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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

    • Eat Scotland Silver
    Eat Scotland Silver

    Skye

    Sister hotel of Toravaig House Hotel, Duisdale House Hotel, a grand Victorian house, stands resplendent on the hillside in Sleat in the south of the breathtakingly beautiful Isle of Skye.

  2. Forth Floor Brasserie

    Type

    Bistros & Brasseries

    Gradings

    • Eat Scotland Silver
    Eat Scotland Silver

    Edinburgh

    The Forth Floor Brasserie & Bar offer the best in contemporary eating & drinking in Edinburgh's most stunning modern dining room.

  3. KoolBa

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    • Eat Scotland Silver
    Eat Scotland Silver

    Glasgow

    KoolBa is a warm, inviting restaurant located in the heart of the Merchant City in Glasgow, an area well known for stylish bars, restaurants and entertainment.

  4. Gradings

    • Eat Scotland Silver
    Eat Scotland Silver

    Ballater

    The Hotel offers fine dining in an informal setting and serves the best of local produce, with meats and game from local farms and estates, including certified Aberdeen Angus Beef.

  5. The Art Lover's Cafe

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    • Eat Scotland Silver
    Eat Scotland Silver

    Glasgow

    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.

  6. The Coach House Coffee Shop

    Type

    Coffee & Sandwich Bars

    Gradings

    • Eat Scotland Silver
    Eat Scotland Silver

    Luss

    The Coach House continues to work its magic. A popular establishment, serving a wide range of soups and snacks, incorporating much local and other Scottish produce. Everything is home made.

  7. Gradings

    • Eat Scotland Silver
    Eat Scotland Silver

    Kingussie

    Welcome to The Cross at Kingussie Restaurant.

  8. The Dungeon

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    Restaurants

    Gradings

    • Eat Scotland Silver
    Eat Scotland Silver

    Bonnyrigg

    Dining at the Castle is a unique experience. The ancient barrel-vaulted dungeons provide an unusual setting to enjoy the fine, traditional Scottish and classical French castle cuisine, from fresh local produce.

  9. The Lime Tree Restaurant

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    Restaurants

    Gradings

    • Eat Scotland Silver
    Eat Scotland Silver

    Fort William

    The Lime Tree is more than just a restaurant we combine fantastic local cuisine in a warm relaxed atmosphere surrounded by original artwork.

  10. The Pierhouse Hotel

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    • Eat Scotland Silver
    Eat Scotland Silver

    Appin

    Our renowned seafood restaurant has won a reputation as one of Argyll's most idyllic and romantic destinations, with magnificent panoramic views overlooking Loch Linnhe and the islands of Lismore and Shuna.

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