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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. 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.

  2. Bridgeview Station

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    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.

  3. No 1 Bistro

    Type

    Bistros & Brasseries

    Gradings

    Wick

    Using only the best in local produce and fish straight from the boats at Scrabster, No 1 Bistro is one of Caithness's tastiest choices for lunch and dinner. Our guests and local residents find the atmosphere friendly, lively and welcoming.

  4. Dalziel Park

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Motherwell

  5. Gradings

    Dunoon

    East meets West in the fusion of Indian cuisine and sleek modern surroundings at Bangladesh Tandoori Restaurant. The menu features specialities inspired from traditional Indian dishes.

  6. Gradings

    Fort William

    Welcome to Ben Nevis Highland Centre

  7. The Willow Tea Rooms, Buchanan Street

    Type

    Coffee & Sandwich Bars

    Gradings

    • Eat Scotland Award
    Eat Scotland Award

    Glasgow City Centre

    The Willow Tea Rooms in Buchanan Street has established itself as not only a peaceful sanctuary for local shoppers and business people, but proves equally popular with Mackintosh enthusiasts keen to experience his wonderful work first hand.

  8. The Oak Tree Inn

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Balmaha

    Welcome to The Oak Tree Inn

  9. Alexandria Hotel

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Fort William & Lochaber

    Welcome to Alexandria Hotel Restaurant

  10. The EileanDubh Restaurant

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Fortrose

    We use locally produced and sourced meat, fish, seafood and vegetables where possible.

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