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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. Lochboisdale Café

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    Cafes & Tearooms

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    Lochboisdale

    Come and enjoy a cup of freshly brewed coffee with a slice of cake whilst checking your emails or writing your postcards, available in store, before giving to one of our staff to post for you

  2. BrewDog DogTap

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    Style

    Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Ellon

    Our brewery taproom serves up the freshest BrewDog beer on the planet!

  3. Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Dumfries

    Tarff Town & Country coffee shop is well known for good home cooking, baking and award-winning coffee. The friendly helpful staff, relaxed atmosphere and ideal layout of the coffee shop will ensure you a pleasant experience.

  4. Ingliston Country Club

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    Restaurants

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    Bishopton

    AL FRESCO Dine outdoors at the family-friendly, five-star Ingliston Country Club to experience the perfect recipe for pleasure within a stunning country setting. We start by creating an enticing blend of authentic Italian and traditional Scottish dis

  5. Giraffe

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    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Glasgow City Centre

    Freshly cooked food for everyone served to the sound of great music - guaranteed to make you feel good! Now open at 1 West Regent Street, Glasgow!

  6. Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Dirleton

    A bar-cafe-restaurant on the site of a former Victorian kitchen garden, you can also visit our deli/farm shop - open seven days a week.

  7. The Granary

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    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The Granary serves quality hearty food in comfortable homely setting down by the Leith docks. Experience food that will warm your cockles and leave a lasting impression on your tastebuds.

  8. Cranachan Cafe

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    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    Glasgow

    Cranachan Cafe is located in the beautiful Princes Sqaure, Glasgow. We're open seven days a week for Scottish inspired breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and drinks.

  9. The Cairngorm Hotel

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    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Aviemore

    The Cairngorm Hotel is noted for its high quality meals using excellent local produce.

  10. The Pier Hotel and Café Bistro, Kilmun

    Type

    Bistros & Brasseries

    Gradings

    Dunoon

    Welcome to The Pier Hotel and Café Bistro

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