Aberdeen Restaurants

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  • Ghillies Lair Harvester: Check out the Salad Cart

    by stronman Written Jul 11, 2007

    The restaurant serves a range of dishes but prides itself on its chicken and steak dishes. The surroundings were very modern and it had a nice atmosphere for families although there were a range of ages in there.

    If you get in before 6.30pm you can get a third off so I'd recommend going straight there.

    Favorite Dish: The Original Spitroast - Half a fesh spitroasted chicken and chips plus as much salad as you can eat! If you love chicken like me then definately try this meal out.

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    Ki:Lau: Cafe after hours

    by kierant Written Jul 8, 2007

    The fundamental thing that makes Ki:Lau special is that it's a cafe, not a bar or a fancy restaurant, that stays open until 11:00 p.m. - unlike pretty much any other such place unless you count fast food joints.

    It's also really chilled out inside, with art that changes fairly often and lovely staff. There aren't an enormous number of food choices - open sandwiches being the order of the day - but there are a good range of fillings and toppings, including peanut butter of course! And they're more than happy to tweak the selections to accommodate vegans. Also, they have fair trade drinks.

    Just don't rely on the WiFi working, because it probably won't. Down the road at LAN-cafe on Market Street is a better bet for that, and they have computers available too. (And so that all the info is on one page: another option for internet in a cafe, using their computers rather than WiFi, is Books and Beans, on Belmont Street, just round the corner from Ki:Lau. A cafe in a bookshop, or possibly a bookshop in a cafe, as you like.)

    Favorite Dish: The peanut butter baguette or pancake - served meltingly hot! Make sure to ask for a little side salad since it seems to usually come with the savoury ones and some of the staff consider this one a sweet!

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    The Archibald Simpson: Cheap but not cheese and great architecture

    by BurmanP Written Apr 16, 2007
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    Run by Weatherspoons. Cheap drinks and more importantly very reasonable price food which taste just great. One thing might be missing...Music! But hey, there is always a crowd inside so not that boring. Menu is great and you can choose some economic pub foods like 2 meals for 6.50 or something which is perfect. But still taste is unbelievable for price and friendly staffs are always around as well. Definately worth trying once, you will love it. Vegetarian options available but if you're not into veg, choose Angus - very lovely highland cow and very tasty really.

    Favorite Dish: Scottish Breakfast :P

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    The Cock & Bull: Not quite so traditional decor!

    by harmonyk Written Apr 3, 2007
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    The Cock & Bull is along a main road north of Aberdeen, you can't miss it - it's in the middle of nowhere! We went in around 1pm and had to wait in the lounge are for 20 minutes to be seated. This was a very old traditional looking pub with all sorts of paraphanalia hung around the room. We bought a drink, checked out the menu and ordered before we were invited to go to the dining area for our meal.

    We were really surprised to find the main eating area was decorated in an African style. It was very interesting. We ate our meal and shared a dessert, then had coffee back in the lounge. It was a great way to end our weekend in Scotland before flying back to Heathrow and home.

    Fabulous place, food and service. Highly recommended.

    Favorite Dish: Beef stew with wild mushrooms and guiness served with mashed potatoes with kelp and mustard all in a huge Yorkshire Pud! Followed by rasberry cranachan(?) mmmm...yummy!

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    CHIQUITO: Mexican's head North East

    by scottishvisitor Updated Oct 5, 2006

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    Dance on your hat

    A fun restaurant & bar with a good Mexican feel - FIESTA NIGHTS ARE A LOT OF FUN HERE but you have to imagine the sunshine

    Favorite Dish: Anything Mexican the hotter the better.
    Have a nice cold Mexican Beer - at Aberdeen prices.

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    Miami Beach: Miami Beach - my mistake Aberdeen actually

    by scottishvisitor Updated Oct 4, 2006

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    Miami Beach

    Give it a miss, this place looks posh and is well advertised locally, the only good thing about this restaurant is if you book tickets for a movie at the adjacent cinema you get two for one on your main course. The food is nothing to write home about. There are lots more decent restaurants in this vicinty, so make your choice somewhere else.

    Favorite Dish: NOTHING GOOD HERE YOU WOULD BE BETTER OFF WITH MACDONALDS OR BURGER KING!!

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    Frankie & Benny's: New York & Italy combine here

    by scottishvisitor Updated Oct 4, 2006

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    New York Style

    Aberdeen is a University town so who knows where your server will come from, but you will always receive perfect attention here. The servers are friendly and attentive, explaining menus and choices, they do a good job.
    Modern and spacious, the restaurant is designed around a typical New York Dinner, there are a lot of old pictures of Italians in New York and it has a definate 1940's atmosphere

    Favorite Dish: I had an Italian pasta dish & American dessert combining both counties = yummy

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    O'Neills: Give this place back to Ireland!!

    by scottishvisitor Updated Oct 3, 2006

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    Irish Pubs

    The food is standard pub grub - good for a quick snack - but don't spend time here on a full meal.
    The decor is meant to be old but this place is in need of a face lift - torn bar stools peeling paint...................not great.................
    Beware the toilets - clean enough but sign posted in Irish - Mina- ladies & Fir - gents

    Favorite Dish: A quick snack & a quick getaway!!
    If your into sport you can watch Irish football on a big screen - don't really see the point in a Scottish city

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  • The Ashvale Fish Restaraunt: Best chipper aboot?

    by Carpo Updated Aug 1, 2006

    The Ashvale calls itself a restaraunt but it's really a "chipper", a scottish fastfood place.
    It proudly boasts of its record as best chipper in the UK and it is very good. It serves traditional fish "suppers", but on a plate not in newspaper, it also serves high teas.
    None of the food is particularly healthy but it is tasty.

    Favorite Dish: Haddock supper.

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    Eat on the Green: Eat well in Udny Green!

    by Shandyla Written Jul 9, 2006

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    The 'Rasperrry Trio' desert
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    A wonderful little restaurant tucked away in Udny Green - about 5 minutes drive from Aberdeen.

    Perfect for special ocassions - the main course dish prices ranged from £14.50 to £18.50.

    The dishes were all beautifully presented.

    The chef makes his rounds regularly to ask the guests opinions on his dishes. Very polite and friendly, it really gives the restaurant a relaxed feel.

    The window looks onto the village green - very pretty.

    For birthdays they present a dessert plate (shown in the photos) - very well presented and a nice change from a huge sponge cake that no one has room for!

    All in all, a lovely experience, I can't wait to go back!

    Favorite Dish: My favourite course was my starter - black pudding with goat's cheese and a rasperry tartlet.
    And the haggis balls which were appetisers.
    And for my parents, the sweet potato, chilli and carrot soup was a winner!

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    Lucky Boat: Lucky Boat

    by kiely Written Jul 2, 2006

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    Lunch menu till 3:00pm
    everyday 5:00pm - midnight
    Friday-Saturday 5:00pm - 1:00am

    *Special Ho Fan
    *Mushroom Foo Yung
    *Sweet&Sour Fish
    *Mixed vegetable
    *Tai Chicken Wing - the speciality of this restaurant
    *Fried rice noodle

    Ask for Michael & Elaine

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    Owlies Brasserie and Tapas: Owlies Brasserie and Tapas

    by kiely Written Jul 2, 2006

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    *10oz Rump Steak with onions , grilled tomato , sauteed mushrooms and homemade fries Garlic Butter or Diane Sauce made with mushrooms , cream , brandy and tomatos .
    *Crevettes - whole tail prawns pan fried in Garlic and chilli then finished with an olive , caper and coriander butter sauce and salad garnish .
    *Salmon and Langoustines steamed and served on a stack of crushed new potatoes and pesto finished with a mixed fresh herb and lemon cream sauce
    *Baked Breast of chicken rested on a bed of tagliatelle with a wild mushroom and asparagus sauce
    *Vegetable Jambalaya (v)mixed vegetables , lightly curried with korma spices and finished with coconut milk served on a lime and sultana cous cous
    *dessert:Apple and Banana Pan fried with Sambuca and brown sugar served with a scoop of sorbet .

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    Filling Station: Filling Station

    by kiely Written Jul 2, 2006

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    Filling Station
    Sitting at " Filling Station " . This restaurant looks very nice from the outside . So we came in . ( the other reason is there is also a " Filling Station " in Edinburgh , and the food is --- hmmmmm , Yummy !!)
    Have 5 different dishes and some drinks .
    *Deep Fried Scampi - served with mixed Salad . --- this one is more than just Yummy !!!
    *Ultimate Pizzas
    *BBQ Rack of Ribs - oh Geez , it's so delicious that I don't even know a word to decribe it .
    *Spaghetti Carbonara
    *Penne Alfrodo

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    The Broken Fiddle: Local Legend

    by stevezero Written Jun 22, 2006
    The Broken Fiddle

    The Broken Fiddle is a small cafe / restaurant that sells simple meals, snacks, breakfasts. It also recounts the tale of Mac Pherson, a Scottish Robin Hood - see seperate local customs tip. There is a huge mural depicting the legend.
    The food is good too, and it is really good value.

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    Balmoral Castle Cafe: Great Atmosphere

    by stevezero Written Jun 20, 2006
    Balmoral Castle Cafe

    Expected to get fleeced here being a captive audience in the middle of nowhere, sans tuckerbag. But no, although only a self-service cafe the food was excellent. I had a smoke salmon salad whic was delicious and very reasonable, and my other half had the soup with roll which was also very good.
    Also the views are excellent, and from the seats outside you can see the red squirrels on a good day (alas it was not a good day!)

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