Stirling Town Centre

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Food and Drink scene in Stirling, Loch Lomond, The Trossachs & Forth Valley

From quirky and traditional to modern and cutting-edge, there's a huge array of great restaurants and places to eat in Stirling, Loch Lomond, The Trossachs & Forth Valley region.

Expect to find picture-perfect city-centre diners, cosy inns with hearty Scottish food, historic estates, modern galleries and everything in-between. You'll discover that the regional eateries here offer the perfect combination of fine and casual dining ideal for every occasion.

Fine dining and Michelin star restaurants 

There's something extra special about hosting your brunch, lunch or dinner in a fine dining restaurant. You won't be disappointed with the range of fine dining options in this region.

For that extra seal of approval, opt for a Michelin-star dinner. An unforgettable sensory experience is guaranteed:

Restaurants with private dining  

Whether you are looking for a private dining room in Stirling or in the beautiful countryside that surrounds the city, there are lots of excellent options to choose from. From venues with spectacular views, to somewhere relaxed where you can have a casual meal, to places that let you design your own menu, you'll be spoiled for choice.

Our list of private dining rooms in the area will help you discover the ideal venue:

Scottish cuisine  

Stirling, Loch Lomond, The Trossachs & Forth Valley is a hotbed of hidden gem restaurants specialising in hearty Scottish fare. Enjoy seasonal food often locally foraged from the countryside, and served in fantastic locations. Expect a warm Scottish welcome, cosy and enchanting décor, snug atmosphere, all paired with the fine Scottish dishes on offer - such as smoked Atlantic salmon, Aberdeen Angus beef or roasted rump of Perthshire lamb.

Check out these restaurants in the area for some of the best Scottish cuisine:

Afternoon tea 

For your next meeting out of the office, why not treat your client to a spot of afternoon tea? Many local establishments serve this quintessential British treat. Choose from stylish hotel bars, quirky restaurants or cafés at local galleries, and enjoy an elegant affair with exquisite finger sandwiches and handmade cakes served on tiered trays, accompanied by some outstandingly good tea or a glass of fizz.

Browse through our selection of some of the top spots for afternoon tea in the area:


If you're looking for somewhere to settle down for an out of the office work session with your colleagues, then in Stirling you're in for a treat. There are trendy bars dotted all over the city, and a few handy spots that tick all the necessary boxes for a successful working lunch or dinner. Sit back in a Harris Tweed chair and delight in glamorous, often historic surroundings, or choose a cosy hangout with a laid-back mood - the choice is yours.

We've hand-picked a few great local bars below:

Whisky and Gin distilleries  

This region encompasses a good number of gin and whisky distilleries and a trip to the area would be incomplete without experiencing some of Scotland's most popular produce. Discover the long and illustrious history of whisky and gin production in Scotland and learn how the distilling process works on a guided tour. Your knowledgeable guide will show you around and take you behind the scenes, letting you enjoy tastings at the end of the tour.

Find distilleries and producers located in Stirling, Loch Lomond, The Trossachs & Forth Valley region: