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…

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…

Victor & Carina Contini Caffè & Cannonball

Cannonball House, 356 Castlehill, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 2NE

The latest project from Carina and Victor Contini is the establishment of a three-storey Italian-Scots food hub right at the entrance to the Castle Esplanade. Cannonball House, named for the cannonball embedded high on the wall of the old stone tenement…

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…

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Café Source

1 St Andrew's Square, Glasgow, G1 5PP

There aren't many grander approaches to a restaurant in Glasgow, with the majesty of St Andrew’s church looming as you approach this modern venue. Despite low ceilings it feels open and modern, like a chic cavern equally accommodating of large groups…


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 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…

Jam Jar Kitchens

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

The Pantry

1-2 North West Circus Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6ST

The Pantry pretty much epitomises relaxed neighbourhood dining. With whitewashed and mosaic-tiled walls, wooden tables and eclectic art, it’s all clean lines and laid-back cool. From breakfast fry-ups or leisurely lunches to coffee and cake or a…

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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…

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 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…

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…

The Gateway Restaurant

John Hope Gateway Centre, Royal Botanic Garden, Arboretum Place, Edinburgh, EH3 5LR

The Gateway Restaurant makes the most of its location at the Royal Botanic Gardens in terms of its outlook as well as its use of home-grown produce, as dishes are enlivened by freshly picked salads, herbs and vegetables from the grounds and polytunnels.

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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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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Ochiltree's Dining

Abbotsford House, Melrose, Scottish Borders, TD6 9BQ

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…

The Stags Pavilion

Lochranza, Isle of Arran, Argyll and Bute, KA27 8HJ

Situated next to Lochranza Golf Course (it used to be a club house), The Stags Pavilion is nestled at the foot of the spectacular hills in the north end of the island. Rino Pisano runs the kitchen, his Italian background influencing the otherwise…

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…

Art Lover's Café

House for an Art Lover, Bellahouston Park, 10 Dumbreck Road, Glasgow, G41 5BW

A kind of effortless elegance informs both the CR Mackintosh-designed building and the bistro it houses. Stylish without being stuffy, this is – from start to finish – an experience to be savoured. Starters arrive looking almost too good to eat: the…