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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. The Overscaig House Hotel

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    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Lairg

    The Overscaig has operated as a hotel for over 150 years. Previously a drovers' inn and coach stop it became a shooting and fishing lodge in the 1850s. Today it caters those wishing to relax in one of Europe's last great wilderness areas.

  2. Gradings

    Stirling

    Welcome to Green Gates Indian Restaurant.

  3. Toby Carvery, Perth

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    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Perth Area

    Welcome to Toby Carvery, Perth

  4. Karma Indian Restaurant

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    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Whitburn

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

  5. Ben Nevis Hotel

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    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Fort William & Lochaber

    Welcome to The Ben Nevis Hotel restaurant

  6. The Anchor Tavern

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    Bar and Pub Food

    Gradings

    Port Bannatyne

    Traditional bar offering light snacks, situated on the sea front.

  7. Gradings

    Oban

    170-seater 1st floor restaurant that overlooks the Town Square.

  8. Eleven Restaurant

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    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Stornoway

    Enjoy freedom of choice at the carvery and buffet, or select from our à la carte menus at the largest of Stornoway restaurants.

  9. Restaurant at the Bonham

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    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Welcome to Restaurant at The Bonham, Edinburgh.

  10. Your Sweet Home

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    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    Dumfries

    Welcome to Your Sweet Home where we offer a relaxing, friendly atmosphere, unusual decor with tasty lunches and gorgeous cakes with coffee. That's what's Your Sweet Home is about.

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