Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

The top 10 places to eat in Aberdeen, according to TripAdvisor reviews

8848 Nepalese and Indian Restaurant's Haggis Pakora starter
8848 Nepalese and Indian Restaurant's Haggis Pakora starter

The foodies have spoken – here are the 10 best restaurants in Aberdeen to eat and drink, according to customers.

If you want to get a sense of an area’s culinary scene, you need look no further than TripAdvisor reviews.

Be it for lunch, dinner, a snack, brunch or a coffee, there are many lists on the popular site that you can tailor to your needs.

The popularity of Aberdeen eateries are on the up, and the recent success of Aberdeen Restaurant week proves the upward trajectory.

Below, we’ve collated the top 10 of all types of restaurants in Aberdeen, based on the number of five stars they’ve received out of all their reviews from customers past and present.

Because of coronavirus restrictions on hospitality, some of these restaurants may be temporarily closed, providing takeaway only or operating under reduced hours so it’s best to to check each establishment’s own website or social media pages for more information.

You can look at the list on TripAdvisor here, which matched up with the list below at the time of writing.


Best restaurants in Aberdeen

10. Bonobo Cafe

Address: 73-75 Skene Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1QD
Tel: 01224 636 777
Website: www.bonobotribe.co.uk

Trip Advisor rating: 4.5/5 of 182 reviews

Profile: Not just a cafe, but also a shop that gives local customers the option of signing up to a weekly veg box delivery, Bonobo has everything you could possibly need when it comes to foodie treats – it’s no wonder they’ve made it into the top 10.

They also cater for various diets, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free, meaning that everyone can reap the benefit.

The outside of the Bonobo Cafe in Aberdeen
Bonobo Cafe is located on Skene Street, Aberdeen.

9. Namaste Delhi

Address: Ground Floor, 64 Bridge Street, Aberdeen AB11 6JN
Tel: 01224 379 920
Website: www.namastedelhi.co.uk

Trip Advisor rating: 4.5/5 of 266 reviews

Profile: One of the city’s hottest and most popular Indian restaurants, Namaste Delhi doesn’t just offer up contemporary Indian cuisine, but staff also teach cooking and cocktail classes – both of which you can sign up to on their website.

Rumour has it there’ll be a special Christmas cooking class available soon.

A buddha statue sitting on a table in Namaste Delhi in Aberdeen
Namaste Delhi on Bridge Street in Aberdeen.

8. Brig O’ Don

Address: 739 King Street, Aberdeen, AB24 1XZ
Tel: 01224 494 634
Website: www.greeneking-pubs.co.uk

Trip Advisor rating: 4.5/5 of 244 reviews

Profile: Self-proclaimed “obsessed with grills” the team at Brig O’Don promise a meal for every occasion and have undergone measures and procedures to ensure they are coronavirus-friendly.

Their menu includes burgers, pub classics, sandwiches, grill favourites and sharing dishes, meaning there is something for everyone, regardless of preferences.

They also have vegan and vegetarian options, as well as a separate kids’ menu and even a no-gluten menu.


7. Nurtaj Indian Restaurant

Address: 1 Ballater Road Aboyne, Aberdeen AB34 5HT
Tel: 01339 269 090
Website: www.deesidenurtaj.co.uk

Trip Advisor rating: 4.5/5 of 293 reviews

Profile: Now based in Aboyne, Nurtaj Indian restaurant started out in Aberdeen city centre and aims to build a reputation on providing low-fat cooking in a fine-dining setting.

“Nurtaj” means “Crown to the King of Kings”, which the restaurant also aims to portray in their dishes.

A dish of pakora and salad in the Nurtaj Indian restaurant in Aberdeen
Nurtaj was originally based on Justice Mill Lane in Aberdeen and can now be found in Aboyne.

6. Christo’s Greek Taverna

Address: 14-20 John Street, Aberdeen AB25 1BT
Tel: 01224 636 320
Website: www.christos-taverna.com

Trip Advisor rating: 4.5/5 of 543 reviews

Profile: “Welcome to Aberdeen’s own little corner of Greece” is what it says on the outside, and it’s certainly what it displays on the inside.

Having achieved TripAdvisor’s highest possible award for 2020 – a Travellers’ Choice Award – Christo’s is the perfect way to visit Greece, while at home.

Table set for diners to eat in Christos Greek Taverna
Christos Greek Taverna id great for authentic Greek food in Aberdeen.

5. 8848 Restaurant

Address: 347 Union Street, Aberdeen AB11 6BT
Tel: 01224 595 588
Website: www.8848restaurant.co.uk

Trip Advisor rating: 4.5/5 of 798 reviews

Profile: Bringing Aberdonians the best in Indian and Nepalese cuisine, 8848 restaurant in the city’s Union Street makes the most of traditional recipes that date back hundreds of years, to create a delicious culinary experience for diners.

With several awards under their belt, including the Aberdeen Curry Awards’ Best Indian Restaurant 2016/17 and winner in the “Best of Aberdeen” category at the 2016 Scottish Curry Awards, it’s no wonder the restaurant has made it to the top five of all eateries in the city.

A Nepalese dish in Aberdeen's 8848 restaurant
8848 is a popular Nepalese restaurant.

4. Revolution

Address: 25 Belmont Street, Aberdeen AB10 1JS
Tel: 01224 645 475
Website: www.revolution-bars.co.uk/bar/aberdeen

Trip Advisor rating: 4.5/5 of 1,956 reviews

Profile: Set over two floors in Aberdeen’s Belmont Street, Revolution has an intimate and cosy ground-floor bar area, with a garden bar and terrace, both providing high levels of comfort and design.

With food available for lunch, brunch and dinner and an exclusive barbecue and hog roast menu there is something for everyone, especially considering the fact they also cater for vegetarians, vegans and those with gluten intolerances or allergies.

Rockstar Martini and Zombie cocktail, Cajun chicken skewers, nachos, Rev's fried chicken with chorizo ketchup and the street food platter
Pictured is the Rockstar Martini and Zombie cocktail, Cajun chicken skewers, nachos, Rev’s fried chicken with chorizo ketchup and the street food platter.

3. Croft and Cairns

Address: 5 Stockethill Crescent, Aberdeen AB16 5TT
Tel: 01224 683 623
Website: www.croftandcairns.com

Trip Advisor rating: 5/5 of 141 reviews

Profile: Headed by chef Roy Duncan, who appeared on the 2009 series of ITV’s “Taste The Nation”, Croft and Cairns prides itself on its recipes from the grill, including burgers and chargrilled chicken dishes, as well as stonebaked pizzas.

Adhering to government guidelines, it’s recommended that customers book ahead to ensure they can get a table at this popular restaurant.


2. Monsoona Healthy Indian Cuisine

Address: 20 Bridge Street, Aberdeen AB11 6JJ
Tel: 01224 590 030
Website: www.monsoona.co.uk

Trip Advisor rating: 4.5/5 of 1,425 reviews

Profile: Another one of Aberdeen’s extensive list of Indian restaurants, Monsoona makes it to number two of all of the city’s fine fare establishments with its offering of healthy dishes.

With options to collect or have their food delivered, having an authentic taste of India is right on our doorstep with Monsoona.

South Indian vegetarian curry, Lamb naga zhal and lemon and cashew rice dishes
Monsoona Indian Restaurant on Bridge Street in Aberdeen. Pictured is the South Indian vegetarian curry, Lamb naga zhal and lemon and cashew rice.

1. Mount Everest

Address: Woodburn Road, Blackburn Industrial Estate, Aberdeen AB21 0RX
Tel: 01224 790 795
Website: www.mounteverestaberdeen.co.uk

Trip Advisor rating: 5/5 of 146 reviews

Profile: Topping the list and being one of the only eateries to achieve a 5/5 rating is Mount Everest.

Another of the city’s Nepalese and Indian restaurants, Mount Everest has various dining options to choose from, whether you want to dine in, takeaway or order a delivery, they’re adhering to government guidelines to ensure that as many people as possible can still enjoy their delicious fine fare.

Tables set for diners in Mount Everest restaurant in Blackburn
Mount Everest in Blackburn.

Already a subscriber? Sign in

[[title]]

[[text]]