (coffee, cake and scones 10am–4.30pm; lunch noon–3pm; sharing platters noon–4pm)
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Spacious café within the Scottish National Gallery's Modern Art Two building, with a Scottish-Italian inspired menu and baking made from scratch.

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Painted in cream and the deepest of burgundies, Café Modern Two could easily be a 20th century European coffee house where aspiring artists discuss wild and wonderful ideas. Table service and afternoon tea suggest that this is more than just a place to refuel between exhibitions and the lunch menu features classic brunch sandwiches with more substantial hot mains. The smoked mackerel risotto is light but rich, while croque madame comes with a hint of mustard and a side of warming chilli jam. Cakes and bakes are temptingly exhibited at the counter and they’re definitely not just there to add aesthetic appeal: the white chocolate and raspberry slice is crafted with enough raspberry tang to avoid being sickly, while the rich salted caramel brownie sticks satisfyingly to the roof of your mouth.

The List's rating






Suzy Pope visited Paolozzi's Kitchen on 22 January 2019
  • High point: Exceptional home-baking
  • Low point: Difficult to get a table at the weekend during popular exhibitions
  • Notable dish: Croque madame with chilli jam
  • Average price: £18 (set lunch)
  • Provides: Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Music licence planned for 2020
  • Capacity: 65
  • Largest group: 12
  • Open since: December 2019
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 6
  • House wine: £22 per bottle

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