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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. Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Ballater

    The spectacular views from Glen Lui can be enjoyed while dining in our restaurant which in summer and milder days opens onto a large decked terrace so our guests can really enjoy their surroundings.

  2. Cafe Andaluz

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    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Glasgow

    Welcome to Cafe Andaluz

  3. Ord House Hotel

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    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Muir of Ord

    Ord House is a beautiful 17th century country house, originally the home of the chief of the clan MacKenzie.

  4. Inverawe Smokehouses

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    Smokeries & Smokehouses

    Gradings

    Taynuilt

    Traditional family run smokery, fishery and country park, close to Taynuilt and Oban.

  5. Swanston Brasserie

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    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Located on the southern edge of Edinburgh, The Swanston restaurant sits in the middle of Swanston Farm (and Regional Park). For a lazy breakfast, quick lunch or a family dinner, you'll find the Swanston Restaurant ready to welcome you.

  6. Hadrian's Brasserie

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    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Hadrian's is The Balmoral's chic and stylish brasserie.

  7. The Unicorn Inn

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    Restaurants

    Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Kincardine

    The restaurant has a contemporary feel with simple but tasteful decoration. The staff are pleasant and efficient, which complements the impressive food that is served.

  8. Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Elgin

    The Sunninghill Hotel is a favourite for residents, visitors and locals alike. Many people come here to taste our excellent freshly prepared meals and to sample our cosy atmosphere.

  9. Mansfield House Hotel

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    Restaurants

    Gradings

    • Awaiting Grading
    Awaiting Grading

    Hawick

    Mansfield House offers a comprehensive menu where Scottish ingredients are a feature, with food freshly cooked and served in hearty portions

  10. Gradings

    Stranraer

    Our restaurant menu is extensive, offering fresh Scottish produce in season, and is complemented by our range of fine wines, sourced from around the world, beers and finest malt whiskies

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