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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. Chapelhill Inn

    Type

    Bar and Pub Food

    Gradings

    Perthshire

    We are a small family run traditional country inn situated approximately 8 miles from the city of Perth on the B8063. Our bar was been remodelled in 2014 and stocks a range of ales from the An Teallach Ale company and Shepherd Neame

  2. Canowindra Teahouse

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    Portree

    Welcome to Canowindra Teahouse

  3. Cafe St Honoré

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Scottish Chef of the Year 2014 Neil Forbes creates daily-changing menus using the best local and seasonal ingredients, including great value prix fixe and extensive gluten and dairy-free options, at this top Edinburgh restaurant.

  4. The Bay Brasserie

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Lerwick

    Welcome to The Bay Brasserie

  5. Gamba

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Glasgow City Centre

    Award-winning Gamba is the best seafood restaurant in Glasgow, serving the finest sustainable seafood that Scotland has to offer in a relaxed basement setting.

  6. The Mercat Bar & Restaurant

    Type

    Bistros & Brasseries

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The nationally acclaimed Mercat Bar and restaurant is situated in the centre of Haymarket, a bustling hub in the cosmopolitan city of Edinburgh, which boasts an electric atmosphere.

  7. Gradings

    Stranraer

    The Craignelder Restaurant's smart, contemporary décor creates the perfect atmosphere in which to enjoy our delicious, skillfully prepared classic dishes whether you are lunchtime guest or an evening diner.

  8. The Mussel & Steak Bar

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    You can watch your food being prepared on big plasma screens!

  9. Gradings

    Kirkwall

    SAVOUR a delicious meal in the Garden View Restaurant at the Orkney Hotel, overlooking the private garden.

  10. The Lochside Loch Lomond

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Balloch

    Welcome to The Lochside restaurant

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