Whether you are looking for somewhere to go for a mid morning coffee and cake, lunch or an evening meal Falkirk has it all. The Falkirk area is now home to a number of award winning cafes and restaurants that are defintely worth a visit if you are in the area.
Falkirk's recent successes include the Sanam Tandoori who won Best Indian Restaurant in Scotland at the British Curry Awards in London. Behind the Wall recently won a Platinum award for continued excellence in the Best Bar None Awards. Not to be outdone Tea Jenny's, a cafe which if you are cake lover is a must, reached the finals of the National Cafe Awards and in 2018 Pot's Cafe in the Cow Wynd in Falkirk recently won Central Cafe of the Year in the Scottish Cafe Awards 2018. Gambero Rosso was awarded runner-up at The Italian Awards in Glasgow within the Best Family Friendly Restaurant category. The Wheatsheaf Inn, Falkirk's oldest pub, established 1797 have won Pub of the Year twice in the CAMRA Forth Valley awards and are Cask Marque accredited.
The cafe at Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway has also received a Visit Scotland 'Taste our Best Award' for using locally sourced produce. Champany which just falls in to the Falkirk Council area were awarded Outside London Restaurant of the year and Mannerston's cafe & farm shop (not far from Champany) has been making award winning icecream since it opened in 2015 and was also voted best cafe in Edinburgh & the Lothians in the 2017 Scotland Business Awards.
For a full list of cafes and restaurants within Falkirk Town Centre please click here.
The Falkirk area also has a great range of local food producers so why not try out some of the finest treats in town from the likes of Caledonian Cheescake, Mrs Tilly's Confectionery, Marshall's Family Bakery, Mathiesons Bakery, Oliphants Bakery, Patrick's of Camelon, Malcolm Allan Butchers, Kinneil Brew Hoose and Tryst Brewery to mention but a few.
If you are a fan of home made ice cream you really are spoilt for choice with a range of local award winning ice cream manufacturers which we have listed below
Falkirk really does have something for everyone no matter what you fancy.
Falkirk town centre hosts the Falkirk Farmers & Producers market on the 1st Friday of every month if you want to purchase a range of organic and high quality goods straight from the farm. Check out our events diary for the next farmers market and a full listing of things to do in Falkirk.
If you have more specific dietary requirements we have produced a guide to restaurants and cafes in the area who offer a Gluten Free option just click here for info.
Falkirk also has a wide range of dog friendly restaurants who will let you and your four legged friends sit back and relax together. Some of these resturants are located next to Falkirk's top attractions such as Plaza Cafe situated at The Helix, Avonside Inn close to the River Avon Heritage Trail and Canada Wood situated within a five minute drive of Helix Park, Callendar Park and the Falkirk Wheel. The Acoustic Cafe, The Shore and Canalside Pub and Grill also welcome along your furry friend to join you whilst you have a bite to eat or a drink.
To see a full list of dog friendly restaurants, attractions and hotels please click here.