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  • Anstruther Fish Bar, Fife
    Anstruther Fish Bar
  • 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. The Pipers' Tryst

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    Restaurants

    Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Glasgow

    Open for breakfast, lunch or dinner The Pipers' Tryst is a great place to meet, do business or just have a nice relaxing meal. Connected to The National Piping Centre, guests can experience Scottish fayre with a contemporary twist.

  2. Bridge 49 Cafe Bar & Bistro

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    Bistros & Brasseries

    Gradings

    Linlithgow

    Welcome to Bridge 49 Cafe Bar & Bistro. We are a 50 cover bistro on he banks of the Union Canal near Linlithgow. We're open for breakfast, lunch and dinner

  3. Rockfish

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Banff

    Rockfish is family owned with over 100 years of experience in fishing. Our Takeaway / Cafe is supplied by our own vessel, Audacious, one of 7 in Scotland to pilot CCTV on board to demonstrate our commitment to sustainable fishing.

  4. The Brasserie at Crieff Hydro

    Type

    Bistros & Brasseries

    Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Crieff

    Lively, informal and buzzing. You may be in the heart of the country but there's nothing sleepy about the food, cocktails and ambience. Food is a blend of influences, with every corner of the globe represented on the menu

  5. Hard Rock Cafe

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The Hard Rock Cafe offers an American influenced menu in a unique rock 'n' roll atmosphere enhanced by original memorabilia.

  6. Café Zest

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    Balloch

    Welcome to Cafe Zest. Admire our beautiful Loch view while you enjoy a tasty snack or great value meal.

  7. The Coffee Stop

    Type

    Coffee & Sandwich Bars

    Gradings

    Rothesay

    Welcome to The Coffee Stop

  8. The Mussel & Steak Bar

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    You can watch your food being prepared on big plasma screens!

  9. Lochboisdale Café

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    Lochboisdale

    Come and enjoy a cup of freshly brewed coffee with a slice of cake whilst checking your emails or writing your postcards, available in store, before giving to one of our staff to post for you

  10. The Manor House Hotel

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    • Eat Scotland Award
    Eat Scotland Award

    Oban

    The Manor House was built in 1780 as the principal residence of the Duke of Argyll's Oban estate. Our team of chefs produces a gourmet menu featuring fresh local fish, game and produce, using fresh herbs from our garden.

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