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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. The Coffee Bothy at Deanston

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    Doune

    Welcome to The Coffee Bothy

  2. 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.

  3. Gradings

    Dunoon

    The Argyll Hotel offers superb food in a fantastic location with breathtaking views over the Firth of Clyde.

  4. Waterfront Hotel

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Portpatrick

    The Waterfront Hotel offers an intimate dining experience that overlooks the scenic and popular village harbour, with stunning views out to sea.

  5. Purdie's of Luss Restaurant & Visitor Centre

    Type

    Food & Drink Visitor Attraction

    Gradings

    • Eat Scotland Award
    Eat Scotland Award

    Luss

    With our position being at the heart of Luss our dining facilities are within easy walking distance to the Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond.

  6. Gradings

    Glasgow City Centre

    Citation Taverne & Restaurant is housed within the former landmark Sheriff Court building in the heart of Glasgow's Merchant City and offers a variety of classic and contemporary dishes to suit every palate.

  7. The Decca - restaurant

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Lewis

    Welcome to The Decca - restaurant

  8. Gradings

    Dumbarton

    Welcome to The Milton Inn Restaurant & Bar

  9. 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.

  10. Lodge on Loch Lomond Hotel

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    • Eat Scotland Award
    Eat Scotland Award

    Luss

    The Lodge on Loch Lomond Hotel truly is a unique destination. Set amidst some of Scotland's most idyllic and unspoilt areas, it is engulfed by a natural beauty, surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.

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