Situated on the north-east coast of Scotland, this beautiful city remains one the country's most historically rich areas.
From the mid 18th to the mid 20th century, the local granite was quarried and used in the building of much of the prominent architecture. Most of which can still be seen today. Tourmaline, a silicate mineral found in their granite and also in the sands of the shore, sparkles in the light.
The shimmering city was dubbed the Silver City with the Golden Sands. Once revered for quarrying and other local industry, especially textiles, shipbuilding, fishing and paper production, Aberdeen has endured many economic and political upheavals. With the discovery of all-precious oil in the North Sea in the 1970s, its charming old-world name was usurped by more prosaic references to their new treasure.
The earliest settlers are thought to have lived at the mouths of the rivers Dee and Don as early as 8,000 years ago. It is generally accepted that the city takes its name from the two rivers, where the Dee and the Don meet. Until the 14th century it remained divided into Old and New Aberdeen.
Robert the Bruce famously laid siege to Aberdeen Castle. Scotland was then under England's rule, but The Bruce succeeded, destroying the castle and returning the city to its owners. Restaurants in Aberdeen are plentiful and generally of high quality so whether you want to while away a winter's eve in the warmth of a friendly gastropub, or your tastes fall to the contemporary or cultural, Aberdeen has a selection of restaurants and eateries for everyone. A long tradition of hearty fare lives comfortably aside the more cosmopolitan.
From delicious Greek food to mouth-watering Indian dishes, Italian and Chinese, to tangy Thai and speciality French cuisine. Every appetite is bound to be satisfied and the eye will not go wanting if you find yourself eating in one of the stylishly converted buildings or churches. Please select any of the features above to view further detail on the Aberdeen Restaurant of your choice.