Open Tuesday to Friday during term time, our Apprentice Restaurant, is where our Professional Cookery and Hospitality students learn their craft.
Serving to the general public, our students cook and serve under the guidance of trained professionals ensuring that they deliver a high-quality service and leave the College ready to work in some of the top restaurants and catering venues across the country.
Our students work with the finest ingredients and fresh local produce to create exciting new menus every week.
We hope you will join us for a fantastic culinary experience and support the up and coming talent of the future.
We are open for bookings!
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Apprentice Restaurant may restrict bookings in order to maintain our customer capacity meets health and safety guidelines.
The Apprentice Restaurant is open Tuesday - Friday, with coffee and cake, lunch and dinner menus available on different days.
We are a training restaurant and have limited times available for booking. Once booked into a certain time slot you may enjoy your meal until closing time. We also accept walk-ins at the allocated booking times.
Lunches are prepared by both 1st and 2nd-year chefs who are learning their craft. Depending on the capabilities of the students, a buffet menu or a limited set menu will be on offer.
Dinner served on a Thursday is prepared by 3rd-year Professional Cookery students and consists of a four course fine dining meal with coffee and petit fours.
Booking times, menus and prices can be found in the table below.
Book online using DishCult - Booking System or phone 0131 559 4030 to make a booking.
Menus, opening times and prices
Days and Times
Coffee and Cakes
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
2 Courses - £7.50
3 Courses - £10.00
Express Buffet - £4.00
(Closing at 9pm)
Set Menu - £16.50
A true dining adventure with rewarding prizes at each turn. Book now to avoid disappointment."The List (2015)
relaxed and laid back atmosphere combined with impressive food. Encouraging young student talent while eating a lovely menu - can you spend a better evening?"Bite Magazine (2015)
The best-value Scottish restaurant I’ve come across in my travels. Plenty of places provide excellent value for money, but none of them come close to The Apprentice in Edinburgh’s Granton district."Richard Bath, The Scotsman (2014)