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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. Gradings

    Irvine

    The Kings Arms in Irvine provides entertainment 6 nights a week. It is a lively, busy town centre pub that offers a great pensioners discount and other value for money offers as well as tasty pub food at excellent prices.

  2. Cafe 52

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Set in the historical heart of the city this restaurant has a relaxed, informal atmosphere, with friendly staff. The menu makes good use of fresh Scottish produce

  3. Craignure Producers' Markets

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Craignure & South Mull

    A small and very friendly monthly producers' market where visitors and locals meet and chat over the best of Mull's local produce. The markets also include a cafe with delicious home made cakes & snacks as well as chef demos showcasing the produce!

  4. Delhi's Winter

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Linlithgow

    Quality Indian cuisine in the most popular restaurant in the town.

  5. Swanston Brasserie

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    • Eat Scotland Award
    Eat Scotland Award

    Edinburgh

    Located on the southern edge of Edinburgh, The Swanston restaurant sits in the middle of Swanston Farm (and Regional Park). For a lazy breakfast, quick lunch or a family dinner, you'll find the Swanston Restaurant ready to welcome you.

  6. Lansdowne Bar & Kitchen

    Type

    Traditional

    Gradings

    Glasgow

    The Lansdowne, Glasgow, is a basement bar and restaurant just off Great Western Road serving contemporary and classic dishes, late night nibbles and a wide selection of tasty tipples in relaxed and unique surroundings.

  7. The Mussel Inn

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    • 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.

  8. Gradings

    Blair Atholl

    Part of the historic Blair Castle, Scotland's most visited private house, Blair Castle Tullibardine Restaurant is open daily (1 April to 30 October 2009) offering a tempting selection of home-baking, lunches and afternoon teas.

  9. Inchmurrin Restaurant

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    • Eat Scotland Award
    Eat Scotland Award

    Loch Lomond Area

    Sail to the beautiful island of Inchmurrin and enjoy our traditional Scottish hospitality, quality bar lunches and our a la carte evening meals. Our bar and restaurant have a relaxed atmosphere and offer spectacular views over Loch Lomond.

  10. The Salad Bar

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    Stranraer

    The Salad Bar is a spacious licensed restaurant with excellent views of the botanical garden. It offers a wide selection of healthy lunches and tempting home baking.

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