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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. Kinloch Lodge Restaurant

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    Restaurants

    Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Ardvasar

    Kinloch's kitchens were started by award-winning cookery writer Claire Macdonald and are now overseen by head chef Marcello Tully who is dedicated to making the most of Scotland's seasonal larder.

  2. The Left bank

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    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Glasgow

    The left bank is as chirpy, charming and cool as the long curl of cucumber that garnishes their icy water. It has an affordably priced menu that makes judicious use of flavours and techniques from around the world.

  3. Ross's Coffee Shop

    Type

    Coffee & Sandwich Bars

    Gradings

    • Eat Scotland Award
    Eat Scotland Award

    Inverurie

    In the cold of winter through to the warm sunny days of summer, you can always find something delicious and mouth-watering within Ross's Coffee Shops.

  4. The Abbotsford Hotel

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    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Dumbarton

    Close to Scotland's first National Park but still only minutes from the centre of Glasgow the Abbotsford Hotel is the perfect place for a celebration, wedding, weekend break or business event.

  5. Birsay Bay Tearoom

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    Birsay

    Situated on an elevated site overlooking Birsay Bay, offering a range of teas, coffees, light lunches, home-bakes and cakes in clean, comfortable surroundings with spectacular coastal panoramic views.

  6. The Birch Tree

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Invergordon

    Here at the Birch Tree Restaurant we pride ourselves on using only fresh, locally sourced and seasonal produce to showcase what the Highlands of Scotland has to offer.

  7. The Waterhouse Restaurant

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Glasgow

    The Waterhouse is the main restaurant within the award-winning Beardmore Hotel and Conference Centre which looks to the River Clyde and rural Renfrewshire. The menu focuses on French and British style cooking, with classical elements.

  8. Gradings

    Dumfries

    Abbey Cottage Restaurant is located beside Sweetheart Abbey and serves coffees, teas and light meals throughout the day.

  9. Eat on The Green

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Ellon

    Eat on the Green offers innovative lunch and dinner menus with contemporary and classic dishes, using the finest fresh and local produce.

  10. Chardon D'Or

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Glasgow

    Brian Maul was head chef at le Gavroche for 7years. He combines his French culinary skill with Scottish produce to create a taste sensation!

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