Café Modern Two undergoing complete makeover

By October 30, 2019

The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art will be temporarily closing the doors of its Café Modern Two on Belford Road from Monday 28th October until December. Working alongside catering partner, Heritage Portfolio, an extensive refurbishment programme will be carried out over the next few weeks to refresh the café in order to pave the way for an exciting new concept that has inspired both the interior design and menu offering.

When Café Modern Two reopens its doors, it will be known as Paolozzi’s Kitchen. The new concept for the café pays homage to renowned Scottish artist and sculptor, Eduardo Paolozzi, who donated a large collection of this lifetime works to the gallery. In 1999, one of the reasons Modern Two (previously known as the Dean Gallery) opened, was to display his collection; it therefore felt in keeping that the new café complemented and acknowledged his significant contribution to the gallery, as well as his influence on the Pop Art movement.

During the transformation period when Café Modern Two is closed, visitors will still be able to eat in Café Modern One. This is during a wider temporary closure of Modern Two, which will be closed from 28th October until 18th November for an exhibition change-over, opening fully 23rd November for the new Paula Rego: Obedience and Defiance exhibition.

A soft launch period is scheduled for early December with the intention of officially opening Paolozzi’s Kitchen to visitors following on from this.

For further updates on the reopening of Modern Two and Paolozzi’s Kitchen please visit