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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. Merryhatton Garden Centre

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    North Berwick

    Tuck in to food that's fresh, home-made and delicious at the cafe at Merryhatton Garden Centre. Our menu is built around a great range of freshly prepared and tasty snacks, soups, meals and home baking, with daily seasonal specials.

  2. The Granary

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    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.

  3. Birsay Bay Tearoom

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    Birsay

    Situated on an elevated site overlooking Birsay Bay, offering a range of teas, coffees, light lunches, home-bakes and cakes in clean, comfortable surroundings with spectacular coastal panoramic views.

  4. Cairnie Fruit Farm

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    Food & Drink Visitor Attraction

    Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    The Howe of Fife

    Cairnie fruit farm is a fun day out for all ages.

  5. Gradings

    Glasgow City Centre

    Welcome to Cook and Indi's World Buffet

  6. The Townhead Hotel

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Lockerbie

    Welcome to The Townhead Hotel, which is situated on the outskirts of our historical town of Lockerbie

  7. Gradings

    Dumfries

    Abbey Cottage Restaurant is located beside Sweetheart Abbey and serves coffees, teas and light meals throughout the day.

  8. Charwood

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Welcome to Charwood, a beautiful Restaurant, Bar and Function Suite situated in the South end of Edinburgh. Family friendly and able to cater for tour groups, parties and weddings we have everything you need with our fresh, home made food.

  9. Castle Venlaw Hotel

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    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Peebles

    Welcome to Castle Venlaw Hotel in Peebles, Scotland, a luxury boutique hotel set in the heart of the beautiful Scottish Borders, just 22 miles from the historic city of Edinburgh.

  10. Leakey's Bookshop and Café

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    Inverness

    Welcome to Leakey's Cafe

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