Cramond Gallery Bistro is a warm and welcoming place on a chilly winter’s day. I attended with a couple of friends for a bite to eat at lunchtime. We managed to get a seat easily, but it is off season at the moment. In the summer months, this place can be exceptionally busy as it’s one of two cafes in the area (there is also the Cramond Inn nearby) even when there are extra seats placed outside.
The menu has a decent range and one of my dining partners opted for the cullen skink that came with a warm crusty roll at £4.95. She said it was delicious, as most of the home made food is.
My other dining partner and I opted for the Christmas special of organic turkey and premium ham with home made cranberry sauce, crisps and salad at £5.95.
The picture doesn’t do the half baguette sandwich size justice, but it was enough to satisfy my appetite. The crisps tasted like Walkers Sensations and there was a generous portion of peppers in the salad.
Time did not allow for us to savour one of the many desserts on offer, or a freshly baked scone. They also do fantastic breakfasts here. I have often rewarded myself with one after a walk along the river Almond. A ‘Miss Jean Brodie afternoon tea’ is served from 2.30pm which includes a sandwich, a freshly baked scone and tea or coffee for £6.50.
Before we left we asked for the marching band to be switched on to get us in the Christmas spirit.
Suitable for disabled ? Yes, the whole place is on ground floor and there is a large accessible toilet.