Where to eat in Aberdeen
Guides to good food in Scotland frequently focus on top Edinburgh and Glasgow eateries. While both of these cities feature many of Scotland’s finest restaurants, the emphasis on them is often to the detriment of other Scottish cities. Aberdeen is Scotland’s third-largest city, sandwiched between the Highlands and the North Sea, and its local produce includes fresh fish, beef and venison.
Good restaurants in Aberdeen
- Musa is a trendy restaurant combined with an art gallery and a live music venue. Concerts are hosted here at the weekend, and the artwork is for sale. The menu features traditional Scottish dishes that are expertly prepared.
- Shri Bheema’s Indian Restaurant is one of the city’s most popular Indian restaurants. Serving both Northern and Southern Indian cuisine, the eatery lets you choose from favourites such as korma and tikka masala, or try something new such as kulambu and kadai curries.
- The Stage Door is a favourite with theatregoers. Enjoy a pre-show dinner from 5pm, or come later for the dinner menu. The food is traditional Scottish, including cock-a-leekie soup and Stornoway black pudding.
- The Moonfish Café is a place to expect the unexpected. The menu is inspired by the travels of the owner and chef, Christian Recomio, with flavours and ingredients from all over the world.
- The Adelphi Kitchen is a meat and seafood restaurant whose kitchens include an open-pit barbecue and hot and cold smoking units. Food is sourced from local suppliers.
- Granite Park is a sophisticated restaurant known for its fine dining. You enter through a bar on the ground floor, where you might try cocktails or an aperitif. You then ascend to the restaurant with its contemporary Scottish cuisine, including Skye scallops and 35-day-aged fillet steak.
- The Silver Darling offers magnificent views of the sea. You can watch boats coming into harbour or seals and dolphins swimming in the waves. The emphasis is on seafood. Items on the menu include steamed turbot and fillet of sea bream.