Aberdeen City and Shire Food and Drink Trail

A delicious seafood starter served at the Milton Restaurant, Milton of Crathes near Banchory
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More restaurants and places to eat in Aberdeen City and Shire

Discover some of the best local food and drink in Aberdeen City and Shire by following this guide to some of the area’s best cafes, bistros, restaurants and local suppliers. A region full of fertile farmland, swift flowing rivers and coastline, there are plenty of top quality natural flavours to try in Aberdeen.

Regarded as Scotland’s natural larder, Aberdeen is full of succulent fish, vegetables, lamb and, of course, the renowned Aberdeen Angus beef - and there's no better way to sample the best of the region than by tasting as many as possible. From locally produced sweet classics to fine dining and gourmet restaurants, you'll find something to suit every palate and pocket.

A platter of delicious Scottish shortbread beside a decanter full of Scotch whisky

Deans Shortbread Visitor Centre

Learn how Scotland’s national biscuit is made at the purpose built bakery and visitor centre, sample some delicious sweet treats and browse the well stocked gift shop.

The Cow Shed Restaurant, Banchory

Cow Shed Restaurant

For a true, homemade taste of the region, visit the Cow Shed Restaurant. Seasonal, modern Scottish food is served with an emphasis on local produce in a relaxed atmosphere.

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Mains of Scotstown Inn

Serving only the best quality local produce from the Grampian area, the Mains of Scotstown Inn is an award-winning restaurant offering a range of dining options from traditional pub fayre to contemporary dishes.

Vegetables for sale at a farmers' market

Finzean Estate Farm Shop

This Farm Shop is a superb showcase for local suppliers, offering home reared beef, Finzean wild venison, game and rabbit and a wide variety of local sweet treats, breads and home baked breads.

Portion of fish and chips sitting on a ledge with a harbour in the background

The Bay Fish and Chips

This award-winning takeaway, located on the beach promenade in Stonehaven, offers traditional fish suppers that are locally sourced, with an emphasis on sustainability.

Smoked salmon starter

The Marcliffe at Pitfodels

Taste some of the finest ingredients from the Grampian area, cooked and presented with style and flare at this exquisite restaurant.