Gifting vouchers at Christmas can be an easy and convenient way to make sure your loved ones get what they enjoy. But rather than give the generic voucher for chain restaurants or high street shops, why not support local independents and gift valued experiences to your loved ones this Christmas.
We have a wide variety of cuisines in Aberdeen, so why not try somewhere new! Check out our ideas below for diners and experiences!
Located on Market Street, 210 Bistro showcases local produce in their lunch and dinner menus. With private dining available and meeting rooms to hire, there are plenty of options to explore. 210 Bistro is a even member of the Slow Food movement! Find out more about that at https://www.slowfood.org.uk/
Trip Advisor rating: 4.5 from 610 reviews
Café Harmony is dedicated to using local artisan food and drink from the North East. Located on Bon Accord Terrace with a cosy and welcoming atmosphere, grab yourself some European and Mediterranean cuisine; we recommend the shellfish risotto!
Trip Advisor rating: 4.5 from 231 reviews
Da Vinci is an award-winning Italian Restaurant, located on Alford Lane, run by Italians so you know you’re getting the real deal! With an extensive vegan menu, Da Vinci’s is a hit with vegans and meat eaters alike.
Trip Advisor rating: 4.5 from 259 reviews
Moonfish is a Michelin Star restaurant that offers casual dining, showcasing seasonal and local produce from their location on Correction Wynd.
Trip Advisor rating: 4.5 from 1058 reviews
Amuse by Kevin Dalgleish
Located on Queens Terrace, Amuse by Kevin Dalgleish has been awarded Michelin recognition in 2023, as well as two Rosettes for culinary excellence by the AA Rosette award!
Trip Advisor rating: 4.0 from 45 reviews
For anyone looking for a fantastic Italian restaurant, Poldinos is a safe bet. Voted as #29 of #393 restaurants in Aberdeen on TripAdvisor, Poldinos is located on Little Belmont Street, and is a must try for locals and anyone visiting the city.
Trip Advisor rating: 4.5 from 619 reviews
Smoke & Soul
Found on Little John Street, Smoke & Soul are peak comfort food. Known for their legendary mac and cheese, Smoke and Soul are dedicated to BBQ deliciousness and soul food. Available for event catering, restaurant, and home delivery, or buy the BBQ mix to take home to try yourself!
Trip Advisor rating: 4.5 from 48 reviews
Alternatively, why not give more than dining experiences with something different!...
Bothies & Bannocks
Bothies and Bannocks provide a variety of foodie tours and experiences, including whiskey tours, shopping at local farmers markets, and more. You can also find retreats and activity camps in the beautiful Royal Deeside, to find and make the most of your local area.
Trip Advisor rating: 5.0 from 41 reviews
Cocoa Ooze Chocolate Making
Gift the art of chocolate making with a master chocolatier. Classes are available for both adults and children, located in Chapelton.
Bread Maker Bread Making Class
Learn to bake bread with the Bread Maker! Learn to make a variety of breads from basic level to more advanced breads and learn a variety of baking techniques. Even better, The Bread Maker is a social enterprise so you know your money is feeding back into society.
Supporting local independents helps keep Aberdeen a vibrant food city. Are we missing any? Let us know!