Food and Drink

Whether you are looking for a meal, light snack or simply a coffee to go we have a number of indoor and outdoor dining spaces to enjoy throughout the Garden.

  • The Gateway

    The bright and airy Gateway Café offers an idyllic spot in which to enjoy sumptuous seasonal dishes, prepared on-site with ingredients handpicked from our Kitchen Garden.

  • The Terrace

    Situated in the heart of the Garden with an outlook over Inverleith House Lawn, the Terrace is an exceptional place in which to relax and unwind.

    Handmade pastries, savoury bites, cakes, and desserts are served fresh from our ovens throughout the day using botanicals, herbs and edible flowers plucked from our kitchen garden. You can also enjoy our signature Botanical Afternoon Tea* in the cosy surrounding of the snug. All perfectly complemented with a range of artisan coffees and teas served from the espresso bar.

    * The Botanical Afternoon Tea must be pre-booked at least 24 hours in advance. Please call 0131 552 0606 to book. Gift vouchers for Afternoon Tea are available to buy online

  • The East Gate Coffee Bar

    Situated at the East Gate entrance on Inverleith Row, pick up a hot drink or light sweet or savoury snack to takeaway and enjoy as you stroll through the Garden. 

    • Open daily from 10am – 3.30pm
    • Outdoor seating available
    • Grab-and-go offer

Afternoon Tea Tours

  • Savour the delights of a leisurely private tour of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh with your own personal guide followed by a delicious afternoon tea. Find out more.