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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. Always Sunday

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    If only every day was Sunday! Fresh, wholesome food in a relaxing environment on the Royal Mile, Edinburgh.

  2. Bonnybank Inn

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Leven

    Situated in the picturesque village of Bonnybank in the heart of Fife, with breath taking views over the Forth, our fully refurbished Mexican restaurant is the ideal choice for a romantic meal for two, or for the whole family and friends.

  3. Karma Indian Restaurant

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Whitburn

    Every dish is freshly prepared according to original recipes at Karma and they pay careful attention to the patron's choice.

  4. Guy's Restaurant and Bar

    Type

    Bistros & Brasseries

    Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Glasgow

    Guy's Restaurant and Bar opened on the 9th October 2006 and is located in the heart of the Merchant City.

  5. Brenachoile Cafe

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    Callander

    A favourite port of call for visitors to the Trossachs, the Katrine cafe offers a friendly welcome, a cheery atmosphere and freshly prepared hearty food. Just the thing before setting sail aboard the 100 year old SS Walter Scott steamship.

  6. Blairs Restaurant

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    • Eat Scotland Silver
    Eat Scotland Silver

    Aberdeen

    Blairs restaurant is situated within the stunning setting of Ardoe House, originally built in 1876. Warm friendly service accompanied with outstanding cuisine.

  7. Rocpool Reserve

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Inverness

    Scotland's first Chez Roux restaurant.

  8. Chapelhill Inn

    Type

    Bar and Pub Food

    Gradings

    Perthshire

    We are a small family run traditional country inn situated approximately 8 miles from the city of Perth on the B8063. Our bar was been remodelled in 2014 and stocks a range of ales from the An Teallach Ale company and Shepherd Neame

  9. The Boathouse

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    Giffnock

    Welcome to The Boathouse

  10. The Pierhouse Restaurant

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Tarbert - Harris

    At the Pierhouse restaurant the food is inspired by our Head Chef's experience of authentic home cooking. Food is our passion, prepared for you with consistency and excellence in mind. The restaurant is modern, lively and fun.

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