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Region: Aberdeen & Grampian Members



Udny Green
ELLON

Aberdeen & Grampian
AB41 7RS
Tel:01651 842337
http://www.eatonthegreen.co.uk
Comments

Winner of Best Restaurant, Aberdeen City & Shire Tourism Awards 2017. Contemporary restaurant oozing with charm by this picturesque village green. Craigcraiglindsay.jpg creatively uses Aberdeenshire ingredients and has gained many plaudits. He has successfully transformed a small village pub into an award-winning restaurant and made quite a name for himself in his 'tartan trews.'

He has done a great deal to support the local community and is a highly gifted chef. Eat on the Green is a very special place: beautiful food in beautiful surroundings in the heart of Aberdeenshire. The dining room has a warm and personal ambience and there are other options too: private dining, Tasting Room and even the Chef’s Table complete with its huge flat screen live feed to the kitchen…a real winner.

Opened summer 2013 is their inspired and prestigious Laurent Perrier Champagne Garden Room, the first of its kind. Craig's entertaining cookery demonstrations at the Royal Highland Show (pictured) are always warmly received too. Members of the top class Scotch Beef Club.



Region: Banffshire Members



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A charming place to visit, featuring beautiful landscaped gardens, an excellent rangeboyndieext.jpg of crafts and a lovely coffee shop brimming with Banff produce. It is a beautifully converted old schoolhouse.

This light airy venue has home baking, their famous cullen skink plus daily specials, hot dishes and light bites. The many handicrafts are made on site providing excellent local employment and are very popular indeed - quite a handicraft village within!

Already a great place to visit there has been much refurbishment so lots to see. Call / click on link to check opening times.



Region: Speyside Member



Woodlands Terrace
GRANTOWN ON SPEY

Speyside Member
PH26 3JU
Tel:01479 872106
http://www.culdearn.com
Comments

They call themselves the small hotel with the big personality and I agree. Formerlyculdearnmenu.jpg the Country Home of the Earl of Seafield's family, this charming Victorian residence has many original features and has been lovingly restored to its former glory by your resident hosts.

It is perfectly located to explore the MALT WHISKY TRAIL. Menus are carefully and attentively prepared to an exceptional standard using the very best local ingredients.

Members of the prestigious Scotch Beef Club their world class beef is sourced in Forres. Menus change daily and their whisky collection is also very impressive. Little wonder they have guests who return time and again.



Region: Aberdeen



Bistro Verde
The Green

Aberdeen
AB11 6NY
Tel:01224 586180
Bistro Verde
Comments

Informal bistro in the heart of the city. Bustling and appealing with a mouth watering selection of seafood, their speciality. Enjoy local langoustines, lemon sole, mackerel, crab and many more sustainable goodies from the depths. Vintage afernoon teas served on Sundays.



Cafe 52
52 The Green

Aberdeen
AB11 6PE
Tel:01224 590094
Cafe 52
Comments

Zany and energetic - a buzzing bistro with very innovative food. They mix their support of local produce with zany Mediterranean ideas and it is very successful. Their menus have a quirky and sustainable feel to them. Now in its 20th year.



Silver Darlings
Pocra Quay
North Pier
Footdee

Aberdeen
AB11 5DQ
Tel:01224 576229
Silver Darlings
Comments

Silver Darlings is named after the herrings of the same name. Established acclaimed seafood restaurant in amazing location - almost out at sea by Aberdeen! Stylish and nautical with an abundance of Scottish seafood within a highly French influenced menu. Well worth a visit. I love the glass tiled wall and the breathtaking views. Here is it from the seaward side...with a wee bit o' spray!!



Region: Aberdeenshire



Finzean Estate Farm Shop & Tearoom
Balnaboth
Finzean

Aberdeenshire
AB31 6PA
Tel:01330 850 710
Finzean Estate Farm Shop & Tearoom
Comments

Steeped in history this fine estate has much to offer. They have a great reputation for their beef, venison and game plus a multi-award-winning farm shop along with their lovely 50 seater café. A day out here is fabulous with its farmland, moorland and forestry, an abundance of wildlife and activities.



Region: Aboyne



Boat Inn
Charleston Road


Aboyne
AB34 5EL
Tel:+44 (0)1339 886137
Boat Inn
Comments

Over recent years this 18th Century inn on the banks of the River Dee has undergone a complete refurbishment. This establishment offers traditional pub favourites alongside creative dishes, using local butcher, artisan cheeses and fresh seafood.

Finalist of Catering in Scotland Pub Excellence Award 2016



Region: Balmedie



Cock & Bull
Ellon Road

Balmedie
AB23 8XY
Tel:01358 743249
Cock & Bull
Comments

Scottish Gastro Pub of the Year 2012. A wonderfully eclectic inn, vibrant and bustling with excellent fresh menus - essential prerequisites of the gastro pub ...all prepared on the premises using local produce as much as possible to create award-winning dishes. They use Marine Stewardship Council approved fresh white fish and shellfish landed in Peterhead, Beef and Pork from Buchan and Kincardineshire, highlands game and seasonal vegetables. Winner of Catering in Scotland 2014 Pub Excellence Award.



Region: Banffshire



Beggars Belief
10B Shorehead
Portsoy

Banffshire
AB45 2PB
Tel:01261 843803
Beggars Belief
Comments

What can I say! This quirky wee place right at Portsoy harbour is an eclectic mix of bric a brac, gifts and crafts alongside a good range of fair trade coffee and teas. The piratical haven is steeped in history and has been a labour of love for its owners to restore. Light lunches and bags of character!



Castle Hotel Huntly
Huntly

Banffshire
AB54 4SH
Tel:01466 792696
Castle Hotel Huntly
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This historic home is now a lovely hotel with great character. Log fires, a warm welcome and a gracious staircase all await you and the dinner menu is brimming with local seasonal produce such as the pigeon dish pictured.


Duff House
Banff

Banffshire
AB45 3SX
Tel:01261 813004
Duff House
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Duff House is a massive and stunning William Adam designed dwelling built between 1735 and 1740 for William Duff, The 1st Earl of Fife. From stately home to its current extensive restoration it has been a hotel, sanitarium, prisoner of war camp and billet for Polish and Norwegian soldiers!! Now run by Historic Scotland with a permanent collection of fine works of art from the National Galleries of Scotland. Lovely gift shop and cafe with soups, light dishes and home baking. Check opening times.



Laird's Kitchen @ Delgatie Castle
Delgatie
Turriff

Banffshire
AB53 5TD
Tel:01888 563479
Laird
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Clan Hay Centre, this stunning and imaginative venue has riveting history and romantic gardens. Ideal for weddings but equally enjoyable for a light lunch or tasty slice of home made cake in the laird's kitchen. The castle tearoom has rightly won an award for its baking and customer service.



Pennan Inn
PENNAN
BANFFSHIRE

Banffshire
AB43 6JB
Tel:01346 561201
Pennan Inn
Comments

What an amazing location! For those of you familiar with the hit film Local Hero this is the home of the red phone box and the delightful row of white cottages by the stunning harbour and cliff. Meals served in the attractive bar and dining room reflect his love of Far Eastern cooking using local seafood - no accommodation.



Rockpool Cafe and Restaurant
10 The Square
Cullen

Banffshire
AB56 4RR
Tel:01542 841397
Rockpool Cafe and Restaurant
Comments
A lovely new addition to to the pretty town of Cullen. This light and airy bistro on the corner of the Square has been very attractively laid out with natural woods and a split level design. Chef proprietor Stephen has created a lovely menu with home bakes and local produce - the hog roast was delicious.


Region: Braemar



Taste
Airlie House
Auchendryne Square

Braemar
AB35 5WS
Tel:01339 741425
Taste
Comments

Stylish contemporary surroundings make this the perfect place for a coffee and home baking or light lunches showcasing and supporting many local producers. No evening meals at present. This light and airy well designed setting is ideal for stopping off on these famous Scottish byways. It has recently been completely refurbished and is a real asset to Braemar.



Region: Dess



Deeside Activity Park

Dess
AB34 5BD
Tel:01339 883536
Deeside Activity Park
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Very good farm shop and light airy café alongside their activity park with kart racing, quad biking, fishing, shooting, orienteering, children's activities and corporate events. The café serves home farm Aberdeen Angus beef burgers, wholesome soups and tasty bakes and is a lovely couthy venue.



Region: Elgin



Mansion House Hotel
The Haugh

Elgin
IV30 1AW
Tel:01343 548811
Mansion House Hotel
Comments
Gracious country house hotel with many beatiful original features. The Still Room is available for private dining parties and the main dining room also has great charm. An ideal place to stay whilst 'researching' all the wonderful whiskies and enjoying excellent food. Members of the prestigious Scotch Beef Club.


Region: Forres



Brodie Countryfare
Brodie

Forres
IV36 2TD
Tel:01309 641555
Brodie Countryfare
Comments
Brodie is easy to spot by the road en route to Inverness in the wee hamlet of Brodie near Forres. It is a popular place to stop and tarry awhile for shopping and food. There is a great range of gifts, interiors and clothes; fabulous delicatessen supporting many many local producers, plus a lovely light and airy 'Family Restaurant' for coffee and scones right through to full meal service during the day. All baking is home made as are the jams, the meats are local and the dishes seasonal. The counter service is friendly and informal.


Knockomie Hotel
Grantown Road
FORRES
Moray

Forres
IV36 2SG
Tel:01309 673146
Knockomie Hotel
Comments

Knockomie is a really beautiful residence with many fine architectural features and just a wonderful relaxing atmosphere where you can be sure of a great meal with fine Scotch Beef largely featured. Congratulations to Gavin on his justly deserved Silver Thistle Award. The Ellis family not only have a great hotel here but also do a great deal for Scottish tourism. Members of the prestigious Scotch Beef Club, they buy their meat from Macbeths.



Region: Keith



Boogie Woogie
2 Regent Square

Keith
AB55 5DX
Tel:01542 888077
Boogie Woogie
Comments
Eclectic gift shop with crafts and clothes plus an exuberant cafe with light dishes and lots of home baking. Daily changing warming soups with home made bread and delicious gateaux to tempt you too. Very relaxed, bright and quirky.


Region: Stonehaven



Tolbooth Seafood Restaurant
Harbour

Stonehaven
AB39 2JU
Tel:01659 762 287
Tolbooth Seafood Restaurant
Comments

Stonehaven’s oldest building, the county Tolbooth, dating from the 16th Century! Nowadays a fine predominantly seafood restaurant in beautiful setting right by the harbour. Contemporary and stylish, light and airy decor within ancient walls. Their wonderful menu is mouth watering and has justly won many plaudits.

 



Region: Tomintoul



Clockhouse Restaurant
The Square

Tomintoul
AB37 9EX
Tel:01807 580378
Clockhouse Restaurant
Comments
A charming bistro with freshly cooked seasonal produce served to you in a friendly relaxed manner. Tomintoul is famous for being on one of the most scenic routes in Scotland - equally stunning in high summer and snowscapes so if you haven't yet driven there I thoroughly recommend it to you. The Clockhouse is easy to find by the main square in this little village and you will not be disappointed with their fine highland cuisine.


Region: Kincardineshire



Castleton Farm Shop Cafe
Castleton Fruit Farm

Fordoun

Laurencekirk


Kincardineshire
AB30 1JX
Tel:01561 321155
Castleton Farm Shop Cafe
Comments

Lovely light airy cafe within this well known farm shop. Choose from hearty breakfasts, light lunches, soups and sandwiches, all using local and home grown produce. In the berry season they have freshly picked on farm Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries and Cherries. Along with their berries they have a great range of artisan produce, gifts and cookware. photo credit:Castleton