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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. Mansfield House Hotel

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    Restaurants

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    Hawick

    Mansfield House offers a comprehensive menu where Scottish ingredients are a feature, with food freshly cooked and served in hearty portions

  2. Ross's Coffee Shop

    Type

    Coffee & Sandwich Bars

    Gradings

    • Eat Scotland Award
    Eat Scotland Award

    Inverurie

    In the cold of winter through to the warm sunny days of summer, you can always find something delicious and mouth-watering within Ross's Coffee Shops.

  3. Gradings

    • Eat Scotland Award
    Eat Scotland Award

    Dumfries

    Tarff Town & Country coffee shop is well known for good home cooking, baking and award-winning coffee. The friendly helpful staff, relaxed atmosphere and ideal layout of the coffee shop will ensure you a pleasant experience.

  4. The Abbotsford Hotel

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    Restaurants

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    Dumbarton

    Close to Scotland's first National Park but still only minutes from the centre of Glasgow the Abbotsford Hotel is the perfect place for a celebration, wedding, weekend break or business event.

  5. Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Kirkcaldy

    Valentes is a family run business established in 1921, which is now run by the 4th generation of the family to do so. Over the years we have built a good reputation in the Kingdom of Fife.

  6. 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

  7. The Birds & Bees

    Type

    Bar and Pub Food

    Gradings

    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.

  8. The Salad Bar

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    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    Stranraer

    The Salad Bar is a spacious licensed restaurant with excellent views of the botanical garden. It offers a wide selection of healthy lunches and tempting home baking.

  9. The Granary

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    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The Granary serves quality hearty food in comfortable homely setting down by the Leith docks. Experience food that will warm your cockles and leave a lasting impression on your tastebuds.

  10. The Park Bistro

    Type

    Bistros & Brasseries

    Gradings

    • Eat Scotland Award
    Eat Scotland Award

    Linlithgow

    The restaurant is located a mile to the East of the historic burgh of Linlithgow. Situated on the picturesque banks of the union canal, the family owned bistro is a popular dining spot.

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