BOOK NOW - seated dining (outdoor & indoor) and our popular Bistro To Go takeaway! Seasonal, sustainable and freshly picked for you.

We have now reopened for indoor dining as well as outdoor dining (table service) and our popular Bistro To Go takeaway service!

We are open 9 am - 6 pm Sun-Wed and 9 am - 10 pm Thurs-Sat.  We can get really busy so reservations are recommended!

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Embracing the beauty of our surrounding area.

At The Garden Bistro we are embracing the beauty of our surrounding area. Saughton Park is one of Edinburgh’s hidden gems. Covering 34 acres the park encompasses the largest skate park in Scotland, playing fields, athletic tracks, children’s play parks amongst other public amenities.

The walled garden is full of beautiful hedges, flowers, trees, herbs, fruits and vegetables. From the Italian Garden to the Physic Garden the park is awash with natural beauty and is home to the only cast iron bandstand in Edinburgh which has recently been refurbished - an idyllic venue for small weddings.

In 2019 the park benefitted from £8 million of investment.

In 2019 Saughton Park underwent a massive transformation and has benefitted from around £8 million of investment. In addition to the financial investment, local community groups such as The Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society & The Friends of Saughton Park have been key in the regeneration of the area.

“We were delighted with how CEC catered for our Royal Opening by Princess Anne. Nothing was too much trouble, they were flexible on the day ... and the food and service was exceptional. I have recommended them for other events because they took such care and attention to make our day a success.”

Fiona Nelson, Chair, Friends of Saughton Park (June 2019)

We have 60 seats inside the Bistro with a further 60 seats outside.

A service window facing into the courtyard where a ‘grab and go’ menu is available with a selection of hot and cold drinks along with snacks, breakfast rolls, fresh soups, handmade pies and much more which can be purchased to be enjoyed within the park. The window will open for breakfast in the morning and then a wider menu throughout the day.

The Bistro itself offers a more comprehensive menu with seated meals an option from our seasonal brunch, lunch and dinner menus and also ‘grab and go’ items from our bespoke server area offering hot, chilled and ambient items including the option of breakfast rolls, handmade pies, fresh soups, sandwiches & cakes.

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© The Garden Bistro 2020 | Scottish Company No.: SC112267

© The Garden Bistro 2020 | Scottish Company No.: SC112267

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