Old Blackfriars: Castle Street, Aberdeen
WHEN it comes to eating out for Sunday lunch, there’s no better place than a traditional pub like Old Blackfriars.
My better half and I were a little disappointed that the only roast option on the specials was lamb, but the selection of pub classics, grills, burgers and pastas gave us plenty to choose from.
Katy went with an 8oz rump steak (£9.99) and peppercorn sauce (£1.29) while I had fish and chips, (£8.29).
Katy had warned me about the portion size but when my fish arrived hanging off both ends of the plate I was gobsmacked.
The beer batter was crisp, thin and not greasy while the flaky white fish was succulent and freshly-cooked.
Katy’s rump steak was a much more reasonable size but, having asked for it to be medium, she was a little disappointed when it arrived well done. That said, the meat was still tender and was complemented by the spicy peppercorn sauce.
Served with tomato, wilted spinach, chips and mushrooms, Katy was delighted with her plateful.
For dessert we shared a refreshing lemon tart with red berry coulis and ice cream (£3.99), a light dish that was devoured with no effort.