This week we’re celebrating all things seafood as the annual Seafood Week campaign kicks off on Friday.
Taking place over eight days from October 5 to October 12, the campaign is designed to encourage people across the country to eat more fish.
Living in the north-east, where the fishing industry is so prominent, the celebration highlights the variety and quality of fish and shellfish on offer.
To mark the occasion, we have pulled together a list of some of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire’s best seafood gems, from award-winning chippers to some of the finest restaurants.
If you’re looking to spoil your other half or treat yourself, then The Tolbooth is the perfect place to do so. Located on the northern harbour wall in Stonehaven with picturesque views, its beautiful decor nods to the distinctive marine feel of the building. If you’re looking for somewhere that delivers food to a fine dining level, then this is the place for you.
Old Pier – Harbour, Stonehaven
The Silver Darling
When it comes to dinner with a view, there’s nowhere quite like The Silver Darling. Overlooking Aberdeen’s mesmerising harbour, and with a front seat for dolphin spotting, this is one dining experience you won’t forget. Serving up an array of dishes from the sea and the land, it’s the perfect place to catch up with friends or treat your loved one to a romantic dinner.
Pocra Quay, Aberdeen
The Bay Fish & Chips
Local lobster with garlic and fennel butter with battered claw #thebayspecial #thebayfish #thebaylobsters #stonehaven #batteredclaw #local #supportlocal #poshfishandchips
Hailed as one of the best foodie experiences in the world recently by Lonely Planet, it’s fair to say the fish and chip shop has made a strong name for itself in the north-east and pastures further afield. Sourcing all its fish and products locally, The Bay prides itself on its outstanding produce which in turn creates one of the best fish and chip shop offerings in the area.
Top tip: Make sure you try out the homemade tartare sauce.
Beach Road, Stonehaven
Atlantis at The Mariner Hotel
The Mariner Hotel are super excited to launch our brand-new menu today!To celebrate the launch of our new Autumn menu…
Launching its new menu recently, Atlantis at The Mariner Hotel is a much-loved local spot that boasts a wide variety of seafood dishes. Opening in 1979 three generations of the Edwards family have served the best seafood to locals and visitors to the city alike. A must for those living in the West End
349 Great Western Road, Aberdeen
Last chance for this one. Brave the storm if you’re close, stay safe if you’re not. #feastfromtheeast
Headed up by MasterChef: The Professionals 2014 finalist Brian McLeish, the city centre restaurant is located in Aberdeen’s merchant quarter. Offering an innovative menu of British cuisine, the modern restaurant uses a variety of local and seasonal produce to entice diners through its doors. Perfectly plated and every dish created with pristine craftsmanship, Moonfish is a must for any seafood lover.
9 Correction Wynd, Aberdeen
Low’s Traditional Fish & Chip Shop – Westhill
Winning the title of Scotland’s best fish and chip shop after being nominated for the National Fish & Chip Awards, it’s no wonder why the chipper is so busy. A much-loved favourite for takeaway food in the area, Low’s has been established for almost 30 years.
Westhill Shopping Centre, Westhill
The Creel Inn
Our Seafood Restaurant The Creel Inn source the freshest local produce possible.Our lobster and crab are caught in…
With open fires and beamed ceilings, this cosy seafood restaurant is renowned for its incredible offering. Sourcing all of its produce locally, and getting all of its lobster and crabs from the Catterline Bay, the food truly is as fresh as it gets.
Quayside Restaurant & Fish Bar
This restaurant and fish shop not only provides award-winning food but also boasts an incredible panoramic view over Gourdon harbour. Using the best of fresh fish from Catterline, the restaurant has a delicious offering that diners can sit back and enjoy. As well as the restaurant, the eatery also boasts a takeaway where individuals can purchase their food and enjoy sitting out at the harbour’s edge on warm days.
West Quay, Gourdon
Sea Salt & Sole
Our new home made fish cakes are sweet potato, smoked haddock and mozzarella, coated in panko crumbs. Also available on our Gluten Free menu 😍
Rising like a phoenix out of the ashes after having burned down last year, this fish and chip chop is resilient, and for good reason. Serving up some of the best suppers in the north-east, the business prides itself on offering something for everyone and is very popular with locals.
Station Road, Dyce