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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. Delhi's Winter

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    Linlithgow

    Quality Indian cuisine in the most popular restaurant in the town.

  2. Craigard

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    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Helensburgh

    A traditional Scottish restaurant (licensed) with extensive knowledge of the local area and tartans and clans crests adorning the walls. Real old fashioned homemade food and an extensive range of mouthwatering homebaking.

  3. the bungo

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    Restaurants

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    Glasgow

    Welcome to The Bungo

  4. The Taversoe

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    Traditional

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    Rousay

    Welcome to The Taversoe

  5. Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Strathyre

    EatScotland's independent assessor said: "Personally run by the owners. The accent is firmly on fresh, high quality, local ingredients, interestingly presented.

  6. Herges on the Loch

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    Galashiels

    Herges on the Loch is ideally situated for anyone visiting Melrose or Abbotsford, home of Sir Walter Scott. It nestles just off the A68, at the top of Gunknowe Loch in Tweedbank with panoramic views of birdlife on the water.

  7. Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Edinburgh

    We take the freshest, most authentic ingredients and add nothing but a little Scottish know-how. We call it Happy Food. And this beautiful building of ours is certainly a happy “buzzy” place to be, all day, every day.

  8. Khublai Khans Restaurant

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    Restaurants

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    • Eat Scotland Award
    Eat Scotland Award

    Edinburgh

    Enjoy the original experience of a Mongolian Feast!

  9. O'Connell's Bar and Diner

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    Bar and Pub Food

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    Kirkcaldy

    O'Connell's Bar and Diner is a refreshing change to Kirkcaldy's bar and restaurant scene with a total focus on good times and great customer service.

  10. Glenorchy Lodge Hotel

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    Restaurants

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    Dalmally

    Welcome to Glenorchy Lodge Hotel

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