- Telephone 0131 247 4040
- Food served Mon–Sun 10am–4.30pm (full lunch 11am–3pm)
- Average price £12 (lunch)
- Website www.nms.ac.uk
Spacious surrounds, family-friendly atmosphere and well-prepared Scottish classics make for a really enjoyable lunch.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
Contemporary furniture and fittings give the Museum Brasserie a modern feel despite the history in the building above its sandstone arches. Seasonal menus also toast the changing exhibitions of the museum and, of course, Scotland. The dishes are mainly classics, including a roast on Sunday, and centre on local ingredients. The Cullen skink is full of flavoursome Arbroath smokies and the burger is topped with Ayrshire bacon, Mull of Kintyre cheddar or Lanark Blue cheese. There are 10 Scottish craft beers on offer, as well as a small, but well-chosen, wine list. Families are well catered for, with a healthier than average children’s menu – dishes come with a choice of chips or crudités and there’s fruit salad for dessert – and the staff read their customers well, sharing a cheerful anecdote or two with those who want to hear them.
- High point: Fluffy Isle of Mull cheddar scones
- Low point: Can have a somewhat muted atmosphere if it’s not busy
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Capacity: 100
- Largest group: 40
- Open since: 2011
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 8
- House wine: £15.95 per bottle