Restaurants

Austrian in Stirling

Hermann’s

This elegant Scottish-Austrian restaurant is a reliable and popular choice, with conservative decor oddly offset by magazine-spread skiing photos, but the food doesn’t miss a beat and ranges from Scottish favourites…
Pub Food in Stirling

Portcullis

Built in stone as solid as the castle that it stands below, this former school is just the spot for a pint and a pub lunch after your castle visit. With bar meals that would have had even William Wallace loosening h…
Pub Food in Stirling

Birds & Bees

A bit of a local secret, this – a country pub in a converted barn, hidden away on a back road on the city's northern fringes. There's faux-rustic decor and a crowd-pleasing pub-grub menu that runs from nachos and te…
Cafe in Stirling

Darnley Coffee House

Just down the hill from Stirling Castle, this is a good pit stop for home baking, soup, vegan food and speciality coffees (no espresso machine, though) during a walk around the Old Town. The cafe is in the vaulted c…
Scottish in Stirling

Breá

Bringing a bohemian touch to central Stirling, this busy bistro has pared-back contemporary decor and a short menu showcasing carefully sourced Scottish produce, including beef, venison, seafood, haggis and Brewdog …
Italian in Stirling

Mamma Mia

This Old Town split-level favourite has a short menu of southern Italian cuisine augmented by weekly specials, which are definitely worth going for. It shows a sure touch with sea bass and Scottish steaks alike, tho…