Discover the most delicious meals, pub grub, coffee and cakes with our guide to eating out in Falkirk, spanning the town’s restaurants, pubs, bistros, cafés and coffee shops. To help you get started, here are just a few of our picks of the best places to eat in Falkirk.
Places to eat in Falkirk
Whether it’s quality pub grub, fine-dining or a casual pizza, you’ll find it all within the best restaurants in Falkirk.
If you’re celebrating and fancy dining at one of the fanciest restaurants in town, head for Pierre’s. Spanning British, European and Scottish classics, the stylish eatery might not look much from the outside, as it’s located in a quiet street away from the town centre, but once you’re inside, the attentive service, attention to detail and fine food will quickly win you over.
In the heart of Falkirk, Amodo Mio is a bustling, lively Italian restaurant and bar. Decked out in plush leather and dark wood surfaces, the restaurant – which means ‘my way’ in Italian – is the perfect place to get your pizza and pasta fix.
Several miles east of the town centre near Bowhouse is Chianti, one of the leading Italian restaurants in the region. Handily located over the road from our Falkirk East hotel, they serve up an authentic range of Italian dishes, including risotto and over 25 different varieties of pizza and pasta.
North of the town centre on Carron Road, you’ll find the Soo House, one of the best gastropubs in the region. A family-run pub, they dish up some of the finest burgers, pies and fish and chips around, with a great selection of local ales, wines and whiskies as well. Plus, with a pool table, darts board and dominoes, it’s a great place to relax after your meal.
Finally, there are several impressive Indian restaurants in town, but Sanam Tandoori is our favourite. First opened in 1976, the restaurant has been serving up fragrant curries, crispy pakora and oven-cooked tandoori dishes to a loyal following for decades. And, located on Callendar Road on the eastern edge of Falkirk, it’s well placed for pre- and post-dinner drinks.
Places to eat in Falkirk
Whether you come for their inspired collection of tea cosies, their loose-leaf tea collection or their four-tiered cakes (hmm!), just make sure that Tea Jennys is on your to-do list when you’re in Falkirk. A local institution, the quirky café excels when it comes to tea, coffee and cakes but also does an excellent range of breakfasts, soups and sandwiches.
Another highly recommended lunch and coffee spot is The Acoustic Café near the Grahamston Train Station. Mixing live acoustic music, a wide range of tea and coffee, breakfast, brunch and lunch menus, the café has been open for four years and has built up a loyal following, who come for the acoustic open mic jam sessions as much as the food and drinks.
Half a mile to the west of the town centre on Union Road lies Scarlett’s Café, the perfect place to pick up lunch with over 30 sandwiches, wraps and paninis to choose from. A simple, homely café, the food is freshly prepared and good value for money. Plus, it’s handily located just a short walk from our Falkirk Central hotel.
Lastly, if nothing but a Scottish fried breakfast will do, washed down with a strong cup of coffee and – go on then – a slice of homemade cake, then head to Casci’s, a long-established café on the edge of Falkirk on Callendar Road.