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7 Great Local Places To Eat In Dumfries and Galloway

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Dumfries & Galloway is known as the fascinating corner of Scotland, and it doesn’t stop at the breathtaking coastlines & landscapes. When it comes to mouth-wateringly good food, this widely-visited county is culinary heaven, whether you’re the ultimate foodie or you fancy a simple sweet snack.

In this handy article, you’ll discover the top foodie places and prepare to indulge in fantastic cuisine. Family orientated pubs, cosy cafe’s and cultured restaurants – you’ll be set for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We’ve put together our 7 favourite eating spots in Stranraer that are sure to make your mouth marvel. 2 words: bon appetit!

The Lighthouse bar at Sands of Luce

Sands of Luce Holiday Park, Sandhead, Stranraer

A bar, cafe and restaurant – The Lighthouse Bar truly does have something for everyone (and we’re not just saying that!) We have formed a perfect place for holiday go-ers and locals to enjoy great company and indulge in wonderful food. From quality Galloway breakfasts to authentic Italian pizzas, we serve up real tasty food with a friendly smile in a casual setting. What’s more we pride ourselves on serving the best coffee in Galloway. The bar also holds live music events to keep customer toes bouncing!

“Great food and a perfect ambience, highly recommended” – TripAdvisor

The Lighthouse Bar Dumfries & Galloway

Craft in Wigtown

30 South Main Street, Wigtown

A highly regarded dining choice in Dumfries & Galloway, Craft puts on no airs and graces when it comes to what they offer. True, authentic, quality burgers and craft beers. All served within a traditional Galloway pub. This sort of experience is usually reserved for trendy city centres. A true culinary treat and a very unique experience. Everything is organic and sustainably sourced, Ben and Kati regard the values of their food as much as the taste.

“What a great place! The owners and their staff are so friendly and the food is outstanding. It’s a pleasure to come across a restaurant where the owners are so passionate about using top-quality local ingredients.” – TripAdvisor

Craft Dumfries & Galloway

Tigh Na Mara in Sandhead

Sandhead, Stranraer

Locally renowned as the place to enjoy a cosy and delicious meal, this restaurant emits a stylish and welcoming aura. The freshly prepared dishes, local produce and the finest fresh seafood make Tigh Na Mara a traditional favourite to please those who revel in tasty cuisine. Offering a relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere alongside outstanding food, if you’re after succulent king prawns or a hearty soup of the day, this is your place!

“Light lunch choices were varied – and lovely! A fuller selection of main meals were available and looked excellent. Very nice staff too.” – TripAdvisor


Tigh Na Mara Dumfries & Galloway

The Crown in Portpatrick

9 North Crescent, Portpatrick, Wigtownshire

Offering a large scope of fine food, this warm and welcoming local hotel and pub overlooks the harbour. With a highly valuable reputation, The Crown provides scrumptious (and generous) portions. The fantastic outside terrace holds a pleasant-natured atmosphere and if you’re dreaming of fresh smoked haddock or a Scottish Sea food platter, this friendly venue shall not disappoint! Satisfy your taste buds with real ales while appreciating stunning sea views in a relaxed atmosphere.

“The meals were good quality, and we enjoyed the cosy pub atmosphere in the restaurant.” – TripAdvisor


The Crown Dumfries & Galloway


Campbells in Portpatrick

1 South Cres, Portpatrick, Stranraer

Regarded as the ‘go to’ sea food restaurant in Dumfries and Galloway, Campbell’s restaurant holds an extensive menu full of delectable choice meat dishes, a house specialty range and exquisite sea food options. The atmosphere is cosy, cordial and elegant, whether you’re after a delicious lunch time light-bite or an exquisite evening seafood platter, Campbell’s is a first-class choice for a versatile menu and hospitable service.

“Food is first class with excellent choices, something to suit everyone.” – TripAdvisor

Campbells Dumfries & Galloway

Knockinaam Lodge

Portpatrick, Wigtownshire

Indulge in the entire spectrum of authentic Scottish cuisine at Knockinaam Lodge. This spectacular country house offers delicious breakfast food, gorgeous lunches and flavoursome dinners. Promising beautiful landscape as well as scrumptious grub, this venue is the place to catch up over afternoon tea or immerse in a mouth-watering, flavour-filled Sunday lunch.

“Log fires in bar, lounge and dining room. Extensive wine and whisky list. Food is Michelin Star quality.” – TripAdvisor


Knockinaam Lodge Dumfries & Galloway


Gallie Craig Mull of Galloway

Mull of Galloway, Drummore, Stranraer

The children won’t be hard to please at this clifftop-view coffee shop. Holding a truly excellent reputation, the Gallie Craig coffee house offers an extensive range of home made meals and caters fantastically for all. This social atmosphere is ideal for snacking or eating out, situated on scenic clifftops, it is the perfect for marvelling at the sea birds and steep cliffs below.

“Quality food served with a smile. This spot is awesome for a look around, great sights on the southern most point in Scotland.” – TripAdvisor


Gallie Craig


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