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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. Gradings

    Dunoon

    East meets West in the fusion of Indian cuisine and sleek modern surroundings at Bangladesh Tandoori Restaurant. The menu features specialities inspired from traditional Indian dishes.

  2. Damascus Drum Cafe and Bookshop

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    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    Hawick

    Welcome to Damascus Drum Cafe and Bookshop

  3. Gradings

    • Eat Scotland Gold
    Eat Scotland Gold

    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.

  4. Aultbea Hotel & Restaurant

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Achnasheen

    Our newly renovated restaurant, overlooking the loch is a great space from which to enjoy some of the best of Scotland’s produce whilst taking in the ever changing views.

  5. Red Onion

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Glasgow

    Red Onion is a warm and vibrant family run, smart, city centre brasserie offering a casual dining experience with a menu aimed to please every diner.

  6. The Smithy Tearoom and Gift Shop

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    Castle Douglas

    Welcome to The Smithy Tearoom and Gift Shop

  7. Bowhill - Minstrel Tearoom

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    Selkirk

    Welcome to Bowhill - Minstrel Tearoom

  8. Old Manor Hotel

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Lundin Links

    The Old Manor Hotel has two restaurants offering a wide choice of menus to cater for all tastes.

  9. 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.

  10. Darjeeling

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Dunkeld

    Good food from a choice menu which captures all the flavours of the Indian subcontinent - that's the signature of the 'Darjeeling' in Dunkeld in the heart of Perthshire.

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