Restaurants in Aberdeen

There is a wide range of choice when it comes to dining out in Aberdeen. The restaurants below have been classed into three different pricing categories:
Expensive (£30 to £40)
Moderate (£20 to £30)
Cheap (up to £20)
These prices are for a three-course meal for one including taxes and tip, and a half bottle of house wine or equivalent (where available).

The Foyer Restaurant and Gallery

Price: Expensive

Established in 1999, this restaurant is located on the ground floor of the former Trinity Church building on Crown Street. A light, spacious and very stylish establishment, Foyer is considered one of the best restaurants in Aberdeen, serving modern British cuisine with a good choice of vegetarian dishes. The restaurant space is also used as a venue for exhibiting contemporary art.

Address: 82A Crown Street, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
Telephone: (01224) 582 277.

Prime Cuts

Price: Expensive

A must for carnivores, Prime Cuts specialises in the very best Scottish beef which have been dry aged for at least 28 days. Tuck into rib eyes, sirloins and fillets or opt for fish and seafood ranging from lobster to monkfish and cod.

Address: 21 Crown Terrace, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
Telephone: (01224) 590 127.

Silver Darling

Price: Expensive

This restaurant has a great setting overlooking Aberdeen harbour. It specialises in seafood with a French twist, and it really does it with aplomb. Oysters, scallops, langoustines and sea bass are just some of the dishes that tempt from the superb menu.

Address: Porca Quay, North Pier, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
Telephone: (01224) 576 229.

The Ashvale

Price: Moderate

Staking a fair claim as the best fish and chip 'shop' in north east Scotland. Dine in the 200-seat restaurant or take away. Lightly battered haddock and cod are what lure most diners here, but poached and grilled fish dishes are also served in the restaurant.

Address: 42-48 Great Western Road, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
Telephone: (01224) 596 981.

Café 52

Price: Moderate

This avant garde eatery in the centre of town on The Green is an exciting restaurant with personal and friendly service, a vibrant atmosphere and great food. There is a variety of menus to choose from, including an excellent tapas menu, and the imaginative dishes are prepared and presented with flair. It is a very popular place, so booking is recommended.

Address: 52 The Green, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
Telephone: (01224) 590 094.


Price: Cheap

Manzil offers authentic Indian cuisine in a contemporary setting. Buffet dining as well as a la carte and set menus is on offer. Highlights on a wide ranging menu include Himalayan Hot Pot and the Thali. Manzil also has a delivery and take-away service.

Address: 22/24 King Street, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
Telephone: (01224) 645 015.

The Sand Dollar Cafe

Price: Cheap

This stylish beachfront cafe serves up hearty breakfasts, sandwiches and light meals throughout the day. In the evening it is transformed into a bistro, where the likes of pan-fried halibut and roast lamb grace the menu.

Address: 2 Beach Esplanade, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
Telephone: (01224) 572 288.