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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. New Maxin

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    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Kirkcaldy

    New Maxin offers a wide range of delicious Asian, Oriental and European cuisines cooked to the highest standards using the freshest ingredients.

  2. Dalmore Inn & Restaurant

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    Restaurants

    Gradings

    • Eat Scotland Award
    Eat Scotland Award

    Blairgowrie

    Welcome to the Dalmore culinary experience, where a combination of the finest food and affordability adds-up to our guarantee of excellence. We invite you to linger, relax and enjoy the best of fresh, locally sourced produce.

  3. Forgans

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    St Andrews

    Welcome to Forgans

  4. Gradings

    Glenrothes

    Pinkertons is a family bar catering for all ages. Taken over in January 2008, Pinkertons has since been fully refurbished and can now boast a modern bar and function suite.

  5. Nethybridge Hotel

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    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Nethy Bridge

    Welcome to NethyBridge Hotel restaurant

  6. PekoeTea

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Welcome to Pekoe Tea

  7. Pommery Champagne Café Bar

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    Edinburgh - City Centre

  8. The Whithorn Story - Cafe

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    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    Newton Stewart

    Welcome to The Whithorn Story - Cafe

  9. Gradings

    Ballachulish

    The Bulas Bar & Bistro has a stylish contemporary atmosphere but maintains the important tradition of the roaring log fire.

  10. Amber Restaurant

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Amber is a traditional Scottish restaurant located within The Scotch Whisky Experience on The Royal Mile in Edinburgh.

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