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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. Belmont Filmhouse Cafe/Bar

    Type

    Contemporary

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A great place to come and see a film or just hang out in the cafe/bar in a relaxed and comfortable environment. Serving traditional and International food from light snacks to full meals including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options.

  2. Beech Tree Inn

    Type

    Bar and Pub Food

    Gradings

    Killearn

    Welcome to BEECH TREE INN

  3. Pinz Bowling restaurant

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Elgin

    This restaurant is a very good example of what can be done to provide a mix of freshly prepared food within an entertainment complex. The food is imaginative and served in generous portions

  4. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Biblos is an elegant bar, restaurant, private hire function venue, lounge and live music venue. Our trendy bar, restaurant and live events venue is at the corner of Chambers Street and South Bridge in Edinburgh’s Old Town area.

  5. House O Hill Hotel

    Type

    Bar and Pub Food

    Gradings

    Newton Stewart

    We are passionate about good honest homemade food. Dumfries and Galloway is a foodie’s sweetshop boasting fantastic lamb, beef, fish, shellfish, game and cheese. To give you a flavour of this amazing rural larder, we try to reflect this in our menus

  6. Eddrachilles Hotel

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Scourie

    The restaurant is housed in a 200-year-old building, and has retained its original flagstone floor and stone walls.

  7. The Piper

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Glasgow

    If your looking for an authentic Scottish Bar look no further than The Piper Bar where our hospitality is legendary. We offer great food which is available all day, regular entertainment and we have one of the best locations in the city.

  8. Cream o' Galloway

    Type

    Food & Drink Visitor Attraction

    Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Gatehouse-of-Fleet

    Indulge in an ice cream sundae or book the ice cream tasting event to sample 10 of the 30 flavours on offer.

  9. Lodge on Loch Lomond Hotel

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Luss

    The Lodge on Loch Lomond Hotel truly is a unique destination. Set amidst some of Scotland's most idyllic and unspoilt areas, it is engulfed by a natural beauty, surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.

  10. Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Kirkcaldy

    Valentes is a family run business established in 1921, which is now run by the 4th generation of the family to do so. Over the years we have built a good reputation in the Kingdom of Fife.

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