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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. The Scott’s Bistro

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    Bistros & Brasseries

    Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Grangemouth

    Family Friendly Bistro Style Restaurant & Function Suite's

  2. Lochboisdale Hotel

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    South Uist

    Lochboisdale hotel prides itself on using local produce whenever available and homemade sauces. Even our chef is local!

  3. Gradings

    Dunoon

    East meets West in the fusion of Indian cuisine and sleek modern surroundings at Bangladesh Tandoori Restaurant. The menu features specialities inspired from traditional Indian dishes.

  4. Hard Rock Cafe

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    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The Hard Rock Cafe offers an American influenced menu in a unique rock 'n' roll atmosphere enhanced by original memorabilia.

  5. Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Balloch

    Established in 1969 The Stables Restaurant has been owned and personally operated by the Hagen family for over 40 years. If you are looking for a restaurant where the local community eats then this is it.

  6. The Fjord Inn

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    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Inverurie

    The Fjord is owned and run by Norman and Evelyn Mundie. Evelyn is the welcoming host in the restaurant and Norman is well known for his careful sourcing of fresh local produce.

  7. Bar Soba Mitchell Lane

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Glasgow City Centre

    A vibrant colourful atmosphere, fresh food from the streets of South-East Asia, indulgent, creative cocktails, and the best in pioneering music from the freshest talent. Welcome to Soba…

  8. Gradings

    Selkirk

    The Bisley at Braidwood restaurant offers delicious home cooking with healthy portions for breakfast and lunch. The cafe offers the perfect place to enjoy afternoon tea with friends and family. 01835870280.

  9. Gradings

    Pitlochry

    The Inn and restaurant set in the historic and beautiful hamlet of Port-na-Craig. Simply a fantastic location, peaceful yet dramatic, stunning yet tranquil, situated on the banks of the river Tummel a tributary of the Tay.

  10. Gradings

    Biggar

    The Big Red Barn is a family-run, eco-friendly eatery stocking local produce. We offer a wide variety of freshly homemade goods, created with love and passion. Stop by for a taste of South Lanarkshire!

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