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.


Cornerstone Restaurant

Jamieson & Carry

Smugglers Cone

Deeside Holiday Park

Palace Hotel

The Aberlour Hotel

Speyside Wildlife

Aberdeen Arms Tarland

Absolute Escapes Self-Drive Holidays

Aberdeen International Airport

Scottish Country Cottage

Portsoy Ice Cream

Greenwood Loch

Moray View Cottages

North East Campers

Portknockie Fish & Chip Shop