Milk at The Fruitmarket Gallery

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Milk at The Fruitmarket Gallery
Fruitmarket Gallery, 45 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DF
  • Telephone 0131 226 8195
  • Food served Mon–Sun 10am–5.30pm.
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Milk at The Fruitmarket Gallery

The Fruitmarket is closed for redevelopment until 2020 and so is Milk Cafe.

Focused on quality food and healthy eating, this family-friendly cafe supports exposure to art for all ages.

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Tucked in behind Waverley Station, this intimate gallery is a gem of a find. Changing exhibitions and a shop stocked with intriguing wares is enough to attract passers-by but food provided by dependable Edinburgh café brand Milk mean it’s well worth stopping for lunch too. Middle Eastern fusion dishes make up a menu that happily manages to be both healthy and exciting. A baked onion bhaji salad exceeds expectations with generous portions of winter slaw and turmeric, pickled in-house. Sandwiches on germagrain and flat breads with toppings such as roasted cauliflower, green tahini and avocado are equally tempting. Drinks are hard to choose between. A turmeric almond latte or homemade ginger lemonade competes with a discerning list of teas. An equally delicious cake selection includes a dense almond and orange cake and a vegan chocolate truffle slice, looking pretty as a picture.

The List's rating






Hannah Jefferson visited Milk at The Fruitmarket Gallery on 4 February 2019
  • High point: Interesting and inspired lunch options
  • Low point: Service is less attentive the busier it gets
  • Notable dish: Middle Eastern fusion dishes
  • Average price: £12.50 (lunch)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Live entertainment: Gallery events
  • Capacity: 40
  • Largest group: 16
  • Open since: 2015
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 2
  • House wine: £18.95 per bottle

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