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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. Loch Fyne Hotel & Spa

    Type

    Bistros & Brasseries

    Gradings

    Inveraray

    Enjoy breathtaking views from the lounge bar, open from 11am until late. An idyllic spot in which to relax after a full day discovering Loch Fyne. We offer a selection of real ales, brewed locally by Fyne Ales at the head of the loch.

  2. City Merchant

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    • Eat Scotland Award
    Eat Scotland Award

    Glasgow

    This long established and popular Glasgow restaurant continues to present a menu specialising in fresh Scottish produce, majoring in seafood. Staff are professional and friendly and the restaurant exudes a relaxed ambiance

  3. Gradings

    Newton Stewart

    Welcome to the Cafe at Glentrool

  4. 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.

  5. Brander Lodge Hotel Bistro

    Type

    Bar and Pub Food

    Gradings

    • Eat Scotland Award
    Eat Scotland Award

    Oban, Mull and Lorn

    In a tranquil, rural setting within 3.5 acres of landscaped gardens this family run hotel bistro offers an all day menu comprising of freshly sourced meat and seafood, as well as locally smoked products.

  6. Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Dundee

    At the Blue Marlin Seafood Restaurant @ City Quay, Dundee chef proprietor Steve Hyatt takes care when sourcing his products to ensure sustainability, quality, variety and value.

  7. The Overscaig House Hotel

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    • 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.

  8. Lansdowne Bar & Kitchen

    Type

    Traditional

    Gradings

    Glasgow

    The Lansdowne, Glasgow, is a basement bar and restaurant just off Great Western Road serving contemporary and classic dishes, late night nibbles and a wide selection of tasty tipples in relaxed and unique surroundings.

  9. McCaskies at Seaview, Wemyss Bay

    Type

    Food & Drink Visitor Attraction

    Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Wemyss Bay

    Welcome to McCaskies

  10. The Dolls House Restaurant

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    St Andrews

    The Dolls House Restaurant is ideally situated in Church Square, St Andrews. The atmosphere is busy with friendly staff looking after you. The food is varied and traditional. Certainly worth a visit when in the area.

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