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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 Star Hotel

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Twynholm

    Family run, offering a great personal service. Focussing on local produce and Gluten Free options

  2. 21212

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    21212 is a luxury fine dining restaurant with Michelin Starred Chef Paul Kitching at the helm of the adventurous menu which offers a unique 5 course gourmet menu with a choice of 2 at the main stages, hence the name 21212.

  3. Andrew Usher & Co.

    Type

    Bar and Pub Food

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The historic home of the Scottish craft beer and whisky trade, Andrew Usher & Co has a proud tradition going back over three centuries.

  4. The Waterfront Bistro, Rothesay

    Type

    Bistros & Brasseries

    Gradings

    Rothesay

    Daytime teas, coffees, snacks, light meals, baking, wine, beer etc.available from 10:30 to 4pm. Evening meals served from 5:30 to 9pm on Fridays & Saturdays only. Closed Tues & Weds. Free WiFi.

  5. Gradings

    Inverness

    A relaxing restaurant furnished to a very high standard looking out on to the well kept grounds, boasting a comfortable lounge for pre dinner drinks and coffees.

  6. The Real Food Café

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Tyndrum

    This award winning road side diner on the A82 sits half way between Glasgow and Fort William and is very close to the West Highland Way. A Great re-fuelling stop!

  7. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Biblos is an elegant bar, restaurant, private hire function venue, lounge and live music venue. Our trendy bar, restaurant and live events venue is at the corner of Chambers Street and South Bridge in Edinburgh’s Old Town area.

  8. The Gannet

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Glasgow City Centre

  9. Café Lochan, Inveruglas

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    Tarbet

  10. Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Pitlochry

    Welcome to Tigh Na Cloich Hotel

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