Shopping and Eating Out

Shopping and Eating Out


The city is a shoppers dream and a number of shops offer student discounts. 

Five centres are located in the heart of Aberdeen and there are a number of shops on Union Street – also known as the Granite Mile. Shops include Next, Hugo Boss, Debenhams, Apple, Fossil and Primark. 

Up on Belmont Street you will find specialist outlets and at the top of Union Street you have some high end shopping. Aberdeen has three retail parks with a wide selection of shops.

There is something for everyone to get their retail therapy fix. 

Food and drink

Aberdeen is home to a number of top restaurants and bars. 

In the city centre, there is a great selection of food such as Indian, Chinese, Italian, Spanish, Mexican, Thai, Nepalese and of course traditional Scottish cuisine.

Brew Dog was founded in Aberdeen and you can take a tour of their brewery in Ellon or visit their bar at the Castlegate or on Gallowgate. The city is also home to up and coming craft brewers such as Six Degrees North and Fierce Beer, both who have bars in the city centre. 

There is also a great selection of cocktail bars. 

Find out more about the great range of restaurants and bars in Aberdeen