Carmelite Bar & Grill

Stirling Street, Aberdeen, United Kingdom, AB11 6JU
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Open Daily for Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Dinner

Please be aware that some vouchers are not available to use on weekends & Special Days please see T&Cs for conditions

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Business Lunch
  • Bar
  • Accommodation
  • Children's Menu available
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Children Welcome (Up to 8pm)
  • Free WiFi
  • Private Dining
  • Easy Access
  • Well Behaved Children Welcome

About Carmelite Bar & Grill

Carmelite Bar and Grill offers catering all day from 7.30am till 10pm, strongly featuring local and Scottish produce. Our renowned afternoon teas compliment Wake Up till Noon, All Day, and 45 minute ‘One Pot’ Lunch menus, serving coffees as well as appetising breakfasts, brunch, lunch and dinner throughout the day. An extensive ‘Tipples, Tea and Munchies’ menu offers innovative cocktails, wines, champagnes, local beers and great choice of ‘munchies’. Out & About and feeling peckish - call in for a coffee, a sandwich, or a ’lite bite’ – available all day till 10pm and 12.30am at weekends.

Afternoon Tea is served daily 12.00-18.00

Please be aware that some vouchers are not available to use on weekends & Special Days please see T&Cs for conditions

Cuisine: Afternoon Tea, BBQ & Grill, British, Contemporary, Fine Dining, Fish, High Tea, Piano Bar, Romantic, Scottish, Small Plates, Steak, Sunday Lunch, Tearoom, Vegetarian
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 08 March 2020

I had booked afternoon tea as I have had the pleasure of experiencing it with you before. I was deeply disappointed this time. The afternoon tea sandwiches felt stale, the coffee was warm, not hot. The time it took to be served was far too long especially with kids. We ordered kids garlic bread which was not suitable for kids. It was too garlicy and under cooked. The cakes were clearly shop bought and we expected home made. I had to find and approach staff for additional items. I had to chase up the garlic bread which took 40min to make. The venue itself was very dark and we were in a window seat. We had booked it for 9 people and yet felt we were crammed in on one table. As the kids were playing, I noticed a lot of grime and dirt. Thick bits of dust hanging from under radiators, on top of skirting boards and the floor just looked dirty. We approached the staff at the end and told them some of these points, which the manager in charge started to deny and make excuses for. She did compensate us on the bill which was good but I really wanted to let you know of our experience so you can make changes going forward.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 March 2020

A very disappointing afternoon tea where we were left with no clue what the food we were served was. We had to ask and the server didn’t seem too sure herself. By far the least appealing selection yet seen at an afternoon Tea. A friend’s order of a latte was denied due to there being no actual coffee machine! Are you kidding me? There were other issues that I don’t have time to go into. We won’t return and I certainly won’t recommend it to anyone.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 February 2020

We found the place itself was lovely (although disappointed to see the Jenga was taken away!), and the staff were nice (the lady who took our voucher was very friendly, other staff didn’t speak to us). The sandwiches and scones were very tasty, however we were very disappointed by the cakes. We were not told what each was, so the assumed carrot cake was very disappointing when it turned out to be an overwhelming ginger cake. The berry posset(?) was just cream, and the chocolate muffin was dry. Whilst I was a fan of the strawberry shortcake, the cream between layers was unfortunately over whipped too.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

Very happy with the food & service we received & our room was perfect !!

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

Great food steak was cooked to perfection great meal and great service

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

Food really tasty. Wi will come back for amazing lamb, we ate in october, pity was not available this time. See you :)

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Visited On Thursday, 13 February 2020

when we arrived we were greeted by a member of staff who asked us to wait as our table was not quite ready, after sitting down we were asked if we had any dietry requirements. Then our tea/coffee was served then the staff member said i will go and place your order for the sandwiches etc by the time they were served to the table our tea /coffee was finished .On the savoury plate there were two quarter cheese sandwiches with no butter and the filling was six to eight strands of grated cheese. We brought this to the attention of the waitress who promptly went back to the kitchen and returned with four fully filled triangles , on reflection i would not recommend afternoon tea at the Carmelite to anyone . This was a gift to my wife and myself from our son and we were looking forward to it only to be disappointed.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 February 2020

Had a lovely afternoon tea with 5 friends..a good choice of savoury and sweet treats to enjoy

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Visited On Saturday, 01 February 2020

Central location

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Visited On Friday, 31 January 2020

Lovely afternoon tea , fresh scones were delicious . Only complaint was I ordered vegetarian sandwiches and no egg . Got egg sandwiches ! No hardship as I had plenty other things to eat !

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Visited On Saturday, 01 February 2020

Myself and a friend went here for a afternoon tea with prosecco, was lovely service was excellent and the food was amazing.

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Visited On Thursday, 23 January 2020

We did not like the choice of sandwiches and cakes etc for afternoon tea. All shop bought. Glad we did not pay full price. It took 3 attempts for them to get the bill right too.

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Visited On Friday, 03 January 2020

Met friends for breakfast. Only complaint is length of time we had to wait, but when it came everyone was happy with their choice. Will definitely be back.

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 December 2019

Great lunch. Fantastic meal and service

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 December 2019

Very efficient and pleasant staff.

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 December 2019

Seated for Christmas lunch whenever we arrived. The staff were very helpful, the entire meal was excellent, the service was exceptional and we had wonderful experience from start to finish.

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 December 2019

Due to the room being busy, it was quite cramped and tight. Other than that though, the food was excellent and the service from the staff was amazing. Very helpful and accommodating despite being rushed off their feet. Would definitely book again for Xmas dinner.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 December 2019

Can not fault them at all service excellent they reply to all emails I will be back

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Visited On Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Excellent service and attention to details! Thank you for making our group festive afternoon tea a success!

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Visited On Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Had a great afternoon with friends at one of the xmas afternoons with Sandy Davidson. Food was good. Waitress fantastic & great music to sing & dance along to. Only thing that let it down was the fact that it was very cold in the hall. Some ladies kept their coats on.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 December 2019

Was a great night. The entertainment was brilliant. Food was lovely and well presented. Only let down was that once the singer had finished it emptied quite quick. I would suggest maybe having the singer on in 2 stages to keep the atmosphere. Would definitely recommend and will be back.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 December 2019

Excellent afternoon with Sandy Davidson. I had booked for a party of 48 and had not one complaint about the food or entertainment Better set out than last year as there was room to dance this year. The one complaint most people had was the BLARING 60’s music during the meal when we were trying to socialise before Sandy came on. I asked for it to be turned down but it was not and it was unbearable! Food was delicious and service excellent. I have been asked by several ladies if we can go back next year

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Visited On Saturday, 14 December 2019

After attending a booking for cocktail masterclass which we had booked for 3pm we was extremely disappointed to be told when we had arrived that they were running late. We was told at the time of booking due to a function carmelite had on later that evening we would have to be out by 5pm which we were fine with. We had booked a meal as a result of the original timings for 5:30 at top end on union street as we were told we must be out by 5pm. After arriving we had to do find someone 20 min in to ask how long they would take and the bar lady was not the most helpful and did not come and give us any information so after 45 min I approached the lady who told me it would be about another half hour and when I explained we actually had a meal booked for 5:30 on the basis of the timings I was given she has said she was sorry but couldn’t get it any quicker. We eventually got in to the room at 4:10 and as a result everything was very rushed. I would however just like to say the bar attender doing our class was brilliant it was just a shame it was very rushed. So what we did pay was actually meant to be two hours, in the end was only 1 which was extremely disappointing. I understand and appreciate that at times things can over run but don’t understand as to how by that extent. What was meant to be a relaxing enjoyable afternoon was a bit stressful as we had to clock watch so we would be able to arrive at our meal on time also, which as a result we were five min late by time left carmelite and got there. So we did not have the best experience.

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Visited On Tuesday, 10 December 2019

All the staff were very attentive without being intrusive the meal was excellent and value for money.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 December 2019

Ref our party night booking ref BWDN297 Approx.30 of us. Although the atmosphere was pretty good and buzzing, the layout of the tables and where we were situated was shocking, way too crammed and literally couldn't move. So difficult to get in and out, we were not impressed. The service was pretty poor, and for the amount of people there the bar service was ridiculous with only 2 people serving and it took forever to get a round of drinks in. We constantly had to clear our table of glasses and used xmas crackers, etc. One waiter at our table was quite rude, and we had a lady who requested a fruit salad for dessert because the others were not suitable due to her intolerances, and although we should probably have requested this earlier in the booking, surely a fruit salad is quick and easy to be put together. However, she was told the only fruit available was for decoration purposes - I mean really !!! So for over a £1000 just for our meal, i would say it was nice, although where we were sitting it took forever to get to us. Maybe if we were situated elsewhere it could have been a very different story. We will come back, probably NOT, unfortunately .... Albeit we had a good night, but this was down to our company and not the services provided by the Carmelite.

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