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  • An elegant seafood starter served at the Lynnfield Hotel in Kirkwall, Mainland, Orkney
    Seafood at the Lynnfield Hotel in Kirkwall, Mainland, Orkney
  • People sit outside on the porch eating at Pillars of Hercules, Falkland
    Pillars of Hercules, Falkland
  • Seafood platter at Ee-Usk, Oban
    Seafood platter at Ee-Usk, Oban
  • 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. bia bistrot

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    French classics with a creative Gaelic spin in a cosy bistro atmosphere.

  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

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Crieff

    The Famous Shop at Scotland's Oldest Distillery stocks an exclusive range of premium whiskies, whisky gifts and glassware, and quality produce from the local Perthshire area.

  4. Gradings

    Turriff

    An attractive, light, warm and inviting restaurant with very friendly and well-informed staff. Service is from a counter which is well stocked with fresh home made cakes and hot savoury items. A very good place for lunch.

  5. The Willow Tea Rooms

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    Balloch

    Situated in the wonderful setting of Loch Lomond Shores, the Willow Tea Rooms serves a range of food and drinks, including our traditional afternoon teas.

  6. Indian Cavalry Club

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The Indian Cavalry Club was established in 1986 and over the 24 years it has been in business it has consistently provided fine Indian cuisine prepared by their award winning chefs.

  7. Amarone

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Welcome to Amarone

  8. Cup Tea Lounge

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    Glasgow City Centre

    Award-winning Tea Rooms in the heart of Glasgow City Centre

  9. The Oak Tree Inn

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Balmaha

    Welcome to The Oak Tree Inn

  10. The Oyster Inn

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Oban

    The Oyster Inn restaurant serves tempting starters, appetising main courses, and is a favourite for the seafood lover and the carnivore.

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