Winner of Best Restaurant, Aberdeen City & Shire Tourism Awards 2017. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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