Scotland has always been a gorgeous, romantic place. With the success of shows like Outlander, it’s safe to say that it’s been upgraded to downright steamy! Scotland boasts some of the best dining and produce in the UK. It’s no surprise that whether you’re a connoisseur or enjoy some local favourites. Tayside has endless options to treat your date (and yourself!)

As the great Julia Child once said “people who love to eat are always the best people” and truer words have never been spoken. There’s a reason most dates circle around food. It’s the best activity in the world and a full stomach never fails to put you in a good mood.

Find your next tryst by giving Tayside dating a try and check out some delicious dating ideas below.

Fine Dining

Andrew Fairlie at the stunning Gleneagles Hotel is one of the best restaurants in Scotland. And boasts 2 Michelin Stars and jaw-dropping decor. The Peat Inn is another wonderful choice you can request a table overlooking their beautiful gardens. And if you’re a fan of Masterchef, then look no further than The Newport, helmed by the Masterchef Professionals winner Jamie Scott. This restaurant ensures every table has a great view of River Tay and is particularly good at catering to specific dietary requirements. How about two dates in one? The venue itself also has an art gallery! With all of these choices though, be sure to book in advance!

Sweet & Cheerful

The Royal Arch Bar in Broughty Ferry is the epitome of classic pub food. They have outstanding and generously portioned simple dishes. And boasts a comfy and relaxed atmosphere. Campbell’s Bakery in Crieff not only offers some of the most delicious pastries ever, but they also do baking classes on Saturdays. What better way to get to know each other than to see how you fare in the kitchen? And if you mess up, pop into The Square Bar & Kitchen just a few doors down for a relaxing cocktail perfect for your Tayside dating experience.

Friends of the Earth

If you and your date are strictly vegan, then you simply HAVE to check out Dundee’s hidden gem – The Flame Tree Cafe. A small and intimate venue, offering oodles of delicious vegan options, with pretty presentation. A great choice for brunch or grabbing something on the go – and definitely check out their rainbow bagels! For a more unique date idea – how do you make coffee more interesting?

By having one at Henry’s Coffee House – you buy a coffee for yourself and your second round, in voucher form, will be donated to local food banks. So you can enjoy the company of your special someone, while also giving something back to the community – a win win.