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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. Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Edinburgh

    We take the freshest, most authentic ingredients and add nothing but a little Scottish know-how. We call it Happy Food. And this beautiful building of ours is certainly a happy “buzzy” place to be, all day, every day.

  3. Murray Arms Hotel

    Type

    Traditional

    Gradings

    Orkney

    Come and enjoy a relaxing meal in our newly refurbished restaurant.

  4. O'Connell's Bar and Diner

    Type

    Bar and Pub Food

    Gradings

    Kirkcaldy

    O'Connell's Bar and Diner is a refreshing change to Kirkcaldy's bar and restaurant scene with a total focus on good times and great customer service.

  5. The Newton Arms

    Type

    Bar and Pub Food

    Gradings

    South Ayrshire

    Welcome to The Newton Arms

  6. Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Crieff

    Barley Bree is a former coaching inn, situated in a pretty village, not far from the market town of Crieff. A small, family run hotel in rural Perthshire, offering good quality food using great local produce.

  7. The Drovers Inn

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Lockerbie

    Welcome to the Drovers Inn and our restaurant Stagecoach Marys

  8. Gradings

    Oban

    170-seater 1st floor restaurant that overlooks the Town Square.

  9. The Marcliffe at Pitfodels

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Cults

    Eating at the Marcliffe is an experience not to be missed. You will taste some of the finest ingredients from the Grampian area, cooked and presented with style and flare

  10. John Carrigan's Blantyre

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Blantyre

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