The Restaurant

The Restaurant

The Cafe Royal restaurantFounded by a Mr John Ambrose in 1817 and designed by local architect Robert Paterson in 1862, the Café Royal was originally built to be a showroom for the latest in gas and sanitary fitting!

In keeping with Edinburgh’s tradition the Café Royal has its very own ghost. Verified by our customers the spectre is known to call out a person’s name, only to vanish when they turn around.

Just a taster from our restaurant menu

Classic Scottish smoked salmon with lemon mayonnaise
Cullen skink with Arbroath smokie
Fresh oysters:
Natural
 – served on crushed ice with lemon
Kilpatrick – wrapped in bacon, grilled & drizzled with balsamic
Fresh mussels:
White wine, shallots, parsley & cream
Tomato, chilli, red onion & coriander
Scottish seafood & shellfish platter to share
(Including lobster, scallops, smoked salmon, oysters and prawns)
Dishes from the Grill:
Scottish steaks & the finest seafood
Straight from the smoker:
Hot smoked salmon & Prime cut Scottish game
Finish with a selection of desserts & the finest Scottish cheeses
& home made oatcake