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 Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Absolutely delicious food and early evening menu is really good value. We will most definitely be back!

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Visited On Saturday, 14 March 2020

Restaurant busy. Service was efficient and pleasant. Food arrived promptly. Presentation good, amount ample, taste superb

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Visited On Saturday, 14 March 2020

Tasty food but the restaurant was a bit cold.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 March 2020

Very good meal well presented and good service

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Visited On Saturday, 14 March 2020

Lovely service and delicious food.

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Visited On Friday, 13 March 2020

Great with allergies. Thank you!

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Visited On Friday, 07 February 2020

Fantastic food, enjoyed by all

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Visited On Thursday, 12 March 2020

Had a great meal. Fantastic from welcome to goodbye.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 March 2020

Had a lovely meal Sunday lunchtime, roast lemon & Thyme chicken was delicious & salted caramel profiteroles finished then meal off nicely.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 March 2020

Sunday roast was brilliant.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

The service was excellent, we didn’t feel rushed or interrupted just the perfect amount of checking on us. The food was delish, good portions and very good value for money. It was my first visit but definitely not my last

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

All good. We will be back

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

Excellent food and service

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

The tables are extremely close to others at one section of the restaurant. We were unfortunate with one couple who sat next to us as they kept going out for cigarettes whilst they ate and the stale smell was disgusting. Along with him coughing up phlegm as we tried to eat our meal. If we were sat somewhere else it probably would have been a nicer environment.

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Visited On Friday, 06 March 2020

On arrival our table was set for 3, not 4, easy mistake I guess but a good table at the window. Starters were served promptly, very promptly. This was followed by such a long wait for our mains we were offered a free drink while waiting. Shortly after our free drink arrived our mains came, they were all lukewarm. To be honest we couldn't be bothered complaining. The young girl serving us was incredibly nice and it clearly wasn't her fault, she deserves 5*. Deserts were good and were served promptly. Go back? Not in a hurry.

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Visited On Thursday, 05 March 2020

Friendly staff, nice atmosphere and good food.

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Visited On Friday, 31 January 2020

Great meal and fantastic service

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 March 2020

Fabulous food and very good value for the lunchtime set menu

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Visited On Sunday, 01 March 2020

Lovely food and great staff! Will return again!

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Visited On Friday, 28 February 2020

Having attended for Aberdeen Restaurant Week, the waitress wrongly advised us that we could have a main and a dessert as part of the set price. Although they did allow this to be the case technically, I realised once home that we had been over charged (charged £10 for the main so only one course) and the dessert was a separate fee! If you are going to participate in ARW you need to get things correct! Pretty disappointing!

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Visited On Sunday, 01 March 2020

Duck was tasty and amazing ! Will have it again !

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Visited On Saturday, 29 February 2020

Very good lunch for restaurant week.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 March 2020

Had lunch with two friends during Aberdeen restaurant week which was a great introduction to the restaurant. Service from moment we walked in was lovely, couldn’t fault if from the bar staff, front of house to our server. Loved the food and atmosphere and will definitely return to experience the full menu

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Visited On Saturday, 29 February 2020

Good food supported by great service. Nice atmosphere both in bar and restaurant.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 February 2020

Had a lovely meal and our server was fantastic. Very attentive but not overly so. Only negative I can say is that the Restaurant as a whole was quite hot which was a bit uncomfortable but didn't totally spoil our evening

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