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  • Anstruther Fish Bar, Fife
    Anstruther Fish Bar
  • 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. Iglu

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    • Eat Scotland Award
    Eat Scotland Award

    Edinburgh

    Award winning Scottish food in a cosy back-street cottage in central Edinburgh. With Scottish oak table tops in the ground floor bar and colourful artwork in the upstairs dining room Iglu is a very comfortable relaxing escape.

  2. Ristorante Piccolo Mondo

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    • Eat Scotland Award
    Eat Scotland Award

    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.

  3. Teapots Restaurant

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    Fochabers

    All our food is cooked daily on the premises by our chefs and baker using local ingredients where possible.

  4. The Mussel Inn

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    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Edinburgh

    Situated on Rose Street in the centre of Edinburgh, Mussel Inn is one of the citys premier destinations for fresh seafood.

  5. Gradings

    Drymen

    Please contact us for more information

  6. The Old Bridge Inn

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    Aviemore

    Whether returning from a day in the hills, or celebrating that special occasion, at the Old Bridge Inn & Bunkhouse you will always be made to feel welcome.

  7. The Corn Kist Coffee Shop

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    Coffee & Sandwich Bars

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    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Arbroath

    The Corn Kist Coffee Shop serves delicious homemade soups, meals sandwiches, filled rolls, toasties, pancakes, scones, cakes and many more tempting treats!

  8. Auld Tram

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    Dundee

    The Auld Tram is an original Dundee Horse Drawn Tram and one of the oldest examples in existence today! This very tram was operational during the late 1870’s and is now serving a purpose of a unique coffee & sandwich bar within the city centre.

  9. Gradings

    Ballater

    The spectacular views from Glen Lui can be enjoyed while dining in our restaurant which in summer and milder days opens onto a large decked terrace so our guests can really enjoy their surroundings.

  10. The Cairngorm Hotel

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    Aviemore

    The Cairngorm Hotel is noted for its high quality meals using excellent local produce.

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