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.


The Salmon Bothy

Deskford Garden Galleries

The Dowans Hotel

Linda’s Fish and Chips & Hook Line and Sinker

Aberdeenshire Highland Cattle

Christies of Fochabers

Drum Castle

Duff House

Walkers Shortbread Aberlour

Ace Taxis Moray

Inchmarlo Resort

The Station Hotel Speyside

Moray View Cottages

Braemar Castle

Corgarff Castle

The Glenlivet