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Parliament café

Grab a quick snack to go, or sit in and enjoy a hearty lunch.


The Parliament café is open to all visitors. There’s a range of food including pastries, sandwiches and soup. Homemade scones and parliament shortbread are freshly baked daily.

We cater for sugar-free (diabetic), vegetarian, gluten-free (celiacs), lactose-free (dairy-free), nut-free, low-fat, low-potassium, low-sodium, no gastric content, high fibre, vegan and halal specific diets.

Opening Hours

During recess, the café is open at these times:

Monday to Saturday, including public holidays –

  • 10am to 5pm (last entry 4.30pm) 

a toasted cheese and ham sandwich, with a side of coleslaw and veggie crisps



  • Chef`s soup of the day with freshly baked bread roll

Freshly prepared sandwiches

  • Connage Clava brie and cranberry ciabatta
  • Smoked tofu, rocket and tomato baguette with chilli jam
  • Scottish smoked salmon, cucumber and dill cream cheese baguette
  • Ayrshire ham and McLellands cheddar toastie
  • Free range egg and cress bloomer
  • West Lothian Haggis, Ayrshire bacon and broon sauce toastie


  • Bulgur wheat salad with cucumber, red peppers, chickpeas, lemon and dill
  • Chicken Caesar salad
  • Healthy Options
  • Fresh fruit pots
  • Granola and fruit yoghurt pots

Home Baking

  • Homemade scones, Scottish butter and McKay’s jam
  • A selection of freshly baked pastries
  • Parliament shortbread
  • Caramel shortbread
  • Gluten free blueberry muffin
  • Cobbs Empire biscuits
  • Cobbs Cranachan Raspberry Cake
  • Cobbs Chocolate Brownie