A guide to the best food & drink in Aberdeen

  • The Larder
  • 2 July 2013
A guide to the best food & drink in Aberdeen

Round-up of recommended shops and restaurants in Aberdeen

Where to Buy

Located right in the heart of the city, Haigs Foodhall is a Q-Guild butcher offering a wide range of general local products, ready meals and takeaway food. A little to the west, Hammerton Store is a more upmarket deli/general provision store featuring a range of Aberdeenshire produce, while the Newton Dee Store, with its impressive range of wholefoods, bread and groceries, is part of the Camphill Community at Bieldside. IJ Mellis bring their vast cheese knowledge to the city, and there are some excellent traditional butchers including Andrew Gordon and Herds.

Where to Eat

The Marcliffe, Aberdeen’s only 5-star hotel, has a well-respected restaurant with a focus on the region, while The Silver Darling, down at the harbour showcases the best fresh fish. La Stella, just off Union Street, has a colourful, upbeat approach to contemporary dining, while nearby Moonfish Café has a menu with inspiration from around the world but highlighting local produce. Prime Cuts near the railway station offers hearty Aberdeen Angus steaks and locally caught lobster from the grill, while the long-established Café 52 on The Green specialises in good-quality hearty food and tapas.