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  • Anstruther Fish Bar, Fife
    Anstruther Fish Bar
  • 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 Ship On The Shore

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    Edinburgh

    Seafood Restaurant and Bar serving sustainable Scottish seafood with simplicity and style.

  2. Victoria's Restaurant

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    Pitlochry

    Victoria's restaurant in the heart of Pitlochry is a stylish blend of daytime speciality coffee house merging seamlessly into a chic evening eatery. A wide choice of dishes from patisserie and pasta to steak, seafood & fajitas.

  3. The Waypoint Bar and Grill

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    Oban

    Take the ten-minute ferry ride to seafood heaven. Sit on the terrace with a glass of chilled wine or a local ale and watch the bustling marina below.

  4. Oblo Bar & Bistro

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    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Eyemouth

    Oblo is an award winning Style Bar and Bistro situated on the harbour front. Located on the first floor, with a street-facing floor to ceiling porthole, Oblo provides the perfect surroundings in which to sit back and watch the world go by.

  5. The Old Bakehouse

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    West Linton

    Welcome to The Old Bakehouse

  6. The Stromness Hotel

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    Stromness

    The a la carte Scapa Flow Restaurant prides itself on using the finest local Orcadian produce - the very best grass-reared beef, fresh fish and succulent shellfish.

  7. Connage Highland Dairy

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    Producers & Specialist Shops

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    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Inverness

    A family of Highland Cheesemakers handcrafting multi award winning cheeses from home produced organic milk.

  8. Skirling House

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    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Biggar

    Specially designed as a country retreat, little has changed over the years. The sense of style remains now it is a luxury 5 star Bed & Breakfast Inn, also recognised as one of the best places to eat in the South of Scotland.

  9. The Pipers' Tryst

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    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Glasgow

    Open for breakfast, lunch or dinner The Pipers' Tryst is a great place to meet, do business or just have a nice relaxing meal. Connected to The National Piping Centre, guests can experience Scottish fayre with a contemporary twist.

  10. Gradings

    Newton Stewart

    The Marrbury Smokehouse shop and bistro at Carsluith Castle are a haven for food lovers, so much so that a trip to Scotland would not be complete without a visit to the Marrbury Smokehouse retail premises at Carsluith Castle.

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