Scotts Kitchen

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Scotts Kitchen
Scotts Kitchen
4–6 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2JL
  • Telephone 0131 322 6868
  • Opening times Open 10am.
  • Seasonal times Festival and summer: open in the evening.
  • Food served Mon–Sun 9am–5pm.
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Sun; available until closing times, which are fluid.
  • Pre-theatre price 2 course £11.95 and 3 course £14.95 daytime menu is available early evening during the summer months.
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Covid-19 precautions

Adhering to regulations. Staff have temperate check daily. Restaurant was 'fogged' prior to reopening. Masks, visors. Biodegradable containers and cutlery used for dining on the Terrace. Restricted numbers. Tables distanced. No items on tables.
Last updated: 10 August 2020

Victoria Terrace venue from the Howies stable, offering an appealing mix of daytime dining across a contemporary room and outdoor terrace.

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In the city’s tourist heart, Scotts Kitchen is a great find. Perched above Victoria Street, the latest offshoot from the Howies stable is a delightful daytime venue that confidently covers a huge amount of ground. A bright, contemporary interior, lined with wine bottles and artisan coffee, stretches from all-day breakfasts through brunch to afternoon cakes, prosecco and grazing nibbles. Belhaven hot-smoked salmon peps up popular eggs Benedict, alongside runny, honey-drenched porridge and a pair of pick-me-up smoothies. Familiar favourite Cullen skink appears on great-value lunch deals, together with couscous and roast butternut squash, croque monsieur and a crispy chorizo-flecked mac and cheese. Blackboard specials feature the likes of venison casserole, or try one of a trio of sharing boards packed with Scottish cheeses, charcuterie and Au Gourmand sourdough bread. Whisky flights and a handful of cocktails complement the wine list. Early evening dining emerges in summer when the year-round outdoor terrace bursts into life at a venue that is too good to be just a Harry Potter trail secret.

The List's rating






Ian Hogg visited Scotts Kitchen on 1 March 2019
  • High point: Friendly and flexible daytime dining
  • Low point: There's no evening service in winter
  • Notable dish: Breakfast eggs Benedict and lunchtime haggis and Cullen skink
  • Average price: £11.95 (set lunch); As above, with venue only open in the evening during the summer months. (dinner)

Open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks, Scotts Kitchen is proudly perched on Victoria Terrace overlooking Victoria Street. As you walk into Scotts you are met with an abundance of baking which has been freshly made on site that morning. At breakfast, dishes include the Scotts Big Breakfast, eggs benedict and gourmet filled rolls; at lunch and dinner look forward to homemade soups, croque monsieur, vibrant salads, locally sourced charcuterie and small plates. The drinks list boasts an impressive selection of wines, craft beer, cocktails and artisan softs.

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  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Easy listening
  • Capacity: 36
  • Largest group: 36 and 60 for a standing function
  • Open since: 2017
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 8
  • House wine: £20.80 per bottle
Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the information displayed here is accurate, always check with the venue before attending (especially during the Covid-19 pandemic).