Welcome to The Café Royal – Edinburgh’s Finest!

Originally dating back to 1826, The Café Royal stood just across the road from the present building and was known for its dining room special – oysters. In 1863 The Royal moved to its new location in this stylish Parisian building, designed by local architect Robert Paterson. Entering The Café Royal is like taking a step back in time with its stained glass, murals, mirrors and wood panelings.

Taste Scottish produce at its best in the fantastically atmospheric Circle Bar – sample a selection of Scottish cask ales, malt whiskies and why not try our home smoked delights, not forgetting the best oysters and mussels in town. Our restaurant offers a great selection of choices too – please see our restaurant page for more details.

The Café Royal has recently been recommended on Simonseeks.com, a travel website where a community of travellers, journalists and celebrities can share their Holiday Reviews. Jules Morgan, who is a travel enthusiast, has written a guide for Simonseeks.com called ‘Edinburgh: My 5 Top Hotels, with photos & a wee video’. In this guide Jules has described The Café Royal as having “excellent pub food and stunning historic wood work”.


Winners of the Good Pub Guide Award 2010