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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 14 across the country with no fewer than four in Edinburgh.

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. Gradings

    Auchterarder

    Andrew Fairlie creates signature dishes in his intimate, two Michelin-starred restaurant, where every detail has been carefully planned to create a truly special experience.

  2. Gradings

    Cupar

    The Peat Inn, by St Andrews dates from 1700s and is, today, a luxury 5 Star Restaurant with Rooms in peaceful rural surroundings. Renowned for its warm welcome and casual elegance, guests can enjoy exquisite meals in a setting full of ch

  3. The CatStrand Cafe

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    Castle Douglas

    We are pleased to announce that we have moved back into The Catstrand after the flooding. We can now offer you snacks and light lunches in our café. All food is lovingly cooked on site and prepared daily.

  4. The Road Hole Restaurant

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    St Andrews

    With an award winning team, the very best of Scotland's larder and a passion and flare for the delicious and delectable

  5. Brambles Bistro

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    Inveraray

    Welcome to Brambles Bistro

  6. The Limetree Restaurant

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Moffat

    The Limetree has been one of the top restaurants in South West Scotland for more than a decade, but it’s not ‘fine dining’ in the traditional sense. There is, however, consistent emphasis on the best quality ingredients, many sourced from the Moffat

  7. Bar Soba Mitchell Lane

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Glasgow City Centre

    A vibrant colourful atmosphere, fresh food from the streets of South-East Asia, indulgent, creative cocktails, and the best in pioneering music from the freshest talent. Welcome to Soba…

  8. The Bothy Restaurant

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Glasgow

    The Bothy is a unique Scottish restaurant in the West End of Glasgow, serving modern classics with a twist situated just off the fashionable Byres Road.

  9. Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Crieff

    The Famous Shop at Scotland's Oldest Distillery stocks an exclusive range of premium whiskies, whisky gifts and glassware, and quality produce from the local Perthshire area.

  10. Beech Tree Inn

    Type

    Bar and Pub Food

    Gradings

    Killearn

    Welcome to BEECH TREE INN. We are not just a restaurant, but a good family day.

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