Restaurants

Top Choice Modern Scottish in Aberdeen

Adelphi Kitchen

Cool and clever flavour combinations are the hallmark of this little gem hidden down an alley off Union St, a small but sophisticated space decorated with weathered timber and muted natural colours. Charcoal grillin…
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 most inventive cuisine in the northeast (b…
Top Choice Seafood in Stonehaven

Tolbooth Restaurant

Set in the 17th-century Tolbooth building overlooking the harbour, and decorated with local art and crisp white linen, this is one of the best seafood restaurants in the region. Daily specials include dishes such as…
Top Choice Cafe in Elgin

Drouthy Cobbler

This brand new cafe-bar is an all-day venue serving everything from breakfast to dinner, with a bistro-style menu that changes regularly but includes dishes such as carpaccio of beef, Caesar salad, scallops and panc…
Top Choice Seafood in Stonehaven

Creel Inn

Set in the tiny fishing village of Catterline, 5 miles south of Stonehaven, the Creel is a rustic pub with thick stone walls, low ceilings and open fireplaces, famous for its menu of locally caught fish and shellfis…
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…
Modern Scottish in Aberdeen

Moonfish Café

The menu of this funky little eatery tucked away on a back street concentrates on good-quality Scottish produce but draws its influences from cuisines all around the world, from simple smoked haddock with charred le…
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…
Cafe in Strathdon

Alford Bistro

This great-value family bistro is always crowded, and it's easy to see why – bright, modern decor in muted shades of pale green and grey, friendly service, and a menu of lovingly prepared, classic comfort food – yel…
Scottish in Huntly

Bank Cafe & Restaurant

Neatly ordered tables in sober black and grey (with a dash of purple) reflect the Presbyterian rectitude of the bank whose office this once was. The kitchen turns out tasty lunches (noon to 2.30pm) that make the mos…