17 famous Scottish restaurants you need to add to your bucket list
Scotland is home to some amazing restaurants ranging from small independents to Michelin-star winners - with flavours and styles to suit every palate, there's always something new to try.
By Sean Murphy
Thursday, 20th June 2019, 1:55 pm
Here are 17 (in no particular order) of the most famous for you to try out if you're as serious as we are about food.
Named restaurant of the year in the 2018 Good Food Guide, the Three Chimneys team are keeping up the reputation that began with Shirley and Eddie Spear, and has been carried through by head chef Scott Davies
A classic example of the French influence on Scottish cuisine, The Kitchin was opened by top Scots chef Tom Kitchin in 2006 and has gone on to become a true favourite in the capital
Having won Scotlands first ever Michelin star back in the 80s, the Peat Inn is still at the top of its game and head chef Geoffrey Smeddle takes full advantage of Fife's natural larder
Set up in 2013 by Peter McKenna and Ivan Stein, who had scoured the country for its best produce, the Gannet continues to go from strength to strength and has quickly become the place to go in Glasgow for top Scottish cuisine.
Originally run by industry veteran Peter Jukes, Anstruthers the Cellar was taken over and re-opened by local boy and top chef Billy Boyter in 2014, with stunning seafood and game dishes the order of the day.
Scots-Italian chef Nico Simeone has been building a hugely successful franchise with his Six By Nico concept that elevates the tasting menu to another level with every six weeks seeing the reveal of a new theme.
Though we recently lost one of Scotland's greatest chefs, his legacy lives on in the country's only two Michelin Star restaurant and Gleneagles famous dining destination.
There's no airs and graces here, this is simply one of the best places to go in the country for fish and chips.
Chances are that if you ask a Glaswegian to name a restaurant in their city worth going to they'll pick the Chip. Even after nearly five decades of service it's still at the top of its game.
Opulent and luxurious are just some of the words we could use to describe the interior of this incredible restaurant in the capital - and don't worry these descriptors also extend to the food on offer.
Another of Scotland's Michelin-starred wonders can be found on the Isle of Skye, where chef patron Michael Smith serves up some incredible seasonal dishes.
The only Ayrshire restaurant to have a Michelin Star, Braidwoods is run by husband and wife team, Keith and Nicola Braidwood, who are two experienced chefs who've turned this cosy eatery into one of Scotland's best.
Offering a true taste of Aberdeenshire is the Kilted Chef Craig Wilson's exciting restaurant housed at the site of a former village pub in the middle of Udny Green.
Fully deserving its reputation as one of the top eateries in the country, Number One at the Balmoral is the first word in fine dining for anyone visiting the capital.
Recently reaching 9th place in Hardens Guide to 100 of the UKs best restaurants, Martin Wisharts Edinburgh venue is truly one not to miss if you are visiting the capital and desire to be wined and dined.
This modern Scottish eatery can be found on the shores of Loch Fyne serving up beautifully presented dishes that make the most of the locally sourced Scottish produce.
Taking their name from Celtic sea mythology - the ninth wave is where the land of other-worldly delights begins - this restaurant serves some of the freshest seafood around