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  • An elegant seafood starter served at the Lynnfield Hotel in Kirkwall, Mainland, Orkney
    Seafood at the Lynnfield Hotel in Kirkwall, Mainland, Orkney
  • People sit outside on the porch eating at Pillars of Hercules, Falkland
    Pillars of Hercules, Falkland
  • Seafood platter at Ee-Usk, Oban
    Seafood platter at Ee-Usk, Oban
  • Sticky ginger and date pudding at the Cobbles Inn, Kelso
    Sticky ginger and date pudding at the Cobbles Inn, Kelso
  • The downstairs restaurant area of Ubiquitous Chip, Glasgow
    The downstairs restaurant area of Ubiquitous Chip, Glasgow

Scotland’s natural larder is at the heart of Scottish culture with fantastic local produce available on menus across the country.

Where else can you find such a range of mouth-watering and locally caught seafood including oysters, scallops and salmon, or beef, lamb, wild game and fresh fruit and vegetables?
 

Eating out

In Scotland there are eateries to suit every occasion and budget, from picturesque cafés and tearooms renowned for their homebaking, to bars for a quick bite to eat. There is also a an excellent range of fish and chip shops and an enviable selection of fine dining and award-winning establishments which offer a real foodie treat. Wherever you are in the country, there’s always a regional flavour to the menu to perfectly capitalise on the very best locally sourced produce.

Furthermore, there are plenty international influences in our dishes too, and if you head to Glasgow you’ll see why, with a fantastic range of Indian cuisine. That is why the city has held the coveted title of Curry Capital of Britain an impressive four times.

After a sumptuous three-course dinner, why not relax with a dram of whisky, Scotland’s national drink? With so many varieties, from the peaty malts of the west coast to the smoother flavours of the south, there is something for everyone.

Michelin-star

If you want an exclusive culinary experience, then look no further than Scotland’s Michelin-starred restaurants. We’ve got 16 across the country with no fewer than five in Edinburgh. This means the city (along with Dublin) has the second highest number of these award-winning restaurants outside London. 

If you head to Gleneagles in Perthshire, you’ll find Restaurant Andrew Fairlie, Scotland’s only two Michelin-starred restaurant, with an unrivalled menu which includes a signature dish of smoked lobster.

Vegetarian and vegan

Vegetarians and vegans are spoilt for choice in Scotland, with a range of fantastic restaurants cooking up delicious meat-free meals.

Glasgow offers a huge range of options, earning it the title of most vegan-friendly place in the UK in 2013. You'll find numerous award-winning vegetarian restaurants around the city, as well as bars serving excellent vegan pub food.

Edinburgh is home to a range of dedicated vegetarian restaurants, as well as cafés offering home-style dishes in a relaxed atmosphere. You’ll also find quality vegetarian eateries in Oban, Stirling and other parts of Scotland.

Many other restaurants also include excellent vegetarian options on their menus, meaning you’re never very far from a great meal.


So if it’s a quick snack or a sit-down feast, Scotland has a fantastic selection of places to eat. Browse the listings and discover regional delights and hidden gems which showcase the true taste of Scotland.

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  1. the bungo

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Glasgow

    Welcome to The Bungo

  2. Gradings

    Greenock

    Welcome to the Waterwheel

  3. Ristorante Piccolo Mondo

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Glasgow

    Piccolo Mondo provides classic Italian dining in an elegant, yet relaxed and welcoming ambience. Many traditional recipes from Tuscany, in harmony with more contemporary Mediterranean creations.

  4. Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Ballater

    The Hotel offers fine dining in an informal setting and serves the best of local produce, with meats and game from local farms and estates, including certified Aberdeen Angus Beef.

  5. Gradings

    Glasgow City Centre

    Citation Taverne & Restaurant is housed within the former landmark Sheriff Court building in the heart of Glasgow's Merchant City and offers a variety of classic and contemporary dishes to suit every palate.

  6. Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Oban

    Visitors to the Asknish Bay Restaurant at the Loch Melfort Hotel, are sure to be treated to a very local, first class dining experience. 2 AA rosettes held for the last 12 years plus 'Taste our Best' award for using local produce

  7. Crafts & Things

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    Glencoe and Loch Leven area

    Our popular Coffee Shop serves light meals and home baking, all freshly cooked on the premises. Here you can relax with a cappuccino or a glass of wine in elegant and convivial surroundings.

  8. Blethers Cafe Bistro, Rothesay

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    Rothesay

    Welcome to Blethers Cafe Bistro

  9. The Ailsa Bar and Lounge

    Type

    Traditional

    Gradings

    Turnberry

    The Ailsa Bar & Lounge serves an innovative menu featuring bite-sized Scottish dishes just made for sharing.

  10. Cateran Cafe

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    Blairgowrie

    Handcrafted sandwiches and artisan coffee, open seven days a week.

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