Current Opening Times and Dining Options
Lunch served 11.30am – 2pm
Dinner served 4.45pm – 9pm
We are open daily, Monday – Sunday until 10.30pm.
6 people from 3 households indoors until 10.30pm (alcohol permitted)
8 people from 8 households outdoors (alcohol permitted
Afternoon Teas available daily until 4.30pm, indoors and outdoors.
Tea, coffee, shortbread & strawberry tarts available from 10am daily.
Alcohol is permitted both indoors and outdoors on licensed area all day until 10.30pm.
We are passionate about food at The Knowes Hotel, our chefs strive to deliver an exceptional dining experience at all times.
Enjoy meals throughout the day from our lunch menu, light lunch menu, afternoon tea options and full restaurant menu.
We also offer a children’s menu as well as vegetarian and vegan options.
We use the finest local Scottish produce to create mouth-watering dishes, sourcing fresh local seafood, meats and game as well as fruit and vegetables from Aberdeenshire’s rich and abundant larder. We are mindful of seasonality and select the finest ingredients from the gardens, farms and seas around us to deliver the freshest and tastiest culinary experience.
Our menus are complemented by a range of fine wines and spirits, including locally produced malt whiskies and Scottish gins, hand crafted cocktails and premium teas and coffees.
We are happy to cater for specific dietary requirements, please ask your server for details or contact us in advance of your visit.
Families and children are welcome at The Knowes Hotel. Highchairs and bottle warming facilities are available upon request.
For private gatherings we can offer a separate dining area where you and your party can relax in the intimacy of your own surroundings and enjoy a relaxed meal away from our main dining area, ideal for family get-togethers and celebrations.
We can create a dedicated menu for your group, or alternatively you can choose from the current restaurant menu.
Advanced booking for private dining is required.
The tradition of afternoon tea began in the early 19th Century, when the Duchess of Bedford, experiencing a ‘sinking feeling’ requested that a light afternoon tea be served in her private room. The Duchess found the experience so satisfying that she soon invited her friends to join her. This led to afternoon tea becoming a regular indulgence. Whether it’s a celebration or a catch up with old friends, we are proud to carry on this tradition!
The Knowes Hotel is the perfect setting to enjoy a leisurely afternoon and luxurious afternoon tea. Choose from a selection of freshly made sandwiches, scones and cakes, all served with a selection of premium teas or coffees – or even a glass of prosecco, champagne or hand crafted cocktail!
Afternoon Teas are available 7 days, with a minimum of 48 hours advance notice required.