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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. Belhaven Brewery

    Type

    Drink Suppliers

    Gradings

    Dunbar

    Welcome to Belhaven Brewery

  2. Tudor Tea & Coffee Shop, Dunoon

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    Dunoon

    Welcome to Tudor Tea & Coffee Shop, Dunoon

  3. Battlefield Restaurant

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Glasgow

    Battlefield Rest built in 1915, a local land mark, it was a tram station and newsagent, and was once described "as the most exotic tram shelter in Scotland".

  4. The Beacon Bistro, Greenock

    Type

    Bistros & Brasseries

    Gradings

    Greenock

    Welcome to The Beacon Bistro

  5. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Welcome to The Khukuri Nepalese Restaurant

  6. The Kilted Kangaroo

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    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Stirling

    If you're looking for a fantastic meal, a cold beer and some great entertainment in the heart of the city then this is the place to go. We're an Australian-themed bar and grill with our focus primarily on great food and entertainment.

  7. Steakhouse at The Acarsaid

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Pitlochry

    The only hotel restaurant member of the prestigious Scotch Beef Club in Pitlochry, The Steakhouse at The Acarsaid is proud to present a menu which features steaks as the main attraction along with other fine Scottish meats and seafood.

  8. Loch Leven’s Larder

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Kinross Area and Loch Leven

    Loch Leven’s Larder, is a family run farm, restaurant, deli and retail shop situated three miles from Kinross – in the heart of Perthshire, easily accessible from Edinburgh, Perth and Dundee.

  9. 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.

  10. PekoeTea

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Welcome to Pekoe Tea

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