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The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

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3.8/5 based on 40 reviews on the web
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  • Such a breathtaking feel NOT to be offered or your meal accompanied with chips. As the name suggests, the food oozes healthy which is probably why my brownie didn't come with a dollop of cream (which ...  read more »
  • I really enjoyed this exhibition. Thought his use of natural materials was inspiring. Also my first experience of art from Mexico. Will try to see more if given the opportunity. 
  • The Gallery currently has a remarkable exhibition of the this outstanding Mexican artist's recent work. The large installations are beautifully displayed and two were actually constructed on site. It ...  read more »
  • Great food with lovely music. Recommended to everyone 😊
  • Did you come for the cafe? Enter via the bookshop - that in itself adds pleasure to the experience. The heavy door - I think it must be made of metal - that leads in from the street is set in a recess so that the door itself is a right angles to the street. And it has a porthole in the door. Already I feel like this is going to be a good place. And big, big windows that stretch floor to ceiling. So contemporary - so privileged - so much better than drudge. OK, you're in. Now you have a bookshop that sells 'thoughtful' - art books, criticism books, photography books. (Also sells notebooks and cards and little gifts) and there's an air of 'San Francisco easy' - nothing rushed. Then the gallery - new exhibitions regularly - that spread over the ground floor and upstairs - and usually I don't go for them much. They often feel 'Give me fifty planks of wood and a ten pots of paint and some paper and I could do that.' But sometimes there's something. And onwards to the cafe - I love the cafe. Just the right balance between easy and substantial - more than a cafe with cakes - whole meals - inventive - good regular choices - nice tables - those big windows that look out onto the City Art Centre opposite. Nice staff. A place to go back to again - become a somewhat regular. Love it.
  • Great for a coffee, look at some art, and good for gifts
  • Always something of interest going on in the gallery. Large bright exhibition space upstairs after navigation the drawbridge stairs and the spacious ground floor space is tucked behind the well stocked shop and superb cafe/ restaurant. Fresh food served daily with a selection of savoury or equally delicious savoury options. Handy for whiling away an hour or two as you wait for a train at Waverley which is just around the corner or making a special visit to spend an afternoon absorbing whatever exhibition they have on and grabbing some refreshment while you're there.
  • Excellent place to go for lunch. Always busy so you may need to browse in the bookshop or gallery whilst you wait. Great hot meals, coffee and cakes. A little expensive but a nice treat.
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