McGinty’s: Union Street, Aberdeen
AFTER taking part in the Race for Life on Sunday, I decided to treat myself and the boy to a pub tea.
I’ll admit that my body is not particularly accustomed to exercise, but when the rain came on I found myself running again – this time straight into the welcoming door of McGinty’s.
Ewan’s beef chilli nachos (£4.50) went down a treat. A huge portion, smothered in chilli that was not too spicy, but was full of tasty beef and beans, with melted cheese and sour cream.
My starter was also delicious – golden battered haggis balls (£4.25) on a bed of lettuce and red onion in a creamy whisky sauce.
After quite a wait, our mains arrived and my chicken caesar salad (£7.45) was great. The plate was piled high with chunks of tender chicken, lettuce, Parmesan cheese and croutons.
I was also pleased with the addition of anchovies – not to everyone’s taste but the sharp saltiness they provided was much appreciated. And my side order of chips (£2.45) were crispy and well-seasoned.
Ewan’s cheeseburger (£7.25) was more cheese than burger – with grated cheddar covering almost the entire plate, meaning the strong flavour made finishing the burger quite difficult. However, the chips were demolished and the accompanying salad was fresh and crisp.
Luckily by the time we left, the rain was off. We were too full to be able to run anyway!