• 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 meal…yet just far enough to justify a night away if you feel like it! Iain Gourlay (perhaps Iain Gourmet?) is now Head Chef at Cringletie. Local Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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.

  • 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 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 Read more [...]

  • Scalloway Hotel

    Shetland is a very very special place. Nowhere in Scotland (Europe?) will you find such a concentration of rare heritage breeds and produce that are on Slow Food’s Ark of Taste. The scenery and birdlife, history and food culture is breathtaking. Every great destination needs a great place to stay Read more [...]

  • Henderson’s of Edinburgh

    Scotland’s original for top veggie dining. 50 years young in 2013 and still owned by the Henderson family, now in its 3rd generation. Look out for their cookbooks full of healthy eating tips. From breakfast onwards, counter service by day and table service in evenings. Founded by Janet Henderson, Janet was Read more [...]

  • 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. Member of Slow Food Chefs’ Alliance, Neil Forbes, deservedly voted Chef of the Year at the Catering in Read more [...]

  • Caberfeidh

    The Caberfeidh serves relaxed light, tapas-style bites, fresh local shellfish, fish and game. There are also meatballs, hand cut chips, home made soups and breads on the menu – a great addition to this highland village. The Caberfeidh Bar & Restaurant is owned by Colin Craig and Lesley Crosfield, who Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • Knockinaam Lodge

    This idyllic spot could be straight from an Agatha Christie novel! Indeed it has an interesting past and has played its part in the history of Scotland as the location for a meeting between Churchill and General Eisenhower in World War II and played a role in John Buchan’s 39 Steps Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • Monachyle Mhor

    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 & Tayside Thistle Awards 2017 and Member of Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • The Roost

    The Roost will be re-opening for good on the 25th of April 2018, and in the meantime will open on Saturday 21st for dinner, and on Sunday 22nd for lunch. The cooking style and dishes will be very different from before but still focussed on the best local produce. Tim Read more [...]

  • Woodside Hotel

    The Woodside Hotel is a classic Victorian hotel. The Woodside 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • l’escargot bleu

    This bistro has the delightful tagline ‘French Twist Using The Best of Scotland’ and it truly does. These delightful bistros are 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 Read more [...]

  • The Sisters, Jordanhill

    Jacqueline is the classic ambassador for Scottish produce as she cooks expertly in the kitchens whilst ‘wee sis’ is greeter par excellence. Jak has also competed superbly on The Great British Menu Series and often demonstrates for Quality Meat Scotland. She is a popular face these days on TV and at Read more [...]

  • Knipoch Hotel

    Charming family run country house hotel serving tasty local produce in their gracious diningrooms including their own home smoked salmon. There are various diningrooms making it ideal for a private functions too. There are open fires and one room is even lined with oak, using paneling recovered from the ruins Read more [...]

  • 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. Read more [...]

  • 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. Within the beautifully restored old farm buildings there is fine dining, Feast Nights and the light and Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • Glenegedale House

    This fabulous guest house on the beautiful isle of Islay belongs to Graeme and Emma who will warmly welcome you to the AA Five Star Gold award Glenegedale House. With stunning views over Mull of Oa and out to the Atlantic, they have four individually designed en suite bedrooms, roaring fires Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • St Andrews Farmhouse Cheese Co

    CHEESEMAKER UNPASTEURISED MILK FROM THEIR OWN HOME BRED HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN COWS TRADITIONAL RENNET ON FARM RETAIL AND CAFE Winner ‘Best British Territorial Cheese’ at the Melton Mowbray Awards 2018 Winner Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Awards for St Andrews Farmhouse Cheddar in Dairy category and as joint runner up in the Best Read more [...]

  • 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 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • Dunlop Dairy

    CHEESEMAKER PASTEURISED MILK FROM OWN AYRSHIRE COWS OWN GOATS’ MILK CHEESES TOO VEGETARIAN RENNET ON FARM RETAIL & CAFE PGI STATUS SLOW FOOD ARK OF TASTE FOR DUNLOP, FARMHOUSE & CROWDIE CHEESES Dunlop Dairy is a Traditional Ayrshire Dunlop cheesemaker based near Stewarton Ayrshire, with a range of farmhouse cheese Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • Contini Restaurante

    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 Read more [...]

  • Whighams Wine Cellars

    Atmospheric cellars with a host of well-selected wines, many offered by the glass. The impressive menu has an emphasis on fine local produce, wholesome Scottish food with a seafood emphasis – you can have a full meal or just a light bite. These home made fishcakes were brilliant! This West End Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • Firebrick Brasserie

    Chef proprietors David Haetzman and Amanda Jordan opened this lovely brasserie late summer 2015 and were Catering in Scotland Excellence Finalist Newcomer of the Year 2016 by May and Winners in 2017 They are both superb chefs in their own right and having their own place is the culmination of much Read more [...]

  • Ravenstar B&B

    Dave & Jane run a lovely B&B on their Croft, where they also grow much of their own produce, just a short drive from the island’s capital. Why would you want to stay in Stornoway when you can enjoy a taste of crofting life instead! They rear hens, goats and Read more [...]

  • 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

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • Eat on the Green

    Winner of Best Restaurant, Aberdeen City & Shire Tourism Awards 2017. Contemporary restaurant oozing with charm by this picturesque village green. Craig creatively uses Aberdeenshire ingredients and has gained many plaudits. He has successfully transformed a small village pub into an award-winning restaurant and made quite a name for himself in Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • Isle of Mull Cheese

    CHEESEMAKER UNPASTEURISED MILK FROM OWN BROWN SWISS, FRIESIAN, SWEDISH RED, NORWEGIAN RED & MEUSE RHINE ISSEL COWS TRADITIONAL RENNET 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 Read more [...]

  • Real Food Café

    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 most sustainable form, this is so much more…buzzing and lively, super baking and fabulous location! All Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • 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, Read more [...]

  • Grants at Craigellachie

    Currently closed for refurbishment. Beautiful home on the shores of Loch Duich The views of the loch and birdlife flitting around are really special. Due to reopen 2019 as B&B Liz also offers a very useful range of courses from REHIS Food Hygiene to Drinks Licensing, Health and Safety. A Read more [...]

  • Henderson’s Vegan

    A trailblazer since the 60’s Henderson’s has done it again and launched Henderson’s Vegan at what was formerly their Thistle Street Bistro. When Janet Henderson first opened, her recipe for success was farm surplus vegetables, a passion for healthy family eating plus an interest in nutritional developments in mainland Europe. Edinburgers were greeted with Read more [...]

  • Stein Inn

    The oldest inn on Skye dating from 1790. The Stein Inn is steeped in character and an excellent place from which to check out the local walks, mountains, birdlife and brews – a cheery couthie place to dine and stay. Idyllic setting on shore with stunning waterfront views of the Read more [...]

  • 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 Read more [...]

  • Flodigarry Hotel

    Take the woodland drive north of Staffin to Flodigarry Hotel on Trotternish, where owners Paul and Bette have restored and transformed this famous hotel to its former glory, a wonderfully Jacobite inspired highland hunting lodge. Little did Flora Macdonald know, back in 1750, how famous her cottage, that is also Read more [...]

  • AliBob @ Cairn O’Mohr

    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 Food Ark evening for the local Read more [...]

  • The Dunstane Houses

    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. Built in the 1860s – if only walls could talk – over the years lived in by merchants, musicians, doctors, distillers, bankers Read more [...]

  • Ostara Café

    Independent café bistro near the shore in Leith. 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 Read more [...]

  • The Sisters, Kelvingrove

    Jacqueline is the classic ambassador for Scottish produce as she cooks expertly in the kitchens whilst ‘wee sis’ is greeter par excellence. Jak has also competed superbly on The Great British Menu Series and often demonstrates for Quality Meat Scotland. She is a popular face these days on TV and at Read more [...]

  • 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, Read more [...]