There are thousands of restaurants in Scotland but here is a selection of temptingly unusual eateries and restaurants for foodies in the South West of Scotland.
There is nothing like Scottish food and drink. As a visitor, you can discover numerous gastronomic delights in picturesque locations in Scotland. If you’re a diehard foodie coming to Dumfries and Galloway, you’re in luck: it’s home to its own Food Town, Castle Douglas, which has justifiably been characterised as a culinary paradise.
Here are some highly recommended choices in this area:
The Mariner Hotel, Bar & Restaurant in Kippford offers a variety of beers and wines which you can enjoy in their exceptionally popular bar; it also includes some dishes for vegetarians. Its outdoor seating with breath-taking views over the estuary is a great attraction promising uniquely relaxing moments in the South West of Scotland, while it also has a conservatory and a play area.
Luigi’s Italian Restaurant in Dalbeattie is an excellent choice for diehard foodies who are on a budget but want to taste southern European dishes. They are created by an award-winning chef who has received great accolades from top Scottish food critics. You can have your meal in a friendly atmosphere, which is typical of the South West of Scotland. This temptingly unusual restaurant with a Mediterranean menu, also has a great selection of red and white wines too – the rose wine in particular is a highly recommended indulgence.
Treats and Eats Café in Colvend Village is another must-visit place. You will be in for a real treat, as there is a great selection of mouthwatering homemade cakes. The friendliness and warmth of the staff, the immaculately clean areas, and the desserts and drinks made of local ingredients, will make you feel that your quest for culinary excellence in the South West of Scotland is all worthwhile.
Sulwath Brewers in Castle Douglas offers a broad range of hand crafted ales to satisfy the local taste. On chosen days, you can take a guided tour by the welcoming and knowledgeable manager, who will introduce you to the brewing process and even allow you to gain practical experience. So if you want to taste the natural flavour of traditional beer, this excellent brewery in the South West of Scotland is the place to be. Just remember it stays open until 6pm.
Annandale Distillery in Annan, first established in 1830, has a long history. It includes a Coffee Shop, where you can taste delectable Scottish food, beer, wine, ciders, and, naturally, a wide whisky collection. One of the highlights of your visit will be the distillery tour, which will familiarise you with its interesting history, its downturn, and new beginning. It will also provide you with insights into the whisky making process and the guide is more than happy to answer any questions.
Restaurants in Scotland may be numerous, but we recommend the above eateries for their own individual charm, great food and drink, and a warm Scottish welcome.