Some of the restaurants in and around Falkirk perfect for a celebratory meal.
Nicola Sturgeon has now announced that restaurants will be able to serve alcohol indoors from Monday, May 17.
While social distancing rules and curfews will still be in force, going out for lunch or dinner will feel more normal than it has for a long time.
So, why not splash out on a visit to one of the best restaurants in and around Falkirk and have a great time while supporting local businesses?
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The Shore, on Carronshore Road, offers a menu featuring traditional Scottish and international dishes, as well as juicy steaks cooked to order. They are currently open for bookings.
Here are 10 eateries that are certain to serve you up a meal to remember.
Part of the Grange Manor Hotel, in Grangemouth, Cook's offers stylish informal surroundings, warm service and a wide selection of dishes using locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant is suitable for any occasion and is open to book now.
The award-winning Corbie Inn, in Bo’ness, offers diners tasty, freshly-made homecooked meals, while behind the bar are real ales. cask beers, over 60 whiskies and over 80 types of gin.
The Glenskirlie Castle Cafe & Restaurant reopened on April 30 and is currently serving meals on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Housed within the decadent surroundings of the Banknock castle, the award-winning team offer a range of mouthwatering dining options using the best produce they can source.
Situated in Grangemouth, the Oxgang restaurant specialises in perfectly-cooked steaks, which feature on the menu beside their signature beef burgers and freshly twirled pizza.
A real local favourite, Johnston's Baar and Restaurant, in the centre of Falkirk, is now open offering reshly prepared locally sourced food daily.
The Railway Inn and The Platform Lounge, in Dennyloanhead, will be fully open from Monday, May 17, offering great quality pub grub.
Tucked away off Linlithgow's historic high street, Mason Belles Kitchen is currently open Wednesday-Saturday, promising "a local, fresh, ever-changing menus with a twist".
Opened in Stirling in 2019, Fletcher's has now reopened to diners who can choose from a menue created using local produce from local suppliers such as Skinners of Kippen Butchers, Wild Hearth Bakery and Eggilicious Eggs.
Antonio Pallucci and his experienced team promise authentic Italian cuisine at Falkirk's Gambero Ross, using the freshest ingredients, including their delicious speciality seafood.