Location, location, location……
Situated in the heart of Aberdeen’s West End at Queen’s Terrace, the No.10 Bar & Restaurant, is one of the North-east’s newest restaurants, offering with admirable ease stylish food, service and hospitality.
Such as Chesters, The Atholl, The Mal, The Dutch Mill, The Albyn, Number 1 Bar & Grill, and Dizzy’s Restaurant & Bar, for example.
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Moving with the times at No.10 Bar & Restaurant in Aberdeen
I had not been into this bar for many years and was always reluctant to do so as there were steep stairs down to a cellar type watering hole, which used to be always dark, dingy and off-putting. I had heard so many great reports about Number 10s, Aberdeen, since it was re-launched in October 2015 following major renovation. I simply had to have a try and I have now dined there on three occasions following very good dining experiences.
For those of you not familiar with Number 10s in central Aberdeen, has a strong affiliation with the financial and business sector in the city. For approximately three decades, No.10 was a much-loved West End institution with many local regulars calling in for an after-work pint or glass of wine and catch up with friends. Now, after more than 30 years since launching, No.10 has undergone a significant refurbishment expanding into its neighbouring building No.9 to create a 90 seater restaurant with private dining facilities. The Nos.10 bar area remains but has been updated to complement the new surroundings of the Number 10s restaurant.
This has resulted in No.10 Bar & Restaurant in Aberdeen has been totally transformed and is the polar opposite interior wise of the previous gloomy, dark and dull setting. To the contrary, Nos.10s has been reinvigorated with a new modern spacious restaurant and bar area, providing contemporary and relaxed dining in a welcoming atmosphere.
There is a new light, airy, energy and strength with exposed granite walls, sleek dark wood furnishings, leather-clad booths and traditional herringbone flooring. Furthermore, there are no size constraints, and the No.10 Bar & Restaurant in the West End of Aberdeen can cater for all occasions with its unique basement features, cosy vibe and stylish surroundings.
Opening & Food Serving Hours:
Opening hours are 9am-12am Monday -Thursday; 9am – 1am Friday; 10am – 1am Saturday; and 11am – 11pm on a Sunday. Food is normally served from breakfast time 9am-1130 from Monday – Friday; lunch 12 noon – 2pm; and dinner 530pm – 930pm. Food is served from 10am – 930 pm on a Saturday and 11am – 8pm on a Sunday.
On each occasion I have visited No.10 Bar & Restaurant, I have received a warm and friendly welcome from bar and waitering staff. Staff have been very helpful and taken the time to confirm what ingredients have been in the ‘daily specials‘, where need be. This has been reflected in the gratuity I left for the young lady taking our food order and serving our food; plus ensuring our dishes were removed at a reasonable pace after we had finished each course.
No.10 Bar & Restaurant has a frequently changing menu, revolving around the freshest, seasonal ingredients and the best of local . Scottish produce. No.10s Restaurant is focused on providing quality, versatile dishes to suit all tastes.
Number 10s head chef, Andy Stephen has designed their new Autumn menu featuring an array of dishes to embrace the true spirit of No.10’s relaxed atmosphere. Gluten free options are available.
There are several menus currently on offer – kids menu, Autumn menu, bar breakfast and lunch menu, bar menu, express menu and Christmas 2016 Aberdeen menu. There also some unique vegetarian options and the diners in my group really enjoyed the Asparagus frittata with sweet pot wedges.
There is a wide variety of food complimented by an extensive ‘sweet menu‘ with the ‘usual suspects‘, such as sticky toffee pudding with cream and ice cream, for example. The wine list has some great wines to choose from and my favourite is a classic Rioja Crianza with rich plum, dark cherry and warm spices. Also on offer are chardonnays, merlot, pinot grigio, sauvignon blanc, sancerre, barolo, chablis, cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir &c. There is also a selection of sparkling wines and champagne. Cocktails and Mocktails are available from the bar. I always enjoy one of Number 10s’ coffees after my meal, which is accompanied by some delicious pieces of fudge.
The fine dining food on offer at No10’s includes seafood, steaks, pasta dishes, salads, chicken &c. The No.10 Bar & Restaurant team are inspired by classic brasserie cooking, with a focus on local, fresh and seasonal produce to create a traditional yet innovative menu.
My party mainly selected vegetarian dishes, which they enjoyed. For starter, I ordered the duck and orange parfait with plum chutney at £7.50, which was scrumptious. For my main course, I selected roasted monkfish wrapped in parma ham with lemon & mascarpone risotto, roast pepper & tomato coulis and vegetable crisps, at £17, which was delicious. This was followed by sticky toffee pudding with cream and ice cream at £6, and a tasty cup of coffee.
Private Dining in Aberdeen at The No.10 Bar & Restaurant
‘The Boardroom’ in Number 10s, is stylishly decorated and can seat up to 14 people for private dining. Facilities include a HD TV and music station, so that private diners can make up their own entertainment for the evening and Nos.10 staff take care of the rest.
This is perfect for small gatherings and personal celebrations, corporate meetings and more intimate ‘getting to know one another’ events. The Boardroom at The No.10 Bar & Restaurant is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Top Dining Experience in Aberdeen
Since I have been on three occasions to No.10 Bar & Restaurant in the West End of Aberdeen, for the purposes of this Aberdeen Food Blog, my dining review of No.10s shall cover my most recent visit.
No.10 Bar & Restaurant is firmly establishing itself after it’s very impressive ‘makeover’ with a formidable reputation as one of the top restaurants in Aberdeen. Inspired by classic brasserie cooking, with particular attention on local, fresh and seasonal produce they have managed to create a traditional but yet innovative menu, providing an unforgettable dining experience from breakfast, lunch and right through to fine dining in the evening in very relaxed and comfortable surroundings.
I have been highly recommended the ‘sunday roast‘ and this could be on my ‘to do’ bucket list over the coming months, to compare this with other top Aberdeen restaurants.
At No.10 Bar & Restaurant in Aberdeen, what you see is what you get – Great service, delicious freshly prepared food and great atmosphere. Pricey on certain menu items, but not excessively high. I believe the quality is worth the price.
Hope you agree with my Review, and if you do decide to try Number 10s in Aberdeen, you also thoroughly enjoy your fine dining experience, as much as my party of diners and I did!