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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. Bridgeview Station

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    Dundee

    Set on Dundee’s prominent waterfront and housed within an iconic Victorian railway station, Bridgeview Station Café-restaurant boasts unparalleled panoramic views over the Tay estuary and aims to set a new standard for casual dining within the city.

  2. Woodlands Hotel

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    Dundee City

    The Woodlands Hotel Restaurant is renowned for its imaginative use of local produce providing original and inspiring menus. The Lounge Bar is an ideal and comfortable retreat to relax before your meal.

  3. The Pier Hotel and Café Bistro, Kilmun

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    Bistros & Brasseries

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    Dunoon

    Welcome to The Pier Hotel and Café Bistro

  4. Lansdowne Bar & Kitchen

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    Traditional

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    Glasgow

    The Lansdowne, Glasgow, is a basement bar and restaurant just off Great Western Road serving contemporary and classic dishes, late night nibbles and a wide selection of tasty tipples in relaxed and unique surroundings.

  5. Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Inverness

    Historic house dating back to 1788. Georgian decor including magnificent chandeliers and plasterwork. Fine dining restaurant which serves prime Scottish beef, fish and game.

  6. Cafelolz@21

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    Bistros & Brasseries

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    Kirkwall

    Welcome to Cafe Lolz

  7. PekoeTea

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    Cafes & Tearooms

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    Edinburgh

    Welcome to Pekoe Tea

  8. Hutchesons

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    Restaurants

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    Glasgow

    Hutchesons is an exciting new dining destination in Glasgow city centre, serving the best of locally-sourced Scottish food and drink with outstanding service and unique character.

  9. Corner on the Square

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    Restaurants

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    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Beauly

    The Corner On The Square, with its mini food hall emporium provides excellent quality food using fresh produce whenever possible within comfortable and relaxed surroundings. The varied menu caters for most dietary requirements.

  10. Gradings

    Inverness

    Welcome to Holm Mills Shopping Village

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