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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. Bar Rio Oban

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    Oban

    Welcome to Columba Hotel Restaurant, set in the stunning location of the west coast of Scotland, our restaurant serves great quality.

  2. Gradings

    Lockerbie

    Welcome to Ravenshill House Hotel and Restaurant

  3. Graze Coffee and Chocolate House

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    Cafes & Tearooms

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    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Dunbar

    Welcome to Graze Coffee and Chocolate House

  4. The Birds and the Bees

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    Bar and Pub Food

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    Stirling

    This informal wine bar bistro is situated in an authentic farm steading conversion which has retained many original features, metalwork and farm implements, offering a relaxed eating experience.

  5. Benleva Hotel Restaurant

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    Drumnadrochit

    The Benleva has been under current ownership for 10 years and has acquired a reputation as one of the finest real ale bars in Scotland, winning numerous CAMRA awards over the years.

  6. Mhor 84

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    Balquhidder

    Welcome to Mhor 84

  7. Nevis Range

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    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Fort William & Lochaber

    With the Snowgoose Restaurant & bar at the top of the slopes, and the Pinemarten Cafe bar at the bottom, we have all your refreshment needs catered for.

  8. The Anderson

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    Bar and Pub Food

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    Fortrose

    Authentic international cuisine may be enjoyed in the elegant restaurant or cosy Whisky Bar, where more than 230 whiskies may be found, alongside more than 100 Belgian beers, real ale & cider and a wine list of over 100 bottles.

  9. The Waterside Hotel

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    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Inverness City Centre

    The Waterside restaurant provides a relaxed informal dining experience in comfortable surroundings assisted by efficient, friendly staff.

  10. Waterfront Hotel

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    Portpatrick

    The Waterfront Hotel offers an intimate dining experience that overlooks the scenic and popular village harbour, with stunning views out to sea.

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