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Food in Scotland

Hi, going to Scotland next month, and would like to know if there are any resturants that serve more American type food or Italian? Also on the isle of Skye. My son and I neither one of us eat seafood, so we are kinda picky. He is also diabetic.

Thanks

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1345 posts

It is not all haggis, deep fried Mars bars and coronaries on a plate! That is for special occasions, like days ending in a 'y'! ;-)

Seriously though, in the larger towns and cities there will be a wide choice. Some great lamb and beef comes from Scottish farms (also English and Welsh farms), which will be available in most of the places you are likely to visit.

Out in the country choice will be limited, but it will generally be a mixture of dishes. Not every body likes seafood, like yourselves, but there is likely to traditional Scottish/British dishes and also Italian on most menus.

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5784 posts

I liked the Muscle Inn in Edinburgh but you're not a seafood person. Look up Google Maps, go to Edinburgh or where ever. Then search restaurants. Doing this, I found some interesting places like "the dogs" at 110 Hanover Street. Check out the menu from the Maps link. Using the dogs example:
http://www.thedogsonline.co.uk/our-menu/
You might find the "pickled turkey, Braeburn apple, purple cabbage, sweetcorn vinaigrette, balsamic" at 4.25£ interesting.

Or search for "american restaurants" and find places like "Filling Station" on High Street and get a american style burger from British beef:
http://www.filling-stations.co.uk/food-drink
If you're hungry you can fill up at the Filling Station for with the "Great Lincoln Platter" at 16.95£:

A feast for four with all our favourites! Breaded chicken strips,
cheese & chive (v) and bacon & cheese potato skins, BBQ wings, Buffalo
hot wings, battered onion rings, garlic ciabatta stack and tortilla
chips. Served with BBQ sauce, sour cream and a blue cheese dip. Good
for four to share or two if you’re ravenous!

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2534 posts

if you are in Edinburgh then these two places will fit the bill.
http://www.thesouthern.co.uk/food-drink/
This is mainly a burger bar but real good burgers , even do one with haggis , great selection of Scottish beers too.
http://www.clerksbar.co.uk/clerks-bar/home/clerks-bar.html
This one is more ribs and burger type place again with great choice of beers.
Both places are only a couple of hundred yards apart on south Clerk Street one of the main streets in an out of the city,walkable from the Royal mile in 15 minutes or a couple of minutes on any of the many buses that pass nearby.
I have eaten in both places and can recommend them.

Posted by
86 posts

Thanks, I will check those two out. Thanks for giving me the street name also, that makes it a lot easier.

Posted by
2534 posts

that whole area from royal mile to Minto street is one long street but has different names. South bridge, Nicholson street, South Clark street to the start of Minto street.It is about a mile from the start of South Bridge at the Royal mile to the start of Minto street, there are 100's of pubs and resturants of every hue and nationality, sit in places and carry outs ,plus off the side street there are even more,you won't be short of choice.

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86 posts

I checked the menus out to both of them. It's definitely what we r looking for. I think I like the 2nd one the best. But will probably try both of them.

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1345 posts

Another one in Glasgow and the west is the DiMaggio group. There are a couple of restaurants in Glasgow itself and in the surrounding towns.