Scotland isn’t always the first name thrown into the mix when it comes to unique international dishes, mostly because of common misconceptions on the popularity of haggis, though a national cuisine, or the infamous battered Mars bar.
Scratch the surface however, and you couldn’t find a more diverse line-up on offer; blending traditional recipes with the exotic, the unique with the extravagant, there’s plenty to choose from, and to tell the truth, you should experience all of these and more!
When planning your next break with TRIPorganiser, make you try at least one of these 6 unique international cuisine offerings in Scotland:
1: Macau Kitchen – considered a first when it comes to world cuisine fusions, Macau Kitchen unites the island of Macau and Portugal into a mix of exclusive dishes – the only one of its kind in the UK. Listing Portuguese classics such as salted cod, but cooked with spices and coconut milk, this restaurant serves up some extraordinary flavours that need to be experienced.
2: Contini – an award-winning family-run restaurant in Edinburgh, Contini gives off vibes of grandeur as it is located inside a former banking hall! Contini serves up hearty contemporary Italian food with a Scottish twist – the perfect mix considering the owners are Scots with Italian heritage. They even bake fresh Puglian focaccia every morning!
3: Jannettas Gelateria – no selection would be complete without something from the dessert menu! With over 54 flavours to choose from, this ice cream café has been on the go for over 100 years, run by four generations of the same lovely family! Jannettas often import the ingredients for their sought-after gelato directly from Italy – exactly how it should be.
4: La P’tite Folie – translated as The Little Madness, La P’tite Folie is a charming restaurant in the heart of Edinburgh. Serving up a more traditional French selection, the restaurant offers a cosy environment for lunch and dinner. Menus include favourites like grilled halibut, Scottish lamb and homemade ratatouille with a tomato coulis.
5: Wee Buddha – located on Jamaica Street, Edinburgh, Wee Buddha’s cuisine blends Asian influences with Scottish staples. Haggis wontons, Japanese udon noodles, and Thai style beef can all be sampled at this iconic food joint! Taking a more contemporary approach, the drink menu has everything from Japan to Germany, Mexico, to local stouts.
6: ROLLO – a tapas-inspired over-18’s restaurant that offers intimate seating, ROLLO boasts a fabulous environment for those wishing to experience a wide variety of food and drink from all over the world. Though not specialising in one specific cuisine, the proud Kiwi owners have crafted an exquisite menu encourages a fabulous, memorable evening. Who’s up for a night on the town with TRIPorganiser?!
As you can see from this appetiser of international dishes, Scotland boasts a versatile selection of cuisines suitable for any palate.
If this is enough to whet your appetite, get in touch with TRIPorganiser for your next adventure. Not only can you experience world-class restaurants, but we have tailor-made packages for discovering Scotland – whatever your interests, there’ll be something just for you.