The Esslemont Bar & Restaurant

38 Union Street , Ground floor, Aberdeen, Aberdeen shire , United Kingdom, AB10 1BD
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Food Served-
Monday - Saturday 12noon - 10pm
Sunday 12noon - 9pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome

About The Esslemont Bar & Restaurant

Distinguished by local experience and an ambiance-driven approach to dining, The Esslemont is inspired by quality and our passion to provide the city with a relaxed yet sophisticated dining experience.
Enriched with history in a prime Aberdeen building on Union Street, The Esslemont will be open seven days a week serving a modern yet classic menu complemented by quality produce, superior service and the perfect atmosphere.
The Esslemont Bar & Restaurant features a stylish main restaurant for up to 100 people including a glass-fronted private dining for 12, accompanied by a contemporary bar perfect for laid-back lunches and pre or post dinner drinks

Cuisine: British, Child Friendly, Cocktails, Contemporary, Fish, Locally Sourced, Scottish, Steak, Sunday Lunch, Vegan Friendly, Vegetarian Friendly
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Thursday, 05 December 2019

Atmosphere and staff were very good but the food was pretty average which is disappointing given the price.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 December 2019

Fantastic Christmas meal, service was slick, food was fantastic in fact the best turkey dinner I’ve ever had in a restaurant. The whole group thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Great atmosphere and staff were friendly and attentive.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 December 2019

We waited over 30 mins for couple of burgers, when they arrived they were very well done and quite dry however we were hungry and ate it without putting it back to wait another 30 mins for a replacement. Don’t get me wrong it was value for money and nice setting maybe because it’s Christmas and the restaurant was packed hence the wait.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 December 2019

Lovely lunch great service just did what it said in the tin 🤪

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Visited On Saturday, 07 December 2019

The beef shin was cooked to perfection as was the lamb

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Visited On Saturday, 07 December 2019

Lovely meal and great service

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Visited On Thursday, 05 December 2019

Thai curry over seasoned & was unedible Satay skewers, beef shin too dry/overcooked

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Visited On Thursday, 05 December 2019

Went out for lunch with my partner: Starters Pulled pork, confit of duck & pear terrine Mains Shin of beef Roast turkey Desert Cheese board selection White chocolate & orange mousse We preordered from the Christmas menu and the service was friendly and polite. Starter was excellent but slightly let down by having Ryvitas accompanying rather than something baked in-house. Melba toast would have been easy and more fitting. Mains were both very good. My partner devoted his mousse so I can only assume it was excellent. Cheese board was fine except that 5he chutney was very similar to that which was served with the terrine, so a bit repetitive. All in all it was very pleasant and a few tweaks could make it excellent. We will be back.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 December 2019

great food and service and the private room was spacious enough for 10 adults 3 toddlers and a baby’s pram. Only downside was the sliding doors were a bit stiff to close and need looked at. (We needed them to keep the kids in the room!). 😄

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 December 2019

Visited at lunchtime, good value set menu with nice choices. Waitress knowledgeable.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 November 2019

Great first visit and already recommended to colleagues. Food, ambience and staff all excellent. Special thanks to the staff who were quick to phone me to let me know I'd left my son's 21st birthday present under the table!

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Visited On Monday, 02 December 2019

Excellent decor, great food and fabulous service from Simon.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 November 2019

Lovely food and large portions. Very attentive and accommodating staff.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 December 2019

I’m glad that you are allergy aware..this is very helpful. However, I would appreciate more fish on the menu instead of the salmon and sea bass found in most restaurants!

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Visited On Saturday, 30 November 2019

Excellent waiter/waitress service. The guy serving the drinks was so polite as was our waitress.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 November 2019

Vey busy given the start of the party season, but both service and food were great. Must come early and try the cocktails next time!

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Visited On Saturday, 30 November 2019

Had to wait 25 minutes after reservation time as table was not ready. Appreciate it was busy owing to time if year. Food was nice but parts of order missed/delayed. Wouldn't recommend if you want relatively peaceful meal for two. Diner's friends popping in off the street to chat and stand between tables. The wee bar area is lovely, would be back for a drink but I'm afraid that's all.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 November 2019

Another fab meal on Saturday, fast becoming a fave!

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Visited On Saturday, 30 November 2019

Food and service fantastic!

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Visited On Friday, 29 November 2019

Wonderful food and service for our work Christmas night out.I would like to especially mention the care and attention given to one of our party who has a nut allergy-great job!

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Visited On Saturday, 30 November 2019

Delicious food and excellent service, the Christmas decorations are stunning

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Visited On Monday, 25 November 2019

Wonderful, tasteful surroundings. Food is excellent, as is the service!

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Visited On Sunday, 24 November 2019

Genuinely brilliant evening, could not fault the service or food.

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Visited On Saturday, 23 November 2019

Food was poor, bland not seasoned. Issue with my reservation, booked for 8pm table wasn’t ready called days before to change reservation to add another diner, no record of it could have been a potential issue but was resolved. Waited for thirty minutes at bar before being sat down. Server was fantastic and only redeeming feature. Probably won’t return.

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Visited On Saturday, 23 November 2019

Food was amazing

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