Milk at The Fruitmarket Gallery

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

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

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This branch of gallery-loving Morrison Street café Milk doesn’t just have the advantage of being set in one of Edinburgh’s best contemporary art spaces, but it’s also a stone’s throw from the south entrance to Waverley Station and directly across from the City Art Centre; a busy spot serving a wide dining audience, in other words. Yet, despite its popularity the place just about manages to retain the personable feel of its less mobbed sister venues. Each Milk shares a main menu and a seven-day breakfast selection including a chorizo and scrambled egg burrito and poached egg and smoked salmon on toast. Or choose from liberally filled sandwiches of chorizo, cheddar and quince on toast or a mushroom, feta and buckwheat wrap in Lebanese flatbread. Salads are also available, alongside daily-changing soup and frittata, making this bright space as much of a destination as the gallery itself.

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David Pollock visited Milk at The Fruitmarket Gallery
  • High point: Really feels like it's at the heart of the city
  • Low point: Service feels a little rushed when busy
  • Notable dish: Hot smoked salmon, kale, poached egg and smoked chilli butter sandwich on germagrain toast.
  • 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

Events at this venue

Gavin Osborn: Flickering Presences

Gavin Osborn presents his touring concert of newly-commissioned works for flute, projection and digital sound, where the visuals also form the score for the musician. Creators Nina Whiteman, Kelly Jayne Jones, Elizabeth Ditmanson, Rachel Graff and Sarah Keirle explore themes including trees, crystals, looping and mines.

Thu 11 Apr

Free / 0131 226 8195

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