Ron Mackenna is one of Scotland's leading restaurant critics.

Here are twenty Scottish restaurants to try, accompanied by Ron's review - How many have you visited?

The Ivy on the square St Andrew Square, Edinburgh (0131 526 4777)

  • Food: Modern British 
  • High point: First-class atmosphere and service
  • Low point: Hit-and-miss menu 
  • Score: 23/30
  • Read Ron's review HERE

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Beirut star Paisley Road West, Glasgow (0141 427 7277)

  • Food: Lebanese 
  • High point: Fantastic tabbouleh
  • Low point: The decor is on the masculine side 
  • Score: 24/30
  • Read Ron's review HERE

HeraldScotland:

(Photograph: Kirsty Anderson)

  • Ranjit’s Kitchen Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow (0141 423 8222)
  • Food: Vegetarian Punjabi 
  • High point: Outstanding flavours
  • Low point: You can’t book ahead 
  • Score: 26/30
  • Read Ron's review HERE

HeraldScotland:

(Photograph: Kirsty Anderson)

Fault and blame West Regent Street, Glasgow (0141 354 0010)

  • Food: Innovative comfort food  High point: Heavenly pies
  • Low point: Some dishes are not quite the finished article
  • Score: 24/30
  • Read Ron's review HERE

HeraldScotland:

(Photograph: Kirsty Anderson)

Mujigae Miller Street, Glasgow (0141 237 9653)

  • Food: South Korean 
  • High point: Decent cooking, but no more than that 
  • Low point: Woeful rebranding of its previous incarnation
  • Score: 14/30
  • Read Ron's review HERE

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(Photograph: Kirsty Anderson)

Chaakoo Bombay Cafe St Vincent Street, Glasgow (0141 229 0000)

  • Food: Small plates of Indian street dishes 
  • High point: Buzzing atmosphere 
  • Low point: The waiters can be too eager to schmooze
  • Score: 24/30
  • Read Ron's review HERE

HeraldScotland:

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Babs West Nile Street, Glasgow (0141 465 1882)

  • Food: Mediterranean and Middle Eastern 
  • High point: Successful updates on trad dishes 
  • Low point: Maybe too adventurous for some 
  • Score: 22/30
  • Read Ron's review HERE

HeraldScotland:

(Photograph: Kirsty Anderson)

Epoch Princes Square, Glasgow (0141 261 0291)

  • Food: Fine dining small plates 
  • High point: Terrific flavours
  • Low point: The flat atmosphere  Score: 21/30
  • Read Ron's review HERE

HeraldScotland:

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The Jam Jar Cafe Henderson Street, Bridge of Allan (01786 831616)

  • Food: Upmarket cafe staples 
  • High point: Good spot for al fresco dining
  • Low point: It’s expensive  Score: 20/30
  • Read Ron's review HERE

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Kowloon Bar and Kitchen Nithsdale Road, Glasgow (0141 423 0999)

  • Food: Chinese  High point: Rock-bottom prices 
  • Low point: The food  Score: 14/30
  • Read Ron's review HERE

HeraldScotland:

(Photograph: Kirsty Anderson)

Multan Tandoori George Street, Paisley (0141 889 4426)

  • Food: Traditional Scottish Indian 
  • High point: Big flavours all round 
  • Low point: Overly long menu  Score: 20/30
  • Read Ron's review HERE

HeraldScotland:

(Photograph: Kirsty Anderson)

Surf Dogs Kilmarnock Road, Glasgow (0141 230 6392)

  • Food: Hot dogs  High point: Refreshingly ambitious
  • Low point: Staff can be a little too relaxed 
  • Score: 21/30
  • Read Ron's review HERE

HeraldScotland: Photograph: Kirsty Anderson

(Photograph: Kirsty Anderson)

The Black Grouse Blackwaterfoot, Arran (01770 860202)

  • Food: Fine dining 
  • High point: Imagination in spades and terrific service
  • Low point: Fairly steep prices 
  • Score: 24/30
  • Read Ron's review HERE

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The Counter Springfield Quay, Glasgow (0141 418 0873)

  • Food: Slightly upmarket fast food 
  • High point: The amiable and welcoming staff
  • Low point: Poor starters and unremarkable burgers
  • Score: 16/30
  • Read Ron's review HERE

The Finnieston at Glasgow in the sky George Square, Glasgow

  • Food: Fine dining – 100ft up in the air 
  • High point: The experience 
  • Low point: It cost £150 
  • Score: 23/30
  • Read Ron's review HEREHeraldScotland: (Photograph: Robert Perry)

Village Curry House Nelson Street, Glasgow (0141 429 4610)

  • Food: Desi-style village cooking 
  • High point: Chicken pulao 
  • Low point: Basic decor 
  • Score: 24/30
  • Read Ron's review HERE

HeraldScotland: Photograph: Kirsty Anderson

(Photograph: Kirsty Anderson)

Tim hortons Argyle Street, Glasgow

  • Food: Light bites 
  • High point: Low prices 
  • Low point: Awful hot sandwiches 
  • Score: 16/30
  • Read Ron's review HERE

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The Seaview Cafe Shore Road, Wemyss Bay (01475 521733)

  • Food: Trad cafe-bistro fare 
  • High point: The pies 
  • Low point: Dodging the traffic wardens 
  • Score: 20/30
  • Read Ron's review HERE

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Ardnamurchan Hope Street, Glasgow (0141 353 1500)

  • Food: Scottish 
  • High point: The west coast fish and seafood 
  • Low point: Timidly seasoned starters 
  • Score: 20/30
  • Read Ron's review HERE

HeraldScotland:

(Photograph: Colin Mearns)

If you know a restaurant that Ron should review, please email ronmackenna@fastmail.fm