Where to eat if you like…


There’s such a choice of restaurants and cuisines available throughout Aberdeen Restaurant Week that it can be difficult to know where to go. I’ve taken some of the hard work out of the decision making for you by scouring the menus to find the best dishes on offer whether you want steak, seafood, vegan or gluten free. There’re also suggestions of the best places to share food with friends, enjoy afternoon tea or bring along your 4 legged friend.

Claire Jessiman www.foodiequine.co.uk


There’s a burger for everyone in this epic line up:

BBQ Pulled Pork Burger with melted cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, French fries and relish –Copthorne Hotel

Italian Burger (mozzarella, pesto and rocket on ciabatta), Mexican Burger (chilli, salsa and jalapeno) or Denburn Restaurant at The Station Hotel(bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomato) –Denburn Restaurant at The Station Hotel

6oz Beef Burger in a toasted bun with lettuce, tomato, chips and homemade coleslaw - Di Maggio’s

The Highlander Burger – Highland steak mince patty, topped with black pudding, blue cheese and pepper sauce – Jack’s Steakhouse & Grill

BBQ Chicken Melt Burger, bacon, house salad, coleslaw and chips –Kirkview Café

Homemade steak burger with crispy onions, cheese, lettuce, tomato and beet marmalade served in a brioche bun with triple cooked chips and coleslaw - The Lounge Bar & Kitchen

Chef’s Homemade Burger, Grilled Chicken Breast Burger or Grilled Halloumi Burger (veg) – all served in a glazed brioche bun with cos lettuce, red onion, sliced tomato, relish and skin on fries - The Terrace Lounge @ The Great Western Hotel

Schoolhill Special – beef, highland cheddar, bacon, onion rings, burger sauce, mustard mayo, lettuce and tomato served in a brioche roll with a side of rosemary salted chips –Angus & Ale

Jalapeno & Chickpea Fritter (veg), relish, lettuce, tomato served in a brioche roll with a side of rosemary salted chips – Angus and Ale

Premium Beef Burger or Chargrilled Chicken Burger served in a brioche bun with chips, salad and coleslaw – The Ferryhill House Hotel


Ribeye steak, truffle potato, charred shallot, spinach, mushroom cream – Café Boheme

Sirloin/Ribeye 8oz Steak, served with onion rings, mushrooms, grilled tomato, chunky chips and peppercorn, Diane or blue cheese sauce – The Station Hotel

8oz Ribeye steak served with mushrooms, tomato, hand cut chips and a whisky and pepper sauce – Jack’s Steakhouse & Grill

Marinated Bavette Steak – onion ring, caramelised red onion jam, roasted tomato and onion, with a side of rosemary salted chips – Angus & Ale

6/8oz Sirloin steak, grilled tomato, mushroom, chips and house salad - The Carmelite

Fish & Seafood

The Atlantisrestaurant at The Mariner hotel is the obvious choice for fish and seafood lovers with all dishes on the menu falling into that category and including Cullen skink, oysters, mussels, herring, mackerel and more. Café Andaluzalso has a good selection of fish & shellfish tapas.

Hake at Café 52

Sea Bass at Café Boheme, Native, Tippling Houseand The Braided Fig

Cod at The Craftsman

Salmon at Howies,The Copthorne, Denburn Restaurant at The Station Hotel,Siberia

Smoked Haddock at Carmelite

Duo of Salmon & Cod atMolly's Bistro

Fish & Chips at Native, Di Maggio’s,The Lounge Bar & Kitchen ,The Terrace Lounge at The Great Western Hoteland Denburn Restaurant at The Station Hotel

Fishcakes at Howies and The Terrace Lounge at The Great Western Hotel

Tuna at Café Harmony

Monkfish sushi roll at The City Bar & Diner

Fish Pie at Kirkview Caféand The Spiritualist

To share food with friends…

These three restaurants offer small plate/tapas style dishes that are perfect for sharing in a group (great cocktails too!)


Café Andaluz

Bar 99

To bring along your 4 legged friend…

Doggy friendly dining at the following eateries:

The Craftsman


Café 52

Afternoon Tea

New for ARW 2019 both Nativeand Jack’s Grill are offering Afternoon Tea. These must be booked in advance.

You have dietary requirements…

Not all of the restaurants have included indications of what diets the dishes on their menus are suitable for. Please do check when you book and with your waitstaff with regards to any allergies, intolerance's or lifestyle choices. They will be able to help you with your decision and advise if adaptations are able to be made.

The best options for those looking for V, VG, GF and DF are as follows

· Vegetarian - there are vegetarian options on all of the menus (excludingAtlantis, and Jack's Steakhouse & Grill)

· Vegan - Howies, Pizza Express, The Spiritualist, The Braided Fig, Selera Malaysian Bistro, Da Vinci

· Gluten Free - Cafe Andaluz,Howies, Molly's Bistro,Pizza Express, Afternoon Tea at Jack's Steakhouse & Grill

· Dairy Free- Howies(plus the vegan options above)

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Claire Jessiman is a Scottish freelance food and travel writer based in Aberdeenshire who has been blogging her Edible Scottish Adventures as Foodie Quine since 2012. A mum of two and wife of one, she is passionate about cooking from scratch, seasonality, food education and family-friendly recipes. She's always keen to seek out food specialties, markets and experiences whilst travelling in the UK and abroad and is eager to champion local farmers, suppliers and producers. Addicted to social media, Claire is also partial to Cheese, Gin, Peanut Butter and Rhubarb and is permanently looking for the recipe that can successfully combine them all.

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