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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. Gradings

    • Eat Scotland Award
    Eat Scotland Award

    Portavadie

    Situated on the stunning banks of Loch Fyne, Portavadie is the newest addition to Argyll's thriving restaurant scene. Winner of the Clan Dram Nautical restaurant and bar of the year for 2009 at the Scottish Licensed Trade Awards.

  2. Contini Ristorante

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    For us, good food is more than a pleasure. It is a labour of love. We take the freshest, most authentic ingredients and add nothing but a little Italian know-how.

  3. Gradings

    • Eat Scotland Award
    Eat Scotland Award

    Ardrossan

    Family run Italian Restaurant

  4. Stravaigin

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Glasgow

    Stravaigin is a long-established restaurant with Eastern influences. The daily menu incorporates seasonal produce as it is available. House specialties include award-winning haggis, locally sourced meat, and straight-from-the-boat seafood.

  5. Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Dundee

    At the Blue Marlin Seafood Restaurant @ City Quay, Dundee chef proprietor Steve Hyatt takes care when sourcing his products to ensure sustainability, quality, variety and value.

  6. Standing Stones Hotel

    Type

    Traditional

    Gradings

    Stenness

    Our two excellent lounges offer you the comfort and relaxation you want, with the popular Stenness Lounge Bar offers quality bar meals, served all day and the chance to savour the atmosphere of true Orcadian hospitality.

  7. The Sheep Heid Inn

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Welcome to The Sheep Heid Inn

  8. The Garden Path Cafe

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    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    Dunbar

    Welcome to The Garden Path Cafe

  9. The Granite Kitchen

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Dalbeattie

  10. The Lamrig

    Type

    Bar and Pub Food

    Gradings

    Oban, Mull and Lorn

    Welcome to The Lamrig, situated in a central location on Oban's railway pier. Serving delicious Scottish food and drink.

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