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 eat as we have so much choice. Many of the distilleries have great lunch spots, we have numerous cafes over-looking our spectacular beaches, great pubs serving superb food and restaurants I have not even mentioned here.
If you are looking for an enjoyable treat during the day there are three places that are I treat myself too! Firstly, has to be Johnstons of Elgin because every girl has needs to shop as well as eat – their café is full of home-made locally sourced treats and I have had to stop looking at their cake counter. Even better it is all made on site.
Next stop I always combine with a walk on the beach as well 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 Olive Tree 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.
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 on the menu.
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 really is this big!
Dining in town I pop into The Mosset Tavern – below the church, you can’t miss it. Offering both a bar and restaurant menu with some tried and tested on the menu and brilliant service you tend to feel right at home here.
Still in town but this time fine dining my treat is Franklyn’s Restaurant – you need to book and we can help you there. With numerous accolades, awards and just a short drive away, Franklyn’s is the perfect place for dinner.
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 and we will be happy to help you make the right choice.
Moray is home of 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!