Drill Hall Catering

Red lentil and carrot soup served by the Drill Hall Arts Cafe in Leith, Edinburgh.

The Drill Hall Arts Café is available for catering your meeting, workshop or event at the Drill Hall, whether it be a working breakfast, morning coffee to keep the creative juices flowing, lunches for up to 80, or wine and cheese for exhibition openings and receptions, or speciality dishes to suit your event.

“Just wanted to thank [Out of the Blue] for the tremendous service, as ever.  There were many compliments yesterday about the venue and the catering.”

Ann, Scottish Government

“I just wanted to pass on my warm thanks for all Out of the Blue’s help and flexibility throughout the project, I really appreciate it. The café staff have all been so very helpful and friendly, and I’ve been delighted with the music room as a venue too.”

Grainne, Music Therapy

“Thanks again for allowing us into your venue, all the  staff say how nice  a place it is to work (your team, decor etc). Apparently the cafe is just as good as when I was there last too!.”

John, Judy’s Vintage Kilo Sale

“A huge thanks to [The Out of the Blue] team members in making our staff away day a success. Everyone was really positive about the venue and the food. On the day the cafe staff could not of been more helpful and worked with me to achieve my requests.”

Lisa, Scottish Government

“[We’ve] only just got round to sending out a thank you to everyone. It’s a really big one to OOTB, I have never heard so many people complimenting the catering and service at  function. It was a credit to your organisation.”

Graham, Business Coordinator, Leith Walk and West End

“We cannot praise lunch highly enough, we are absolutely delighted!!!”

Carole, Faculty of Advocates Advocates  


Back to Top ↑
  • follow us on facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Instagram Click here to use our contact form
  • Marta Baigorri
    Marta Baigorri
    22:11 09 Nov 19
    Excellent and full of community things and surprises. Not to be missed.
    Gregor McMurtrie
    Gregor McMurtrie
    15:34 01 Nov 19
    Great place. Lovely atmosphere, food is good and the classes are awesome.
    Dylan Canavan
    Dylan Canavan
    15:30 24 Oct 19
    Wonderful space just off leith walk with a delightful cafe.
    cher duffield
    cher duffield
    13:42 24 Oct 19
    Great events space with studios. The little cafe is good and there's clean toilets. Cold, though.
    Maria Groening
    Maria Groening
    15:02 06 Oct 19
    Nice and friendly staff. Good athmosphere and a lot of stuff to see and buy. Definitely worth going there. It is inside so don't bother the weather. And the food is great.
    Kate Stevenson
    Kate Stevenson
    11:18 28 Sep 19
    Flea Market Saturday morning is great. Food is very good. Parking is difficult.
    Saj Sharif
    Saj Sharif
    09:43 25 Sep 19
    Love this place - great for a catch up over a hot chocolate and home made cake.
    Sandra Marshall
    Sandra Marshall
    08:23 15 Sep 19
    An excellent place to meet up, take part in events enjoy good food run and create workshops have an arts studio and be with people from the Leith Community!
    Claire Donlan
    Claire Donlan
    12:38 08 Sep 19
    Great Flea Market - worth a browse. Also really good cafe for brunch.
    Maureen Raud
    Maureen Raud
    08:14 08 Sep 19
    Always interesting to visit this lively local arts centre. Good for drinks and snacks.
    Lindsey Cleland
    Lindsey Cleland
    08:12 30 Aug 19
    Great cafe with big portions and strong coffee! Wonderful space for children, room too run about and play, toys/arts supplies. So many groups and activities to choose from. Bright and airy atmosphere.
    Tracy Steele
    Tracy Steele
    16:59 13 Aug 19
    Busy little cafe, nice selection of meals, friendly staff
    Helen Lobban
    Helen Lobban
    15:50 02 Aug 19
    Fantastic flea market at the end of each month. Eclectic mix, clothes, books, music, nick nacks, jewelry. Well worth a visit.
    Dominic Williams
    Dominic Williams
    15:35 16 Jul 19
    Brilliant and beautiful space. Great for exhibitions and events. Nice café too. It's such a good way to reuse a building.
    Brian Daye
    Brian Daye
    12:06 09 Jun 19
    Fabulous community centre, with amazing fresh food and coffee in the café, also, great space to hold events.
    Lucas Francois
    Lucas Francois
    05:12 28 May 19
    A good flea market with very interesting object, well placed. The building is accessible and people amazing
    Lynne Forgie
    Lynne Forgie
    13:45 27 May 19
    What a place! I went to a flea market and it was fantastic. The people of Leith are warm and friendly, there's a café there and they hold different events throughout the year. Find something that you like and go!
    Karen Dennis
    Karen Dennis
    12:34 26 May 19
    Great community space that probably wouldn't exist if it wasn't for the diverse projects and functions it is used for.
    stewart burton
    stewart burton
    16:36 11 May 19
    Fabulous location for art show..the light was perfect right out of the blue
    Gareth Timms
    Gareth Timms
    16:49 09 May 19
    great community resource. nice people great cafe
    Brooke Hetherington
    Brooke Hetherington
    08:52 05 May 19
    Great little place always holding different events, good to keep an eye out for. Good coffee in adorable tea cups. Absolutely love when they hold the vintage kilo sale!
    Felicity Jean Edmond
    Felicity Jean Edmond
    00:44 08 Apr 19
    Great, multi-use space with a café, a central events hall, artists studios and an aerial practice studio. The staff seem friendly and helpful and they have variety of interesting events on.
    Joyce Moore
    Joyce Moore
    17:40 05 Apr 19
    My daughter had a stall there last week. She thought it was brilliant and hopes to repeat next month.
    Steven Morgan
    Steven Morgan
    14:51 24 Mar 19
    Wonderful classic and vintage finds. A brilliant mix - thank you!
    M. Adams
    M. Adams
    22:46 12 Feb 19
    Great place... The antique/collectors Fair is one of the best around.... Nice and relaxed, nice atmosphere.
    Lauren Stonebanks
    Lauren Stonebanks
    21:44 15 Dec 18
    A lovely arts centre and cafe with a focus on being green. They have interesting exhibitions and events and a monthly flea market as well as lots of craft fairs. They have an accessible toilet too.
    jacob louis hoover
    jacob louis hoover
    12:56 01 Aug 18
    Quite amazing food. Good spot to sit, if not put together with particular care.
    Caitlin Watt
    Caitlin Watt
    12:48 28 Jul 18
    Staff are lovely and friendly. Lovely black pudding rolls! Love looking around the flee market there so many different things to look at and buy
    Laura Robertson
    Laura Robertson
    12:34 14 Jul 18
    What a great place. Live music brunch today. Art exhibition. Great value food. Shh, keep it a secret ;-)
    Daniel Hughes
    Daniel Hughes
    09:27 05 Jul 18
    Beautiful place. Visited an exhibition here and the interior itself was absolutely wonderful. Friendly staff on hand and I would highly recommend
    Andrew Deans
    Andrew Deans
    09:53 30 Jun 18
    The market was way better than I thought! Lots of treasures for ladies and men! Lots of jewelry, save yourself the time in the shops and come here!
    Next Reviews
  • Box Office

  • How to get here


    Click here to see buses that pass the Drill Hall and directions

    Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny St, Edinburgh, EH6 8RG

  • Opening Hours


    Monday to Saturday: 10am – 5pm

  • Association

    Learn more about the Green Arts Project OSCR charity number SC022812 CyberEssentials accredited  (certificate awarded Aug 2019)