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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. Loch Leven’s Larder

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    Cafes & Tearooms

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    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Kinross Area and Loch Leven

    Loch Leven’s Larder, is a family run farm, restaurant, deli and retail shop situated three miles from Kinross – in the heart of Perthshire, easily accessible from Edinburgh, Perth and Dundee.

  2. Graze Coffee and Chocolate House

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Dunbar

    Welcome to Graze Coffee and Chocolate House

  3. The Moorings Hotel

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    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Fort William

    The Moorings always strives to give guests that little bit extra, from the warmest of Scottish welcomes to the finest dining experience using the best of local produce in both our bar and our restaurant meals.

  4. Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Edinburgh

    Entirely contemporary in style the Tower features a chic, colourful, luxurious and clubbable interior with striking aluminium furniture, velvet hangings, a mosaic bar and curvaceous tweed banquettes...oh, and the food is to die for!

  5. Gradings

    Glenrothes

    The Orangery offers classic Scotland on a plate, and has become one of Fife's most special destination restaurants. Voted one of Scotland's five most romantic restaurants by The Scotsman newspaper.

  6. The Willow Tea Rooms, Buchanan Street

    Type

    Coffee & Sandwich Bars

    Gradings

    • Eat Scotland Award
    Eat Scotland Award

    Glasgow City Centre

    The Willow Tea Rooms in Buchanan Street has established itself as not only a peaceful sanctuary for local shoppers and business people, but proves equally popular with Mackintosh enthusiasts keen to experience his wonderful work first hand.

  7. Piccolo Mondo Renfrew Ltd

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    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Renfrew

    Welcome to Piccolo Mondo Renfrew Ltd

  8. SingCity

    Type

    Bar and Pub Food

    Gradings

    Aberdeen City Centre

    Welcome to SingCity

  9. The Granary

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The Granary serves quality hearty food in comfortable homely setting down by the Leith docks. Experience food that will warm your cockles and leave a lasting impression on your tastebuds.

  10. Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    North Berwick

    The award-winning cafe has the ideal location, looking out over Bass Rock. Perfect for wildlife, glorious beaches and a day out for children.

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