The Best Gastro Pubs In Scotland

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Ox & Finch, Glasgow

Launched by the former head chef of the McLaren Formula One team, Ox and finch is an exciting new restaurant on Sauchiehall Street and awarded the prestigious Bib Gourmand in the Michelin Guide to Great Britain and Ireland 2015. With a contempapry feel, slick leather seats and a meaty menu featuring; braised ox cheek, roast skate wing and tartare of roe deer, your carnivore is bound to be bowled over.

The Peat Inn, Fife

As well as holding 3 AA Rosettes and being named at the AA restaurant of the year in 2011, The Peat Inn also proudly retains a Michelin star. Dating back to the 1700s, three small quintessentially Scottish dining rooms make up the restaurant, providing the very intimate dining experience that is the hallmark of The Peat Inn. Ready your taste buds for seared stone bass, honey roast duck and Swiss chard gratin.

No.1 Bistro at Mackay’s Hotel, Highlands

Mackays Hotel is located in Wick, one row back from the waterfront in the beautiful county of Caithness. Built in 1833, the hotel has gained wide recognition for its high standard of service and fine food. Famed for sourcing the best in local produce and fish straight off the boats at Scrabster, No 1 Bistro is one of Caithness’s tastiest choices for lunch and dinner.

Cannonball Restaurarant, Edinburgh

Popular with locals and tourists alike, tartan clad Cannoball is inspired by the Contini family’s tradition of serving food in Scotland for over a century. With haggis, whiskey baked salmon and cheese souffle on the menu you be spoilt for choice but remember to leave room for a scoop of the famous Italian ice cream.

Bridge Inn at Ratho, Midlothian

The Bridge Inn prides itself on not just producing great food, but also on working with suppliers to provide the best of Scottish venison, hake, salmon, scallops and 35-day hung beef. With a menu featuring popular pub favourites such as fresh haddock with hand-cut chips and pie of the week it’s the perfect pit stop for fussy eaters.

The D’arcy Thompson, Dundee

Contemporary, light and airy, the D’arcy Thompson provides honest great tasting home-cooked food with an emphasis on seasonal and local produce. If you don’t have time to stop for dinner, the afternoon tea is simply scrumptious but make sure you book in advance.

TGarden View Restaurant at the Orkney Hotel, Orkney
A 3-minute walk from the historic St. Magnus Cathedral, The Orkney Hotel offers fine-dining overlooking the private garden. Head Chef Mark Jordan uses superb local ingredients wherever possible including daily harvested seafood, Aberdeen Angus beef, Orkney lamb and Orkney cheese & ice cream. Choose from over 60 Scottish whiskies for an after-dinner dram in the quiet St. Magnus lounge.

The Sorn Inn, Ayrshire

Across the road from the river Ayr in the quant village of Sorn, the award-winning Sorn Inn features a fusion of fine dining and brasserie style food; including seasoned cuts of aged Scotch beef, available both in the Chop House and Restaurant, using the best local ingredients available.

 

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