The Old Mill Inn

The Old Mill Inn

This rustic restaurant was originally a weaving mill and now a modern pub and restaurant, filled with life and colour. The couthy 18th Century steading, complete with open fire is perfect for hygge and their frequently changing dishes use fresh local produce. With their fabby steak nights and outdoor eating places there is indoor and
The Heron Farm Shop & Kitchen

The Heron Farm Shop & Kitchen

This farm shop is a wonderful addition to rural Scotland, by Strathaven near the Clyde Valley. With an excellent selection of fresh local produce and creative gifts, a colourful collection of gins and many preserves and pickles this really is a super place. Add to that their lovely light and airy cafe and you will
Mason Belles Kitchen

Mason Belles Kitchen

Overlooking the famous Dunblane Cathedral this lovely first floor restaurant, within the Old Churches Hotel, opened in November 2019 following the successful launch last year of Mason Belles Kitchen off the High Street in Linlithgow. Chef Proprietor Linsey Scott has used her extensive experience in high end hospitality and her knowledge of what customers are
Mason Belles Kitchen

Mason Belles Kitchen

On Linlithgow’s historic main street, a stone’s throw from the Palace you will find Mason Belles Kitchen clearly signposted down a characterful arched vennel. Opened in autumn 2018 Chef Proprietor Linsey Scott has used her extensive experience in high end hospitality and her knowledge of what customers are looking for to create this elegant and
Mackenzie’s Farm Shop & Cafe

Mackenzie’s Farm Shop & Cafe

Britain’s most northerly Farm Shop & Café serving and selling their own beef, lamb, pork, vegetables and eggs; local crafts, gifts, stationery, toys, games and books. The Mackenzies have lived and farmed their 38-hectare croft for over 500 years and continue the traditions of their forebears rearing beef cattle, sheep, pigs (seasonal) and hens. They
The Royal Oak, Cullen

The Royal Oak, Cullen

Cullen is a fascinating village with stunning geography, a famous soup and an awesome viaduct! It is a village of two halves with the original fishing village down on the shore, where The Royal Oak is situated, then the ‘new town’ (1820’s) built away from the fishing harbour half a mile up the escarpment. The
Tabla, Authentic Indian Restaurant

Tabla, Authentic Indian Restaurant

A warm welcome to new member Praveen Kumar with his restaurant Tabla and his Indian Cook School (click on Goodfoodology Section of Scottish Food Guide for Cook School). World Cuisine Chef of the Year, Praveen Kumar and his wife Swarna, have created something very unique: Authentic Indian Cuisine at Tabla Indian Restaurant, their Indian Cook
Allarburn Farm Shop

Allarburn Farm Shop

Originally a dairy farm business, Hilary and her father Dean Anderson are now famous for their Allarburn eggs, vegetables and tatties. At first it was a surprise, although very handy, to find a farm shop in the middle of Elgin! It all makes perfect sense when you realise this was originally where they processed and
Buccleuch Arms

Buccleuch Arms

Welcome to Buccleuch Arms, home to the Blue Coo Bistrot. Such a vibrant addition to Scottish Food Guide. Passionate about local produce, knowledgable and skilled. After a superb breakfast – they are open to non residents from early morn – we could have talked all day about artisan producers and their mouth watering menus! They have
Gleddoch House Hotel

Gleddoch House Hotel

This luxury hotel with Spa and Golf Club is but minutes from Glasgow yet set amidst tranquil countryside. The Vista Restaurant has panoramic views over coast and country to the Glasgow skyline with an impressive menu to match. Head Chef Andy Christie is passionate about his local produce, seeking out producers, butchers, bakers and foragers
Edinbane Lodge

Edinbane Lodge

Winner of Catering in Scotland Excellence Award 2019 Restaurant Newcomer of the Year  Re-opened and sensitively restored, Edinbane Lodge is Calum & Eilidh Montgomery’s creation and gaining a fine reputation with folk travelling from far and wide to dine here. Callum is accomplishing great things on Skye using the best local produce and we were delighted
Grandtully Hotel by Ballintaggart

Grandtully Hotel by Ballintaggart

This vibrant inn in the heart of Grandtully is the latest venture for the family at Ballintaggart. Ballintaggart has built it reputation around provenance and hospitality in their own individual way, with Feast Nights and excellent courses at their Cook School but, until now, only had a couple of delightful rooms at Ballintaggart so now
Eusebi Restaurant & Deli

Eusebi Restaurant & Deli

Eusebi’s is a wonderful place to eat and deli, recognised most recently as Scotsman Food & Drink Winner this autumn 2018. Established in 1954 by Giovanna’s family who wished to bring their passion for good food and a taste of Italian artisan produce to the heart of Glasgow and more recently to their current venue
Sheila Fleet Kirk Gallery & Café

Sheila Fleet Kirk Gallery & Café

Sheila Fleet is one of Scotland’s leading designer makers of silver with enamel and gold jewellery. Sheila has recently renovated a former Church into an amazing Café and Jewellery Gallery. Their food is focused on local produce catering for a wide range of dietary requirements served on bespoke crockery by Highland Stonewear and Sheila’s niece, Susan
The Dunstane Houses

The Dunstane Houses

Congratulations on winning Thistle Regional Award for Best Hotel Experience (November 2019)…and going on to be The Winner Best Hotel Experience 2020. A pair of romantic luxury boutique hotels ideally located on the approach to Edinburgh city centre 5 minutes walk from Haymarket Station at the desirable residences of Wester Coates. The rooms are beautifully
Woodside Hotel

Woodside Hotel

The Woodside Hotel is a classic Victorian hotel. It was purchased Nov 2017 by the owners of the award-winning cafe in the village, McTaggarts, and now Lis and John are restoring the Woodside to its former glory, adding new innovations and live music venue that are proving very popular and adding to village life. The
Glenegedale House

Glenegedale House

Congratulations on winning Highlands & Islands Tourism Award for Most Hospitable B&B Guesthouse (November 2019)…and then they did it – they are Winners of the National Thistle Awards for most Hospitable Guest House 2020 and very worthy winners they are too! Islay is famed for its whiskies but also home to glorious beaches and wonderful
Dunmuir Hotel

Dunmuir Hotel

This elegant red sandstone building with its grand oak staircase, ornate plasterwork and art nouveau fireplaces opened for business in 1902 as a Temperance Hotel. It has undergone a number of changes since then, not least the complete refurbishment carried out by its present owners. They have gone to great lengths to modernise the historic building
Errichel: Farm & Cottages; Thyme at Errichel Restaurant & Rooms

Errichel: Farm & Cottages; Thyme at Errichel Restaurant & Rooms

Thistle Winners for Central, Fife & Tayside 2018/19 Thyme at Errichel Restaurant for CalMac Best Eating Experience Also new farm shop opening soon….Errichel is a very special inspiring place. Close to Aberfeldy yet in a world of its own. Becky and Paul are a winning combo: their enthusiasm for the land and heritage breeds, combined with Paul’s prestigious
The Roost

The Roost

The Roost has re-opened with a completely new style of cooking, still carefully sourcing their ingredients. They now have an indoor wood-burning oven – an entirely natural way of cooking meats, fish and vegetables, with just a little seasoning, giving a full and unique flavour. Tim and his team are eager to fire up the
Stravaigin

Stravaigin

Winner of Best Informal Restaurant in West Region Thistle Awards 2017. Another real favourite – this venue has character, attitude, and great food. There is a vibrant bar upstairs and warm buzzing bistro downstairs. Menus are quite international in style using finest Scottish produce and often with a bit of humour too. Well worth a visit.
Sarti, Renfield St

Sarti, Renfield St

Sarti has been a Glasgow institution these past 25 years and still going strong with a dedicated following for their authentic north Italian food. This particular one is, the newest of the three,  in a converted bank from the 1890’s complete with Murano chandeliers from Venice. At Sarti Renfield Street there are various event nights throughout the
Sarti, Bath Street

Sarti, Bath Street

Sarti Bath Street, described as “Not an Italian restaurant, but a restaurant in Italy” by the London Times. Sarti has been a Glasgow institution these past 25 years and still going strong with a dedicated following for their authentic north Italian food. It feels like stepping into a café in Torino during Slow Food Salone del
Ostara Café

Ostara Café

Independent café bistro near the shore in Leith now incorporating a super deli.  Inspired by the Slow Food Movement to enjoy the passion of preparing and serving local produce sustainably grown and ethically sourced, they believe the best food is simple, to be shared with friends and using the best ingredients. Menus frequently change to
l’escargot bleu

l’escargot bleu

This bistro has the delightful tagline ‘French Twist Using The Best of Scotland’ and it truly does. This delightful bistro is French in style yet proud of their use of Scottish produce. Meats, usually named by breed, are often slow cooked for full flavour; fish and shellfish are skilfully cooked with a lightness of touch.
Crinan Hotel

Crinan Hotel

Lochgilphead
Glorious location, loved by yachting fraternity and foodies across world. Frances and their son Ross are also renowned artists. Finalist of CiS Pub Excellence Award 2016
Blairmains Farm Shop and Coffee Bothy

Blairmains Farm Shop and Coffee Bothy

Award-winning Farm Shop and Coffee Bothy with a range of fruit and vegetables, eggs, meats and home baking. 5th generation and still going strong! Now also with meals-to-go range their latest addition. This super place is nestled in the countryside very near the Wallace Monument – a handy location for the central belt. They have
Blackaddie Country House Hotel & Restaurant

Blackaddie Country House Hotel & Restaurant

Chef Proprietor Ian McAndrew and his wife Jane are renowned for their hospitality so this is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic break, a well-earned escape to the country or a fine meal to treat yourselves.  Ian is consistently recognised as among the best in Scotland and is passionate about his dishes, expertly created,
Argyll Hotel

Argyll Hotel

Small independent hotel on the historic Isle of Iona where they have their own beautiful generously-proportioned walled organic garden that supplies them with as many herbs, salads and veg as possible. They are only a short walk from where the ferry lands so you can watch it come in from the dining room. The views
Witchery by the Castle

Witchery by the Castle

Lavishly unique and steeped in history. Right next to Edinburgh castle and elegantly styled it is always a gastronomic delight to dine here. Now over 30 years young, this was James Thomson’s first restaurant venture in Edinburgh and still winning accolades today. Now also with incredible residential suites above, within this amazing magical Edinburgh site.
Whighams Wine Cellars

Whighams Wine Cellars

This West End wine bar has been on the go for over 30 years and is a vibrant and popular meeting place. Indeed it is quite an institution – loved by its regulars and a glimpse of real Edinburgh for the passing tourist! A valued haunt for locals, for refreshments en route home, or for
Whitmuir The Organic Place

Whitmuir The Organic Place

Whitmuir is an organic working farm growing seasonal produce and rearing Tamworth pigs, Shorthorn cattle and lamb. They have also planted an “edible and boozy hedge” – sounds like years of interesting tasting ahead! They have a wonderful organic food hall with an incredible range in stock. This is so much more than a farm
Valvona & Crolla Elm Row Delicatessen & VinCaffè Bar

Valvona & Crolla Elm Row Delicatessen & VinCaffè Bar

Edinburgh’s original Italian Food and Wine Emporium, established in 1934 – World class Italian – no food guide worth its sea salt should be without it! This amazing store of predominantly Italian gourmet food is a wonderful journey for all the senses. Look upwards and you will see giant risotto pans alongside hams. Inhale wonderful
Ubiquitous Chip

Ubiquitous Chip

I first dined here in the 80’s – I remember sitting at the next table to Denis Waterman who had a number one at the time so that dates the year and the week!! I still think it is a wonderful place. A fine family business, founder Ronnie Clydesdale is sadly no longer with us,
The Torridon

The Torridon

The Torridon, a former hunting lodge enjoys one of the most impressive coastal positions in the Scottish Highlands and boasts awards including the Cateys Independent Hotel of The Year 2018 award. When visiting The Torridon, the luxury atmosphere allows guests to escape and really experience the remote location. The Torridon’s 1887 restaurant has a three
The Torridon Inn

The Torridon Inn

At the Torridon Inn you’ll find great traditional pub food, prepared with passion from quality local ingredients. Try the local fish, sourced from the west coast and cooked in a crispy beer batter. Or the Torridon burger, acclaimed by one Scottish food writer as “the best burger in Scotland”. The meat-free options also ensures vegetarians are
The Townhouse

The Townhouse

Just across the square from Burts and equally delightful in its own individual way, The Townhouse is also owned by the Henderson family, who have deservedly won many accolades for their fine food and hospitality. Members of the prestigious Scotch Beef Club, you have the choice of relaxed eating in the Brasserie or dining in the
The Lynnfield Hotel & Restaurant

The Lynnfield Hotel & Restaurant

Just returned for an incredible trip to Orkney – this entry will be updated asap An exceptional hotel with lots of character on the outskirts of Kirkwall adjacent to Highland Park Distillery. This family owned hotel offers graceful bedrooms furnished with beautiful antiques, complete with books on local history and a wonderful country house feeling
The Scottish Cafe and Restaurant

The Scottish Cafe and Restaurant

The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant is situated at the gardens entrance of the Scottish National Gallery on the Mound with iconic views to Princes Street Gardens.  Open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea, this is the perfect venue to have a taste of Scotland through our 70 artisan Scottish suppliers. They take great care to
The Inn on Loch Lomond

The Inn on Loch Lomond

This charming Inn has been radically restored into a superb contemporary dining venue. Sister establishment to Lodge on Loch Lomond where the standards are always exceptionally high, here is an additional option for you to enjoy. Sitting on the bank overlooking the loch it is a relaxed venue with great kerb appeal. The menus are
The Lovat, Loch Ness

The Lovat, Loch Ness

A charming Victorian mansion by Loch Ness, proud holder of the Catering in Scotland Environment Award for its passion for all things eco. The menus are sustainable and delicious, local and inspired. Owned by the same family as The Torridon, this place is very special and well worth a visit. Here is the charming entrance
Stein Inn

Stein Inn

The Stein Inn is under new ownership and I look forward to meeting them. It is currently closed and this review will be updated when we have news of their re-opening. I leave this marker in anticipation of great food to come! The oldest inn on Skye dating from 1790. The Stein Inn is steeped
Soutra Coffee House

Soutra Coffee House

A delightful addition to the Carfaemill family enterprise is this super coffee shop 4 miles along the road from the hotel. Light and airy restaurant with home bakes, meals and edible gifts too – tablet, jams…. Food to go too if you are in a hurry so a very handy and bonnie venue on the
Royal Dunkeld

Royal Dunkeld

Cheery friendly atmosphere in this former coaching inn in the charming historic small town of Dunkeld, famous for its cathedral. They have spacious parking to the rear. The Royal serves tasty home cooked food from a seasonal menu with blackboard specials in their Woodlands Bistro, all served up with a warm hospitality. They have lovely
Sarti, Wellington St

Sarti, Wellington St

This charming place was the first Sarti to open and has now been a Glasgow institution these past 25 years and still going strong with a dedicated following for their authentic north Italian food. Sarti has also become a popular place to shop for your festive goodies and hampers. It feels like stepping into a cafe
Rhubarb at Prestonfield House

Rhubarb at Prestonfield House

Rhubarb the restaurant is at Prestonfield. This magnificient historic mansion has been creatively and sensitively restored to its former glory as a stunning mix of opulence and grandeur – the most glamorous hotel in town!  Set in grounds with peacocks and highland cattle the whole experience is unforgettable – it is also on record for growing
Rothiemurchus Estate Farm Shop & Druie Café

Rothiemurchus Estate Farm Shop & Druie Café

Rothiemurchus is a superb family run Highland Estate set at the heart of the stunning Cairngorms National Park. Passionate about delicious food, Rothiemurchus not only produces its very own succulent Highland Beef, Velvety Forest Venison and fresh Rainbow Trout all home reared on the estate, it has a plethora of other delicacies and tempting treats
Real Food Café

Real Food Café

Congratulations on winning Thistle Regional Award for Best Informal Eating Experience (November 2019)…then becoming Winner of the National Awards 2020 – Brilliant! This ingenious concept is a firm favourite with hikers and tourers, locals and tourists. You may be forgiven for thinking this is a fish & chip shop but whilst it’s on the menu, in its
Parklands Hotel

Parklands Hotel

Parklands is a gracious period residence overlooking the pretty links on the edge of Perth and perfectly located for road and rail links. An easy stroll to city centre it has its own 63@Parklands restaurant for fine dining at its best under the dedicated eye of Graeme Pallister, with traditional and new dishes. For a
Monachyle Mhor

Monachyle Mhor

Congratulations on winning Thistle Regional Award for Best Restaurant Experience (November 2019) Memorable elevated lochside location with exceptional food and a roaring log fire. The ‘mother ship’ of Mhor! Well worth seeking out. Mhor is renowned across Europe and beyond for its award-winning restaurant with chef proprietor Tom Lewis, appointed Regional Ambassador for Central, Fife
Lodge on Loch Lomond

Lodge on Loch Lomond

Imaginative creation of the Colquhoun family right on the shore with terrific food and a warm friendly welcome. The menus are absolutely delicious and brimming with local produce. Great for romantic dinners, family get togethers and wedding belles or just a great day trip for lunch. The open plan dining and the warmth of woods and
McTaggarts

McTaggarts

2017 Winner Fife Retail Business Awards ‘Best Eatery Award.’ A fine cafe bistro in the heart of the pretty award-winning village of Aberdour in the old cooperative building, transformed into an elegant eatery. A very popular spot for locals and tourists alike. Walkers and cyclists have discovered it too as the perfect place to pause. You will
Mhor 84 Motel

Mhor 84 Motel

Tom Lewis’ latest venture and what a great concept. He bought a tired inn and created the ideal stopping, eating place! The perfect roadside inn to rest awhile in among their delightful upcycled props and furnishinngs. Very welcoming, a touch rustic and Nordic Celt, it opens from 8am when they serve fabby breakfasts. We have often
Lodge at Carfraemill

Lodge at Carfraemill

Travelling northwards or southwards – or just having a pleasant drive out from Edinburgh, this family run hotel is perfect for a lovely lunch or dinner. Family friendly with a lovely range of options for all. Great informal atmosphere and quite a landmark in the region. The meals are all delicious – and their desserts
Killiecrankie Hotel

Killiecrankie Hotel

Award winning restaurant within this stunning country house hotel in the heart of Perthshire. Great for a relaxing holiday, or a tranquil pause en route to the Highlands. With 10 individually decorated rooms, a stylish whisky bar and superb food served in their dining room and bar conservatory, this country house has bags of charm and
Kinloch Lodge

Kinloch Lodge

Winner of Most Hospitable Hotel, Thistle Awards 2017  Claire and Godfrey, Lord Macdonald, for many years ran Kinloch and now it is in the expert hands of their daughter Isabella, with Chef Marcello Tully responsible for earning them 3AA Rosettes and a Michelin Star. Marcello is supported by his wife, Claire, who is Kitchen Manager. Marcello
Knipoch Hotel

Knipoch Hotel

Charming family run country house hotel serving delicious local produce in their gracious dining rooms – their home smoked Loch Creran salmon is cured and marinated in juniper, rowan, Barbados sugar, herbs and whisky before they smoke it over oak for a succulent result. There are interlinking charming dining rooms befitting the character of this
Knockinaam Lodge

Knockinaam Lodge

Open daily for Morning Coffee & Scones / Shortbread and Seasonal Produce Bar Lunches, but need reservations for Restaurant Lunches (2,3,or 4 courses), Full Afternoon Teas and their 5-course set dinner menu. Our lunch comprised of smooth velvety wild mushroom soup, grilled fillet of John Dory cooked to perfection, succulent slow roasted breast of chicken
Isle of Mull Cheese

Isle of Mull Cheese

CHEESEMAKER UNPASTEURISED MILK FROM OWN BROWN SWISS, FRIESIAN, SWEDISH RED, NORWEGIAN RED & MEUSE RHINE ISSEL COWS TRADITIONAL RENNET ONLINE CHEESE SHOP FARM SHOP CAFE This family of farmhouse artisan cheesemakers use their own dairy herds and traditional methods to produce award-winning unpasteurized Traditional Isle of Mull, and Hebridean Blue cheeses, along with Cloth Bound Tobermory
Gosford Bothy Farm Shop & Cafe

Gosford Bothy Farm Shop & Cafe

This super farm shop on the edge of Aberlady has a dedicated butcher counter with top notch produce – their own Wild Boar is naturally reared in family groups in this wooded East Lothian estate. Their Saddleback Pork is also excellent. Other local beef and hill lamb also available plus seasonal local game. Complete with butchery,
Glengorm Castle Coffee Shop, Art Gallery & Farm Shop

Glengorm Castle Coffee Shop, Art Gallery & Farm Shop

This is so much more than a coffee shop! North of Tobermory the road is pretty incredible but keep going – it’s worth it and the scenery magnificent! The old steading buildings have been tastefully transformed into a lovely café plus farm shop worth the journey for any foodie. The day we were there there
Galloway Lodge Preserves

Galloway Lodge Preserves

Enticing array of preserves, chutneys and jellies traditionally made and delicious to taste. They are very inventive with local ingredients creating for example beetroot chutney and Bramley apple with cider. A Winner of 2010 Great Taste Awards and been winning awards ever since. Their wholegrain mustard is an absolute winner and a must for our
Dunlop Dairy

Dunlop Dairy

Dunlop Dairy is a Traditional Ayrshire Dunlop cheesemaker based near Stewarton Ayrshire, with a range of farmhouse cheese you can taste and buy in their Cheese Shop and Tearoom. The Dunlop cheese has PGI  (Protected Geographical Indication) status. Ann has a lovely shop and café with not only her artisan cheese on sale but also gifts
East Haugh Country House Hotel

East Haugh Country House Hotel

This attractive family run country lodge on outskirts of town has been extensively and lovingly refurbished and is absolutely beautiful. Chef patron Neil McGowan and his family are justly proud of its status as Fishing Hotel of the Year, a pastime close to his heart. Indeed any guests can be assured their catch will be
Edinburgh Larder – Deli and Licensed Cafe

Edinburgh Larder – Deli and Licensed Cafe

photo Albie Clark Winner 2019/20 Slow Food Scotland Best Deli Eleanor has created a sustainable eatery at The Edinburgh Larder in the heart of the Old Town,  on Blackfriars Street, with takeaway option Larder Go both based strongly on Slow Food principles. They also hold foodie events including Slow Food film nights and events. Their style is informal and the
Firebrick Brasserie

Firebrick Brasserie

Only a hop from Edinburgh, chef proprietors David Haetzman and Amanda Jordan opened this lovely brasserie in 2015 and were Catering in Scotland Excellence Finalist Newcomer of the Year 2016 and CiS Winners in 2017. In 2018, Thistle Regional Winner for Best Eating Experience. They are both superb chefs in their own right and having their
Ducks Inn

Ducks Inn

Malcolm Duck took over this well known Aberlady landmark in 2004 and since then has not only been bestowing upon it much tender loving care but also attracted accolades for its food and wines. There are menu options all day from informal tasty dishes to tempt you after a bracing coastal walk or a round
Cringletie House Hotel

Cringletie House Hotel

This fairytale castellated country house is within a stone’s throw of Edinburgh – near enough to enjoy a pleasant trip for a romantic gourmet mealyet just far enough to justify a night away if you feel like it! With new owners in residence (2019) Cringletie is entering a new chapter, building on its fine reputation
Culdearn House Hotel

Culdearn House Hotel

They call themselves the small hotel with the big personality and I agree. Formerly the Country Home of the Earl of Seafield’s family, this charming Victorian residence has many original features and has been lovingly restored to its former glory by your resident hosts. It is perfectly located to explore the MALT WHISKY TRAIL. Menus
Deans at Lets Eat

Deans at Lets Eat

Since taking over the restaurant “Let’s Eat” in October 2005, “Deans @ Let’s Eat” has become a real favourite and an institution in Perth. Its warm atmosphere along with Traditional Scottish food cooked in an exciting “Modern way” explains it all and it is quite the family enterprise now as their sons are part of
Craigadam Country House Hotel & Country Larder

Craigadam Country House Hotel & Country Larder

A fine Country House set amidst the rolling Dumfries and Galloway hills with a working farm, game estate and delightful hosts. Rod and Gun experiences are also on offer here so check out the weblink for full details. Superb local food including their own game off the hill. Celia’s award-winning game dinners are part of
The Ethical Dairy (Cream O’ Galloway)

The Ethical Dairy (Cream O’ Galloway)

CHEESEMAKER & ICE CREAM MAKER UNPASTEURISED MILK FROM OWN MONTBELLIER, SWEDISH RED & HOLSTEIN COWS – COWS WITH CALVES VEGETARIAN RENNET ON FARM CAFE & RETAIL ONLINE CHEESE SHOP CERTIFIED ORGANIC BY SOIL ASSOCIATION Already famous for their fabulous ice cream, the Finlay family have reintroduced cheese making to Rainton Farm in 2013 after a 40 year
Connage Highland Dairy

Connage Highland Dairy

CHEESEMAKER PASTEURISED MILK FROM OWN HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN, NORWEGIAN REDS, JERSEY & JERSEY CROSS COWS VEGETARIAN RENNET CERTIFIED ORGANIC BY SOPA CHEESE PANTRY SHOP & CAFE ONLINE CHEESE SHOP Home of the Cheese Pantry and Café at Connage where they make a range of fine cheeses on their family farm. You can visit their beautiful shop and
Captains Galley & Seafood Bar

Captains Galley & Seafood Bar

Catering in Scotland Excellence Award for Sustainable Business 2016, this fabulous seafood restaurant in the renovated old Scabster Ice House and salmon bothy right by the pier has certainly put Scrabster on the map. Scrabster Harbour is the most common launch point for the Orkney Isles:  where fishing boats still land their catch and Northlink ferries
Carmichael Venison & Farmhouse Kitchen

Carmichael Venison & Farmhouse Kitchen

Heading southwards on the A73 – so pleasant to avoid motorways – you will find Carmichael Estate Farm Shop and can pause for tasty home baking at their Clan Farmhouse Kitchen. The Carmichael family have been farming these lands for 700 years and today the current Clan Chief and his family continue these traditions, producing their own beef, lamb
Boyndie Trust: The Old School Visitor Centre and Coffee Shop

Boyndie Trust: The Old School Visitor Centre and Coffee Shop

A charming place to visit, featuring beautiful landscaped gardens, an excellent range of crafts and a lovely coffee shop, recently extended, brimming with Banff produce. It is a beautifully converted old schoolhouse. This light airy venue has home baking, their famous cullen skink plus daily specials, hot dishes and light bites. The many handicrafts are
Ballintaggart Farm

Ballintaggart Farm

Ballintaggart is an inspiring rural destination with stunning views over the Tay valley, a stone throw from Grandtully. Chris and Rachel’s combined skills have created a refined venue for a memorable food experience. It is now even more of a family business with Chris’ brother Andrew joining team Rowley. Within the beautifully restored old farm
Barley Bree Restaurant with Rooms

Barley Bree Restaurant with Rooms

Located in a beautiful old coaching inn, with plenty exposed stone and timber as befits such a historic building. Barley Bree has won awards and is well known for its use of wonderful Perthshire produce. This enthusiastic couple have their roots in highland hospitality and the cooking of North West France – a combination of
Ardlui Hotel

Ardlui Hotel

A charming traditional hunting lodge at the head of the Loch with The Lomond Bar, a traditional inn with local musicians, a fine range of whiskies and resident whisky connoisseur. Indeed the Ardlui is now known as an official Whisky Ambassador. This family hotel will give you tasty local produce, spectacular views and lovely location.
AliBob @ Cairn O’Mohr

AliBob @ Cairn O’Mohr

Winner of Coffee Shop of the Year at The Menu Awards. Nestled in the arty array of buildings at Cairn O Mohr fruit wines (see separate entry) is this lovely café bistro, home to Ali and Bob, passionate about local produce and Slow Food supporters. We had a beautiful meal here when they hosted the Slow
House of Bruar

House of Bruar

A perfect place to break the journey on the A9 – or just a great place for a day trip. House of Bruar has developed from an excellent foodie stop with some well chosen ladies and gents’ clothing, into a very substantial retail outlet – delicatessen, kitchenware, clothing, home and garden, even an upmarket fish
Craigie’s Farm Deli & Cafe

Craigie’s Farm Deli & Cafe

This beautiful café has terrific views over the Forth and is a pleasant short drive from the city centre. They serve hot dish of the day, light dishes, salads, terrines, soups and home baking. Great supporters of local and home-grown produce and a super place to eat. 2009 Winners of the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland
Contini

Contini

A vibrant, buzzy, award winning Italian family run restaurant in one of Edinburgh’s most beautiful rooms. This former banking hall is modelled on a Florentine Palazzo and delivers everything you want from a fabulous, authentic contemporary Italian restaurant.  They source produce direct from the markets in Italy and change the menus every 6 weeks with
Contini Cannonball Restaurant & Bar

Contini Cannonball Restaurant & Bar

Cannonball House is one of the city’s oldest and most important buildings with stunning views to Edinburgh Castle. Their cosy bar lists over 120 Scotch whiskies and is open for lunch, cocktails and pre dinner drinks. From the bar they will escort you up the atmospheric old school staircase to their award-winning Scottish Restaurant, serving
Café St Honore

Café St Honore

Tucked away snugly down a back lane in the New Town off Hanover Street, this stylish French inspired bistro is oozing atmosphere, locally sourced produce and a certain je ne sais quoi. Thistle Award Winners for Lothian & Borders 2018/19 Café St Honore for Caledonian MacBrayne Best Eating Experience Member of Slow Food Chefs’ Alliance, Neil
Eat on the Green

Eat on the Green

Catering in Scotland (CiS) Excellence Award for Food Tourism 2018         Winner of Best Restaurant, Aberdeen City & Shire Tourism Awards 2017. Thistle Award Winner Best Eating Place in Scotland 2019. Contemporary restaurant oozing with charm by this picturesque village green. Craig creatively uses Aberdeenshire ingredients and has gained many plaudits. He has successfully
63 Tay Street

63 Tay Street

Catering in Scotland Excellence Chef of the Year Award 2013, a well deserved accolade and still going from strength to strength. Stylish venue, immaculate city dining with imaginative dishes from one of Scotland’s finest. The restaurant sits right on the banks of the Tay. Members of the prestigious Scotch Beef Club. A huge supporter of
Loch Arthur Creamery, Farm Shop and Cafe

Loch Arthur Creamery, Farm Shop and Cafe

CHEESEMAKER UNPASTEURISED MILK FROM OWN DAIRY SHORTHORN & MEUSE RHINE ISSEL COWS VEGETARIAN RENNET ON FARM RETAIL, BAKERY, BUTCHERY & CAFE ONLINE CHEESE SHOP CERTIFIED ORGANIC BY SOIL ASSOCIATION & BIODYNAMIC AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION The Loch Arthur Creamery and Farmshop is a great asset to Dumfries and Galloway. Creating a home, community, family and valued work, The Camphill Community offers
Burts Hotel

Burts Hotel

Lovely hostelry with award winning fare in pretty border town with its famous abbey and beautiful gardens. The staff here – and at their sister venue the Townhouse across the square – are friendly and helpful and the food is carefully sourced and beautifully presented, whether you are dining in the restaurant or their charming
Ardardan Farm Shop

Ardardan Farm Shop

Situated 10 miles west of Glasgow on the shores of the Clyde, this beautifully situated Nursery & Farm shop is on the A814 between Cardross & Helensburgh. The family run estate is owned by the Montgomery family, where friendly welcoming staff assist in running the estate.
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