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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. Filling Station

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    Inverness

    Filling Station is an all-American restaurant and bar offering authentic flavours of the USA from the East Coast to the West.

  2. The Limetree Restaurant

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    Moffat

    Welcome to The Limetree Restaurant.

  3. Gradings

    Glasgow

    Welcome to Alla Turca

  4. Gradings

    Campbeltown

    Dunvalanree in Carradale, a founding member of The Seafood Trail, provides meals cooked with care and passion. Local produce is a feature at this friendly, family-run establishment which serves food freshly cooked to order.

  5. The Pierhouse Hotel

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    • 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.

  6. The Oyster Inn

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    • Eat Scotland Award
    Eat Scotland Award

    Oban

    The Oyster Inn restaurant serves tempting starters, appetising main courses, and is a favourite for the seafood lover and the carnivore.

  7. Burns Tavern

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    Glenrothes

    With seating for up to 250 the Burns Tavern specialises in good home cooked Scottish food with a Kingdom of Fife slant. A warm Fife welcome always awaits you at the Burns Tavern in Kennoway.

  8. Gradings

    Dunoon

    Dunoon's only Italian Restaurant. Traditional home-baked pizza, pasta and authentic specialities with an excellent selection of beers and wines. Family run cafe bar and restaurant.

  9. Thaikhun Aberdeen

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    Aberdeen

    Welcome to Thaikhun Aberdeen a new casual dining experience from the owners of Chaophraya group. We present authentic Thai dishes from the streets of Bangkok to Union Square!

  10. Flat Cat Gallery & Coffee Shop

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    Cafes & Tearooms

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    Lauder

    Welcome to Flat Cat Gallery & Coffee Shop

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