Get ready to experience the very best of Scotland’s larder and the vast assortment of fresh, sumptuous ingredients available. From Scottish salmon and delicious hand dived scallops from the Isles, to home-grown veggies and locally sourced beef, the memorable culinary journey showcased in Scotland’s varied food scene owe it all to the providence and quality of produce.
Whether you’re looking for a five star dining experience or up for trying a new and exciting street food concept, there are plenty of options to try in and around Stirling on your staycation. From tucked away coffee house gems to impressive steakhouses in converted Georgian buildings and fine-dining at budget prices, there’s something to tantalise your taste buds in Stirling.
Popular with the locals, Portcullis (right next to Stirling Castle) is a traditional pub and converted school dating all the way back to 1787. Nearby is Hermann’s Restaurant, where you’ll discover a delicious mix of Scottish & Austrian flavours. If you’re looking for more traditional fare, Darnley’s Coffee House is known to make the best homemade soup in town.
Fletcher’s is a delightful family run restaurant just a short 5-minute walk from Stirling’s city centre. With an exciting assortment of dishes and a rather spectacular cocktail list, it’s a great foodie hotspot for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Each of their menus has been carefully curated using local produce and is a big hit amongst locals!
If it’s a fine-dining experience you’re looking for on your weekend getaway, look no further than Brea. Rated in the ‘Top 10 Restaurants Worldwide’ by Tripadvisor 2020, this restaurant truly is something special. Showcasing the very best of Scottish produce, get ready to tuck into some of the best dining delights Scotland has to offer. The perfect option for any food lovers.
The Pier Cafe is a great option if you’re planning on working up an appetite by cycling from Trossachs Pier or heading for a cruise on the famous SS Sir Walter Scott Steamship. Tuck into a delicious assortment of cakes and pastries which are freshly made onsite, peruse the mouthwatering breakfast menu or fill up on a three-course meal. If you’re looking for a hearty meal, the haddock is cooked fresh from the North Sea!