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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 14 across the country with no fewer than four in Edinburgh.

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

    Stirling

    Green Gates is a new restaurant in the heart of Stirling, specializing in 'Home Style' regional cuisine from North and South India.

  2. Dean's of Huntly Bistro

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Huntly

    Dean's Visitor Centre is Scotland's first attraction dedicated to Shortbread. Incorporated within the visitor centre is a Cafe/Bistro, serving a range of home-bakes, snacks and hot meals.

  3. Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Easdale

    Catch the short ferry ride to Easdale Island and discover a warm Scottish welcome at The Puffer. Freshly caught local seafood, great coffee, home baking and a well stocked bar.

  4. Forth Bridge Hub

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    North Queensferry

    The Forth Hub Cafe is located in North Queensferry Train Station providing light refreshments, and lunches using the best local suppliers and produce. The Hub also provides guests with Tourist Information on the Forth Bridge attraction

  5. Bar Soba Byres Road

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Glasgow

    A vibrant colourful atmosphere, fresh food from the streets of South-East Asia, indulgent, creative cocktails, and the best in pioneering music from the freshest talent. Welcome to Soba…

  6. The Abbey Mill - Restaurant

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    Melrose

    Abbey Mill was formerly the corn mill for the abbey brewery, it now offers delightful shopping and a friendly Tearoom.

  7. Gradings

    Lerwick

    Queens Hotel serves local produce with an emphasis on fish and seafood.

  8. Mackinnon Mills - cafe

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    Coatbridge

    Welcome to The Edinburgh Woollen Mill - cafe

  9. Glentrool Visitors Centre & Cafe

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Newton Stewart

    Glentrool nestles deep in Galloway Forest Park. Explore the trails to discover its wonderful woods, water, hills and history or just relax and enjoy the view

  10. Soul Casino

    Type

    Bar and Pub Food

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Aberdeen's newest and most exclusive West End casino. Soul Casino is located in an impressive building with a stunning backdrop and is probably the most beautiful Casino in the United Kingdom.

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