The fourth of Scotland's five 'new' towns, Livingston was deliberately situated between Edinburgh and Glasgow to provide easy access to Scotland's two major cities. Now, however, the town is maturing into a leisure destination in its own right. Restaurants in Livingston have been a major part of this welcome development, providing good reason to skip the trip along the M8 to Glasgow or Edinburgh and enjoy eating out in Livingston instead. There's lots to choose from, so take a look at our selection of the best restaurants in Livingston and enjoy some great food without all the hassle of travelling.
From traditional Scottish to modern British or well-loved cuisines from around the globe, restaurants in Livingston deliver a huge variety of dining experiences. If you enjoy Italian, for example, try La Campana. The pizzas here are great and the stagioni with ham, mushrooms, artichokes, delicious calabrese sausage and black olives is a standout. Chinese cooking has long been popular in these parts and Hong Chinese Restaurant delivers some classic dishes cooked very well indeed. Try the beef with green pepper and black bean sauce or the succulent chicken with ginger and spring onion.
Indian food is another local favourite and there are some superb Livingston restaurants serving wonderfully spicy Indian dishes. Next time you have a curry craving, try the Bayleaf Restaurant for the lamb punjabi handi with peppers, fresh herbs and ground spices in a smooth, punjabi-style gravy. If seafood is more your thing, visit Zaika for the signature dholan shakti with king prawns in a royal musallam sauce and flavoured with India's richest herbs and spices.
There's no doubt that restaurants in Livingston can match those in both Glasgow and Edinburgh when it comes to quality, but they also have their own distinctive atmosphere. They are perhaps more relaxed than the typical city eaterie and that makes them a great choice for dining with a group of friends or treating the kids to some tasty dishes in a friendly environment. Book a table now via Quandoo to experience such welcoming hospitality for yourself.