Elgin’s 6 Most Instagrammable Bars, Cafes, and Restaurants

Taking pictures of our food and drink in cafes, restaurants, and bars is becoming more common. I, for one, love to do it.

Whether it’s a vibrant and delicious dish, a quirky smoothie or an original cocktail, sometimes all you want to do is show it off to your social media followers.

Instagram, in particular, is a platform where foodies do just that.

So, for anyone residing in Elgin or passing through the city, here are the most Instagrammable food and drink establishments to visit if you want to enjoy some eye-catching food in a fantastic setting.

tandoori spices

Do you love Indian food? Are you looking for a restaurant that serves cuisine in style? Well Spice Tandoori should be on your radar.

The award-winning restaurant is open daily from 12:00 to 14:00 and 17:00 to 23:00, giving plenty of opportunities to stop by and sample the offerings.

You can even order online for delivery in Elgin.

Address: 9A Moss Street, Elgin, IV30 1LU

Spice Tandoori is an award winning Indian restaurant in Elgin. Image: Jason Hedges/DC Thomson

156 Bar and Grill

156 Bar and Grill is an American-themed restaurant serving everything from burgers, wings, chicken tenders, and ribs to a variety of desserts, including hot fudge cake, key lime pie, apple pecan pie, and waffles hot Belgians.

General manager Lynnie Craig made headlines in August after revealing that the restaurant would be hosting a ‘Karen’ dinner event, and it went up a storm on social media.

If you do stop in, be prepared to take plenty of snapshots of the interior, as well as the drool-worthy food.

Address: 156 High Street, Elgin, IV30 1BD

156 diner in Elgin is hosting a 'Karen diner' event
From left, Keri MacKenzie, Kiaha Meldrum and General Manager Lynnie Craig of 156 Bar and Grill. Image: Jason Hedges/DC Thomson

the humble hamburger

The Humble Burger may not be a sit-down restaurant, but you’ll have a hard time resisting the urge to snap a few photos of the dishes you order.

I’ve stopped by for takeout in the not too distant past, and each and every dish was a joy to eat.

I would recommend the ‘Mac & Black’ burger or the Humble Classic which includes beef, smoked bacon, cheese, caramelized onion, lettuce, tomato and chipotle mayonnaise.

Address: Munro Place, Elgin, IV30 4LL

The ‘Mac & Black’ burger. Image: Jason Hedges/DC Thomson

Orrin restaurant and bar

Foodies and drink lovers have been traveling from far and wide to visit Orrin Restaurant & Bar since it opened its doors in late 2021.

Owners Andy Fyfe and Elaine Sutherland set out to bring something new and fresh to the area when they came up with their concept, and they certainly succeeded.

At this Elgin restaurant, expect food that looks and tastes amazing, as well as a sleek, modern interior.

Address: 2-6 South Street, Elgin, IV30 1LE

Lemon tart, raspberry sorbet, toasted pistachios. Image: Jason Hedges/DC Thomson

the mixed cocktail

The Cocktail Joint is a hidden bar in the heart of Elgin, serving a unique selection of craft drinks to suit all tastes.

Popular cocktails including the porn star martini, margarita, bellini, and old fashioned are available to order, as well as quirky concoctions like Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Eton Mess, and The Kraken.

For bookings, visit thecocktailjoint.co.uk.

Address: 13 Lossie Wynd, Elgin, IV30 1PU

the dry shoe rack

Among the list of Instagram-worthy restaurants in Elgin is The Drouthy Cobbler, a laid-back tavern serving seasonal comfort food, plus specialty cocktails and coffee in a cozy setting.

You can go from 12:00 to 23:00 from Monday to Saturday and from 11:00 to 23:00 on Sundays.

Address: 48a High Street, Elgin, IV30 1BU

Handouts of Speyside haggis bon bons with mustard mayonnaise, one of the many tempting dishes available at The Drouthy Laird. Image: Jason Hedges/DC Thomson

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