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 Tuesday, 04 August 2020

Had been recommended this restaurant by a couple of friends and it didn't disappoint I visited with my partner and 13 year old and we all loved it I had the chicken and it was delicious , the cocktails were fantastic the child's menu was varied and the portions generous. We will definitely be back

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 August 2020

Great service

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 August 2020

First visit, very impressed with welcome, and waiting staff (Angela) was very attentive and knowledgeable, and friendly. Food was well presented and tasty. Will definitely return, although imposition of lockdown in Aberdeen will delay next visit.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 August 2020

Food was very good and staff very pleasant and helpful

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 August 2020

Excellent trip - really helpful staff, great cocktails and plenty of safety measures in place for Covid. Shame it’s got to close down again but will be back for Sunday roast as soon as you reopen again.

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 August 2020

The surroundings are lovely, Loved the memories of E&M’s. The food was delicious and I have to say my favourite thing was your lovely, friendly staff. Was looking for somewhere special for a family reunion...and I found it!

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 August 2020

Excellent service and felt very safe with all the restriction in place due to Covid. Food was of good quality and will visit again.

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Visited On Monday, 03 August 2020

Felt very organised and safe amidst a covid outbreak at other establishments in Aberdeen. Very clean, good policy re track and trace and used online menus!

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Visited On Monday, 03 August 2020

Starters, main courses and desserts all delicious. Service was great, especially Shannon who looked after us most of the evening. Would definitely recommend!

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Visited On Monday, 03 August 2020

Great service and food was delicious too. Recommend the Haggis and duck fritter starter

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Visited On Monday, 03 August 2020

Excellent service, amazing food! Made us feel very welcome and kept us informed throughout about the new procedures. Food was very tasty and very quick service. Would definitely recommend and will be coming again very soon!

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Visited On Saturday, 01 August 2020

Very good under the circumstances....

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Visited On Sunday, 02 August 2020

We always love it here, the best food and beautiful setting. However given the current circumstances of COVID-19, I was slightly disappointed by the lack of PPE precautions taken by staff, ie. no face masks or coverings.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 August 2020

Very enjoyable

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Visited On Saturday, 01 August 2020

It appears when we got to the establishment that we had only booked a seat in the bar. Hence the low rating the food was nice and that's about all there is to say.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 August 2020

Our first time out since lockdown and The Esslemont couldn’t have been a better choice. Our server Simon was fantastic, put us totally at ease with being out. He explained the rules clearly, and it was an enjoyable evening. The food as always was fantastic. I am not a huge meat eater but the slow cooked beef was amazing. All round enjoyable night I’m a fantastic setting.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 August 2020

The food and service was excellent and the social distance aspect was spot on, a very enjoyable meal, we will definitely book again

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Visited On Friday, 31 July 2020

Service was first class!

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Visited On Friday, 24 July 2020

Beautiful food, brilliant service and all felt very safe. We look forward to returning!

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Visited On Saturday, 25 July 2020

Excellent service first time out after lockdown will definitely be back xx

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Visited On Saturday, 25 July 2020

First day out after lockdown and booked for drinks. Service was excellent, delicious cocktails (the bar staff were happy to make us off the menu ones) and so accommodating when we needed and extra seat, we were moved to a different table. Will definitely be back, thanks for a lovely afternoon.

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Visited On Saturday, 25 July 2020

Received a lovely gesture of a desert for our anniversary meal x

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Visited On Friday, 24 July 2020

Hello; very good food and very reasonable prices. Will definitely go back.

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Visited On Friday, 24 July 2020

Friendly service good food ok vfm

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Visited On Saturday, 18 July 2020

Excellent service and procedures in place explained very well. Was good to get out for a meal at long last which was very tasty and a very enjoyable night out for the new norm!

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