The Spider's Web has long been renowned for dishing up great pub lunches with portions to satisfy even the biggest appetites.
Like so many Aberdeen landmarks, this traditional Italian eatery seems to have been a part of the fabric of the city forever.
I've been aware of Native for years - but never quite got round to actually going.
For some reason the Ferryhill House Hotel is firmly locked in my mind as a summer place.
When things are all getting a bit hectic and a touch stressy, we have a saying in Begbie Towers ... just go Zen.
Christmas is coming and you know what that means ... wall-to-wall festive menus wherever you go.
When it comes to Chinese food there isn't exactly a lack of choice pretty much anywhere these days.
As someone who is always striving to find new heights of curry cuisine there was an inevitability I would end up in 8848.
Aberdeen isn't short of a few choices when it comes to Thai restaurants.
With the big match kicking off at noon, we all agreed to forego our customary Pittodrie pies and go for a late lunch instead.
A bar and restaurant is in high spirits after winning an industry award.
I hadn't heard of Howies until recently when it was recommended by a friend.
The last time I visited Barcelona, a few years back, my friend and I arrived late and were in need of some grub.
If you find yourself properly hungry in Aberdeen city centre Hey Brazil is one of the best places you can grab a table.
You know the drill - a suddenly kid-free Saturday and a debate as to where to go, what to do?
The landscape on the way to Netherley is changing as the Aberdeen bypass carves its way across the countryside
We'd been trying to get a table at this new place for ages.
True confessions time ... tapas is not my go-to food of choice.
When I suggested a vegetarian café to celebrate my dad's birthday I knew there would be some hesitation.
The challenge facing bosses of chain hotels is to inject some personality alongside the corporate look.
Sitting in the shadow of Union Square - almost literally - it would be easy to overlook this little place.
Everyone has their own way of dealing with easing back into the reality of everyday life at the end of a holiday.
Taking shelter in the Braided Fig on a soggy Sunday evening, our damp spirits were instantly lifted by a smile and a cheery "hello".
Then there are times when only an old favourite will do.
Nestled away off the main road, Newton Dee Cafe is a delightful place for a spot of lunch.
Thai is clearly the in-cuisine for discerning diners looking for new and exotic flavours.
When it comes to pre-theatre dining you want your food fast without having to forgo the taste.
How many times, on a dreich Aberdeen day, have you passed one of the growing numbers of pavement cafes blossoming across the city and muttered "They're being hopeful"?
On the most blisteringly hot day of the year so far there's only one thing to do - head for a slap-up curry feast.
Blaring blowtorch and a sizzling grill sound over songs from the 1980s.