A guide to 6 of Scotland’s best seafood restaurants

Embark on a deep dive into Scotland’s unrivaled seafood scene, where delicious local produce is expertly prepared by elite chefs at the country’s finest restaurants.

Le Dory Bistro & Galerie

If you’re looking for a seafood restaurant that serves fresh, local produce in Fife, Dory Bistro & Gallery located on Pittenweem Harbor is one of East Neuk’s most popular and unique dining experiences.

Serving delicious seafood dishes that complement the bountiful local produce of the sea and land of East Neuk, the informal dining experience at Dory combines great food with great service and incredible craftsmanship.

15 Rive Est, Pittenweem, Anstruther, KY10 2NH, 01333 311222
Facebook – @bistrodory
Instagram – @bistrodory


Cafe Royal Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s hidden gem! Traditional oyster bar and restaurant serving fine cuisine and a great selection of continental lagers, local beers and ales.

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Café Royal has a proud history without being complacent and the team loves to see a happy customer. They have always strived to make the pub unique and they are sure you will notice it. So, sit back, take a tour of the pub and find out what sets Café Royal apart from the rest.

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19 West Register Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2AA, 0131 556 1884

Instagram – @caferoyaledinburgh
Facebook – @caferoyaledinburgh


New Creelers restaurant

Authentic French cuisine is on the menu at New Creelers Restaurant in Broadford, Isle of Skye.

With the vast majority of talented chefs of French origin, their experience and collective skills provide a welcome selection of French gastronomic delights.

New Creelers’ homemade dishes evoke a sense of quality and attention to detail. Each carefully prepared dish invites you to taste the freshness of Scottish seasoned products in the current fashion of the French Riviera.

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Being based on the bountiful Isle of Skye, New Creelers Restaurant offers some of the best fresh produce from small local producers. Fish, shellfish, game, meats, fruits and vegetables are all readily available. The experienced chefs have traveled across the country to sample specific products for their menu.

At the restaurant, you can expect popular dishes to be served year-round, including salmon and mussels, while seasonal specialties will alternate to complement particular fishing or production periods. Upcoming seasonal treats include adding fresh crayfish and scallops.

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When the pandemic hit, New Creelers adapted by offering a popular take-out and delivery service. The restaurant has become a desirable choice for those looking for a high quality meal to mark a special occasion like a birthday or anniversary.

The French restaurant also offers a catering service, whether for weddings or parties, the team of chefs can cook up a storm for your friends and family. For residents of the Isle of Skye region, the team can prepare and deliver anything from starters, main courses or desserts.

You can find The New Creelers restaurant at Lower Harrapool, Broadford, Isle of Skye, IV49 9AE, Tel 01471 822 118

For more information on The New Creelers restaurant, visit www.newcreelers.scot, or visit their Facebook page – www.facebook.com/creelersrestaurant


Heathbank Hotel

Situated in the tranquil area of ​​Northbay, the Heathbank hotel is ideally placed with the famous airport beach and the Sound of Barra ferry just 2.5 miles away. The family-run hotel is the perfect place to stay and dine after exploring the beauty of the island, whether it’s the primrose covered Machair, various forest fires, boat trips, kayaking, walking, cycling or simply strolling along one of the unspoiled beaches.

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Heathbank is a unique but modern small hotel on the Isle of Barra. The family hotel is run by “locals” who have a good knowledge and understanding of island life. All rooms have been recently upgraded to a high standard, and guests have the added bonus of being guaranteed a reservation for evening dinner at the on-site Seafood Bistro which is often fully booked by locals and tourists alike.
At the end of each day, visit the warm and friendly bar, which offers a wide range of malt whiskey, a selection of luxury gins, wine and cold beers. Breakfast is available to the general public and the bar is open all day and serves light snacks. The evening menu, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., focuses on delicious langoustines, scallops, smoked salmon and locally sourced haddock. Also offering fantastic daily specials such as monkfish, turbot and halibut – all that the local fishermen bring.
There is a small menu option for meat and vegetarian dishes. The products are as locally sourced as possible and the establishment prides itself on offering simple but good cuisine. All the desserts are homemade and worth trying the traditional dessert from the island of Carrageenan (made with seaweed!).

Heathbank, Northbay, Isle of Barra, HS9 5YQ
01871 890266
[email protected]

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Loch Fyne Oyster Bar & Deli

Loch Fyne Oyster Bar & Deli is located on the A83 in Argyll, where the hills meet the sea at the head of the Loch. Just over an hour from Glasgow and two hours from Edinburgh, Loch Fyne is a beautiful destination in its own right or the perfect place to stop on a trip through the region.

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The guiding principle of Loch Fyne is to present the best of authentic Scottish seafood, while minimizing our environmental impact. Founded in the 1970s, the original Loch Fyne Oyster Bar specializes in serving seafood produced on the Loch and in the Smokehouse. Menus are tailored weekly based on seasonal availability and include award-winning smoked salmon from Loch Fyne, fresh oysters from Loch Fyne, Hebridean mussels, fish and chips and their legendary seafood platter.

Completely refurbished in recent years to a very high standard with spectacular views over Loch Fyne, the bright and airy dining areas of the Oyster Bar are perfect for couples, large groups and families. It also offers a take-away service, garden furniture and a children’s play area.

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No visit to Loch Fyne is complete without stopping at the Deli with a huge range of products including fresh oysters, shellfish, smoker salmon, a superb range of cheeses and delicacies.

Whether you’re looking to stock up on the best local and Scottish food and drink or just a freshly brewed coffee and sandwich, the Deli has something for everyone.

Advance reservations are strongly recommended by phone at 01499 600482 or by email at [email protected]

Visit the website to see current menus and season opening hours.

Loch Fyne Oyster Bar & Deli
Clachan, Cairndow, Argyll, PA26 8BL

01499 600482


Instagram: @lochfyneoysters




Wilson’s catch of the day

Every working morning, the Wilson’s Catch of the Day team gets up early, well before sunrise, to hit the coast.

For them, it is important that they arrive at the fish markets first to carefully select the best and freshest from the seafood stock.

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After which they return to their base (just behind the SkyPark) in Finnieston to prepare and set up the shop for the day’s trading.

For more than five years, Wilson’s Catch of the Day has provided Glasgow with all types of seafood, poultry, game, seasonal produce and a range of condiments and other favorites useful for foodies.

71 Houldsworth Street, Finnieston, Glasgow, G3 8ED, 0141 204 4456
Facebook – @wilsonscatchoftheday
Instagram – @wilsonscatchoftheday

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