The Fourmile House has moved with the times & re-established itself as one of the top restaurants in the North-East of Scotland
The Fourmile House used to be a firm favourite of my family and I over many years, but until my recent visit I had not dined there for a long time. Externally, I immediately noticed there was very little change and this was well maintained, with plenty of car parking space.
On entering The Fourmile, I was pleasantly surprised this had received a very tasteful makeover, which retained the ‘Scottish country house feel‘ but with a ‘modern twist‘. First impressions of the spacious open plan restaurant with conservatory were very good. This included receiving a warm welcome and being shown to my table by very friendly staff. With such a positive start, I looked forward to seeing what was on the Fourmile House menu.
Serving traditional Scottish food in a warm and welcoming atmosphere, The Fourmile is a family friendly venue that can cater for all culinary requirements and prides itself on providing first class hospitality to each and every customer. I was accompanied by my 4 1/2 year old daughter, Lillie, who was provided with a child’s menu and activity pack, which prevented my princess from getting bored.
For those of you who are not fully familiar with the The Fourmile, this is situated in the heart of the very tranquil village of Kingswells, only a short drive from Aberdeen city centre. This is very accessible, even more so when the Western Peripheral By-Pass around Aberdeen is complete. The postal code is AB15 8QA for diners to secure online directions as how to precisely get there.
The Fourmile Restaurant
With a warm, inviting and relaxed atmosphere,The Fourmile restaurant is open for business every day for lunch and dinner, serving an extensive menu with inspired dishes to suit all tastes. They also have a lighter offering at lunchtimes and a kids menu for the younger ones to enjoy. They have also reintroduced back the ‘famous’ Fourmile Sunday Carvery, which is served every Sunday from 12 noon.
Over the years, The Fourmile carved out (sorry about the pun) a formidable reputation for the likes of its ‘famous’ Sunday Carvery. It also established a reputable standing for freshly prepared ‘home cooking’ and an extensive menu, so I was pleased to see that the menu on offer had still a wide choice from soup of the day, sandwiches, seafood, meat, &c., right through to the likes of sticky toffee pudding. There was also a selection of vegetarian dishes and menu of the day.
The extensive Fourmile menu included the likes of prawn cocktail, soup, parfait, nachos, calamari, stuffed mushrooms, haggis bon bons, caesar salad &c. for starters. For main course, there was fillet and sirloin steaks, chargrilled chicken, grilled fish, salads, beef burgers, chilli, bbq pulled pork, scampi, battered haddock, beef steak pie, fajitas, lamb koftas, chicken goujons, curry, and even mince and tatties with skurly.
In summary, we were simply spoilt for choice. My daughter went for the chicken goujons and fries followed by ice cream with a sauce, and she thoroughly enjoyed her food. These two courses only cost £5, which represents great value for money. Much to my surprise, I ordered the mince, tatties and skurly for £12 and then had the strawberry pavlova costing £5.50 for desert. What a combination!
My daughter and I were most impressed by the surroundings, ambiance, selection and quality of food, and first class service we received. Its not a case of: if we will be back, but when we will be back!
I can see The Fourmile’s ‘famous’ Sunday Carvery receiving a ‘test run’ in the not too distant future. Meantime, I have no hesitation in highly recommending The Fourmile House, Kingswells, as a top restaurant in the Aberdeen area to perspective diners.
Fourmile Restaurant Opening times:
Lunch – Monday to Friday – 12 noon to 2.30pm
Dinner – Monday to Thursday – 5.30pm to 8.30pm, Friday – 5 pm to 9pm
Saturday – 12 noon to 9pm
Sunday – 12 noon to 8.30pm
One of the things missing on visiting The Fourmile in the past is the opportunity to go into a stand alone bar that is comfortable for a drink either before or after a meal. This has been more recently remedied by the opening of the ‘Smiddy Bar‘, which has been recently refurbished to a very comfortable high standard, in-keeping with the modern Scottish character of the restaurant.
The Smiddy serves a great selection of beers, real ales, fine wines and spirits and is the perfect place to unwind after a busy day or for a drink before or after your meal in the restaurant. You can choose from draught or bottled beers, white, red or rose wines and Scottish gins and whiskies. This is complimented by snacks, delicious homemade food and excellent sports coverage.
For locals, there is not even a need for a designated driver. The Smiddy operates a free shuttle bus service with pick up points in and around the Kingswells area on Friday and Saturday evenings. Customer service and focus, which simply cannot be beat.
Opening Times –
Monday to Thursday – 5 pm to 11pm
Friday – 2 pm to midnight
Saturday – 12 noon to midnight
Sunday – 12 noon to 10pm