Refuel in our family-friendly café, the perfect spot for lunch, coffee or afternoon tea during your visit.
You’ll find our café in the Main Hall, with a selection of light meals, snacks and drinks on offer.
The café is open Monday – Saturday. On business days (Tuesday to Thursday, when Parliament is sitting) the café is open 8.30am to 6.30pm. On non-business days it is open 10am – 5pm. Last orders are 15 mins before close.
Lunch is served from 11.30am – 2.30pm.
You can view full details of when the Parliament building is open to the public during business and non-business days, as well as our list of recess dates for 2019, at the Scottish Parliament website.
Every day you will find a range of tasty fresh food on our menu. At the Scottish Parliament café you can enjoy:
– Freshly made soups
– Delicious home baking (we’re particularly proud of our shortbread, made on-site daily!)
Gluten free options are also available, please ask a member of staff when ordering.
The café can provide you with a number of accessible items including:
For young children we can also provide:
– High chairs
– Bottle warming facilities
– Baby food warming facilities
If there’s something you’re looking for that isn’t listed here though, please just ask a member of our staff!
Our gift shop has a great range of exclusive souvenir gifts, china, food and textiles.
You can visit our shop inside the Parliament building, just to the left of the Main Hall information desk and exit doors. It is open Monday – Saturday from 10am to 5pm. On business days (Tuesday to Thursday, when Parliament is sitting) the shop is open until 6pm.
What is there to buy?
The Best of Scotland range features products from crafts people from all over Scotland including stunning silver jewellery, provisions and Harris Tweed accessories.
In our book section, you’ll find Scottish books ranging from politics to history, and also children’s books in Scots and Gaelic.
We are the only place where you can buy the Official Scottish Parliament Tartan, which can be found on a range of products including silk and wool ties and scarves.
Got a question?
Our retail staff are happy to help so please get in touch if there is a specific product you are looking for.
You can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0131 348 6350. We also welcome calls using the Text Relay Service.