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Restaurants in Scotland

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190 places to eat in Scotland

Restaurants in Edinburgh
The Standing Order
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The Standing Order is a place rich in history and was formerly and nowadays we can see the big safe that was in it. After first turning into a pub, it was where smokers went so that they wouldn't bother the rest of the clientele. It's located on George Street, a parallel street to Princess Street and it has an exit to Rose Street. They call it a fast food restaurant with high quality food, reasonable prices and a lot of charm.
Cafés in Edinburgh
Cafe Hub
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The Hub is an icon of the city, although it looks like a church, it's actually a super modern coffee shop, where the famous Edinburgh Festival is held every year. Built in the mid-nineteenth century, the building is listed as a historic site. Initially it was going to be the place where people would join together to discuss the current issues of Edinburgh. In the twentieth century, it was a church, part of the Scottish church, but now the Edinburgh Festival Association bought and transformed it in order to open it to the public in 2000. There are still details that resemble its former life as a church, the windows, the Gothic arches, the stone angels at the gates, and it's mixed with the modern theme of the festival, which is one of the biggest events in Europe in terms of classical music, theater, opera and dance. The festival is held in August and lasts three weeks, and if you visit the city at this time, you should book everything faaaaar in advance because the hotels fill up several months before. In the normal season, The Hub has a small cafe where they serve not only pastries, but sandwiches and hot dishes, it's pretty basic food but in an exceptional place.
Restaurants in Edinburgh
The Elephant House
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The Elephant House cafeteria was the place where JK Rowling began writing Harry Potter on paper napkins. It is a very friendly local that has seating in the rear with wonderful views of Edinburgh Castle. For those with more of a sweet tooth I recommend the Marshmallow Delight, a hot chocolate with cream on top. They also serve meals, simple dishes typical of the UK, which in general is delicious.
Restaurants in Callander
The Lade Inn Restaurant
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As Iain Quintana recommended, I visited this pub for lunch. It was a great success and a great tip. It's located in a strategic location at the beginning of the Trossachs on the way to Lock Katrine. Nearby is Kilmahog where there are highland bulls that are hairy with a very large horns. You can feed it vegetables that you buy at the store for 1 pound. The pub food is of great quality, the service is very friendly, and the homemade beer is incredible. For those with children, they are welcome and there are toys for them. They entertain a lot while eating. I recommend it.
Restaurants in Edinburgh
The Last Drop
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Located in the Grassmarket, where the executions field was situated, and, as a last wish of those ve were going to die, they were given the option of having their last drink in the tavern. It´s traditional place where you can try the famous Haggis, nappies and tatties. Beware of ghosts!
Restaurants in Edinburgh
Wannaburger
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Wannaburger is a chain of fast food burgers in Scotland. There are two restaurants in Edinburgh one is on the Royal Mile, number 217, High Street. This is definitely a tourist area, which is filled at noon but at night there aren´t many people, and then there's the West End, Queensferry Street. The latter is more lively at night. They say they have the best burgers in town, and what it does have is fresh Angus beef, which is a type of Scottish beef that is quite tender and declicious. Chicken is are British, and the bread is cooked every day in each store. A hamburger will come out to be about 7 pounds. There is a ton to choose from and even vegetarian food as well. Each hamburger that you eat also goes to a charity for children.
Restaurants in Edinburgh
Ryan's Bar
Ryan's Bar is in a lively neighborhood in West End. It's open every day from the morning on, when they offer a typical Scottish breakfast, with sausage, blood sausage, another kind of square sausage, white beans in tomato sauce and eggs made to order, until the evening when it turns into a bar. It's a well-decorated place, with a main bar, a wine bar, a space dedicated to coffee and a terrace for those few good days in summer. The Cellar Bar is a wine bar, a very valued place, that you'll find in the basement of the place. It has wood décor and bottles everywhere, it's a nice place, more than every now that smoking is prohibited inside. The locals come to have a drink after work, later they go upstairs to eat. The ones ve stay below pick at some nachos or wraps, even though they can choose from the same menu downstairs.
Restaurants in Edinburgh
Zizzi Edinburgh
Zizzi is an Italian restaurant. I like to go because they have an open kitchen, so you can watch the chef while he is preparing your pizza. They serve a selection of pizza's that cost about 10 pounds each. A lot of the time they have 2 for 1 deals on main courses, so you can eat well for cheap. In Scotland, the prices are slightly less expensive than the rest of the UK, but overall eating out is very expensive. If you check out the daily newspaper or look on Zizzi's website, you may find voucher codes. The pizzas are very good, but of course it depends on ve prepares it. I have gone several times and have yet to be disappointed. Yes, the drinks are a bit expensive. There are a few beers, italian and national ones, they always come in a bottle, and they charge a lot for them. The wine is a little pricey as well. It ends up being around 25 pounds per person for a pizza and a beer. There is a good atmosphere, mostly young professionals.
Restaurants in Glasgow
Wetherspoon
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Wetherspoon is a chain of English pubs. They have a great selection of "signals", which are beers with little gas, dark color, which are drunk at room temperature, and are typical of England. Many are manufactured in the same pub. In Wetherspoon, you can take advantage of a typical Scottish breakfast with sausage smashed in a square, another black sausage, "black pudding", which looks like a sausage with rice, a piece of bacon, the famous beans, white beans in tomato sauce. Something that will leave you warm and ready to go touring the area. The pubs in Scotland are not allowed to serve alcohol between 11 pm and 11 am. When the time approaches, they ring a bell, and people come to the bar, suddenly asking for several liters of beer, as the bar will stay open later. They have discount plans if you go often, and a coffee shop, and they give cards of loyalty where for every 5 you get the 6th for free.
Restaurants in Portree
Sea Breezes Restaurant
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Situated in Portree harbor, with sights and smells of the ocean, we find one of the best places to eat local seafood. Sea Breezes is a small place and it has a very personalized service. Besides eating local produce that is fresh, the food is excellent and the value for money is convenient. Highly recommended: sea bass, mussels, oysters, house special dish (seafood) and salmon. There are meat options (high quality) but considering where we are, the best option is seafood. If we walk through the fishing port, on more than one occasion we see a boat arrive and unload directly at this charming restaurant. For lovers of seafood, this is certainly the place to visit and enjoy the cuisine.
Restaurants in Oban
Ee-usk Restaurant
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At the port of Oban is one of the restaurants that specializes in seafood that is famous in Scotland. With views of the ocean, the Hebrides (such as the Isles of Kerrera and Mull) and calm. All of the dishes (ask for seafood) have an impressive quality and presentation, to name a few: shrimp, lobster, sea bass, oysters, mussels and salmon pate, all that will impress guests. You will find good wines, with reference to Spain centered in Galicia, as Ribeiro and Alvariños; also champagne and other spirits of the zone, as the malt whiskey produced in Oban (extended soft palate). Best of all is when we asked for the bill and I saw that we could eat the same in Spain and pay twice as much there (that's because the seafood here - impressive quality for the cold Atlantic waters - is not assessed in the same manner as in Spain). Indeed, Ee-usk means "fish" in Scottish Gaelic (which on these shores could be called Doric). That said, a restaurant to be very, very good.
Restaurants in Glasgow
Da Vinci´s
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Da Vinci's is a "chippie," which is what Scottish fish and chips restaurants are called. It's located on Queen Street, near the chic nightclubs, and because of that it's open until 4 a.m., but at the beginning of the night at like 7 or 8, only families with children go there. They eat their "fish supper" which is a fish dinner even though it could be just about anything accompanied with fries, which is what they call "super." A sausage supper would be sausage and fries. To the Scots who love everything fried, they fry fish, meat and also pizza, chocolate bars and the famous deep fried Mars bar. This restaurant doesn't do it, but many do. The complete menu includes fish, fried in 3 different strips however you want it, with fries, and peas that tend to come in English puree form, but here they serve them whole. They eat the fish with an impressive assortment of sauces, vinegar, mayo, bbq, horseradish, there's something for everyone. The menu also comes with coffee or tea, which is a little strange at first considering how crazy they are for their alcohol here, but maybe it's better this way, so that they don't serve too much alcohol in a family place. Dinner costs around 6 or 7 GBP per person.
Culinary Interest in Glasgow
Loch Fyne Farm Shop
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I expected something more authentic when we saw a brochure for the "Farm Shop" in Loch Fyne. I thought that it would be the farmers who grow fruit and vegetables or tend livestock that come to this Farm Shop to sell their goods. This place seemed more like a delicatessen. The prices were much higher than in Glasgow, but at least the products themselves came from small, local producers. They have a great assortment of seafood, such as Loch Fyne oysters, at 60p each. They are very good and you can ask for them to be open to eat them straight away outside. Then there are vacuumed smoked fish so you can easily take them home, other ducks, chickens and lamb and a small assortment of cheese. The rest of the store consists of chutneys and pickles that accompany cold meats, fruit jams, beers and ales of the region. The sale of alcohol is prohibited in this store on Sunday afternoons.
Restaurants in Glasgow
Loch Fyne Oysters
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This oyster bar is installed beside Loch Fyne. It is at the edge of the A82 road that passes before the Loch Lomond. It seemed a shame not installing it facing the water, but that way they could build a store of products that are typical in the country, sell plants, and there is a cafe.. You can order oysters per unit, to eat there or take out, and then there are dishes of oysters, by the dozen or half, with special sauces. Overall the half dozen and dozen were worth 9 pounds and 17 pounds. Not cheap but they are local products that help the community rather than cheap imports. They also serve smoked fish and fresh or smoked salmon in the region that are very good. It costs around 30 pounds per person to have a good complete lunch. If the weather is good you can have food to take and eat it on the shore of the lake which is absolutely beautiful.
Restaurants in Edinburgh
The Baked Potato Shop
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With a ton of cheddar. It looks like a lie that something so simple like a baked potato could be this good. Very recommendable that you take your potato away and eat it on one of the benches nearby because eating inside the restaurant is impossible. It's too hot and there's nowhere to sit. Also, the waiters speak really fast.
Restaurants in Doune
Red Lion Restaurant
The restaurant of the hotel works with independent access, and offers a wide selection of traditional Scottish food, including dishes such as salmon marinated and cooked with dill and the famous 'Haggis, neeps and taties' (haggis with mashed mashed potato and turnip). It is traditional and calm, but remember that it is closed on Sundays. A good wine list - although there are few Spanish wines to choose from- but we can opt for some Chilean harvest, which are also recommended.
Restaurants in Edinburgh
Mamma's American Pizza
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In Grassmarket Square, just behind Edinburgh Castle, this American-style pizzeria offers an innovative menu full of new ideas, because it fuses typical ingredients used in traditional Scottish cuisine with traditional Italian-American cuisine. It's a small, well decorated place, and it´s quite pleasant. It´s usually best to book at peak times. Usually, as in most of the United Kingdom, the pizzas are measured in inches approx. A 12 "is for two people. In this case, they make the pizzas after you choose the ingredients. In one of the photos there is a pizza with Cheddar cheese, bacon and haggis ... it´s really a delicious combination. But there is something to suit everyone´s tastes. You can order meats or salmon, which are cooked in a stone oven, so the menu is quite varied.
Cafés in Edinburgh
Mimi's Bakehouse
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Right in the Royal Mile, you can't miss this shop, as the candy window display is spectacular! Cupcakes and cakes of all colours and flavours ... don't miss it!
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