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 and Masala Ram’s named Best Indian Establishment at the sixth Food Awards Scotland 2019 and Indian Restaurant of the Year at the Scotland Asian Restaurant Awards for 3 years in a row (2019-2022). Not to be outdone Pot's Cafe in the Cow Wynd in Falkirk won Central Cafe of the Year in the Scottish Cafe Awards 2018 and 2022. 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. The Corbie Inn is an award-winning family and dog friendly bar/restaurant at the heart of Bo'ness community. 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.
The Croft and Creel restaurant and Christie's Scottish Tapas are some of the top restaurants offering traditional Scottish cuisine in the Falkirk area.
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, recently awarded Best Dessert Outlet in Scotland, Mrs Tilly's Confectionery, Johnstons Handmade Tablet, Marshall's Family Bakery, Mathiesons Bakery, Oliphants Bakery, Patrick's of Camelon, Malcolm Allan Butchers, Hybrid Brewing 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
- The MilkBarn Icecream parlour
- Mannerstons Farm Shop
- Igloo Icecream
- Candied Icecream
- Check more ice cream parlours here
Falkirk really does have something for everyone no matter what you fancy.
Falkirk town centre hosts the Falkirk Farmers & Producers market on the 1st Saturday of every month if you want to purchase a range of organic and high quality goods straight from the farm. To keep on top of what’s happening, check out Falkirk Delivers Facebook page.
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 Cafe at Canada Wood situated within a five minute drive of Helix Park, Callendar Park and the Falkirk Wheel. The Acoustic Cafe, The Corner Cafe, The Shore,Canalside Pub and Grill, McMoos Icecream Parlour and The Lobster Pot in Blackness 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.