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Restaurants in Aberdeen: things to know before you go

Aberdeen has been hailed as the perfect city for foodie travellers – according to the BBC Best Places to Eat Guide. If you’re new to the city or simply want to find out more about the booming restaurant scene that’s blossoming, we’ve got to the answers to all your questions.

Where are the best British restaurants in Aberdeen?

Sometimes, a hearty home-cooked meal is just the ticket and amongst a cosmopolitan dining scene in the city you’ll find some excellent British restaurants in Aberdeen. Here are just a handful to try:

  • Native Restaurant is located in the Hilton Garden Inn, Aberdeen. Head here for grilled meat dishes, particularly the delicious sirloin steaks served with thick, hand cut chips.
  • The Moonfish Café is a firm favourite in the city and rated as one of the best restaurants in Aberdeen. This stylish bistro puts local produce at the heart of its menu, with the fresh seafood taking centre stage.
  • Macdonald Hotel Norwood Hall is another highly rated restaurant in Aberdeen serving Scottish cuisine, including traditional haggis, neeps and tatties and Cullen skink.

Where can I find good Indian restaurants in Aberdeen?

If you want a break from the traditional and like your food with a touch of spice, discover some of the best Indian restaurants in the city:

  • The Everest provides Indian and Nepalese dishes, including chicken cooked to perfection on a tandoori grill, hot Balti and delicious duck bhuna. Add your choice of rice and naan, and dig in!
  • Khyber Pass serves up delicious huge helpings with a Pakistani influence. Biryani, Tandoori, Balti and Rogan Josh are all on an extensive menu.

Where are the top Italian restaurants in Aberdeen?

Pizza, pasta, grilled meat, fresh seafood, deep-filled calzone, garlic bread – there’s no shortage of mouth-watering dishes to enjoy at an Italian restaurant. The good news is that there are lots of Italian restaurants in Aberdeen, including this selection:

  • Bella Italia – this popular national chain really hits the spot with a large choice of pizza and pasta dishes, including some real Italian classics.
  • Rustico is one of the best restaurants in Aberdeen city centre, a charming family-run Italian with a Sicilian-influenced menu.

Where are all the good restaurants in Aberdeen?

Whether you live in the city centre, north or south of the river, you’ll find top restaurants in Aberdeen. The best restaurants in the middle of town include Howies, Mi Amore, Shri Bheema’s and Rustico, to name just a few.

If you’re on a shopping mission and need somewhere to eat, you’ll be pleased to discover restaurants in the Union Square Shopping Centre, including Italian chain Ask, Mexican eateries Barburrito and Chiquito, and Frankie and Benny’s. If you’re taking a trip to the coast, Aberdeen’s closest beach restaurants include Bella Italia and bistro-style Sand Dollar Café.

Looking for more foodie inspiration? Check out this list of Aberdeen’s 10 Best Restaurants and Pubs, courtesy of Culture Trip.