Dining in Moray presents so many opportunities to try something different. Food is such a part of life, I could write all day about where to go and what to eat as we have so many choices. Many of the distilleries have great lunch spots, we have numerous cafes overlooking our spectacular beaches, great pubs serving superb food and restaurants I have not even mentioned here.
Dining in Moray – Daytime Treats
If you are looking for an enjoyable treat during the day, there are three places that I treat myself to! Firstly, has to be Johnstons of Elgin because every girl needs to shop as well as eat – their café is full of homemade locally sourced treats, and I have had to stop looking at their cake counter. Even better, it is all made on-site.
The next stop I always combine with a walk on the beach has to be The Bothy Bistro at Burghead. With daily changing menus and market-fresh produce – lunch or dinner, whatever time of day you visit, you will not be disappointed. Then closer to us and beside the stunning River Findhorn is The Cafe at Logie Steading. In a beautiful parkland setting with some charming shops to visit, this is the perfect café to have a relaxed lunch or coffee before or after you take a walk along the river.
Ice Cream – spend a day exploring the Moray coastline and check out the stunning fishing village of Portsoy, then treat yourself to ice cream at Portsoy Ice Cream Shop
Or if you are out and about on Findhorn Beach, you can call into The Captains Table – open all day from 10 am – 8 pm. You can have anything from breakfast to afternoon tea to dinner or fish and chips by the beach—just easy casual dining with lots of fresh sea air.
Dining in Moray – Evening Treats
And then for evening dining – well, Moray produces a wide range of vegetables, wild salmon, seafood, venison and game, grass-fed beef and lamb, so there will always be a wide choice.
For evenings my treat is always The Kimberley Inn at Findhorn – a traditional busy pub beside the sea, offering sunset views. The atmosphere and food are second to none. Offering daily specials, fresh local fish and vegetarian dishes, there is something for everyone. Just be aware if you order the fresh local fish and chips – it is this big!
My other preferred choice is a typical pub with an excellent menu and in a charming conservation village, The Cawdor Tavern – lovely wood-panelled dining room and very close to the Castle.
Dining in town, I pop into The Mosset Tavern – below the church, you can’t miss it. Offering a bar and restaurant menu with some tried and tested on the menu and brilliant service, you tend to feel right at home here.
And, of course, don’t forget to check out what is on the menu at Blervie House.
But for me, part of the fun of visiting a new area is discovering your own special place, which often depends on where and what you are doing during the day. Take the time to chat with us; we will be happy to help you make the right choice.
If you are Dining in Moray, you must try the world-famous Cullen Skink, so don’t forget to live like a local and try it; you might need to take some home with you! Named after the fishing village of Cullen!