Gastronomic excellence is something of a national pastime in Scotland and Aberdeen houses some of the best restaurants in the UK. Whether you’re after a taste of traditional Scottish fare, a fine-dining experience or some international cuisine, you’re never far from fantastic food.
"No visit to Aberdeen is complete without a sample of the national dish: Haggis. Haggis is a boldly-spiced meal, served in many forms. Traditionally, it appears as a large, round sausage and has an excellent nutty texture and delicious savoury flavour. However, you may find some restaurants serving it as smaller, deep-fried ‘bon bons’. "In addition to Aberdeen’s famous bread known as Aberdeen Buttery, you can also enjoy fresh fish from the North Sea and delicious Aberdeen Angus beef dishes, served in the many restaurants of George Street, one of the most multicultural parts of the city.
A traditional Scottish breakfast may well feature kippers. These are herrings, which have been salted in brine and smoked over woodchips, before being grilled, fried or served cold.