Exterior view of the Redcoat Café

Redcoat Cafe

Enjoy a light snack or hearty meal with amazing views on the side. The Redcoat Café – named after the bright attire of castle guards of old – looks out over Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth beyond. Look for it by the One o’clock Gun.

A view of the cake counter

Food and Drink

The seasonal menu offers soups, roasts, toasted deli sandwiches and more. Hot food is served daily from 11.30am to 3.30pm, while ‘grab and go’ options include baguettes, bloomer sandwiches and snack pots. The kid’s box is full of healthy foods and fun treats, and a cake counter promises to tempt all ages.

Beers, wines and spirits are available as well as hot beverages and soft drinks.

In summer, you can try the roast tent on Dury’s Battery. Just follow the delicious smells of venison sausages, German Bratwurst and pulled pork. A full range of hot and cold drinks are also on sale.

Good to know

If you have any special dietary needs, just ask a member of staff for help.

High chairs and baby changing facilities are available in the Redcoat Café.

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Opening times

Season Opens Last orders
Summer (1 Apr - 30 Sep) 9.30am 5pm
Winter (1 Oct - 31 Mar) 9.30am 4pm