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 Saturday, 09 November 2019

Food was lovely and service good. However a bottle of lemonade was accidentally spilt over my daughters jacket and bag and on my sleeve and bag also. I appreciate this was not intentional and the waitress was very apologetic. Also a mistake was made over our bill. There were various items added which were not ours. Thankfully we noticed this and it was quickly rectified. Overall we enjoyed and meal and will definitely return.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

Poor service, had to find the waitress on several occasions for drinks orders and desert order. Main course missing so had to wait- garlic bread given to ‘nibble on’ but not asked whether this was even appropriate. Chicken pink, risotto swimming in grease, £14 for a tiny salad- a few lettuce leaves with pink chicken not even presented well- disappointing to say the least.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

Food was good and well presented, My only real disappointment was, that we asked for water at the table, We was given a bottle of Highland spring (and charged £4.50 for this !!) Everyone else around us seemed to be served tap water ? we should have been given the option

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

Our first visit and thoroughly enjoyed it. The food was delicious. Can really recommend the Red Thai monkfish curry, it was just a treat. We’ll definitely be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

It was our wedding anniversary and we had a lovely meal with excellent service especially from our waitress, Sammy, who arranged a lovely surprise from the kitchen of a scoop of ice-cream on a plate that had Happy Anniversary spelled out in chocolate. It really made our night special. Thank you so much to all the staff.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

All very good but the restaurant was very busy and so the service was a little slow but no big deal.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

Lovely dinner & good service

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

Thourghly enjoyed our lunch

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Visited On Friday, 08 November 2019

Service was excellent as was the quality of the food.

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Visited On Thursday, 07 November 2019

Nice location downtown Aberdeen. Good food and wine. Good selection of wines and friendly service. Suggested.

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Visited On Thursday, 07 November 2019

Welcoming and polite staff. Enjoyable food.

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 November 2019

Staff brilliant. Husbands chunky chips with haddock were raw - we only mentioned it very politely when asked if all was ok and his main course was instantly taken off bill. I had the schnitzel which was lovely but way too much! Great atmosphere - we’ll be back

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 November 2019

Great to have vegan menu. Bubble and squeak could have done with accompanying vegetarian sausages and the risotto a little creamier but otherwise we enjoyed our meal :-)

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Visited On Monday, 04 November 2019

Lovely addition to the restaurant scene in Aberdeen. Great staff, good food and super place to meet friends for a relaxing meal in great surroundings.

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 November 2019

Very nice food but could do with a few "smaller" bite options for lunchtime. A large meal is not always required at this time

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Visited On Monday, 04 November 2019

Service was exemplary with waiting staff being very attentive and polite. Nothing was too much trouble. General look and feel of the restuarant is top notch, a real class establishment. Food was ok. Nothing particularly special, and on the more expensive side for what it was. Haggis starter was a small portion for the price as an example.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Great restaurant, lovely atmosphere, flavours were amazing and service was great.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

Lovely attentive staff, very tasty food & great wine made the family birthday celebration a special occasion

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Not impressed with the table directly in front of the kitchen doors. Staff had to weave round each other due to the lack of space. Ladies toilet had no toilet rolls, no excuse

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Some of dishes lacking in flavour. Not a place I’d rush back too.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Very attentive waiting staff but felt the food, although nice, wasn’t particularly good value for money. Would return again but wouldn’t be in a hurry to do so.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Restaurant very noisy. Overcharged for bottle wine. Waitress said misprint on menu. Don’t think that was the case but got refunded the difference.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Great food and service

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Excellent service and atmosphere

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Visited On Friday, 01 November 2019

Had a great night. Food and drink superb and the service was first class Would highly recommend a visit. Have already booked to visit again.

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