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  • Anstruther Fish Bar, Fife
    Anstruther Fish Bar
  • 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. Tudor Tea & Coffee Shop, Dunoon

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    Dunoon

    Welcome to Tudor Tea & Coffee Shop, Dunoon

  2. Crafts & Things

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    Glencoe and Loch Leven area

    Our popular Coffee Shop serves light meals and home baking, all freshly cooked on the premises. Here you can relax with a cappuccino or a glass of wine in elegant and convivial surroundings.

  3. Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Stranraer

    Michelin Star dining in a beautifully secluded part of Scotland. Knockinaam Lodge is the only Michelin Star restaurant in Dumfries and Galloway.

  4. Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Oban

    Visitors to the Asknish Bay Restaurant at the Loch Melfort Hotel, are sure to be treated to a very local, first class dining experience. 2 AA rosettes held for the last 12 years plus 'Taste our Best' award for using local produce

  5. Cecchini's Restaurant

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Ayr

    The Cecchini family & chefs dedicated themselves to Italian & continental cooking, serving from the finest dishes from Italy.

  6. Loch Fyne Hotel & Spa

    Type

    Bistros & Brasseries

    Gradings

    Inveraray

    Enjoy breathtaking views from the lounge bar, open from 11am until late. An idyllic spot in which to relax after a full day discovering Loch Fyne. We offer a selection of real ales, brewed locally by Fyne Ales at the head of the loch.

  7. Merchant Square

    Type

    Food & Drink Visitor Attraction

    Gradings

    Glasgow City Centre

    Merchant Square is situated in the heart of Merchant City and is its eating and drinking hub.

  8. Roodlea Golf Centre Cafe

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    Coylton

    Welcome to Roodlea Golf Centre.

  9. Red Onion

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Glasgow

    Red Onion is a warm and vibrant family run, smart, city centre brasserie offering a casual dining experience with a menu aimed to please every diner.

  10. Oscars Bar and Grill

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Livingston

    With an emphasis on fine food and wines, a tempting menu of popular dishes is available all day, every day, with an extensive wine list and choice of premium brand beers and spirits.

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