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Where to Eat & Drink in Scotland

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Where to eat and drink in Scotland

Looking for some fantastic dining out opportunities in Scotland? Our handy eating and drinking guide divulges the best bars, restaurants, pubs and cafés to visit during your stay

While on holiday in the country, you will find a wealth of incredible, traditional places to eat in Scotland. Plates of haggis, neeps and tatties, Aberdeen Angus steaks, single malt whisky, and even a deep-fried mars bars are all in abundance.

For fine dining, visit one of 12 Michelin-starred restaurants in Scotland. Loch Bay Restaurant, based in Stein on the Isle of Skye, is an exquisite example. The restaurant offers a menu full of traditional Scottish fare with a French twist, specialising in fresh local seafood.

To experience history and heritage while enjoying a pint and a good meal, consider the many pubs in Scotland. The Globe Inn is thought to be Dumfries’ oldest pub,  famous for its association with national treasure Robert Burns.

Follow in the footsteps of centuries of weary travellers by stopping off at The Moulin Inn near Pitlochry. Established in 1695, the inn is the perfect spot for respite. Recline in front of the stone hearth fire with a pint of Braveheart Ale and plate of hearty food.

You can’t visit the historic country without trying a slice of freshly baked shortbread. Visit one of the abundance of tea rooms and cafés in Scotland and sample a piece of Scottish heritage. Dean’s Café and Bistro in Huntly is a fine spot, home to Helen Dean’s melt-in-the-mouth shortbread.

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    Aizle, meaning ‘a spark’ in Scots language, is exactly that. Providing a truly remarkable five-course, ever-changing tasting menu brimming with imaginative and meticulously decorated dishes, this is a wining and dining experience not to be missed.

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  • Clachaig Inn

    This 300-year-old inn rests in the heart of spectacular Glencoe. With three differently themed bars and an incredibly tasty menu changing day-to-day, the Clachaig Inn provides delicious cuisine to suit any mood.

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  • Loch Bay Restaurant

    Loch Bay Restaurant proudly offers an array of contemporary Scottish dishes with subtle French twists, courtesy of TV Chef Michael Smith. Enjoy up to five exemplary courses with incredible Loch Bay views to top it all off.

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  • The Globe Inn

    A fascinating commemoration to famous poet Robert Burns who was born in the town – look around the intriguing museum before tucking into some delicious, sophisticated pub grub. Visit The Globe Inn for a taste of Scottish tradition.

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  • The Moulin Inn

    For a traditional Highlands pub food experience, be sure to head to The Moulin Inn. This multi award-winning hotel boasts its own brewery to make your experience that bit more authentic.

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