Top UK Cities for Foodies

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Some travel for the sightseeing, whilst others travel to experience the culture through food. If you fall under the latter, you’ve come to the right place! With plenty of cities from different regions all over the UK making their mark on the foodie map, we’ve chosen some of our favourites, which we know you’ll love. From traditional cuisines to innovative Michelin restaurants, you will find all your heart desire when it comes to food in these cities.


Glasgow is well-known for its vibrant food and drinks scene. With all its restaurants, brunch places, cocktail bars and food markets, Glasgow will not disappoint when it comes to food. In quaint places such as the cobbled Ashton Lane or Finnieston, you can find various charming restaurants to dine out at or even pubs and beer gardens for a drink or 2. With food markets such as Platform, Dockyard Social and Big Feed, you’ll be spoilt for choice with all the street food stalls! If you’d rather head out for a cake and coffee, there’s also a large number of cafes, from small independent ones to those belonging to a chain; you can find them around every corner.

  • Fly to Glasgow from Barra, Benbecula, Campbeltown, City of Derry, Exeter, Kirkwall, Islay, Southampton, Stornoway, Sumburgh and Tiree.
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Newcastle is known for its incredible sights and thriving nightlife, but it should also be mentioned that its food scene is one of the best in the UK! The city is heaven for all foodies out there. For somewhere a bit different and to experience various cuisines under one roof, By The River Brew Co. and Grainger Market are two must-visit food markets. By The River Brew Co. is an independent container settlement situated beneath the Tyne Bridge on the Gateshead side of the river, which is open during weekends throughout the year. Alternatively, Grainger Market is an indoor market located right in the heart of the city, with a wide variety of cuisines, authentic shops and independent cafes in one location.

  • Fly to Newcastle from Bergen, Exeter, Newquay, Southampton and Stavanger.
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Head to Scotland’s capital city for more food and drink spots than you can even imagine! Whether you fancy a traditional Scottish meal like that at Angels With Bagpipes, a rooftop terrace such as that on Harvey Nichols in the city centre or a cosy pub like Three Marys in the up-and-coming Leith, you have a wide choice of where to go for food and drinks in Edinburgh. Around the city, you can also find various open-air food markets such as The Neighbourgood Market and food halls such as Bonnie and Wild, where you can pick and choose food to your heart’s content! 

  • Fly to Edinburgh from Bergen, Cardiff, City of Derry, Exeter, Isle of Man, Kirkwall, Newquay, Southampton, Stavanger, Stornoway and Sumburgh.
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