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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. Masala Twist

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Glasgow

    Authentic Indian Restaurant with a unique twist

  2. Gradings

    Glenrothes

    The Orangery offers classic Scotland on a plate, and has become one of Fife's most special destination restaurants. Voted one of Scotland's five most romantic restaurants by The Scotsman newspaper.

  3. Cawdor Tavern

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Nairn

    Cawdor Tavern is a traditional country pub in what was originally the old castle workshop. The expertise of the kitchen team, combined with the warmth and willingness of the dining staff, give the customer a most enjoyable visit.

  4. The Moorings Hotel

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Fort William

    The Moorings always strives to give guests that little bit extra, from the warmest of Scottish welcomes to the finest dining experience using the best of local produce in both our bar and our restaurant meals.

  5. Gradings

    Thornhill

    Welcome to The Buccleuch and Queensberry Arms Hotel Restaurant

  6. Brodies of Moffat

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Moffat

    Welcome to Brodies of Moffat

  7. Gradings

    • Awaiting Grading
    Awaiting Grading

    South Ronaldsay

    Skerries Bistro dining experience is in a bespoke ‘all glass’ building located 80 metres from the cliff with views across the Pentland Firth.

  8. Cringletie House Hotel

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    • Eat Scotland Silver
    Eat Scotland Silver

    Peebles

    A very warm welcome to Cringletie House, situated just outside Edinburgh in 28 acres of woodland and gardens on the hills of the Scottish Borders. Everything is geared to providing guests with the ultimate comfort in stylish surroundings.

  9. Gradings

    Dumfries and Surrounding Area

    Welcome to THE MANOR HOTEL & RESTAURANT

  10. Chapelhill Inn

    Type

    Bar and Pub Food

    Gradings

    Perthshire

    We are a small family run traditional country inn situated approximately 8 miles from the city of Perth on the B8063. Our bar was been remodelled in 2014 and stocks a range of ales from the An Teallach Ale company and Shepherd Neame

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