A charming place to visit, featuring beautiful landscaped gardens, an excellent range 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.
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. Peter and Nikki now own the Inn and have carried out major refurbishments creating three lovely bedrooms.
Their inviting menu with locally landed seafood and a range of Thai dishes reflect their heritage from both Scotland and Thailand, using the local butcher's produce and interesting vegetarian options too. The diningroom is light and contemporary; the cosy bar with its log stove has many photographs with the film stars and crew at work. Visitors love the atmosphere and the warm friendly service they receive. Limited seasonal opening over winter so PLEASE call to check opening times. Click on website for more details.
Contemporary restaurant oozing with charm by this picturesque village green. Craig 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.
They call themselves the small hotel with the big personality and I agree. Formerly 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.
Cafe and sandwich deli specialising in organic, fair trade and vegan options. They are firm believers in local produce and do take aways and catering for your own events too. Light tapas are among the evening options and the mood is informal and casual.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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
Its old Gaelic name translates as 'the oak wood on the sunny hillside. '
Darroch Learg had a serious fire that happened on February 2015. Thankfully there were no injuries to guests, staff or workmen but the damage to the first and second floors of the main building was extensive. They are in the process of restoring Darroch Learg to its former glory and re opening for business as soon as they can.
Will keep you posted.
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.
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.
Famous for his Aberdeen Angus Beef herd on the farm, this family run enterprise also has an excellent farm shop and light airy café. The café serves great home farm beef burgers, wholesome soups and tasty bakes and is a lovely couthy venue.
The building sits alongside their activity park with kart racing, quad biking, fishing, shooting, orienteering, children's activities and corporate events - a busy place and always popular with locals and tourists alike.
Stonehaven’s oldest building, the county Tolbooth, dating from the 16th Century!
Nowadays a fine 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.
They are highly dedicated to local produce and it shows throughout their menus that are predominantly but not exclusively seafood. Look out for seasonal opening hours.