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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. Wellsfield Farm Cafe

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    Coffee & Sandwich Bars

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    Denny

  2. The Square

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    Stonehaven

    Traditional fish and chips at their best served in our restaurant or takeaway on looking Stonehaven's market square.

  3. Lochlands Mill

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    Cafes & Tearooms

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    Forfar

    Welcome to Lochlands Mill

  4. Gordon's

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    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Arbroath

    One of Scotland's best fine dining establishments; Gordon's is a destination restaurant with 5 quality bedrooms, tucked away in the tiny Angus village of Inverkeilor near the beautiful Lunan Bay.

  5. Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Crieff

    Set in the beautiful hills of the Strathearn Valley and only an hour's drive from Scotland's major cities, Knock Castle Hotel and Spa offers an oasis of tranquility.

  6. The Kings Arms Inn Fenwick

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    Restaurants

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    Fenwick

    Welcome to The Kings Arms Inn

  7. Valvona & Crolla

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    Restaurants

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    • Eat Scotland Award
    Eat Scotland Award

    Edinburgh

    The style of cooking is derived from recipes handed down to us over the years from our families in central and southern Italy .

  8. Gradings

    West Kilbride

    The Orangery Restaurant takes full advantage of it’s location on the Ayrshirecoast. Looking over the grounds of Seamill Hydro and on to over 100 square miles of land and sea.

  9. Glenapp Castle

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    Restaurants

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    • Eat Scotland Gold
    Eat Scotland Gold

    Ballantrae

    Exceptional cuisine served in the elegant surroundings of Glenapp castle with wonderful gardens and sea views. To make a room reservation or to book for lunch, afternoon tea or dinner please call us on 01465831212.

  10. Canowindra Teahouse

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    Cafes & Tearooms

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    Portree

    Welcome to Canowindra Teahouse

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