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, and to the world’s first breed of a very special herd of cattle – 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.


Ballindalloch Distillery

Glenfarclas Distillery

Walkers Shortbread Aberlour

Ballindalloch Castle

The Smugglers Hostel

The Silver Darling

Ace Taxis Moray

Dyce Caravans Ltd

The Aberlour Hotel

Portknockie Fish & Chip Shop

Gordon Castle and Walled Garden

Meldrum House Country Hotel & Golf Course

Braemar Caravan Park

Scottish Traditional Boat Festival

Balmedie Beach

Gleaner – Union Road Filling Station