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Scottish Storytelling Centre

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Home away from home!!!

This place had been only in my dreams since November but on August 6th it became a reality and was... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
Lori D
via mobile
Haggis panini - a marriage made in heaven!

The Italians have to be told about this. Haggis in a panini is fantastic. The service was very... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2018
Alastair W
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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The Scottish Storytelling Centre is an award-winning public building designed by Malcolm Fraser Architects, halfway along Edinburgh's Royal Mile.The Centre includes the historic John Knox House, 99-seat Netherbow Theatre and the George Mackay Brown...more
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43-45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR, Scotland
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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

This place had been only in my dreams since November but on August 6th it became a reality and was beyond my dreams and expectations! The storytelling events were so varied and entertaining in so many different ways! The folks are the best, friendly and...More

1  Thank Lori D
LindsayCorr, Marketing & Communications Manager at Scottish Storytelling Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thank you so much for your write up Lori - we are so glad we lived up to your dreams! Haste Ye Back!

Reviewed 27 July 2018

The Italians have to be told about this. Haggis in a panini is fantastic. The service was very friendly and the coffee excellent.

Thank Alastair W
Ella B, Administration and Development Officer at Scottish Storytelling Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Hi Alastair W, Thanks for your review! I'll pass this on to our cafe team who will be delighted to hear about your great visit. Hope to see you again soon! :)

Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

I've visited many times since that first time. As a mature female, going anywhere alone puts you off doing anything. But going to a cafe voices night, a workshop, or a mindfulness event is a delight, even on your own. There are always people who'll...More

1  Thank Lioslaith R
LindsayCorr, Marketing and Communications Manager at Scottish Storytelling Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Many thanks for your lovely review! We are delighted to hear that our welcoming atmosphere is working and you have captured how important inclusion is to the Centre and all its activities. Haste Ye Back :)

Reviewed 11 April 2018

Stopped in for a "coffee and cake" stop. Good large cup of hot coffee and a fine homemade style scone with butter and jam. Good surroundings. Mrs enjoyed it very much.

Thank Zhukov45
Ella B, Administration and Development Officer at Scottish Storytelling Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Hi Zhukov45, Many thanks for your comments on the Story Cafe which I will pass onto the staff (they have their own TripAdvisor Page also: https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g186525-d10285626-Reviews-Story_Cafe-Edinburgh_Scotland.html). Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you back again in the future!

Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

We attended a storytelling competition. I have never experienced anything quite like this before! Strangely, it was so compellingly dreadful we couldn’t bring ourselves to leave and the nights entertainment has been the subject of many hilarious “stories” as we recount it to friends and...More

Thank Neil-in-Alford
Ella B, Administration and Development Officer at Scottish Storytelling Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review your recent visit to the Storytelling Centre for our annual 'Tall Tales Oscar' competition, we're glad you found the night enjoyable! Haste ye back to come and enjoy the wonderful programme of events we have throughout the year!

Reviewed 13 November 2017

As grandparents with a very small boy and a large pushchair we were looking for a child friendly spot with decent food at a reasonable price and plenty of space. This was so good our toddler wanted to stay longer so I had to try...More

Thank Sallydavies
LindsayCorr, Marketing and Communications Manager at Scottish Storytelling Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Many thanks for your lovely review Sally! We are delighted to hear you had a wonderful time in the Centre, as well as your toddler! Haste Ye Back :)

Reviewed 29 September 2017

Like other reviewers, we discovered this place during the Fringe, and it turned out to be our favourite venue by far! ALL the shows were fabulous and each one gave us an insight into the Scottish story... the staff were all very friendly, the cafe...More

Thank Richard M
LindsayCorr, Marketing and Communications Manager at Scottish Storytelling Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you for your lovely comments Richard! We won Best Accessible Small Permanent Venue at the year's Fringe, which we are also delighted about. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed our Fringe programme, venue and staff - and I have passed your comments...More

Reviewed 23 September 2017

The Place itself was interesting. However the lady at the till was barely civil. Due to poorly laid out entrance I was uncertain where to go. I turned towards the door to the exhibit as the other way appeared to be to the cafe ....More

Thank RayMcG
LindsayCorr, Marketing and Communications Manager at Scottish Storytelling Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thanks for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your visit, but also sorry you had a negative experience. As you’re probably aware, Saturday was part of Doors Open Day which meant that the Museum was extremely busy all day, as we offered our customers...More

Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Discovered this place while in Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival and made many visits throughout the week! The cafe is fab and the food delicious. Was pleased to see that Pukka teas were served as they're a personal favourite. :) The little book shop is...More

1  Thank Olivia Jayne N
LindsayCorr, Marketing and Communications Manager at Scottish Storytelling Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thank you for your kind words Olivia. We're delighted you foundus, enjoyed us and hope to return! :) Haste ye Back

Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We have visited the John Knox house during past trips to Edinburgh and noted the Storytelling Centre but not made it for an event. Big mistake, we attended a presentation today which was part of the Fringe, not only great entertaining fun, but also thought...More

1  Thank bsandrs
LindsayCorr, Marketing and Communications Manager at Scottish Storytelling Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write about the Centre - we are delighted that you enjoyed the venue and the event (Turntable - MJ MCCarthy and Red Bridge Arts) and we look forward to seeing you again when you are up this way....More

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