With a sizeable offshore industry and vibrant student population, Aberdeen's city centre restaurants serve a large and diverse customer base with a fabulous variety of food from home and abroad. There's everything from a light lunch in a cool cafe to a sumptuous dinner in the most luxurious surroundings. Menus are similarly varied, with some wonderful traditional Scottish favourites competing with dishes from all corners of the globe. There are lots of restaurants to discover and even more superb dishes to enjoy, so Quandoo has brought them all together right here and made it easy to book a table at the best city centre restaurants in Aberdeen.
Famous for excellent produce such as Aberdeen Angus beef and North Sea fish, perhaps it's no wonder that so many city centre restaurants in Aberdeen focus on using these great local ingredients. The Adelphi Kitchen is a fine example. A focus on seafood includes some delicious local mussels, scallops and fabulous halibut, while veal from Portlethen is another highlight. For a more traditional take on Scottish fare, meanwhile, The Howff delivers some hearty crowd pleasers, such as golden fish and chips and some moreish haggis and black pudding bon bons.
Aberdeen city centre restaurants clearly enjoy a wonderful local larder but many look further afield for inspiration. 8848 Restaurant, for example, brings us authentic tastes from the Himalayas and their hariyali lamb with mint, green pepper, spring onion and Nepalese spices is a standout. Goulash, meanwhile, specialises in Hungarian classics, such as chicken paprikash and some succulent roast wild boar. With lots of Indian, Chinese and Thai restaurants in the city centre, Aberdeen can satisfy almost any taste.
With that large student population and loads of workers returning after spells offshore, city centre restaurants in Aberdeen are often lively and upbeat. There's a great party atmosphere, especially at the weekend, so you're guaranteed a buzzing night out to go with some great food. Many of Aberdeen's city centre restaurants do get busy, though, so book ahead with Quandoo to make sure to snag a table at your favourite place.