Museum Brasserie

Museum Brasserie
National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF
  • Telephone 0131 247 4040
  • Food served Mon–Sun 10am–4.30pm (full lunch 11am–3pm).
  • Average price £10 (lunch)
  • Email
  • Website www.nms.ac.uk
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Calm, friendly, beautiful space to take the whole family for some fab food and culture.

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This is such a lovely place to dine. The low, arched ceilings and exposed marble give the Museum Brasserie the sense of a culinary cloisters, the artwork on the walls a warm reminder you’re in an actual museum. It’s calm, spacious and serves great beer and food. What’s not to like? The food is bistro fare, created using the cream of Scottish produce. The pulled chicken salad is fresh and wholesome, a protein party that would keep a bodybuilder happy, brought to life with the addition of sweet potato, pomegranate and avocado. It’s a winner. The beef burger is similarly satisfying, although the trimmings are so sensational – Isle of Mull cheddar, a perfect brioche bun – that the patty itself ends up over-shadowed. An in-house baker supplies treats – the raspberry and vanilla cake is a triumph of buttercream, jam, and fluffy sponge. Kids are particularly well catered for – crayons and colouring mats are produced on arrival, and the kids' menu offers a happy medium between grub that is healthy and enticing to tots.

  • High point: Such kind service, such satisfying food
  • Low point: If the patty was a notch better, it could be the best burger in town
  • Notable dish: St Clement's and almond loaf
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Nothing
  • Capacity: 100
  • Largest group: 40
  • Open since: 2011
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 8
  • House wine: £16 per bottle