The Birds and Bees is one of the most popular eateries in Stirling for locals and visitors alike. The exterior is a charming, white-washed cottage, while the interior is beautifully decorated, with strikingly patterned curtains and cushions, plush leather couches, stone walls and fireplaces, creating a contemporary yet cosy ambiance. The menu has an excellent range of both British and international dishes, such as their chicken ecosse served on a bed of haggis with a whiskey and bacon sauce, as well as an impressive variety of real ales and craft beers.
The Birds and Bees, Easter Cornton Road, Stirling, UK, +44 1786 473663
In the heart of Dunblane’s historic centre lies Café Continental, an elegant, cosy establishment perfect for a quick lunch with friends or a relaxed, intimate dinner. The restaurant is located in a renovated house, and is spread over two floors, with the top floor providing stunning views over the river and town from floor-to-ceiling windows. The menu is Italian-inspired, with handmade, crisp-based pizzas and delicious salads, with an impressive wine and cocktail list to complement the dishes. On Friday and Saturday evenings, the downstairs area is transformed into a live music area, with performers playing on the restaurant’s very own baby grand piano.
Café Continental, Riverview, High Street, Dunblane, UK, + 44 1786 824234
Serving Stirling with freshly made food from an adorable vintage Citroën van, the Loving Food Truck is the perfect place to grab a quick yet delicious bite to eat. The food truck sets up Mondays to Fridays in Stirling city centre, and offers an eclectic, mouthwatering menu, with plenty of twists on old street food classics: try the meatloaf flatbread served with a sweet onion marmalade, or the veggie haggis taco with pico de gallo salsa. Not only is Loving Food Truck’s menu infused with the local cuisine, their ingredients are sourced where possible from local suppliers, making them the perfect spot for a taste of Stirling.