Glenlivet Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Glenlivet

December 9, 2017 Veronika Gaddis

Discover the best restaurant in Glenlivet, United Kingdom (UK) including A Taste of Speyside, The Clockhouse Restaurant, Macleans Bakery, The Glenavon Hotel, The Mash Tun, The Craig Bar, The Stuart Arms, Delnashaugh Hotel, The Dowans Hotel, Old Firestation
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1. A Taste of Speyside

10 Balvenie Street, Dufftown AB55 4AB, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar European, British, Scottish, International, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$479 - HK$479 +44 1340 820860
Excellent
69%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 324 reviews

A Taste of Speyside

Reviewed By sunjunkie85 - Kingston

Myself and my partner stopped in Dufftown and found this little place near the Clock Tower. The menu looked really tasty and we were greeted very warmly by both a female waitress and the chef/owner. Really friendly staff on a quiet Friday lunchtime but it was quite nice that we had lots of attention. We had the mixed seafood platter to start which was delicious, and the homemade pie and calzone which were really tasty and so fresh. Anyone in the area should stop by!

2. The Clockhouse Restaurant

Main Street, Tomintoul AB37 9ET, Scotland Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$228 - HK$306 +44 1807 580378
Excellent
60%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 327 reviews

The Clockhouse Restaurant

A charming 19th Century Highland Inn, located in the highest village in the Scottish Highlands, at the heart of the Cairngorm National Park and the Malt Whisky Trail. The restaurant prides itself on serving the finest local, seasonal produce presented with elegance. We are a small 50 cover restaurant so booking is essential to avoid disappointment.We look forward to welcoming you for good food, good cheer and a very, very large Dram.

Reviewed By Richard M - BC, Canada

We arrived without a reservation and were greeted with a smile and treated very well. We enjoyed the Scottish specialty menu items, including the Haggis (our first try of this dish) and Black pudding... both excellent. Some reviewers are complaining about the Eastern European server... we found him to be charming and funny. We would definitely eat here again! The world's largest bottle of scotch whiskey can be found here as well... selfie op!

3. Macleans Bakery

16 West Road, Grantown-on-Spey IV36 2GW, Scotland Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +44 1309 672859
Excellent
59%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 242 reviews

Macleans Bakery

Reviewed By fiona07 - Scotland, United Kingdom

We stopped in for breakfast when passing through Grantown. The breakfast roll was a bit dry but the full breakfast was reasonably good, service was cheerful and we thought it was a comfortable place to stop before continuing on. Coffee was good, prices are affordable...MoreMany thanks for taking the time and effort to give us a positive review. We have a hard working team in Grantown and they will appreciate your feedback.

4. The Glenavon Hotel

Main St | The Square, Tomintoul AB37 9ET, Scotland Television, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Pub, Scottish Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks +44 1807 580218
Excellent
27%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 98 reviews

The Glenavon Hotel

Welcome to the Glenavon! We're a friendly village inn with a welcoming bar and a relaxing restaurant area. Come visit us to try some great pub food or just pop in to sample some of our local ales, lagers and whiskies, while relaxing in front of the log fire.

Reviewed By Phil P - Linlithgow, United Kingdom

Popped in for a couple of pints as I was staying locally. Friendly enough service, comfortable bar area with tv and big comfy couches. I noticed a separate area for dining which is a good idea. Tried the local Cairngorm ale on tap which was...MorePity you missed out on the food as we are told our chef is making a positive impact (menus have also changed). Hope to see you again!

5. The Mash Tun

8 Broomfield Square, Aberlour AB38 9QP, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks +44 1340 881771
Excellent
56%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 392 reviews

The Mash Tun

Reviewed By 24vacation - Sarnia, Canada

A group of five adults, we were delivered here by our guide while touring Speyside Distilleries. So glad we had the time and this is the location he uses. The food was amazingly good and served promptly. We tried the house burger- the Mash Tun, the chicken on baguette with red pesto & cheese, the beef and aged Cheddar on a baguette and the brie tart with beetroot. All were exceptional and very flavourful. Great value for your money, great staff...just an all round good place to eat that should not to be missed.

6. The Craig Bar

Woodside Avenue | Grantown-on-Spey, Grantown-on-Spey PH26 3JN, Scotland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks +44 1479 872669
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 742 reviews

The Craig Bar

This bar/restaurant haz a lovely feel about it. There is a small bar with an open fire. Speciality food..pies. A variety of pies to choose from including vegetarian fillings. The supplier provides the uncooked pies and the bar cook them. We were told exactly how long we would need to wait before we could eaf right from the start. All pies served with chips anx and cost about £7.25ish. Beans and gravy cost extra. Tbe pies are to die for.

Reviewed By Peabrain2013 - Penicuik, United Kingdom

Great pies, loved the mushy peas. Unpretentious food with good quality, double- fried crisps, just what we needed after a long day travelling. Owners were very nice, had great recommendations for us whiskey newbees. What initially comes across as rough bar talk is just the way people here have a direct attitude and a prickly sense of humour. Loved it, felt very welcome! The interior decor is very unique and quirky too. Not your average pub and not for you if you are looking for a restaurant dining experience. For us it was exactly riggt

7. The Stuart Arms

22 Conval Street, Dufftown AB55 4AE, Scotland Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$118 - HK$251 +44 1340 820302
Excellent
54%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 486 reviews

The Stuart Arms

We are a family run bar and resraurant set in the heart of whisky country. We have over 240 whiskies including some very rare bottles! We have local real ale on draught and bottles. Beer garden, pool, darts, jukebox, sky sports and BT sports. Open till late!

Reviewed By Tonya N - Madison, Wisconsin

We were short on time heading to another scheduled whisky tour and the staff was great at getting us in and out quickly. Haggis was excellent as was the fish and chips.

8. Delnashaugh Hotel

Ballindalloch AB37 9AS, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Bar, British, Scottish Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch +44 1807 500379
Excellent
57%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 66 reviews

Delnashaugh Hotel

The Delnashaugh Hotel is located in the heart of Speyside on the Ballindalloch Estate next to the River Avon(Pronounced A'an). The hotel has 8 double/twin ensuite rooms and 1 single room. There is a comfortable, well stocked bar and lounge and a well appointed restaurant. There is ample parking and we accept pets in some areas of the hotel (Please enquire beforehand). WiFi is available in most parts of the hotel. Non residents are welcome to use the Bar & Restaurant. The hotel is situated in a prime location for salmon fishing, stalking, golfing and walking on the Speyside way. We have some of the world's most famous Distilleries on our doorstep such as The Glenlivet, Glenfarclas, Cragganmore or the picturesque Tormore. It is only a 30 minute drive to the Lecht ski center, Aviemore and The Cairngorms National Park.

Reviewed By Kevin S - Watford, United Kingdom

We spend a week fishing and quite a lot of the evenings at the Delnashaugh, drinking and eating. The atmosphere is relaxed, the welcome warm, the staff friendly and efficient. The drink selection wide, both whiskey and Gin among others. The food choice varied with generous portions at reasonable prices. Well worth a visit. Sadly Russell & Mo will be greatly missed when they leave at the end of the season.

9. The Dowans Hotel

Dowans Road, Aberlour AB38 9LS, Scotland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible British, Scottish, European, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +44 1340 871488
Excellent
74%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 148 reviews

The Dowans Hotel

Reviewed By Ann281 - Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

The Dowans Hotel is a beautiful family run hotel, the property is decorated to a high standard, and the grounds offer outdoor Seating.
We had a lovely meal in Restaurant 57. The Still Room is amazing with 500 different whiskys.
A visit is highly recommended
The hotel also has an interesting history.
We look forward to a return visit.

10. Old Firestation

37 Main Street, Tomintoul AB37 9EX, Scotland Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Highchairs Available Cafe, Soups +44 1807 580485
Excellent
24%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
12%
Terrible
16%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 115 reviews

Old Firestation

Reviewed By Ewan A - Penicuik, United Kingdom

Whatever you do and no matter how hungry you are, DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME going to this tearoom. It is truly ghastly!! We were staying nearby and needed some breakfast before heading off to a distillery tour. Upon arriving, we were told "the menu's on the wall", which seemed a bit strange but we looked anyway and both my wife and I decided to order bacon rolls. My wife was paying and she asked if they took debit cards - "oh we'll have to charge you 60p for that" - what a joke!! Whilst our drinks were being prepared, I went to get milk, sauces and cutlery - again, another Shambles. They offer no fresh milk - only little UHT cartons, which are terrible. They charge 20p per sauce portion - what a total rip-off, so we bypassed those and then noticed the real sting in the tail - 50p to use the toilet if you are a non-customer!! It was clear at this point who we were dealing with - a real Scrooge character!! When our breakfast arrived, we were served with a half-cooked, shop-bought, pathetic-looking baguette that had been rammed with bacon. This wasn't at all what we had ordered as we wanted a bacon roll, so we queried this with their so-called 'chef' and he said that's what they served. The experience was a total disaster from start to finish (£11.55 for two 'rolls' and two drinks!) and upon us heading to leave, I challenged the owner. I said he was false advertising by selling customers baguettes as rolls, to which he said we were the first to complain (which we know not to be true having seen the reviews on here). I then challenged him about the toilet charge, which I said was generally frowned upon in Scotland. He didn't seem to care at all and then to make matters worse, a nosey local decided it was her place to chip in and said that "we didn't need to stay then." Seriously - do not go here! The service is disgraceful, the food is awful and mis-advertised, the decor resembles a dungeon, it's massively over-priced and it's generally woeful. No wonder the place is up for sale and to be honest, the sooner it is sold, the better. Almost anyone with some common sense and some manners in dealing with the general public could make a better job of things than the rank amateurs who are currently running this place!!

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