Dovecot Studios - A permanent place to eat and relax


Dovecot effortlessly combines historic grandeur with contemporary style creating a vibrant, versatile venue in the heart of Edinburgh.

Early birds arriving for morning events?  Enjoy the new Dovecot Cafe by Stag Espresso serving Artisan Roast coffee, freshly baked cakes, pastries and other options.

During a break why not treat yourself to a visit to our exhibitions in the ground floor galleries?  In the lead up to Christmas we have two specialist craft exhibitions and accompanying items for sale in the shop that would make perfect gifts.  

Craft in Dialogue showcases twenty-seven leading Scottish makers, all recipients of the annual Inches Carr Trust Craft Bursary Award, in an exciting exhibition celebrating Scotland’s contemporary craft including jewellery, silversmithing, glass, sculpture, ceramics, stone carving and tapestry.  

All Tied Up brings together a group of makers who excel in the craft of weaving.  Working in a wide variety of materials including wool, silk, linen and cotton, they all lend their unique skills in design and making to create beautiful scarves that are for sale and would make a beautiful Christmas gift.  Please see <>  for details of our exhibition program and venue hire information.  

Your guests can also enjoy our new Dovecot Shop (opening hours Mon-Sat 10:30 -17:30) stocking a gorgeous range of hand woven and embroidered textiles, scarves and table runners from West Bengal and Indonesia, alongside a range of craft books, exclusive postcards and Fairtrade cotton bags featuring the Kantha Diaries design by Dovecot weaver, Naomi Robertson.