Scotland is full of wonderful restaurants, cafés, guesthouses and hotels that are off the beaten track. Kerstin Kühn looks at a few hidden delights
Pool House, Poolewe, Ross-shire
One of Scotland's most romantic retreats located on the shores of Loch Ewe, Pool House reflects a passion for eclectic opulence.
The Lime Tree An Ealdhain, Fortwilliam
An attractive former 19th century mansion that is now an informally run, rustic dining room, art gallery and hotel with nine individually designed bedrooms.
The Bay Fish and Chips, Stonehaven
Award-winning chippie run by husband and wife team Calum and Lindsay Richardson who share a passion for sustainability, local produce and their community.
The Apron Stage, Stanley
Set in the Perthshire village of Stanley is a tiny 18-seat restaurant with a Provence meets Scandinavia styled dining room and a Scottish menu.
Barley Bree, Muthill
A family-run restaurant with rooms where the finest Scottish ingredients are prepared with French skill and imagination.
The Cross Keys, Kippen
A traditional inn situated in the small village of Kippen set among some of Scotland's most picturesque scenery.
The Gardener's Cottage
Housed in a historic building located in Royal Terrace Gardens chefs Dale Mailley and Edward Murray take the seasonal, sustainable, local mantra to a higher level.
0131 558 1221
The Ben Nevis
First established in 1884, this Glasgow pub is worth a visit if you're after whisky, contemporary Scottish folk or just a chance to hang out with some real Glaswegians.
0141 576 5204
The Hidden Lane Tea Room
Home baking and afternoon teas are served in a vintage themed tea room with mismatched furniture and eclectic china.
0141 237 4391
The Sorn Inn, Sorn
Scotland's only pub to hold a Bib Gourmand offers a fusion of fine dining and brassiere style food including seasoned cuts of aged scotch beef.