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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.


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


    Family run Italian Restaurant

  2. The Art Lover's Cafe


    Cafes & Tearooms



    The Art Lovers' Cafe is set in a contemporary space with an innovative menu of the highest quality. Visitors can admire the surrounding artworks, or relax on the cafe terrace and enjoy the parkland setting.

  3. Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Castle Douglas

    Award-winning producers of the finest preserves. Visit our Coffee/Gift Shop to taste and much more. Looking for that unique gift, our specialist team will make a gift hamper to suit all budgets.

  4. Harbour Lights Cafe/Restaurant


    Cafes & Tearooms



    Harbour Front Restaurant open seven days a week from 8.30am-4.00pm serving breakfasts, lunches and home bakes. Saturday night we serve a bistro menu taking bookings from 6.30pm-8.30 pm.

  5. Gradings

    Fort William

    Welcome to Imperial Hotel Restaurant

  6. Dalmore Inn & Restaurant





    Welcome to the Dalmore culinary experience, where a combination of the finest food and affordability adds-up to our guarantee of excellence. We invite you to linger, relax and enjoy the best of fresh, locally sourced produce.

  7. The Paper Mill


    Bistros & Brasseries


    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best


    The Paper Mill is an all day restaurant and bar situated on the banks of the River North Esk in the picturesque conservation village of Lasswade, just a 20 minute drive south of Edinburgh.

  8. MacGillivray's Seafood





    Welcome to MacGillivray's Seafood. Al Fresco dining in the heart of Oban.

  9. Damascus Drum Cafe and Bookshop


    Cafes & Tearooms



    Damascus drum cafe and books provides a setting where people of the town and wayfarers meet and enjoy one another's company with good coffee, tea and light meals, fairtrade and homeproduced.

  10. Gradings


    Catch the short ferry ride to Easdale Island and discover a warm Scottish welcome at The Puffer. Freshly caught local seafood, great coffee, home baking and a well stocked bar.


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