Edinburgh and Glasgow are two of Scotland’s most famous cities, and are both ideal destinations for a weekend away, whether that’s with the family, a romantic getaway, or a wild night out with your mates.
Visit either one of these fabulous Scottish cities and you’ll not be disappointed. Both cities have a wealth of culture, history and heritage to keep everyone in your party amused, and both boast a range of activities to do and attractions to visit during your stay. With an incredible range of accommodation options, a stellar nightlife, and things to suit every budget, you really can’t go wrong with a stay in either city.
Food, Food, Food!
One thing that Edinburgh and Glasgow both have firmly in common is the fabulous dining experiences they can each offer. Whether you’re there for a weekend or there for a month, you could try something new and different every night and never get bored of the culinary delights you can find in these two great Scottish cities.
Where to eat in Edinburgh
You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to restaurants in Edinburgh, and whether you want a taste of the traditional, or something a bit more exotic, Scotland’s fine capital can provide it with comfort and ease.
If you want a real taste of Scottish tradition, you can’t go wrong with anything from the menu at The Witchery. This gothic-style restaurant is ideally situated at the gates of Edinburgh castle, rendering it the ideal spot to eat for locals and tourists alike. The menu offers Angus beef and game dishes, as well as Scottish seafood specialities, so when in Rome…
Another hugely popular restaurant in Edinburgh that serves any traditional Scottish dish you could hope to find is The Tower Restaurant. This elegant rooftop restaurant offers breath-taking views of Edinburgh castle and the beautiful city, and boasts rave reviews from a variety of tourist boards. Again, Angus beef, game and seafood dishes are amongst the most popular traditional dishes on offer here, and Scottish cuisine at The Tower Restaurant is second to none.
Where to eat in Glasgow
Glasgow is one of Scotland’s most up-and-coming cities, and has undergone a massive transformation over the last decade. Although Edinburgh is the nation’s well-loved capital, Glasgow is fast becoming its rival in the culinary world, and there is an astounding plethora of restaurants in Glasgow that offer top-notch, award-winning, traditional Scottish grub.
The Brasserie on George Square is easily one of Glasgow’s dining gems, and it’s easy to see why. Besides offering diners an exquisite view across George Square, The Brasserie celebrates Scotland in style with an array of stunning dishes that will give you a true flavour of the delights of Scotland.
CailBruich is a modern blend of traditional Scottish dishes and French cooking techniques, so if you’re after a new, unique and quirky dining experience, look no further! Dishes are inventive and original, and are well worth the awards and recommendations this fabulous restaurant has received since its opening.
Check out the links for more information on these fabulous restaurants and the dishes they offer, or even for some inspiration for your own Scottish spinoffs!