When it comes down to food, Scotland is not to be intimidated. Its land, seas and skies are abundantly blessed with all of the right, natural ingredients to make sumptuous meals.
The trendy restaurants, the great food and services have all come together to make Scotland a must stop-by for those who love their food. Here are some of the best restaurants in Scotland:
1) ANDREW FAIRLIE, AUCHTERADER
This restaurant at Gleneagles Hotel is beyond doubt a people’s favourite.
The Scotland darling has bagged two Michelin stars and has continuously been rated among the top restaurants in the entire United Kingdom.
The chef is no doubt, a hot cake in the catering world.
The restaurant is known for combining exquisite and traditional French cuisine with a modern style of dishing. The food there just never gets old.
With a nice and laid back environment to set it off, Andrew Fairlie definitely deserves its reputation.
2) THE KITCHIN
The Kitchin is located at Edinburgh and is home for fine dining. With an elegant atmosphere and colourful haute French cuisine, the Michelin starred restaurant is a great place to indulge.
The restaurant was opened in 2005 and has since then, made waves across the United Kingdom.
From roasted loin of venison to hand-dived Orkney scallops, The Kitchin does them all with finesse. The restaurant is creative with vegetarian dishes and infamous for amazing deserts.
3) THE THREE CHIMNEYS, ISLE OF SKYE
The Isle of Skye is not just a beautiful place to tour, the isle also homes one of the top restaurants in Scotland.
The restaurant is by the sea and is a very romantic place for a serious restaurant date. With the scenery already setting the right tones, it’s easier to settle into some of the most mouth-watering meals of your life.
The restaurant serves lemon cream with pistachio sponge that makes your toes curl in satisfaction.
The 1985 restaurant serves lunch and dinner. It also has accommodation on the same property in case you need a good lie down from all that eating.
4) RESTAURANT MARTIN WISHART
The Edinburgh based restaurant was placed 9th among the top 100 restaurants of UK in Harden’s Guide.
The restaurant also has a Michelin star to its name. It’s the place you want to go for a nice pampering, as they sure know how to treat customer like king.
They serve delicious artichoke, roast Iberico suckling pig as well as great scallops. It’s a nice and intimate place for family dinners and business meetings.
5) UBIQUITOUS CHIP
Ubiquitous chip at Glasgow is one of the most relaxed restaurants Scotland houses.
The restaurant is far from stifling with its quirky and fun filled atmosphere that makes it just the right place to dig into a warm meal. It comes complete with a greenish setting and fairy lights.
The food is mostly Scottish and reflects tradition. The hot pot rosemary salsa and Shetland cod fillet with Jerusalem artichoke are both unforgettable experiences.
With Scotland naturally offering a wide array of ingredients for meals, and the beautiful natural scenery, every restaurant does feel like home.
There are a number of places you can have a great time dining out in Scotland. You can review some of the other great picks here.