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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants in Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Clachan Grill restaurant
4.7 (876)
£26 to £40
About the restaurant
As one of the CranberryCo clan, the Clachan Grill prides itself on serving only the finest locally and sustainably sourced produce.

With our scenic River Dee backdrop, we're ideally located for locals and visitors alike. Cosy and welcoming, we promise to serve our delicious, Scottish fare with a side of Northern hospitality.

Head Chef Barry Owen has carefully designed the Clachan Grill's menu to reflect the diverse ingredients Scotland has on offer, drawing inspiration from Scottish classics, while elevating them to the level of a modern Grill.

An ideal location for a lunch or dinner, pop in for a taste of the Cairngorms.

Top review
Dined 1 day ago
Very relaxed atmosphere & engaging conversations with the staff/owner. Food fabulous & prompt service which we needed after a long day on the hills!!
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A photo of Maggies Grill - Marischal Square restaurant
4.7 (1338)
£25 and under
About the restaurant
Welcome to Maggies Grill - Marischal Square. We look forward to serving you soon!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 10, 2024
We had a great meal it was for my partners birthday staff we’re very friendly and prompt service. The food was fantastic enjoyed our dinner there
A photo of Cafe Boheme Aberdeen restaurant
4.8 (1617)
£26 to £40
About the restaurant
Café Bohème is the epitome of savoir-vivre, in the very heart of Aberdeen. Combining over a decade of French heritage at its roots along years of Scottish cooking expertise. Bohème delivers the perfect fusion of classic cuisine and finest local produce. In true parisian style - where time is to be savoured, not rushed - Bohème lives by the slow food values: ensuring meticulous attention to detail, served with passion for honest, homegrown produce.

Head chef Andrew Gray and his team bring out the best in seasonal ingredients from across the North East, working with independent farmers, fishmongers and breeders. Join us for a rendez-vous with the lunch menu, amuse your senses with Table d'hôte, or settle in for the night À la carte style.

Top review
Dined 7 days ago
We booked a table for lunch. Every dish we ordered was outstanding. Highly recommend the onion soup. The waiter service was wonderful. The only down side was that they only take card payments. Would be better if there was also an option to pay cash.
A photo of The Stack Restaurant and Bar restaurant
4.6 (582)
£25 and under
Modern European
About the restaurant
Current opening hours
can be viewed here -https://thestackrestaurant.com/
Restaurant closes at 1am,-when making a booking please allow yourself as much time as possible to relax and enjoy your visit.
Outside area-closed at 12am ,which we recommend booking in advance. 
Situated in the coastal village of Muchalls, just off the A90, and 10 minutes from Aberdeen and Stonehaven,The restaurant derives its name from the sea stacks located on the beautiful surrounding coastline.

It is brought to you and led by head chef and owner Andy Smart, who’s aim is to offer a flexible and relaxed environment where everybody is welcome.
Dogs are also welcomed too.(we have treats and water bowls for them!)
Dining in a relaxed environment , the food style is seasonal and inventive and draws inspiration from international flavours, whilst using local suppliers, with an emphasis on simplicity, and where the staff are both friendly and professional.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 29, 2024
First time visiting the Stack & really impressed, couldn’t fault anything.
A photo of Amuse by Kevin Dalgleish restaurant
4.5 (712)
£41 and over
About the restaurant
The Home of Good Food.

Here at Amuse we cook from the heart, sourcing outstanding regional ingredients always in season to ensure they are at their peek. Our style is modern Scottish with French notes, elegantly presented and packed full of natural flavours where the ingredients take centre stage. Our menus change with the seasons to celebrate the arrival of new produce.

We are small dedicated team working together to give you a memorable experience, whether it's a few classic cocktails perfectly made in The Snug, bespoke tasting menu in our private dining room or a long lazy Sunday lunch with the family.

Our aim is simply to make you feel happier than when you first walked through our doors.

Team AMUSE by Kevin Dalgleish

Top review
Dined 2 days ago
Beautiful ambiance. A hidden jewel with magnificent food for mind, eye and stomach.
A photo of Seoul Restaurant Korean BBQ & Japanese restaurant
4.7 (115)
£25 and under
About the restaurant

The Story Behind Seoul Korean & Japanese Restaurant
At the core of any great Japanese Restaurant, there is a desire to develop and provide a truly extraordinary dining experience. At Seoul Restaurant, the courses are built on seasonal properties, utilizing only the freshest, most delicious ingredients available. Our atmosphere is traditional but unique, and each dish is composed to ensure a bold yet simplistic culinary adventure.

Top review
Dined 5 days ago
Lovely staff, the BBQ experience was fun and easy to use.
A photo of The Forbes Arms Hotel restaurant
4.6 (281)
£26 to £40
About the restaurant
The Forbes Arms boasts a new dining experience, riverside restaurant and outdoor patio area overlooking the River Don and William Minto’s segmental granite arched bridge built in 1811. The original Public Bar retains the historic character while the Lounge Bar and the Snug offer a more relaxing place to eat and drink with luxurious furnishings throughout.
Top review
Dined 6 days ago
Food was delicious. Service exceptional. Staff friendly and welcoming. Environment was lovely with beautiful views from the windows and terrace. Lots of choice on the menu, great kids meals and gluten free/vegetarian options. Will definitely revisit.
A photo of Moossh Cafe restaurant
4.4 (174)
£25 and under
Wine Bar
About the restaurant
Join us before the morning rush for an eggs benny and a Latte,
During the day for a local cheese platter and a bottle of Sauvignon,
Or in the evening for a stone-baked pizza and an in-house bespoke cocktail!

We are family friendly, dog friendly and try our best to accommodate everyone,
We'll see you soon!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
We went for a meal and really enjoyed it. Staff were lovely. Not a huge choice on the menu but what we had was lovely. We had quesadillas and pizza.
A photo of Estabulo Aberdeen restaurant
4.5 (847)
£25 and under
About the restaurant
Estabulo Rodizio Bar & Grill honours the Brazilian Gaúcho’s traditional method of cooking. This involves taking the most delicious and flavoursome cuts of meat, which are then skewered and cooked slowly on open flames.
This method of cooking also means that all the meat served to you fresh at your table, straight from the grill. You can eat as much or as little as you like, and we have a large selection of meats on offer, so you can stick to what you know or try something a little bit different!
As well as our main menus, we also have a selection of Vegetarian, Halal and Fish dishes on offer.
We are exceptionally proud of the fact that all of our food is locally sourced from the finest local suppliers, and we only use the highest quality ingredients,
Whether you have dined with us before, or are new to Estabulo Rodizios, we look forward to seeing you soon. Estabulo- bringing the taste of Brazil to you!

Top review
Dined on Jul 10, 2024
Very nice ambiance, food excellent. Used the 25% discount. Service great
A photo of The Station Hotel - Brasserie restaurant
4.1 (471)
£26 to £40
About the restaurant
The Station Brasserie offers a modern yet elegant dining experience for residents and the public alike. With a wide variety of small plates and main dishes, you'll definitely find something for the whole family. All our produce is locally sourced to the best of our ability with all our meat sourced within a 60 mile radius of Aberdeen.

We serve Afternoon Tea between 12 pm - 2 pm***

High Tea between 12pm - 6pm (Monday - Sunday)
Dinner between 6:30pm - 9:30pm (Monday-Thursday and 7pm - 9.30pm (Friday-Sunday)

***Afternoon Tea's must be pre booked at least 24hrs before and a note in the reservation to let us know.***

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Meal was good as always, and staff were a bit slow in serving even though there were only 3 other tables in use
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