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  • Anstruther Fish Bar, Fife
    Anstruther Fish Bar
  • 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. Cook and Indi's World Buffet

    Type

    Bar and Pub Food

    Gradings

    Glasgow City Centre

    Welcome to Cook and Indi's World Buffet

  2. The Place - Restaurant

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Selkirk

    Reasonably priced and with a generous choice, The Place is a relaxed and friendly restaurant offering traditional but exciting and innovative cooking that is attracting an increasing audience from the borders more discerning dining clientele.

  3. Belmont Filmhouse Cafe/Bar

    Type

    Contemporary

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A great place to come and see a film or just hang out in the cafe/bar in a relaxed and comfortable environment. Serving traditional and International food from light snacks to full meals including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options.

  4. Café Zest

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    Balloch

    Welcome to Cafe Zest. Admire our beautiful Loch view while you enjoy a tasty snack or great value meal.

  5. The Manna House

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    Perth

    Christian coffee shop and bookshop, specialising in home-made soup, home baking and selling quality Christian books and bibles.

  6. Gallery Restaurant

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Stirling

    The Gallery Restaurant is located in our Stirling Campus on the banks of the River Forth. This stunning new restaurant offers contemporary cuisine with breath-taking views. The Gallery is also available for hire and private dining.

  7. Gradings

    Dumfries

    This traditional coffee shop/restaurant serves delicious home cooked food in the Garden Wise Plant & Garden Centre.

  8. Gradings

    Inverness City Centre

    A unique dining experience, we offer a varied collection of courses using only the best of local produce. The hand-selected produce creates menus that bring together traditional French and Scottish cuisine with modernity and flair.

  9. Gradings

    Peebles

    The Restaurant at Kailzie Gardens was renovated and re-opened in February 2010 under chef Stuart Clink and his wife Amanda.

  10. Angels with Bagpipes

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Angels with Bagpipes is a stunning new restaurant on Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile, mixing an atmospheric Old Town setting with chic, contemporary looks.

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