5 Places to eat in the Speyside area
1.Best Scottish food with a French touch - Dufftown
Restaurant La Faisanderie in Dufftown is run by Eric and Mandy who know a thing or two about great food in comfortable surroundings. The menu makes the most of local produce, fish and game and Erics French flair always makes it a meal to remember. The atmosphere is intimate and relaxed and the service is spot on. This is our own personal favourite for a special night out. Do yourself a favour and pay them a visit if you are in the area, you won't be disappointed!
2. Delnashaugh small country Hotel
Our newly refurbished restaurant with a roaring open fire offers a cozy and relaxed atmosphere with a menu to cater for all tastes. We aim to use locally produced ingredients where possible. Choose from one of our daily 'Specials' or request a favourite and if possible we will do our best to accommodate you.You can also choose from our new, extensive and exclusive wine list to accompany your meal.
Please book a table in advance if possible to avoid disapointment.
Diners can choose to dine in the restaurant or bar area. Please give details during enquiry.
We aim to have a 'Specials' Board available Friday - Sunday to compliment our menu
2.Dining at the Archiestown
This Speyside hotel in the sleepy village of Archiestown, dates back to the 18th century. But within these ivy-blanketed walls is a contemporary restaurant worthy of the chicest city hotel. They serve fresh, home cooked, high quality food the ingredients for which are always sourced locally...
3.The Mash Tun - Location - Aberlour
Food is freshly prepared and sourced locally. Mark and his chef, Nick Davis are passionate about Scottish contemporary cooking and you will find The Mash Tun Menu a treasure trove of fantastic flavours.
4. Dowans Hotel in Aberlour village
he ‘57’ of the title records that the Dowans sits 57 degrees parallel north of the earth’s equator: a fact known only to cartographers, explorers, and our son and brother Sean, who is a pilot, and it’s he who gave the restaurant its name!
Simply appointed stained wooden furnishings and generous sash and case windows give Bistro 57 an ambience that is both light and relaxed. The menu here is seasonal, reflecting that all our fresh ingredients are sourced locally and sustainably: whether it be venison and game from the Ballindalloch Estate, fresh fish from Portsoy or fresh lobster from Lossiemouth. Dinner guests can take the ‘when in Rome’ option and enjoy traditional dishes such as Haggis, Neeps and Tatties in a Whisky Cream Sauce or they can tempt their palate with cuisines from further afield such as Moroccan Spiced Lamb or Chicken Supreme and Chorizo Cassoulet.
All our courses have equally appetizing and creative vegetarian options, and the seasonal offerings are varied by a ‘Catch of the Week’, ‘Pasta of the Week’ and ‘Vegetarian Dish of the Week’. For our lunchtime guests we keep it nice and simple with a range of toasties and open faced sandwiches. And Friday night is Pizza Night: if you’ve ever wanted to try a Haggis and Mozzarella Pizza then Friday night at the Dowans is for you.
5.Food at The Highlander Inn - Craigellachie
Bar meals are available every day in the bar from 12 noon until 2.00pm and 5.30pm to 9.30pm ~ no table reservations are required, just come along.
Our a la carte restaurant is open most evenings from 6.30pm with last orders at 9.30pm.
Private parties of between 10 and 20 people can thoroughly enjoy the use of our restaurant and lounge.
The Craigellachie Hotel of Speyside - Craigellachie village
Speyside and the North East of Scotland is renowned for its local produce - from prime Aberdeen Angus beef and Cabrach lamb, to Moray Firth seafoods, shelfish and river salmon. We source the very best of this daily to give you a memorable and enjoyable dining experience.