Food and drink in Dumfries & Galloway

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Dumfries & Galloway is bursting with the very best in Scottish food and drink. Chefs of the region have an abundance of raw and award-winning ingredients at their finger tips including fresh salmon, organic farmhouse cheese, delicious local game and much more.

Experience this authentic cuisine for yourself by stopping off at the many restaurants, hotels, cafes and bars across Dumfries & Galloway. There really is something to suit all tastes and budgets, from Michelin-star dining to cliff-top cafes and bars at the harbour-side bars.

If you want to find out more then why not visit one of the regular farmers’ and community markets from Lockerbie to Gatehouse of Fleet where you can pick up excellent produce and talk to the stallholders.

Food and drink is such an important part of Dumfries & Galloway life that the region is also home to Scotland’s only dedicated Food Town. With over 50 independent foodie retailers over the very best in local-sourced produced, Castle Douglas really lives up to its Food Town title.

You can also discover the secrets of what makes the perfect pint or dram with a behind the scenes tour of Sulwarth Brewery at Castle Douglas and Bladnoch Distillery, Scotland's most southerly.

Explore great food and drink and discover the true taste of Dumfries & Galloway.

  • © Savour the Flavours
    © Savour the Flavours
  • People relax outside a café on Castle Square in Stranraer
    A café on Castle Square, Stranraer
  • Looking onto the sign for the Auberge Inn on the high street in Annan
    Auberge Inn, Annan
  • Whisky glasses on a bar
    Whisky glasses
  • Ferry Fish with a tasty catch © Savour the Flavours
    Ferry Fish with a tasty catch © Savour the Flavours
A couple dining outdoors in Portpatrick

Restaurants and places to eat

Find information on the many restaurants across Dumfries & Galloway where you can enjoy delicious food and drink.

The Globe Inn sign, Dumfries

Bars and pubs

Discover bars and pubs across Dumfries & Galloway where you can relax and enjoy great food and drink.

Haggis, black pudding and apple, served at the Douglas Hotel, Langholm

Local produce

Discover delicious local delicacies from across Dumfries & Galloway, from unique whiskies and ales to dairy produce.

A programme for Dumfries & Galloway's Flavour Fortnight © Savour the Flavours

Farmers’ markets

Discover farmers’ markets and farm shops across Dumfries & Galloway where you can purchase fresh regional favourites direct from the producers and get advice on how best to cook them.

A pint of beer

Drink attractions

Discover Dumfries & Galloway breweries and visitor centres and enjoy a behind the scenes tour and a chance to meet the brewer.

Whisky glasses on a bar


Discover whisky shops and retailers in Dumfries & Galloway, where you can sample and purchase some of Scotland's finest whiskies

Driving past the sign for Castle Douglas, Scotland's only designated Food Town

Castle Douglas Food Town

Discover Scotland's only designated Food Town and uncover excellent foodie delights

Whisky glasses on a bar

Food and drink events

Find great food and drink events across Dumfries & Galloway including festivals, markets and tastings