Restaurants, Scottish, Cafés

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Café Gandolfi

64 Albion Street, Glasgow, G1 1NY

It's the waiter that’s been working there for thirty years, affectionate portraits of Glasgow’s great cafés lining the walls and the quirky wooden chairs that sum up Gandolfi. A celebration of enduring tradition and a hint of faded grandeur. Seasonal…

Earthy Canonmills

1–6 Canonmills Bridge, Edinburgh, EH3 5LF

This one-stop organic, local, ethical and seasonal sourcing champion has added to its daytime line in breakfast, brunch, lunch and takeaway fare. In the cosy, unassuming barn that is Earthy, their new caring, sharing evening experience offers bites and…

Victor & Carina Contini Caffè

Cannonball House, Edinburgh, EH1 2NE

In July 2014 Victor and Carina Contini will open up their third venue in Edinburgh with a restaurant bar and café spread over the three floors of sixteenth-century Cannonball House, set right at the top of the Royal Mile beside the esplanade of…

The Scottish Café

National Gallery of Scotland, The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

In keeping with its art gallery location, even light bites like the chicken liver and Black Ball Stout pate or homemade butteries are plated with a picturesque finesse at the Scottish Cafe. Functioning as both a restaurant and cafe, the atmosphere…

The Tearooms @ The Butterfly and the Pig

151 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4SQ

If vintage chic is your choice for a cuppa, look no further than the Butterfly and the Pig's Tearooms. As well as church pews, mismatched flowery china on piles of doilies, and old films showing on the TV, they also offer some of the best cake in…

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Central Market

51 Bell Street, Glasgow, G1 1PA

The food at Central Market appears to be almost effortlessly accomplished. The bistro’s impressive oyster and champagne bar takes centre stage in the cleverly designed, two-tier space – with airier ground floor looking out through huge windows on to a…

Jam Jar Kitchens

Villafield, Main Street, Cardross, Argyll and Bute, G82 5PX

Loch Leven's Larder

Channel Farm, Milnathort, Kinross, Fife, KY13 9HD

A burgeoning farm shop, café and gift shop situated at Channel Farm, a working farm with inspiring views over Loch Leven. Good food using local produce and home cooking mark out the imaginative range of food available.

The Orchard Cafe

Mayshade Garden Centre, Mayshade Park, Eskbank, Dalkeith, Midlothian, EH22 3LA

The Orchard Cafe is situated within Mayshade Garden Centre in Eskbank, just south of Edinburgh. This year, The Orchard Café was awarded the 'Best place for lunch' in the Midlothian Food & Drink Awards 2012. This award reflects their commitment to…

Angels with Bagpipes

343 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1PW

Given its location in tourism central it is surprising to find Angels with Bagpipes offering such a good-looking menu that avoids the usual tourist clichés. Each dish focuses on a quality central ingredient from Scotland’s bountiful larder, combining it…

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Henderson's Vegetarian Restaurant

94 Hanover Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1DR

Established over half a century ago and now in its third generation of family ownership, Henderson’s is an Edinburgh institution. Tucked away down a small flight of stairs, its spacious, basement rooms are popular with ladies who lunch and those looking…


443 Duke Street, Dennistoun, Glasgow, G31 1RY

There’s much more of this informal cosy bistro than appears from its large windows on a corner in Duke Street. Arranged over two levels divided by a lush bar, the back area is overlooked by a plethora of colourful oil paintings while the lower level…


66 Hyndland Street, Glasgow, G11 5PT

With its scuffed shop front, Cafezique has the feel of a casual eatery (or indeed an old dairy, as the reclaimed shop sign announces), but beyond the large windows awaits a welcoming modern interior with open kitchen, trendy bar and stripped stone…

The Druie Restaurant Café

Rothiemurchus Centre, By Aviemore, Highland, PH22 1QH

Named after the burn flowing past nearby and set within the same building as the Rothiemurchus Estate's excellent farm shop and deli, it's all too easy to be lured into this cosy café and restaurant after being tempted by the delights in the shop.

The Lodge

Strichen Community Park, Strichen, Aberdeenshire, AB43 6TN

The Lodge opened in 2011 and the ethos behind it is to cook from scratch using the best ingredients available. With that in mind, their suppliers and the provenance of ingredients is always mentioned on the menus, from Ugie flaked salmon to Sandend…

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The Undercroft Café

St Andrew's and St George's West, 13 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PA

A delightful café in the undercroft of the beautifully renovated St Andrew's and St George's West Church. In this city centre location you can find friendly service and a lovely range of cakes and pastries made fresh on the premises each day. Tasty and…

The Edwardian Kitchen Restaurant

Pollok House, Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G43 1AT

Despite being tucked away in the servants’ quarters of Pollok House, the food here is definitely fit for the gaze of the oil paintings in the formal dining room upstairs. Reading the menu inspires anticipation; starters include baked camembert with red…

Osso Restaurant

1 Innerleithen Road, Peebles, Scottish Borders, EH45 8BA

Peebles' smart, contemporary café-restaurant Osso (Italian for ‘bone’) won its three Michelin Bib Gourmands from 2011-13 in virtue of chef Ally McGrath’s skilled, thoughtful cooking of local, seasonal ingredients, pitched at reasonable, out-of-town…

The Pear Tree Restaurant

Burnhead Farm, Auchterhouse, Angus, DD3 0QS

Set in a log cabin in the grounds of Auchterhouse Country Sports, the Pear Tree is an informal restaurant offering freshly cooked pub staples from (late) breakfast onwards. The management, a chef by trade, takes great pride in his freshly battered fish…

Vintage at Drygate

85 Drygate, Glasgow, G4 0UT

After impressing Edinburghers, the Vintage has set up its second venture at Drygate, creating an impressive and expansive cathedral to all things beer along with mega-brewer Tennent’s and Scottish crafter Williams Bros. The thoughtful, nicely designed…

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Wild Rover Food

49 Double Row, Charlestown, Dunfermline, Fife, KY11 3EL

There aren’t many restaurants that come to you, but that’s just what the Wild Rover Food 'pop up field kitchen' promises. Served from a Sankey Field Kitchen used to feed overseas troops since the 1980s, towed by a 1961 Land Rover, they also go direct to…

Brechin Castle Garden Centre Coffee Shop

Haughmuir, Brechin, Angus, DD9 6RL

Easily accessed just off the A90, this light and spacious café in the garden centre benefits from lovely views of a lake. It is useful for families with young children thanks to a small indoor play corner and a large outdoor play area. It’s an ideal…

Coltman's Delicatessen & Kitchen

71-73 High Street, Peebles, Scottish Borders, EH45 8AN

If you can, grab a window seat at Coltman’s to make the most of its picturesque views over the River Tweed. If not then console yourself with the fact that the food here is also worth admiring. Kenny Coltman opened in Peebles High Street two years ago…

The Doocot Café and Bar

The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU

If the dizzying view of Glasgow rooftops found at the top of the Lighthouse leaves you in need of an (effortlessly stylish) seat, this café/bar is worth a try. Twin strips of windows stretching the length of the high ceiling give the space an airy feel…

Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World

at Dobbies Garden World, Melville Nursery, Lasswade, EH18 1AZ

This fantastic wildlife attraction just outside Gilmerton lets visitors experience butterfly talks, animal and fish feeding and offers the opportunity to handle tarantulas, snakes and millipedes – all whilst being surrounded by hundreds of exotic…