Aberdeen City and Shire is a region bursting with flavour and the unique tastes of the north-east can be found on restaurant menus from Stonehaven to Peterhead and beyond. Discover an excellent selection of world-class local produce including Aberdeen Angus beef and freshly caught seafood and purchase ingredients direct from the producers at farmers' markets, fish markets and country fairs.
With some of the finest seafood in the world caught just off the Aberdeenshire coast, as well as quality meats, dairy produce and seasonal vegetables, eating out across the area is always an experience, with a wonderful range of restaurants, cafes and bars to choose from. You can also enjoy the beers, ales and whiskies unique to the region and find out more during a behind the scenes tour.
For a foodie experience with a difference, learn how to create the perfect meal at Nick Nairn's Cook School in the heart of Aberdeen and enjoy the fruits of your labour at the end.
Throughout the year there is a packed programme of foodie events including festivals and farmers' markets which perfectly showcase Aberdeen City and Shire's excellent food and drink. Whatever your taste, you are guaranteed to find one to suit you.
The Malmaison Brasserie in the Malmaison Hotel - also known as The Aberdeen Mal, in the city centre of Aberdeen
Al fresco drinking at Cafe 52 on The Green, Aberdeen
The Country Fair market on Aberdeen's Belmont St
Fresh langoustines for sale on Belmont St market in Aberdeen
Ardmore Distillery with Bennachie in the background