Aberdeen Restaurants & Cafes
Ever since the discovery of oil in the North Sea off Aberdeen's coast in the 1970's, the "silver city" of granite has become an ever more prosperous and cosmopolitan city. Aberdeen's wealth has seen demand rise for stylish, contemporary restaurants and bistros to serve the many thousands of visitors and workers moving in and out of Aberdeen every year, from all around the world.
Fortunately, Aberdeen still holds on to it's good tradtional pubs and cafes and most importantly it's excellent fish n' chip shops! Eating a fish supper on Aberdeen's lovely seaside is still a simple pleasure that's worth indulging in now and again.
Like other Scottish cities, Aberdeen has played a big role in improving Scotland's culinary standards and reputation. The Grampian region is well renowned for producing some of the best, if not finest, beef (Aberdeen Angus), lamb, game and seafood in Scotland from it's rich and fertile land and sea and this is very much reflected in the quality of dishes served in Aberdeen restaurants.
With a very cosmopolitan population, Aberdeen, not surprisingly, has a very wide range of international cusine on offer in its restaurants and eateries including, amongst others, French, Greek, Italian, Indian, Japanese and Chinese. As a starting point for visitors, it's worth heading to Union Street and Belmont Street in the city centre where there's a good range of different types of restaurants, cafe's and bistros to choose from.
Below are some of our team's favourite restaurants, cafes and bistros in Aberdeen. We have included a wide range of types of cuisine and places to suit all pockets. We hope you enjoy dining in them too!
Please note: These Aberdeen restaurants are NOT listed in any order of preference! We do not favour any particular restaurant over another, as they are all unique in their own way, and what appeals to one person may not appeal to another!
The Stage Door Restaurant
26 North Silver Street, Aberdeen AB10 1RL
www.pbdevco.com Tel. (01224) 642 111
Traditional Scottish Restaurant.
Located in the city centre, close to the Music Hall and His Majesty's Theatre, it's perfect for a pre-show Scottish steak!
The Foyer Restaurant & Gallery
82a Crown Street, Aberdeen AB11 6ET
www.foyerrestaurant.com Tel. (01224) 582 277
Providing great food for over ten years, the Foyer changes it's seasonal menu every 7 weeks. Good food and you're supporting a great charity too, helping the homeless.
53 Skene Street, Aberdeen AB10 1QD
www.nosushi.co.uk Tel. (01224) 635 480
Varied menu. Seasonal produce from local farms. Well worth a visit.
140 Union Street, Aberdeen AB10 1JD
Tel. (01224) 621 381
Located on Union Street itself, this is a great place for lunch or a snack. Tea, coffee & cakes. Excellent.
The Silver Darling
North Pier, Pocra Quay, Aberdeen
www.silverdarling.co.uk Tel. (01224) 576 229
Super seafood restaurant, with a french influence, with great views of Aberdeen Harbour.
Units 1-2 The Green, Aberdeen AB11 6NY
www.bistro-verde.co.uk Tel. (01224) 586 180
Superb Scottish seafood in lovely well presented bistro.
62 Union Row, Aberdeen AB10 1SA
www.rustico-restaurant.co.uk Tel. (01224) 658 444
Great 1950's style trattoria in the heart of the city offering superb Mediterranean cuisine.
Moon Fish Cafe
9 Correction Wynd, Aberdeen, AB10 1HP
www.moonfishcafe.co.uk Tel. (01224) 644 166
Varied menu - Seafood and Game.
Deservedly popular restaurant serving a varied variety of dishes including beef, venison, scallops, and bream.
Christo's Greek Taverna
14-20 John Street, Aberdeen, AB25 1BT
www.christos-taverna.com Tel. (01224) 636 320
A very popular Greek restaurant that's been delighting Aberdonians for two decades.
52 The Green, Aberdeen AB11 6PE
www.cafe52.net Tel. (01224) 590 094
Great snacks and light meals from this popular cafe with a varied menu of dishes from all around the world.
Books & Beans
22 Belmont Street, Aberdeen AB10 1JH
www.booksandbeans.co.uk Tel. (01224) 646 438
Coffee Shop, cakes and snacks.
If you're a lover of books and looking for somewhere to chill, then this fair trade coffee shop is a great stop for a coffee, some soup and a sandwich.
23 Windmill Brae, Aberdeen AB11 6HU
www.cafebohemerestaurant.co.uk Tel. (01224) 210 677
Authentic traditional & modern French cuisine in Parisian style surroundings and even a bit of Jazz for a great atmosphere!
The Stage Door Restaurant, Aberdeen
The Foyer Restaurant & Gallery Aberdeen
Books and Beans, Aberdeen
The Silver Darling, Aberdeen
Bistro Verde, Aberdeen
Cafe Boheme, Aberdeen
Moon FIsh Cafe, Aberdeen
Cafe 52 The Green, Aberdeen
The Victoria, Aberdeen
Christo's Greek Taverna, Aberdeen
Yatai, 53 Skene Street, Aberdeen
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