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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. Gloagburn Farm & Coffee Shop

    Type

    Coffee & Sandwich Bars

    Gradings

    • Eat Scotland Award
    Eat Scotland Award

    Perth

    Gloagburn Farm Shop opened in June 2003 selling good, wholesome, fresh, locally produced food. The shop is filled with one of the best selections of local and speciality foods in Perthsire.

  2. 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

  3. The Orkney Brewery

    Type

    Breweries

    Gradings

    Stromness

    The Orkney Brewery & Visitor Centre is now closed until March 2014. Available for private tours, day or evening meals,meetings and private events during closed months. Please email joyce@orkneybrewery.co.uk

  4. Gradings

    Blairgowrie

    Cargill's is a family run restaurant down by the riverside in Blairgowrie near the Wellmeadow in the heart of the town.

  5. Gradings

    Dumfries

    Welcome to Pat's pantry Coffee Shop

  6. Lynnfield Hotel

    Type

    Traditional

    Gradings

    Kirkwall

    As our guest, your comfort is our first concern. We want your visit to Orkney to be memorable, starting with our comfortable rooms and our exceptional meals in the restaurant.

  7. The Sisters Restaurant

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Glasgow West End

    The Sisters Restaurant offers imaginative Scottish cooking, expertly prepared, in a welcoming relaxed atmosphere. Well worth a visit.

  8. The Lion & Unicorn Hotel

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Thornhill

    Welcome to The Lion & Unicorn 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. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Meals are served daily in the restaurant & bar. We serve the best in fresh, local Scottish produce, Aberdeen Angus steaks, fresh fish & shellfish & locally grown fruit & Vegetables.

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