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May 28, 2018

Dish of scallops in shell at Galvin Brasserie.

Dine Out Scotland is now in full swing and there is plenty of global cuisine for you to sample. With a two or three course meal for £15.95 — plus sometimes even a cheeky drink included — this is your chance to tour the world without leaving your city (so who needs a Phileas Fogg hot air balloon, we ask you?).

A celebration of Scotland’s amazingly varied foodie scene, Dine Out Scotland offers an excellent excuse to either sample restaurants you’ve never tried before or head back to old favourites.

Here is a selection of some of the best international cuisine you can feast on until Monday 4th June…

Fabulously French

If you love French cuisine, then Galvin Brasserie De Luxe in Edinburgh’s West End is offering a main from its seasonal menu plus a tea or coffee. Choices can change, but we definitely like the sound of the Gressingham duck breast leg & bon bon with chicory marmalade and a carrot & apricot purée. 

Other French restaurant choices in Edinburgh include the cosy and welcoming Hotel Du Vin, which is offering two courses from its prix fixe menu, and the sophisticated yet friendly Restaurant at The Bonham, which is beguiling diners with two market menu choices.

Glasgow has its own French dining enticements too in the shape of Atlantic Brasserie in the city centre, where you can try out two dishes. We're opting for the Steamed Shetland mussels followed by the spit-roasted Marinated Provençal style chicken.

Steak tartare Atlantic brasserie

Irresistibly Italian

If Italian is more your bag, then Dine Out Scotland has a couple of Edinburgh restaurants to choose from — you could either dine on two courses from the à la carte selection at Zucca at The Lyceum in Old Town or two from the set menu at Cucina in the city centre (and of course, there’s nothing stopping you from trying out both).

Mouthwateringly Mediterranean

Or if you would like to bask in the sunny flavours of the Mediterranean (no matter what the Scottish weather is like), then you have two excellent Glasgow-based options: vibrant Halloumi in the city centre is offering three mezze from its market menu plus a beer or wine, while Epicures, an atmospheric hangout in Hyndland, is also offering three courses from its pre-theatre selection.

Croquettes at Halloumi restaurant

Appetisingly Asian

Glasgow is also where you will find two excellent Asian options. In the Merchant City, flagship Japanese restaurant, Sapporo Teppanyaki, is tempting diners with two courses plus a drink. For our main, we fancy the chicken fillet with egg fried rice, stir fry vegetables and Sapporo sautéed potatoes. What are you having?

Over in the hip dining hub of Finnieston, authentic Indian dining spot, Bukharah, is offering two courses from its set menu with a cheeky glass of wine to wash it down. Anyone for chilli paneer followed by lamb desi karahi bhoona?

If £15.95 for two or three courses sounds good to you, then snatch up one of these global dining experiences. Whether you are craving French, Italian, Mediterranean or Asian, we think that it’s high time your taste buds were treated to more flavours of the world.

Start browsing Dine Out Scotland restaurants then book online now.