Great Dining in Moray

Dining in Moray at the Mosset Tavern in Forres

Dining in Moray presents so many opportunities to try something different. Food is a part of life, and 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, and we have numerous cafes overlooking our spectacular beaches, great pubs serving superb food and restaurants I have not even mentioned here. Rest assured that if you are looking for vegan, vegetarian or other options, part of the beauty of this area is that it is all available; you need to choose where to go.

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 and 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 visit The Yacht Club, which houses Torta Findhorn. This lovely little cafe with scenic views over Findhorn Bay is hard to find but worth it! Think charming lunches, cakes, and cheesecakes to die for, with a view that is hard to find anywhere in the world.

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 that if you order the fresh local fish and chips, it really is this big!

My other preferred choice is a typical pub with an excellent menu in a charming conservation village, The Cawdor Tavern, a lovely wood-panelled dining room 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.

If you are looking for a fine dining option, then a trip to Orrin in Elgin is the place to go for a special treat at any time of the day or occasion.

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 special place, which often depends on where and what you do during the day. Take the time to chat with us; we will happily help you make the right choice.

Top Tip

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!