The Esslemont Bar & Restaurant

38 Union Street , Ground floor, Aberdeen, Aberdeen shire , United Kingdom, AB10 1BD
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Food Served-
Monday - Saturday 11am - 10pm
Sunday 11am - 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, 24 December 2020

First time in The Esslemont but not the last. Excellent service from the minute we walked in and some of the best food we've had in Aberdeen!

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Visited On Thursday, 24 December 2020

Food was delicious, and service good too. All good value. Atmosphere as you would expect during these times, quiet and a little chilly. No complaints and pleasantly surprised by the food. Would come back again and recommend to others.

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Visited On Thursday, 24 December 2020

Fantastic service, great food

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Lovely food. Great service. Would definitely recommend and hopefully we can come back again soon.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 December 2020

Absolutely fantastic meal. We booked your Festive menu for Sunday 20th Dec as a last ‘outing’ before the restrictions and we wanted to support a local business. The food was incredible and it’s not often I clean every plate (3 courses). The waiter was friendly and attentive however I can’t remember his name, he covered the seating zone by the lower window area. I can say it was by far the best meal I’ve had this year, the food was fresh and left us feeling full but not stuffed in a bad way. The only downside, of course, was the no alcohol but this is not anything to do with your establishment as we are all in the same boat. Thank-you for a great meal.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 December 2020

Lovely atmosphere, lovely meal, friendly staff. Can't wait to go back.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 December 2020

Top notch service

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Visited On Sunday, 20 December 2020

Service was great and we were made to feel very welcome but felt the starter of scallops although very good was overpriced. In saying that the clementine cheesecake was the best.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 December 2020

Absolutely brilliant service. Nothing was to much trouble.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 December 2020

Had a lovely Sunday lunch here and it was a wonderful experience! Food was delicious, atmosphere lovely and the service was terrific. Simon was our server and he was a delight!

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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

We all really enjoyed our meal and will be back sometime when we'll also be able to enjoy a glass of wine as well!

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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

Always great tasting food and customer service

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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

Really enjoyed our meal, and thanks for making it special on our 40th Anniversary since got engaged. We will back soon, Thanks again Stephen & Ros Peterhead 20/12/20

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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

Really enjoyed our lunch.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit today.. First class service and very nice food and wine. Felt very safe dining in the restaurant.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

Lovely warm welcoming venue, staff very friendly and very clean place. I definitely will come back again.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

Nice restaurant, nice atmosphere, very pleasant staff. A wee bit pricier than some of it’s competitors but that aside still worth a visit.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

Peter our waiter dealt with the special requests we made on each occasion, going to extra lengths to ensure we were happy - a great asset to The Esslemont team - thanks

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Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

Lovely meal! One of the best we have had out! Deffo be back again!

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Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

Very impressed

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 December 2020

We both had a starter - delicious then the steak frites - big mistake - very gristly and could hardly chew it - even the dog spit it out when I got home and the chips were very soggy and greasy. We did get offered a new one but decided against it as thought it would just be the same - the service we received on complaining was excellent and we did get a discount but still disappointing as my previous visit was excellent .

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Fantastic Christmas celebration with delicious food all round! Thanks!

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 December 2020

First time there , won’t be the last , the waiter was very attentive & couldn’t do enough for us & the food was excellent.

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 December 2020

We had an excellent lunch, service was very good and we will definitely be back again

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Amazing Christmas meal! Loved everything. We will be back!!

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