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.


Selera Malaysia Bistro

Walkers Shortbread Grantown on Spey

Craggan Outdoors

Balmoral Castle

Aberdeenshire Highland Cattle

GoNorth Campers

Greenwood Loch

Gordon Castle and Walled Garden

Corgarff Castle

Buchan Ness Lighthouse Holidays

WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre

Grampian Transport Museum

Ardmiddle Mains Cottages

Tartan Tourers

Down on the Farm