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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 Whisky Castle And Highland Market

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Tomintoul

    This world famous whisky store is set on the southern edge of the Cairngorm National Park in the heart of the Malt Whisky Trail.

  2. Cook And Indi's World Buffet

    Type

    Bar and Pub Food

    Gradings

    Bishopbriggs

    Welcome to Cook and Indi's World Buffet

  3. Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Knoydart

    Doune-Knoydart, recent Scottish Thistle award winner 2009 - Taste of Scotland, provides excellent freshly prepared and cooked local foods served in a friendly family style. The restaurant has excellent views over to the Isle of Skye

  4. Gradings

    • Eat Scotland Award
    Eat Scotland Award

    Fort Augustus

    This totally refurbished landmark Loch Ness hotel delicately offers contemporary comfort amidst traditional Victorian charm. heating & water system is revolutionary in using an eco-friendly biomass wood chip burner.

  5. Three Sisters Bake

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    • Eat Scotland Award
    Eat Scotland Award

    Bridge of Weir

    We love food and believe it should be mulled over, shared and celebrated at every opportunity. At our cafe, in the idyllic setting of Quarriers Village, we like our food to be fresh, colourful, local and bursting with flavour.

  6. Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Arden

    Martin Wishart has created a new fine dining restaurant in Cameron House Hotel on Loch Lomond side, at the invitation of the Directors of the De Vere Group.

  7. The Scottish Deer Centre - cafe

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    Cupar

    Welcome to The Scottish Deer Centre - cafe

  8. The Tweeddale Arms Hotel

    Type

    Fine Dining

    Gradings

    Gifford

    Welcome to The Tweeddale Arms Hotel

  9. The Noust Bar & Restaurant

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Orphir

    THE NOUST BAR HAS BEEN A POPULAR VENUE FOR LOCALS AND VISITORS ALIKE SINCE IT OPENED IN 2006. WITH A FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE AND BEAUTIFUL VIEWS ALL AROUND, IT’S THE IDEAL PLACE TO MEET AND RELAX.

  10. The Gleneagles Hotel

    Type

    Bistros & Brasseries

    Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Auchterarder

    The club restaurant has established itself as the alternative for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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