Museum Brasserie

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Museum Brasserie
National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF
  • Telephone 0131 247 4040
  • Food served Mon–Sun 10am–4.30pm.
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Spacious café to take the whole family while enjoying some culture

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The Museum Brasserie is in the process of changing its name, wisely reflecting the fact that it’s not really a brasserie. Rather, it’s a bustling café space in the museum’s basement where you’ll happily take the family to eat before, during or after a trip to the excellent museum upstairs. And after a bowl of Cullen skink or pasta arrabbiata, a burger or a club sandwich, you’ll be recharged and ready to get back in there. For afters, you can bribe the children with slice of locally made cake, in the hope they’ll give you peace to see the new exhibition. And there’s always a nice glass of Paolozzi lager to smooth out the edges, whether you’re with children or not.

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Megan Welford visited Museum Brasserie on 7 March 2018
  • High point: Plenty space for pushchairs and wheelchairs
  • Low point: Hopefully planned changes will speed up slow service
  • Notable dish: Braised pork belly
  • Average price: £15 (set lunch)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 100
  • Largest group: 50
  • Open since: 2011
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 8
  • House wine: £17.50 per bottle