Friday saw the conclusion to my reviewing as part of Aberdeen Restaurant Week (ARW) with Angus & Ale *wipes tears*.
Hidden off Union Street within the alcove of Adelphi, Angus & Ale promise melt-in-the mouth burgers using 28 day dry cured beef beef and bring you a lengthy list of craft beer. Recently moving into the old Adelphi Kitchen, Angus & Ale have created a scottish bothy esque space creating a small town pub feel despite being slap bang in the bustling city centre.
This meal couldn’t of come at a better time - with taking part in a 10k run the following morning, I was in the perfect spot to well and truly carb load to take on the competition. Accompanying me was fellow running quirkster Lauren and with the race on both our brains, we were stoked to devour the menu to fuel us for our 10k.
We shared the Mac Attack for our starter. This was far from your typical stodgy, more white flour than cheese portion - this is a bubbling dish filled with an oozing cheese sauce and soft pasta shells. Being ever so pleasing on the eye (and the camera lens) this starter really does taste as good as it looks.
Now onto the mains, Lauren ordered the Schoolhill Special and I went for the Chicken Burger both stacked high on wooden serving boards, packed with taste and sandwiched within a light cloud-like bun. The towering burgers, were destined to load us with fuel for the our 10k but what stood out for us were the chips accompanying each burger. Perfectly cut, the chips at Angus & Ale are fluffy inside cocooned within a crisp and crunchy skin, topped with perfect seasoning.
It was the Ultimate Brownie Sundae to end the meal for us, and oh what a sundae it was. This was a loaded sundae with brownies, chocolate and vanilla ice cream, drenched in masses of chocolate sauce. This is a sundae for all you sweet tooths out there and the perfect sharer for two (hats off to anyone who can polish that off solo).
Apart from being ideal for a pre-race day carb load, Angus & Ale has plenty of space for a night with the troops. I'm all about a movie night and American style food screams movie night to me. So round up the gang, grab some scran and make a cinema trip out of it with the Belmont Filmhouse and VUE cinema just minutes away.
So that takes us to the end of this final blog and with the 10k out of the way, I can confirm that the carbs definitely kicked in on mile 4 of yesterday’s run and carried me across the finish line in one piece. However if Angus & Ale can create an entry on the menu to combat blisters, I will be eternally grateful.