Must-see restaurants in Scotland

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    Baba

    Located on Edinburgh’s premier George Street and connected to the chic Principal hotel, Baba specialises in uber-hip and sophisticated Levantine cuisine…

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    Ubiquitous Chip

    The original champion of Scottish produce, Ubiquitous Chip is legendary for its still-unparalleled cuisine and lengthy wine list. Named to poke fun at…

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    Kitchin

    Fresh, seasonal, locally sourced Scottish produce is the philosophy that has won a Michelin star for this elegant but unpretentious restaurant. The menu…

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    Dishoom

    Dishoom is a new addition to Edinburgh’s dining scene and the minichain’s first opening outside London. Inspired by the Irani cafes of Bombay, this is…

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    Café Fish

    Seafood doesn’t come much fresher than the stuff served at this warm and welcoming little restaurant overlooking Tobermory harbour. Crustaceans go…

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    Ondine

    Ondine is one of Edinburgh's finest seafood restaurants, with a menu based on sustainably sourced fish. Take a seat at the curved Oyster Bar and tuck into…

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    Loch Leven's Larder

    Three miles east of Kinross, off the A911, this family-run farm shop and restaurant overlooking Loch Leven is the ideal place to enjoy fresh local food,…

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    Foveran

    Three miles down the Orphir road, one of Orkney's best dining options is surprisingly affordable for its quality. Tranquilly located, with a cosy eating…

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    Old Forge

    The Old Forge is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as Britain’s most remote pub. It’s surprisingly sophisticated – as well as having real ale on tap,…

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    Rhubarb

    Set in the splendid 17th-century Prestonfield hotel, Rhubarb is a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds. The over-the-top decor of rich reds set…

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    Oystercatcher

    Seafood aficionados shouldn’t miss this quirky restaurant, which serves brilliant fare in a small room on the Portmahomack waterfront. Lobster is a…

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    Ninth Wave

    This excellent croft restaurant is owned and operated by a lobster fisherman and his Canadian wife. The daily menu makes use of locally landed shellfish…

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    Tayberry

    Neutral decor enriched with splashes of berry purple create an understated atmosphere in which accomplished chef Adam Newth presents gorgeous and…

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    Peat Inn

    This superb Michelin-starred restaurant, backed by a commodious suite of bedrooms, makes an ideal gourmet break. The chef makes a great effort to source…

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    Ee-Usk

    Bright and modern Ee-Usk (how you pronounce iasg, Gaelic for fish) occupies a prime pier location. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow diners on two levels to…

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    Côte du Nord

    Brilliantly innovative cuisine, wonderfully whimsical presentation and an emphasis on local ingredients are the highlights of the excellent gastronomic…

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    The Newport

    The setting is fabulous, with vast windows overlooking the Firth of Tay, and quirky 'recycled' decor that includes the clever use of an old piano to store…

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    Spanish Butcher

    In a refined interior, moodily dark with industrial decor above retro wickerwork chairs, this is a fine venue for quality northern Spanish beef, with the…

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    Fjarå

    A cute wooden building in a super location, Fjarå is perched above a rocky shore and takes full advantage, with big picture windows looking out over the…

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    Plockton Shores

    This restaurant attached to a shop has a tempting menu of local seafood, including good-value platters with langoustines, mussels, crab, squat lobster and…