Best Modern restaurants in

  • Number 16

    16 Byres Road, G11 5JY

    West End, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Scottish, Modern

    About Number 16

    A cosy and well-established West End favourite offering quality food, friendly service and great value in relaxed surroundings.

  • 11 Brasserie @ No 11

    11 Brunswick Street, EH7 5JB

    New Town, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: British, Scottish, Modern

    About 11 Brasserie @ No 11

    11 Brasserie @ No 11 is a stylish, Scottish restaurant in the classical setting of a Grade “A” listed Georgian townhouse, on Brunswick Street in the heart of Edinburgh. Ideally located for the Edinburgh Playhouse, the relaxed, welcoming ambience of the restaurant make it the perfect venue for friends to catch up over a light lunch or fine dining evening meal.

  • The Lantern Room @ Courtyard By Marriott Edinburgh

    1-3 Baxter's Place, EH1 3AF

    New Town, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: British, Modern

    About The Lantern Room @ Courtyard By Marriott Edinburgh

    The Lantern Room @ Courtyard By Marriott Edinburgh is an informal restaurant and bar on Baxter’s Place by Edinburgh Playhouse. Opened at the end of 2016, it has a smart, contemporary decor and serves everything from lunch and afternoon tea to after work drinks and dinner. The waiting staff are as welcoming as they are professional and the bar staff are always happy to mix up a cocktail. The spacious heated terrace is great for people watching, perhaps over a sun downer or two.

  • Indigo Yard

    7 Charlotte Lane, EH2 4QZ

    New Town, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: British, Modern, Gastro Pub

    About Indigo Yard

    Part of the award-winning Montpeliers group, Indigo Yard is a welcoming bar and restaurant on Charlotte Lane, just off Queensferry Road in Edinburgh’s West End. As well as a covered outside terrace, it has a light and airy bar, cosy mezzanine and a dining area with comfortable booth seating. Up-cycled and reclaimed materials give it all an enjoyably rustic edge but, underneath the stripped walls and wooden boards, this is a sleek, professional operation.

  • Rabble

    55a Frederick Street, EH2 1LH

    New Town, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: British, Modern

    About Rabble

    Rabble is a cosmopolitan restaurant and bar with rooms on Frederick Street, right in the heart of Edinburgh city centre. A glass roof and lots of vibrant green plants give the dining area an enjoyable outdoors-but-indoors feel. In the bar, a glowing wall of bottles catches the eye as do the two gleaming copper tanks which dispense fresh, unpasteurised Staropramen. Classic and modern cocktails, highballs, great wines and bespoke gin and tonics complete the picture. Rabble is part of the award-winning Montpeliers group.

  • Tigerlily

    125 George Street, EH2 4JN

    New Town, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: British, Modern, Pan-Asian

    About Tigerlily

    When Tigerlily launched in 2006, it arguably kick started the renaissance of George Street as the capital’s most fashionable area for eating and drinking. A 2015 refurbishment ensured that the boutique hotel, bar and restaurant stays at the head of the pack. With mirrored walls, chandeliers, clever lighting and several different spaces, the decor of the dining areas helps make for a memorable meal. An extensive drinks list with innovative cocktails plus much sought after pavement terrace tables all add to Tigerlily’s undoubted appeal.

  • Candy Bar & Diner

    113-115 George Street, EH2 4JN

    New Town, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: Modern, Pizza

    About Candy Bar & Diner

    Promising diner-style dishes for the Instagram age, Candy Bar serves up fresh, fast and feel-good food from lunch till late. Part of the award-winning Montpeliers group, the drinks menu includes forward-thinking cocktails, carefully selected wines and a host of hoppy treasures from craft breweries across the UK. The interior is a plush, grownup diner space decked out in shades of copper, silver and violet with comfy booths and nifty pink chairs. Regular pizza & prosecco specials, quiz nights and DJs on a Friday and Saturday all add fizz to the atmosphere.

  • Vesta

    7-8 Queensferry Street, EH2 4PA

    New Town, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: British, Eclectic, Vegetarian/Vegan

    About Vesta

    Vesta is a social enterprise restaurant that promises a warm welcome, fantastic bar and healthy feel-good food. Set in the heart of Edinburgh city centre, the menu is bursting with vegan and vegetarian plates, comfort classics and indulgent burgers. Vesta is in partnership with SocialBite, meaning that when you visit you get the option of paying forward a meal or coffee to a homeless person. This means that you can enjoy the twin warm glow of both a slap-up meal and knowing that you’ve helped someone. The restaurant’s decor is cheerful, stylish and rustic, perfect for enjoying a relaxed meal.

  • BABA Restaurant

    130 George Street, EH2 4JZ

    New Town, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: Mediterranean, Modern

    About BABA Restaurant

    Based in the Principal Hotel, Baba is a mezze & charcoal grill restaurant combined with a cocktail bar. Promising flavours inspired by the Levant, diners can enjoy the taste of Turkey, Cyprus, Egypt and beyond. Playful colours, Persian rugs and all-round shabby chic decor (including bookcases) make this a great choice for casual dining.

  • Forth Floor Brasserie - Harvey Nichols

    30-34 St. Andrew Square, EH2 2AD

    New Town, Edinburgh

    Cuisine: British, European, Modern

    About Forth Floor Brasserie - Harvey Nichols

    Located upstairs in the Harvey Nichols department store, Forth Floor Brasserie specialises in serving up modern Scottish and European cuisine, alongside breakfast, brunch and afternoon tea. All dishes are beautifully presented, meaning that both the view and your plate will be competing for your admiration.

  • Rogue

    209 South Street, KY16 9EF

    St Andrews, Fife

    Cuisine: Seafood, Modern, Steaks & Grill

    About Rogue

    Rogue is a restaurant, cocktail bar and small gin distillery on South Street. Housed in what used to be Drouthy Neebors pub, Rogue specialises in serving up dry-aged beef, locally landed seafood, modern cuisine, gin cocktails and Champagne.

  • Chartroom II Bistro

    Loch Melfort Hotel & Restaurant, PA34 4XG

    Oban & Surrounding, Argyll & Bute

    Cuisine: British, Seafood, Modern

    About Chartroom II Bistro

    Chartoom II Bistro is a relaxed, seafood restaurant within the Loch Melfort Hotel, overlooking the stunning Asknish Bay.

  • TEST - The Square - A Test Restaurant

    Spetchley Road, WR5 2NP

    Worcester, Worcestershire

    Cuisine: European, Modern

    About TEST - The Square - A Test Restaurant

    The Square is a contemporary, casual space, suitable for both sophisticated dinners and informal get-togethers.

  • Swadish

    33 Ingram Street, G1 1HA

    Merchant City, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Indian, Seafood, Vegetarian/Vegan

    About Swadish

    A family-run Indian restaurant which opened in 2019, Swadish offers an appetising combination of seasonal Scottish ingredients prepared using both modern and traditional Indian techniques and spices. The kitchen brigade is run by a chef who trained in many of India’s top hotel restaurants and his cooking will come as a refreshing surprise to anyone who still thinks that chicken tikka masala is the pinnacle of Indian cuisine. The setting, a former fire station, is as stylish as the food.

  • Waterside

    The Waterside Hotel, KA23 9NG

    West Kilbride, Ayrshire & Arran

    Cuisine: Seafood, Vegetarian/Vegan, Modern

    About Waterside

    The Waterside Restaurant and Bar is part of the family-owned SimpsInns group on the Ardrossan Road by West Kilbride. With views across the Firth of Clyde to Arran, the property makes the most of its stunning, water-edge location.

  • Bocca Bar & Restaurant

    87 Dundyvan Road, ML5 1EA

    Coatbridge, Lanarkshire

    Cuisine: Italian, Modern

    About Bocca Bar & Restaurant

    Based on Dundyvan Road, Bocca Bar & Restaurant is a popular casual dining spot serving up Italian cuisine. The decor is sleek and stylish, with exposed stonework, a cosy stove and plenty of banquette seating. The menu features all of the Italian favourites that you would expect, plus a few contemporary surprises.

  • Gailes Hotel - Zest Restaurant

    Marine Drive, KA11 5AE

    Irvine, Ayrshire & Arran

    Cuisine: British, Scottish, Vegetarian/Vegan

    About Gailes Hotel - Zest Restaurant

    A short walk from the popular Gailes beach, The Gailes Hotel is on Marine Drive in between Irvine and Troon. A family-owned, four-star luxury hotel with golf and spa facilities, it has a welcoming bar and restaurant called Zest. Warm walnut and gorgeous soft furnishings create a modern, contemporary look inside the restaurant. When the sun is shining, the comfortable seating of the outside terraces provides an elegant setting for a glass of wine or cold beer. The Gailes Hotel is part of the SimpsInns group.

  • A'Challtainn at Barras Art and Design

    54 Calton Entry, G40 2SB

    East End, Glasgow

    Cuisine: British, Seafood, Modern

    About A'Challtainn at Barras Art and Design

    A’Challtainn is an award-winning seafood restaurant and cocktail bar in the heart of Barras Art and Design at the Barras. It is pronounced A Cawl Tain, after the Gaelic for Calton. As well as being the name for this part of Glasgow, it also means the hazel wood. The restaurant is on a mezzanine level overlooking the BAaD courtyard. The cocktail bar nestles under the restaurant and provides views of the chefs at work.

  • Finsbay

    44 Main St, G62 6BU

    Bearsden & Milngavie, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Scottish, Vegetarian/Vegan, Modern

    About Finsbay

    Milngavie’s Main Street plays host to Finsbay, an endearingly quirky restaurant, bar and café. Serving everything from breakfast through to dinner and cocktail nightcaps, it is a welcoming neighbourhood hangout.

  • La Banca

    63 Neilston Road, PA2 6NA

    Paisley, Renfrewshire

    Cuisine: British, European, Modern

    About La Banca

    La Banca offers relaxed Italian dining in a stylish and airy setting. As well as pizzas and pasta, diners can tuck into steaks and seafood. A children’s menu is also available.