Eating in Ellon

Snacks, starters, mains and desserts, from around the world or the farm next door, are available for those who want to take it away or just sit and take it easy.


Indian restaurant and carryout offering dishes from around the Indian subcontinent. Great food and plenty of it. Phone orders and local delivery available.

The Bridge Bar

Traditional pub serving beers, wines and spirits. Regular screenings of major sporting events.

Buchan Hotel

Family owned and managed, The Buchan Hotel and Restaurant in Ellon offers the best in traditional Scottish hospitality.
Located in the picturesque town of Ellon, we’re close to the River Ythan, with its famous estuary and excellent fishing beats. Breakfast, morning coffees, lunch, afternoon tea and evening meals are served daily.

Relax in our public bar where the atmosphere is warm and friendly. Catch up with local stories from some of our regulars who are always willing to extend a good Scottish welcome.

Coffee Apothecary - Ellon

We offer the best in speciality coffees, teas and hearty meals made from local produce, alongside delicious home baked cakes and treats.

You'll find our sister cafe in Pitmedden.

Delicious Sandwich and Takeaway

We offer freshly prepared food & coffee 6 days per week. We are a mother & daughter team with over 30 years experience within the catering field. We are passionate about food and service and we are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence.
In our shop we offer an exciting range of excellent value sandwiches, paninis and soups. We have freshly made to order options with additional daily specials and soups. We also have delicious home bakes to satisfy your sweet tooth.


The bar with ten taps sits in the shadow of the giant external fermenters on the Brewdog brewery site in Ellon. As you relax and enjoy hot and cold drinks, snacks and meals you are separated from the brewkit by a single glass door. What better way to enjoy BrewDog beer than in the place it was created, where you can smell the hops emanating from your glass and the brewery at the same time? 

Dragon House Chinese Takeaway

Popular carryout offering Chinese and Thai dishes. Good food, plenty of it and great value.

East and West Chinese Takeaway

Popular open kitchen offering Chinese and Thai takeaways. Good food, plenty of it and great value.

Ellon Royal British Legion

Facilities for comradeship for ex-Service people and family.

Foo Wah Chinese Takeaway

A popular Chinese takeaway centrally located in the town. Good food, plenty of it and great value.

Ice Dreams

At our dessert parlour and coffee shop, there's a great range of paninis, wraps, sandwiches, ice cream, cakes and other desserts to eat in or take away.  Wash it down with teas, coffees, cold drinks and milkshakes.

JRD Home & Garden

JRD Ellon is a Home & Garden Superstore with everything you need for your Home or Garden.

Located in Ellon, Aberdeenshire, JRD is the perfect shopping destination for all ages. Take a break in our Broomie's Restaurant, serving hot and cold drinks, snacks and meals through the day.

With a huge range of products available from over 1000 different leading brands, JRD offers customers a fantastic range of quality and affordable products.


Fast food but fresh. Pizzas, kebabs, burgers and all your fast food favourites - but freshly made and cooked in an open kitchen. Phone orders and local delivery available.

Meat Monsters

Authentic smokehouse and BBQ offering phone orders, click and collect and local delivery. 100% compostable takeaway packaging and a local supplier first policy.

New Inn Hotel

The New Inn Hotel, just 16 miles from Aberdeen and overlooking the River Ythan in Ellon, is an historic coaching inn built in 1704 to serve the travellers and coaches crossing the ford.

We serve breakfast, lunch, high tea, snacks and à la carte dinner. Enjoy fine dining in The Corn Kist Restaurant, the relaxing environment of our lounge bar, and comfortable accommodation in one of our luxury ensuite rooms. In addition, we have two large function suites which are suitable for any occasion.

There is free Wi-Fi throughout New Inn Hotel, and free private parking on site.

Nazma Tandoori

Indian restaurant and carryout offering dishes from around the Indian subcontinent. Great food and plenty of it. Phone orders and local delivery available.

Nosheen of Ellon

Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi fusion dishes. Take your time in the restaurant or enjoy the same dishes in the comfort of your own home. Quality AND Quantity at the best prices. Order by phone, online or in person - for collection or local delivery.

Riverview Cafe

Coffee, tea & ice cream shop located in the middle of Ellon overlooking the River Ythan. Sandwiches, breakfasts and light meals.

Station Hotel

The Station Hotel has been run as a family business ever since it was built to serve the new railway in 1891. Its 16 refurbished ensuite rooms have TVs, tea and coffee making facilities and telephones. There are 2 bars, and the Arches restaurant serves country fayre made with locally sourced produce. The railway is now the Aberdeen to Banff cycle route. There's a large, free car park and a 150 person function room with event catering onsite.

Ellon is just 16 miles north of Aberdeen and combines all the advantages of having a major thriving city on its doorstep with a tranquil rural setting. A peaceful little town in beautiful scottish countryside.

SYMPOSIUM coffee house

Coffees from around the world, speciality teas, sandwiches, home baked cakes and treats alongside delicious cold drinks. We're open all day in Neil Ross Square.

The Chocolate Bar

A little café with chocolate delights galore, deliciously natural and fresh produce, spectacular service and cosy surroundings – and at the heart of this, an award-winning chocolatier and her fantastic staff.

Situated in the bustling little town – you will find delicious chocolatey treats using the finest Belgian chocolate and triple filtered coffee to go with it.

All this along with a perfect spot to relax after sightseeing and shopping.
Indulge in the little pieces of heaven that are served here. 

The Tollbooth

Traditional pub serving beers, wines and spirits. Guest ales always available on hand pumps. Regular screenings of major sporting events. Food available to order.

Ythan Bakery

Open early for a wide range of high quality takeaway breakfast butties, sandwiches, pies, lunches, teas and coffees as well as freshly baked bread and cakes.

Cruden Bay

Kilmarnock Arms Hotel

In the heart of Cruden Bay, steeped in history. With Bram Stoker a regular visitor in the late 1800's this small but perfectly formed 19 bedroom hotel prides itself on locally sourced traditional fayre with a modern twist.

With the world renowned Cruden Bay Golf Club, picturesque beach, historic harbour and Slains Castle just a short stroll from the hotel, whether your stay is for business or pleasure, our relaxed and friendly atmosphere will have you feeling this is your home from home in Aberdeenshire.


The Barn

Freshly ground coffee, speciality teas, homemade cakes and scones and made to order light lunches. Our chefs create everything from scratch using the best of local produce and all food is cooked to order. Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Vegan and most dietary requirements. Fully licensed, we transform the cafe into a Bistro with an extensive menu at night. Our Sunday Carvery is served from 1pm to 8pm. Book early.

The Cock and Bull

We have been described by award judges as "a quintessential gastro pub, a bustling hostelry, popular with locals and whose fame has spread. Offering great service, natural ambience and a lovely genuine warmth with superb food and a menu brimming with local produce.”


Haddo House

Regular tours share the 400 year history of the Gordon family at this magnificent Scottish, Palladian-style stately home, featuring a large art collection including 85 James Giles paintings of Aberdeenshire castles. Enjoy the terrace garden or join park rangers for wildlife tours around the extensive grounds. There are visitor centres for the house and park, picnic areas, cafes and a dog park. Photo courtesy of NTS.

Ythan View Hotel

A family run hotel, with a warm and friendly atmosphere, which serves the local community and outlying areas.

We have a well established restaurant serving home cooked food to suit all tastes and diets.

Our rooms are well looked after and will provide you with a comfortable stay in this child friendly establishment.

The Ythanview has been in the good beer guide since 1999 with a choice of real ales always available. We also have a large selection of malt whiskies including our own “Lairds”.

Village interests, such as fishing, shooting, cricket and football, are all topics keenly discussed in the bar. The hotel is also the headquarters of the Methlick Cricket Club (MCC).

Situated in Methlick, Aberdeenshire, we are close to many historic sites, areas of natural beauty, and activity centres, e.g. golf, fishing and skiing.


Newburgh Inn

Great food is at the heart of our Inn - great “pub food” with a few surprises from our dedicated team of chefs. Local produce is the basis of all our dishes, including herbs from our own newly planted garden, complimented by a great selection of over 100 malt whiskies, an extensive range of spirits, 4 cask ales plus a great choice of craft & draught beers and lagers.

Our Sunday Carvery with its great value roasts has become a ‘must do’ event.

We also have 11 high quality bedrooms, all with comfortable hypnos kingsize beds, powerful en-suite showers, large flat screen TVs, free WIFI, free sky movies and more, plus all the other facilities you would expect from a 4* Inn.

Pitmedden & Udny

Coffee Apothecary - Pitmedden

We offer the best in speciality coffees, teas and hearty meals made from local produce, alongside delicious home baked cakes and treats.

You'll find our sister cafe in Ellon.

Eat On The Green

Home of the Kilted Chef. Creating good food using only the best local ingredients is at the heart of everything we do. 


Aberdeen Arms Hotel

A welcoming, friendly independent hotel and pub in the small Aberdeenshire village of Tarves. Opened in 1810, Aberdeen Arms Hotel offers quality accommodation, food and drink.
We offer a popular public bar (the only one in the village), a lounge bar and restaurant, a function hall and four comfortable bedrooms all with televisions, Wi-Fi and tea and coffee making facilities.
We also offer outside catering and a mobile bar for any event or occasion.

Our hotel is located right in the middle of Tarves, which is five miles from Ellon; 20 miles from the vibrant city of Aberdeen and is close to Haddo House and Country Park and also the ruins of Tolquhon Castle.

Murly Tuck Cafe

Takeaway and cafe. Freshly prepared food, tea and coffee. Made to order sandwiches, paninis, toasties and soup, daily specials and hot meals.

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