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 Sunday, 18 October 2020

Excellent brunch menu, in a nice but relaxing setting. Great choice for gluten free and very accommodating. Great service and a brilliant weekend treat. Will definitely be back!

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Visited On Sunday, 18 October 2020

Food was really good, the only negative comment I would make is that I thought the dessert would be classed as part of the Sunday Roast deal

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Visited On Sunday, 18 October 2020

Great staff and friendly service

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Visited On Saturday, 17 October 2020

Excellent Service along with the amazing food.

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Visited On Friday, 16 October 2020

Great service. Varied menu. Food was tasty and arrived quickly. Pity no cocktails allowed due to Covid.

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Visited On Friday, 16 October 2020

Fantastic meal at the Esslemont, service was first class will definitely be back

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Visited On Saturday, 03 October 2020

Nice Atmosphere and attentive SAP.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 October 2020

So good we went twice in the space if a week.

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Visited On Sunday, 11 October 2020

Food was good, service was good. Noisy inside though and very cold!!

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Visited On Sunday, 11 October 2020

Food was great! Covid safe environment. Posted my food on instagram so more people will find out how good this place is and go as well!

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Visited On Sunday, 11 October 2020

Had a lovely, relaxed brunch. The food was great and we were very well looked after. Had a peek at the Sunday Roast menu, we will definitely be back for that.

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Visited On Sunday, 11 October 2020

Great steak. Good service. Highly recommended. One of the best steaks in Aberdeen.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 October 2020

- Nice welcome from the front of house staff - Very friendly waiter who was very attentive and explained everything clearly about the option of choosing the meal options from our phones - Food was excellent. Great that the brunch/lunch menu and daily menu were both in action. Couldn’t fault it at all - my duck was superb and sticky toffee pudding amongst the best I’ve had. - Really great value for the cost of our meal. - Only downside, which was no fault of The Esslemont (!), was we couldn’t have an alcoholic drink with our lunch due to the latest Covid restrictions. All in all very pleased with our visit and we’ll definitely be back!

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Visited On Saturday, 10 October 2020

Eggs Beneduck was absolutely amazing!

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Visited On Saturday, 10 October 2020

Excellent lunch and service.

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Visited On Wednesday, 07 October 2020

First time dining at the Esslemont and it didn't disappoint on a rare date night with the wife. Service was first rate and food exceptional. Still a really enjoyable atmosphere with the current COVID measures in place and in that regards we felt comfortable with more than the designated distance between tables being in place to adhere to social distance rules. For the quality of food and drink would have expected to pay more but thought it was very reasonable when the bill came. Will definitely be returning when we can get a babysitter 😁

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Visited On Thursday, 08 October 2020

Fantastic food, relaxed surrounding, brilliant and friendly service by Steve. Love the decor of the restaurant. Third visit now and always had a great time

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Visited On Sunday, 04 October 2020

We had a great evening at the Esslemont for my partners birthday. We went on a Sunday and enjoyed the Sunday Roast 3 course menu. The service was great and we felt safe at all times with the covid measures put in place. We would happily go back again.

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Visited On Saturday, 03 October 2020

We had a lovely evening amidst this horrible Covid 19 situation - great service and good food and drink.

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Visited On Tuesday, 06 October 2020

Only reason for 3 stars in atmosphere was no music (however I know that’s because of covid regulations at the moment). Had a lovely meal and staff were so kind, I’d especially like to thank our waitress; I think her name was Angela. Hope to be back soon

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Visited On Tuesday, 06 October 2020

Atmosphere is due to present circumstances

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Visited On Tuesday, 06 October 2020

Excellent, quick and friendly service, Covid safety measures in place were very good and the food was lovely too, will definitely book again! Many thanks for a lovely brunch!

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Visited On Monday, 05 October 2020

Staff were very friendly. Covid rules were observed well.

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Visited On Sunday, 04 October 2020

Had a lovely meal last night, and all COVID and hygiene rules in place , staff were very nice , will definitely return, and recommend to family and friends

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Visited On Sunday, 04 October 2020

We were delighted with our visit from start to finish. This was our first dining out in 9 months and we were happy we’d chosen to dine with you. The food and drinks were excellent. Beautifully presented and ever so nice. Service as always with a smile. We will be back again that’s for sure!

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