The Gateway at Royal Botanic Gardens

Breakfast Menu

Afternoon Tea Menu

Lunch Menu

Kids Menu

Dessert Menu

Christmas & Hogmanay Menu 2016

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Breakfast 10:00 12:00
Lunch 12:00 14:00
Afternoon tea 14:00 16:00
Meal typeOpeningClosing
Breakfast 10:00 12:00
Lunch 12:00 14:00
Afternoon tea 14:00 16:00
Meal typeOpeningClosing
Breakfast 10:00 12:00
Lunch 12:00 14:00
Afternoon tea 14:00 16:00
Meal typeOpeningClosing
Breakfast 10:00 12:00
Lunch 12:00 14:00
Afternoon tea 14:00 16:00
Meal typeOpeningClosing
Breakfast 10:00 12:00
Lunch 12:00 14:00
Afternoon tea 14:00 16:00
Breakfast 10:00 12:00
Lunch 12:00 14:00
Afternoon tea 14:00 16:00
Meal typeOpeningClosing
Breakfast 10:00 12:00
Lunch 12:00 14:00
Afternoon tea 14:00 16:00
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Breakfast 22:00 12:00
Lunch 12:00 14:00
Afternoon tea 14:00 16:00

Open throughout the year.

Contact Number:

0131 552 2674

Address:

Arboretum Place, Edinburgh EH3 5NZ, United Kingdom

Email:

info@gatewayrestaurant.net

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Overview

STUNNING LOCATION

 

Opened in 2009, the Gateway Restaurant is one of a number of stunning locations within the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh that will add to your experience when visiting this world famous destination. The delightful surroundings, fine food and friendly table service will surely be one of the highlights of your visit to the Garden. In the evenings throughout the year, you can book this amazing venue to host a variety of memorable events, including Weddings, Dinners, Barbecues, Drinks Receptions, not forgetting Christmas and New Year plus much more.

 

THE DAVID DOUGLAS ROOM

 

The David Douglas Room, named after the Scottish botanist famous for exploring the flora of northern America and Hawaii and who gave his name to the Douglas Fir; is beautifully positioned at the southern end of the Gateway Restaurant where it has commanding views across the Garden and in the winter months, views across the Edinburgh skyline to the Castle as the trees shed their Summer foliage.

 

RELAXED ATMOSPHERE

 

The Gateway Restaurant is an integral part of visitor experience, with delicious menu and relaxed service perfectly complementing the award winning architecture and stunning views out into the Garden. The tables in our restaurant were designed and created by local furniture designer Ben Dawson, their unusual design is enhanced by the fact they are made from Beech, Oak, Ash or Sycamore sourced within Scotland. The restaurant is hardly noticeably separated from the outside Garden by a 30 meter long wall of glass complete with french doors opening out on to a lovely decked area. The decking provides alfresco seating for an additional visitors during the day whilst providing a superb outdoor covered space for evening barbecues and other events all year round overlooking the Biodiversity Garden.

 

HEAD CHEF – BEN HARRISON

 

The restaurant opens daily for breakfast at 10am with lunches served from midday and a sumptuous afternoon available from 2.30pm daily, all food is prepared fresh on the premises by kitchen team led by Ben Harrison and served to your table. Menus created by Ben, make full use of the produce available on their doorstep, with Red Tractor accredited meat products from across Scotland, seafood from around the Scottish coast and fresh berries in the Summer from Perthshire.

 

EDIBLE GARDENING PROJECT

 

The Gateway Restaurant serves fresh vegetables, salad leaves and fruit all year round directly from the Garden, in addition to their strong relationship with the Edible Gardening Project, who supply them with many well known but also unusual varieties. At The Gateway Restaurant are also able to forage through the Garden for fruit during the late Summer and Autumn. Ben’s Crab apple jelly is well worth waiting for.

 

THE PROVENANCE OF THE FOOD AND DRINK WE PROVIDE

 

Engaging closely with local and Scottish suppliers and producers.

In 2014 the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh attained its Taste Our Best Award in recognition of the team's efforts to showcase and deliver the outstanding and versatile range of food and drink produced here in Scotland from a wide range of suppliers and producers large and small. We continue to build strong links with our suppliers and work closely with them to develop their and our products to make sure we're giving our customers a truly quality Scottish experience, whilst capturing the global flavours and variety that visitors to our Garden genuinely expect. 

Please find below, a far from exhaustive list of some of the producers and suppliers we work with and web-links to their websites. 

 

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - Edible Gardening Project

Patisserie Joldo - Leith, Edinburgh

Campbell Brothers

Braehead Foods

Mackie's Ice Creams and Potato Crisps

Cuddybridge Apple Juice

Robertson's of Ayrshire

Taste of Arran

St Andrew's Cheese

Graham's Dairies

Stewart Brewing

Edinburgh Gin

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