Euro 2020: 24 Scottish restaurants and dishes for each team in the tournament

It's almost time for the Euros - so why not try food from each country?

Published 8th Jun 2021
Updated 9 th Jun 2021

As the Euro 2020 tournament is about to kick off, we take a look at a restaurant or dish for each team.

From an Italian restaurant to Danish pastries and the best Scottish dishes on offer, here are 24 places to visit to toast each team.

While some dishes aren't exactly traditional fare from these countries, they're pretty close.

Group A

Italy - Poldinos, Aberdeen

Based in Little Belmont Street in Aberdeen, this Italian restaurant has been serving authentic Italian favourites for over forty years.

Switzerland - Jacques, Glasgow

The wee brother of Brel, also located in the west end, Jacques in Finnieston has a whole section of its menu dedicated to Raclette and fondue.

Turkey - Verdo, Edinburgh

Tuck into Turkish BBQ dishes at this capital restaurant, located on Newington Road.

Dishes include Feta cheese salad, Hellim Peynir and Muska Boregi.

Wales - Bakery Andante, Edinburgh

This award-winning capital bakery has a seaweed bread that's not a million miles away from Welsh laverbread.

Group B

Belgium - Brel, Glasgow

Known for its fairy lit beer garden, Brel is located in Ashton Lane in Glasgow's west end.

Belgian fans can tuck into treats such such waffles or frites dishes - all washed down with Belgian beer.

Island cafe with stunning views to team up with Michelin-recommended Edinburgh restaurant for one-off supper club

Russia - Cafe Cossachok, Glasgow

Cheer on Russia at the Euros from Cafe Cossachok on King Street in Glasgow.

Billed as a 'the first and only truly authentic Russian Restaurant in Scotland', on the menu you'll find Shashlik dishes, beef stroganoff and Chakhokhbili.

Denmark - House of Farnell, Brechin

This pretty homeware store has a small cafe that is well know for its Danish pastries and cafe menu including meatballs, homemade soups and warm, spiced apple juice.

Finland - Soderberg, Edinburgh

We know, we know, this is a mainly Swedish cafe in Edinburgh but you will find Kardemummabullar on the menu - a traditional Cardamom bread that's also eaten in Finland.

Group C

Ukraine - Loveable Rogue, Glasgow

This gastro pub on Great Western Road is ideal for comforting classics, including a take on a Ukrainian dish - chicken Kiev.

New Scottish restaurants added to the Good Food Guide

Netherlands - Greenwoods, Edinburgh 

This Dutch cafe Greenwoods opened its new branch on Edinburgh's Frederick Street earlier this year.

It was established in Amsterdam in 1988, with a branch on the Singel canal, then another on Keizersgracht in 2012.

Look out for their Dutch apple pie for a taste of the Netherlands.

Austria - Hermanns, Stirling

Named after owner Hermann Aschaber, this Austrian restaurant is located in the old town of Stirling, close to Stirling Castle.

The menu has dishes that combines Scottish produce Austrian favourites such as schnitzel and strudel.

El Perro Negro and Ka Pao team up for kitchen takeover in Glasgow 

North Macedonia - Ada, Edinburgh

This is a bit of a stretch but bear with us. Ada, a Turkish restaurant, serves up lamb moussaka - a dish that's popular in North Macedonia.

Group D

England - Clachnaharry Inn, Inverness

While you wouldn't think of England in the Highlands, this Inn serves a traditional Sunday roast with all the trimmings.

If you're craving a pie, treat yourself to award-winning Jarvis Pickle pies from Eyemouth.

Croatia - Zinfandel, Glasgow

Located on Nithsdale Road, this gastro bar serves up classic Croatian dishes such as black risotto.

Other dishes include octopus salad, fish in a bag and creamy truffle pasta.

Czech Republic - Tchai-ovna, Glasgow

This charming tea shop overlooks the River Kelvin and serves a wide variety of teas along with veggie food.

Tchai-Ovna's name is inspired by the teahouses (čajovny) in the Czech Republic.

Scotland - Loch Bay, Skye

This Michelin Star restaurant on Skye uses the best of local produce for a fantastic dining experience.

Offering contemporary Scottish dishes with “classic French influences”, the restaurant is well worth the trek to Stein, on the Waternish Peninsula in Skye, with the Fruits de Mer menu a particular highlight.

Group E

Spain - Rioja, Glasgow

Soon to open and welcome a Michelin experienced chef from Spain, Rioja specialises in Spanish tapas.

Their drinks and wine menu is also worth a look for a Spanish themed night in Glasgow.

Poland - The Percy, Edinburgh

Located on Easter road, this Polish restaurant has traditional dishes such as Smalec, a salty spread of rendered pork fat served with soured gherkins and bread, plus pan-fried herring presented with a frozen shot of Wyborowa vodka.

Sweden - Soderberg, Edinburgh

If you end up supporting Sweden, then take a trip to Soderberg in Edinburgh for some traditional dishes.

We also couldn't discuss Swedish food without a mention of Ikea's famous meatballs, which you can now make at home.

Slovakia - Cafe Cossachok, Glasgow

We're back at Cafe Cossachok for Slovakian fans, purely for their potato pancakes which are popular in the central European country.

Group F

Germany - Bier Halle, Glasgow

Glasgow's Bier Halle is an obvious choice for German beers and hot dogs, as well as their (less German, but very good) pizzas.

Another place to visit for German fans is German Doner Kebab on Reform Street in Dundee.

France - l'escargot bleu, Edinburgh

Home to one of our favourite chefs in the city, l'escargot brings a little Gallic flair to Broughton Street with a menu that's designed to showcase the very best in Scottish ingredients from Barra snails to Orkney beef.

Portugal - Casa Amiga, Edinburgh

This grocery store in Leith has a range of Portuguese products such as sweets, teas and biscuits, and baked goods.

The team also bake in store so customers can add our bakery products to their order for next day collection

Hungary - Magna Hungaria, Edinburgh

Located on West Maitland Street, this Hungarian restaurant serves up hearty food for a 'true taste of Hungary'.

Dishes include Hortobágyi Pancake, Újházi Tyúkhúsleves – Chicken Soup a la Újházi and Székelykáposzta (Pork Stew with Sauerkraut.

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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