Tonight we had supper in Jack’s Grill which is located right in the middle of Union Street just up from Union Terrace.
It was a wee bit of a trip down memory lane for Mr B and I, as in a former life Jack’s was Cafe Ici and the place to be seen in Aberdeen for a drink or two before heading to Fusion! We half expected to be greeted by a host or hostess with a massive perm and enormous shoulder pads, instead we were met by a long line of diners waiting to be seated - Jack’s was busy, which was surely a good sign.
We were seated upstairs and given the menu. As was the case for the second time this week we had to ask for the Aberdeen Restaurant Week menu, so don’t be shy if this happens to you.
Jack’s is a grill and delivers a menu that reflects this description perfectly. Hearty meat dishes, carb heavy sides and tempting puddings. The ARW menu is excellent value for money with a good choice of dishes which cater for all tastes. There are a couple of vegetarian options, though I am not sure of they were gluten free.
For starters you can choose from Buffalo Chicken Wings, Mac and Cheese or Chilli Beef Nachos. Mains on offer are Jack’s Fish and chips, 6oz Sirloin Steak or Chickpea Curry and desserts were Warm Chocolate Brownie, Cheesecake or Sticky Toffee Pudding. Nice simple selection that ticked all our boxes.
We ordered our food and drinks at the same time and our starters arrived with impressive speed, unfortunately a bit ahead of our drinks, but no matter our mac and cheese and nachos were tasty and a welcome sight.
For mains I choose the steak and Mr B opted for the breaded fish and chips. Both looked very appealing and tasted equally good. The steak was cooked perfectly and had a real chargrilled feel about it.
Desserts had to be forced down (after all this is our third 3 course meal this week) but the warm chocolate brownie and lemon cheesecake were a nice end to a satisfying meal.
If I was being picky I’s say we would have preferred to have been seated downstairs as the atmosphere was slightly lacking up top and it was a bit warm. However, the restaurant itself is decorated nicely n both levels and i’d describe it as having a bit of a shabby chic feel, The big crystal chandelier which spans both floors is a great centrepiece.
We were in and out in about an hour. Service was swift and we felt well fed. Our trip back to our 80’s haunt had been a success and luckily as we left we are not attacked by A Flock Of Seagulls !
Jack’s is worth a visit if you enjoy classic grill food and the ARW menu is excellent value for money.