The best farm-to-table restaurants in Scotland

There’s no denying that the term “farm-to-table dining” sounds charming, but what really makes it special is when the chefs themselves are cultivating relationships with nearby producers that go beyond bragging rights. As such, we bring you the chicest eateries which have been built on the principle of cooking from Scotland’s national larder…

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Bo & Birdy, Glasgow

With the wisdom of Scotland’s first female 5-star hotel executive head chef, Gillian Matthews, Bo & Birdy is a modern brasserie located in the upmarket Blythswood Hotel. Expect marble-top tables, leather-adorned seating and the best mac and cheese you’ve ever eaten.

Bo & Birdy, 11 Blythswood Square, Glasgow, G2 4AD -

Collinsons, Dundee

With the aim of redefining Scottish dining, this brooding brasserie is known Scotland-wide for its modern treatment of heritage produce. With a range of dishes to suit every palate, seafood is undoubtedly its star attraction. 

Collinsons Restaurant, 122-124 Brown Street, Dundee, DD5 1EN -

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Edinburgh Food Studio

Part restaurant, part research hub, the Edinburgh Food Studio is all about intimate dining curated by expert guest chefs, where rotating menus of elevated seven-course meals won’t fail to impress. Definitely one to book for a special occasion.

Edinburgh Food Studio, 158 Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5DX -

The Kitchen Brasserie, Inverness

Boasting castle views juxtaposed by an ultra-modern dining space, the chefs at The Kitchen pride themselves on their use of seasonal ingredients, blending Scottish cuisine with new-world flavours as they go. We recommend the pumpkin and sage ravioli. 

The Kitchen Brasserie, 15 Huntly Street, Inverness, IV3 5PR -

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The Gannet, Glasgow

Putting Glasgow firmly on the culinary map, The Gannet certainly lives up to its hype. The stripped-back interior makes for an industrial, Brooklyn-esque setting, and while the menu may be short, its quality knows no bounds. 

The Gannet, 1155 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8TB -

Ballintaggart, Perthshire

This once-working farm in rural Perthshire is fast becoming one of Scotland’s most talked about eateries. Much of the ingredients used in its refined dishes are grown on-site in the Kitchen Garden. Cooked and thought with skill, we’d gladly travel across the country to sample its delicious Sunday lunch again.

Ballintaggart Farm, Grandtully, Pitlochry, PH9 0PX -

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