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blog 19.04.2024

Exploring West Lothian's Culinary Delights

Welcome to a culinary journey through West Lothian, where diverse flavours and warm hospitality await you. In this blog, we asked local people to recommend their favourite places to eat in the area with Armadale, Bathgate, Uphall Station, and Whitburn all mentioned!

Jai’s Thai

"The lunchtime specials, from 12.00 - 2.30pm are a real winner and regularly sell out."

Located at 4A East Main Street, Armadale,  Jai’s Thai is a gem offering authentic Thai cuisine that will transport you to the streets of Thailand. Whether you're craving a flavourful curry or some zesty noodles, their lunchtime specials are not to be missed. Be sure to visit during lunch hours (12.00 - 2.30pm) to savour these delicious offerings.

Place your order here

Jai's Thai

"Jai's Thai" is a takeaway selling authentic Thai cuisine in Armadale, West lothian, Scotland

Virsa Indian Restaurant

"a range of traditional and authentic dishes, with a mouthwatering korma a favourite" 

For a taste of India in the heart of Armadale, head to Virsa Indian Restaurant at 103 West Main Street. Indulge in the richness of Indian gastronomy with their traditional and authentic dishes. The creamy korma is a popular choice among regulars, promising a symphony of flavors in every bite.


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Amore Italian Restaurant

Nestled on South Street, Armadale, Amore Italian Restaurant is a family-run establishment that has been charming diners since 2019. Here, you'll find a blend of classic Italian favourites and innovative twists on traditional dishes. It's the perfect spot for a cozy Italian dining experience.


Order online here and get 10% discount.

Vim and Vigour

"relaxing yet vibrant hot spot"

Bathgate's Vim and Vigour, now located at 28A Glasgow Road, is a haven for those who love to share good food with great company. With its relaxed yet vibrant ambiance, it's the ideal place to gather with friends and family over delectable tapas. Explore a variety of flavors and enjoy the lively atmosphere.


Get small plates, sharing boards, and much more at Vim and Vigour. Book here.

El Toro Gaucho

Embark on a South American culinary adventure at El Toro Gaucho on 57 Hopetoun Street. This restaurant brings the flavours of Argentina to Bathgate with its mouth-watering selection of grilled meats, traditional dishes, and flavourful sides. Prepare to be delighted by the rich, smoky flavors of South America.

Have a look at the menu here

Okome Bathgate

For lovers of Japanese cuisine, Okome Bathgate on North Bridge Street is a must-visit. Dive into a world of healthy and delicious Japanese dining, featuring sushi, ramen, rice bowls, yakisoba, and more. Experience the artistry of Japanese flavors and ingredients in every dish.

Sabannga Thai Restaurant

In Uphall Station, Sabannga Thai Restaurant is a delightful spot known for its well-presented and flavourful Thai cuisine. While it may be a bit pricey, the quality of the food speaks for itself. Although closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, a visit here promises a culinary journey through Thailand's vibrant flavours.

Saltire Pub & Bar Grill

Saltire Pub & Bar Grill, part of Greene King, is more than just a place to dine—it's a community hub at Carmondean, Livingston. Offering reasonably priced and tasty options, this establishment is known for its promotions and events, including BOGOF days, quizzes, DJ nights, and free Sunday pool. With various menus catering to different preferences, including a Gluten-Free menu, there's something for everyone at Saltire.

The Saltire

The Saltire in Livingston is a great local pub well known for its flame-grilled steaks and flaming challenges for those who think they can take it on! The pub also shows all the big games live on Sky Sports & BT Sport too!

Bay Leaf Indian Restaurant

While Bay Leaf Indian Restaurant in Pumpherston is primarily known for its excellent takeaway options, it's worth mentioning for its flavourful Indian cuisine. Treat yourself to a feast of aromatic curries and tandoori delights from the comfort of your own home.

Hillcroft Hotel - One O Eight Bar and Restaurant

For an overnight stay and a delightful dining experience, look no further than the Hillcroft Hotel's One O Eight Bar and Restaurant, Whitburn. Whether it's a romantic dinner or a leisurely afternoon tea, this establishment promises a memorable culinary experience

Hilcroft Hotel

This family run hotel enjoys an excellent location being equidistant from Glasgow and Edinburgh and 1.5 miles from junction 4 on the M8. Ideal for corporate users for easy access to Scotland's motorway network.

Casa Amiga

On West Main Street, Whitburn, Casa Amiga welcomes you with open arms for a taste of Portugal. Whether you're stopping by for brunch, lunch, or just a coffee break, this cozy spot offers great coffee and sweet treats. Stay tuned for their upcoming Mediterranean evenings featuring wonderful tapas to share.


Karma Indian Restaurant

Last but certainly not least, Karma Indian Restaurant on West Main Street, Whitburn, is a longstanding favourite among locals. This multi-award-winning restaurant serves up some of the finest authentic Indian cuisine in the county, blending classic flavours with contemporary twists. It's the perfect spot for an evening meal with loved ones.


West Lothian's dining scene offers a delightful array of culinary experiences, from the vibrant flavors of Thailand and India to the cozy charm of Italian eateries and the exotic tastes of South America and Japan. Whether you're craving traditional classics or innovative dishes, these restaurants promise a memorable dining experience in the heart of Scotland. So, gather your friends and family, and embark on a culinary adventure through West Lothian's finest eateries. Bon appétit!


Do you think we missed out on any of your favourite place in West Lothian?


Let us know in the comment section!

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