Food & Drink

Those exploring the North East 250 may have more than just an appetite for adventure. And the route has plenty to offer!

The north east of Scotland is home to local delicacies, including Cullen Skink and delicious fresh seafood, as well as the centre of Scottish shortbread production and the home of the beef cattle renowned the world over for their excellent meat – Aberdeen Angus. Mix these with more recent arrivals along the route, such as renowned ice cream makers, artisan cheeses and independent gin makers, and you’ve got a recipe for a tasty trip!

We’ve created a list of must-visit producers, delis, shops, restaurants and cafes to give food and drink lovers the best of what’s on offer in the north east.


Sweetheart Cottage

Speyside Wildlife

Pew with a View Seafront Cottages

Gleaner – Braemar Service Station

Peterhead Prison Museum

Saplinbrae Hotel and Lodges

Josie’s House

Moray View Cottages

Turriff Caravan Park

Moray Motor Museum

Portknockie Fish & Chip Shop

WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre

Tolquhon Castle

Meldrum House Country Hotel & Golf Course