Enjoy a taste of Scot;and

Food and Drink

Enjoy a taste of Scotland!

From households Scottish brands such as Tunnocks, McGhees and Simon Howie, to freshly roasted coffee and locally crafted beers and ciders, we’re proud to showcase some of the best produce Scotland has to offer. However we don’t rest on our laurels. Our food and beverage range continues to be reviewed regularly to ensure we can meet the needs of our guests, move with times (in terms of flavours and products of choice) whilst considering seasonality, freshness, quality. Sustainability is also a key factor in our procurement process, sourcing local where possible, monitoring and managing food waste and using a supplier base that limits our carbon footprint.

Our Wee Breakfast

Get your day off to the best possible start!

Our ‘Wee Breakfast’ offers you a choice of hearty cereals served with a side of fresh natural yoghurt from Scottish farmed milk accompanied by a berry, coconut & seed topper. Bloomer toast is served with butter and jam followed by a piece of fruit to complete the meal.

Enjoy all this with choice of fruit juice or a mug of breakfast tea or filtered coffee.

Available at all of our Youth hostels with the exception of: Loch Ossian, Glen Affric and Perth.

Our Full Scottish Breakfast

Opt for our full Scottish breakfast and you can choose from the delicious range of food available from our “Wee Breakfast” as well as a delicious hot plate with Scottish favourites such as Simon Howie premium pork sausages, black pudding and a traditional McGhees potato scone.

You can also refill tea or coffee to your heart's content!

With a vegetarian version also available, our cooked breakfasts will definitely set you up for a busy day exploring!

Available at Cairngorm Lodge, Oban Youth Hostels and Edinburgh Central. For larger parties to pre-book at our Inverness Youth Hostel & Glasgow Youth Hostel.

Packed Lunches

Ready for you to take on your travels, our hearty packed lunches have a choice of freshly prepared sandwiches, a packet of Real Handcooked crisps, a Tunnock's caramel wafer and tea cake, choice of fruit, and a bottle of Strathmore water.

Please be aware that Hostelling Scotland are legally obliged to charge 10p for a carrier bag if you require one.

Our Self-Catering Kitchens

Take advantage of Scotland's world famous natural larder!

Self-catering offers the freedom and flexibility to suit yourself – dine out and sample the local restaurants or cook up a storm in our self-catering kitchens with the delicious range of ingredients available from local shops, markets and suppliers. It really is the best of both worlds!

All of our hostels have well-equipped guest kitchens so you can rustle up breakfast, lunch or dinner with ease.

Cafe Bars and Shops

Café Bars
Café Bars in many of our larger hostels serve a range of snacks, soft drinks, specially selected Scottish bottled beers and ciders and wine throughout the day as well as freshly ground coffee from our local supplier Italian Aroma.

Youth Hostel Shops
Many of our youth hostels contain a small shop where it is possible to purchase a number of items including confectionery, crisps and soft drinks. These shops also stock a range of essential toiletries such as soap, shampoo and toothpaste. Properties which carry a premise licence also stock a selected range of beers, wines and spirits.

Edinburgh Central Sample Menu

Cairngorm Lodge Sample Menu