Restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Aberdeen

Silver Darling

The Silver Darling (an old Scottish nickname for herring) is the place for a special meal, housed in a former Customs office at the entrance to Aberdeen harbour with picture windows overlooking the sea. Here you can…
Top Choice Bistro in Aberdeen

Café 52

This little haven of laid-back industrial chic – a high, narrow space lined with bare stonework, rough plaster and exposed ventilation ducts – serves some of the finest and best-value cuisine in the northeast (beetr…
Top Choice Modern Scottish in Aberdeen

Moonfish Café

The menu of this funky little eatery hidden on a backstreet concentrates on good-quality Scottish produce but draws its influences from cuisines all around the world, from simple scallops with chorizo, pine kernels …
Modern Scottish in Aberdeen

Granite Park

This smart and sophisticated restaurant and cocktail bar, tucked away on a quiet square, takes Scottish favourites such as sea trout, scallops and Aberdeen Angus beef and gives them a sprinkling of French or Mediter…
Cafe in Aberdeen

Sand Dollar Café

A cut above your usual seaside cafe – on sunny days you can sit at the wooden tables on the prom and share a bottle of chilled white wine, or choose from a menu that includes pancakes with maple syrup, home-made bur…
Modern Scottish in Aberdeen

Musa Art Cafe

The bright paintings on the walls match the vibrant furnishings and smart gastronomic creations at this great cafe-restaurant, set in a former church. As well as a menu that focuses on quality local produce cooked i…
Modern Scottish in Aberdeen

Angus & Ale

Aberdeen Angus beef and craft beers are the speciality of this little gem in an alley off Union St, a small but sophisticated space decorated with weathered stone and muted natural colours. Charcoal grilling is a st…
Fusion in Aberdeen

Fusion

This chic and trendy bar-bistro in the upmarket Golden Sq district has a menu that is true to its name, blending Scottish west-coast scallops with an Asian ginger and chilli glaze, and giving braised shin of Scottis…
Vegan in Aberdeen

Bonobo Cafe

Aberdeen has lagged behind a bit in the vegetarian-restaurant stakes, so it was good to see this 100% vegan cafe open in 2017. The menu runs from breakfast (served till noon, and all day on Sunday) of avocado on toa…
Fish & Chips in Aberdeen

Ashvale Fish Restaurant

This is the flagship, 200-seat branch of the Ashvale, an award-winning fish-and-chips restaurant famed for its quality haddock. The Ashvale Whale – a 1lb fish fillet in batter (£12.45) – is a speciality, finish it a…