You will find The Spiritualist tucked up Langstane Place, amongst some of Aberdeen’s trendiest eateries and cocktail bars.
The cocktail bar and restaurant has a cute outside courtyard, perfect for a prosecco in the sunshine. Sadly, it was pouring of rain and freezing cold when we visited for dinner, so we headed straight inside.
The stylish venue has a great cocktail menu, while browsing the Aberdeen Restaurant Week menu we enjoyed a Mambo No. 5 and a Supertini, fruity and sweet, perfect apéritifs.
Ewan, The Spiritualist’s general manager, recommended some of his favourite dishes, we took his advise and ordered the Chicken and Chorizo Raviolo to start, and the Herb and Garlic Crusted Cod for main.
The chicken and chorizo raviolo was to die for!! Hats off the the chef! Served on a tomato ragu, the large raviolo was drizzled with tarragon oil topped with a parmesan crisp. The raviolo was rich with flavour, complimented perfectly with the ragu, and the parmesan crisp gave the dish a salty kick.
The herb and garlic crusted cod was served on a bed of courgette purée, topped with peas a la francaise and grilled courgette, and a hearty portion of parsley mash. Crispy pancetta added an extra crunch and saltiness. Every bite of the dish was a delight!
For pudding we enjoyed the banana and white chocolate cheesecake. Presented beautifully, the cheesecake was sweet and creamy, severed on a crunchy crumb base with toffee sauce, topped with meringue.
The Spiritualist really delivered for Aberdeen Restaurant Week, every table packed with happy customers! The restaurant source all of their produce from local suppliers, everything freshly prepared in their kitchen by the new head chef who is clearly making waves!!