A Festive Weekend in London

At the end of November, I decided it would be fun to go down to London for the weekend to visit my friend, Will, and further experience one of my favourite places in the world. I’ve been to London twice before and it has never disappointed so I was incredibly excited to go down at Christmas time and see all the lights and festiveness that was on offer. FRIDAY We met Will in a rooftop bar that overlooked the O2…

Get in the Christmas Spirit with The Spiritualist Aberdeen

My friend, Holly, invited me along with her to sample the festive menu of a relatively new cocktail bar and restaurant in Aberdeen named The Spiritualist. COCKTAILS We were greeted on arrival by the lovely waiting staff who brought us a delicious looking cocktail to our table. It’s one of their festive cocktails and I would highly recommend it. It was a Reverse White Russian. During the night we had the opportunity to try several other cocktails including the Supertini,…

The Braided Fig | Aberdeen Restaurant Week 2018

I was rather excited when I heard I was chosen to go to The Braided Fig for a tasty meal for my second Aberdeen Restaurant Week menu. The Braided Fig is an intimate little restaurant situated along Summer Street in the city centre. From the moment we walked in, I was positive we would have a great dining experience. The restaurant is decorated with the focal point of a large tree in front of the bar, sprinkled in fairy lights…

Atlantis Restaurant | Aberdeen Restaurant Week 2018

I kicked off my experience of Aberdeen Restaurant Week by heading along to Atlantis Restaurant in The Mariner Hotel. Atlantis is situated along Great Western Road, nice and central with only a short walk away from the city centre and has been a popular choice for seafood lovers for many years. On arrival, we were greeted by Mike, the manager of Atlantis, and the waiting staff who all made us feel incredibly welcome from the moment we walked in. THE…

Siberia Aberdeen’s BIG BAD BRUNCH

A few weeks ago I was kindly invited to the launch of Siberia’s new BIG BAD BRUNCH menu. Unfortunately, I was unable to move plans around and had to give this event a miss, much to my disappointment, but was insanely grateful to be told that I could choose another date to come along and try the menu in next couple weeks. So cue Sunday 19th and here we were sitting down in Siberia enjoying a lovely brunch. Interior The…

Tony Macaroni Aberdeen | Is it worth trying?

I was incredibly fortunate to be invited along to the opening of Tony Macaroni in Aberdeen to try out their menu. I brought Blair along so we could have our Saturday date night before we headed out to meet friends for drinks. Tony Macaroni is an Italian restaurant that you can find in several locations over the UK but somewhere I had never actually tried until it opened in Aberdeen. I always pictured it as this chain restaurant, a bit…

Aberdeen Restaurant Week is Back!

I am trying to make more of a conscious effort to eat and drink locally in Aberdeen. For me, it was always about ease and the price of chain restaurants and bars that drew me in, because essentially it’s cheap and cheerful and you know what you are going to get. I can drive to Union Square, park quickly and be served my food even quicker. But with the ever-growing number of local Aberdeen eateries and realisation that I should…