I hadn't ventured into this particular eatery in a couple of years due to bad experiences, so decided the time had come to give it a shot at redemption.
Any time I’m let loose in a carvery what I return to the table with resembles a challenge on the Man V Food TV show.
After a trip to a nearby DIY store it was imperative I found something to distract myself from potential home improvements.
Wandering the city centre aimlessly on a Saturday, it was news of a dog photoshoot in Siberia that drew us in.
From the outside it dominates the street with the large wooden painted panels and the immaculately cleaned granite, yet on the inside it is a quaint boozer bustling with people enjoying themselves after a hard week’s graft.
When choosing a drinking spot in the city centre you are spoiled for choice.
Belgium is famous for many things, including chocolate, Tintin and Jean-Claude Van Damme.
Every Tuesday and Thursday at Revolution in Aberdeen are Happy Days.
I was surprised at the wealth of choice on the menu at the Spider's Web.
Certificates declaring this an award-winning whisky bar sit on almost every surface.
When I finish work late on a weeknight but still want to take in a big Champions League game (usually the second half of proceedings) with a liquid supper, McGinty's on Union Street is my default choice for three reasons.
A great pub is raucous on a Saturday night and cosy on a Sunday.
A new gastropub has opened in an Aberdeen community after a £100,000 revamp.
NEON lights advertise LIVE NUDE BANDS and BOOZE WITH ATTITUDE - it's good to see not much has changed since the former Mooring Bar's rebrand.
BEING a big fan of Belgian beer, I have one place that is always my first port of call - Six Degrees North.
YOU know you’re on to a good thing when stepping into a pub pulls an involuntary “yes”.
Picking up tickets for a cinema outing recently, we were puzzling over where to grab a bite to eat first.
THE QUAINT window of Birdhouse Cafe has tempted me on many a trip to Banchory but it has always been packed.
THERE'S nothing like a spot of Christmas shopping to work up an appetite.
MY MUM and I have become regulars at eating out at least once a week. So after a spot of Christmas shopping, we decided to treat ourselves and headed to the Three Lums.
PROVOST Skene's House isn't the only city landmark soon to be in the shadow of Marischal Square.
IT WASN'T one of our brightest ideas ... looking for somewhere to have a bar supper in the city centre half an hour after the end of the Dons' win at Pittodrie.
THERE'S something very exciting about coming across an eating spot you didn't even know existed.
AFTER an exciting Saturday afternoon watching Wales in the rugby with a pal, we'd worked up an appetite bigger than Samson Lee's.
THEY say there's no place like home. Home to me is my wee hoose in Westhill, having lived there for more than a year.
WHEN the rain is bouncing off the pavement so hard it's soaking the bottom of your breeks you need comfort.
ABERDEEN'S pre-eminent student pub has recently undergone a dramatic renovation.
IT'S not often that you stumble across a restaurant that serves a really great Sunday roast.
MUCH like its human namesake, the Prince of Wales proved to be a rather fading institution.
WITH barbecue weather a wash-out this year, a good burger joint with reasonable prices is a must.