Speyside has a great selection of hotels and restaurants which offer everything from formal dining, casual lunches, whisky bars, pubs and tea rooms. Local foods such as seafood, pheasant, venison and partridge are highlighted on menus as well as traditional local fare. Local specialities include the established Sticky Toffee pudding, Cranachan, Scotch Broth, Oat cakes, Scottish cheeses and local produced dairy and beef, are all carefully and passionately prepared for guests.
Here are our favourites, there are many more through Moray, please see the links at the bottom of the list for further information.
We do suggest you reserve in advance as many times local restaurants are fully booked.
Archiestown Hotel, Archiestown. 10 mins. Phone for seasonal menus. Lunch and dinners. Excellent dining reputation. Reservations advised for dinner. Arrive early and enjoy a Christmas cocktail. Archiestown.co.uk
Rothes Station Hotel. Newly renovated, lovely and festive. Try the formal restaurant Pagodas, and also enjoy a cocktail or specialty Malt Whisky in the stunning whisky Bar, The Spirit Safe. Station Hotel, Rothes
The Mash Tun. Aberlour. Phone for seasonal menu, best make a reservation but try anyway. Excellent bistro pub food. The Mash Tun.
The Craigellachie Hotel. The Copper Dog. Lunch and dinners. Phone for seasonal menus. Highly recommended. Reservations strongly advised, particularly on the weekends. Music on Friday nights. The Cooper Dog
The Quaich Whisky Bar. Enjoy a festive dram or cocktail at the newly and beautifully renovated whisky bar. The Quaich
The Highlander Hotel. Restaurant and Whisky Bar. Lunch and dinners. Phone for seasonal and Christmas Day Menus. The Higlander Inn
EATING AT HOME
Every one loves to spend time at home, nothing can beat a family meal round the table or drinks round the fireplace. Aberlour and Rothes have a good supply of local stores catering to all your needs. Look for the butchers on the High Street, as well as bakers. There is a local comparative grocery store for basic needs. For more information on grocers and nearby superstores see here local services.
*If you know you are going to be cooking at home be sure to place your butchers needs on order in advance. Both these butchers below are excellent!
David Brown Butcher, Aberlour. Tel0 44 (0)1340-87121
Tawse Craft Butcher, Rothes.
TOP TIP – Pick up foods and party food at Speyside Larder. Fantastic selection and you can’t beat the local atmosphere. Great for fireside suppers, party food and holiday lunches. Speyside Larder
More Moray, Speyside and Scotland Food links you may find useful.
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