The Globe: North Silver Street, Aberdeen
CHRISTMAS is coming and the geese (much like myself) are getting fat.
So what better way to find some rest from the freezing weather than with a hearty meal in a cozy pub?
And whilst The Globe is somewhat Tardis-like, much bigger than it appears, it more than fits the bill.
We were seated and given menus by the helpful staff, which immediately won it brownie points as it’s much better than the crush-at-the-bar ordering at many other pubs.
In desperate need of something wintry and warming I went for the classic Chieftain haggis and neeps (£6.99) which was also served with mash and oatcakes. The coarse, incredibly savoury haggis was strongly-seasoned – as it should be – and worked well with the sweet neeps and creamy mash.
The only issue was the portion size, which defeated me, but proved great value for money.
The girlfriend also got warmed up with a cajun chicken penne (£7.49).
She loved the creamy cajun sauce, big on spice with a faint chilli kick and large chunks ofmoist chicken breast. Her only criticism is that the garlic bread was lacking a little garlic.
We finished with a banoffee pie (£3.99), which was huge and heavy on the toffee – not a bad thing.
With a couple of pints and a coke, the bill came to around £24 and after arriving like the goose I left like the turkey – utterly stuffed.