I NEVER have particularly high hopes when it comes to eating in chain restaurants.
BY NOW I should have gathered enough life experience to know the elementary pitfalls of making the most of a rare night out on the town.
FOR months now I have been hankering after a tasty Thai feast.
LEFT to my own devices, when I'm just wanting a quick bite to eat I'll often just nip into a fast food place.
WALKING into Fusion Bar and Bistro is a calming experience as you’re hit with a colour scheme of cool greens, chic furnishing and delicate floral arrangements.
GONE are the days when you needed ‘Eastern’ inspired interiors and pictures of chopped chillies on the walls to make an Indian dining experience feel authentic.
THE glory of the North-east for city dwellers like me is you've no distance to go at all before ending up in the countryside.
WITH the sun gloriously beating down on Aberdeen, my boyfriend and I jumped in the car and made our way over to Trump International Golf Links for a walk around the grounds and dinner at the MacLeod House restaurant.
ON ONE of those beautiful, bright days when it’s still just a bit parky to sit outside, this welcoming cafe bar offered the next best thing.
FOLLOWING an afternoon of walking in the sunshine, it seemed a shame to spend the evening sitting inside a restaurant.
WE’D heard great things about the tasty menu and inventive chef at this hotel’s welcoming restaurant and were eager to try it for ourselves.
AS MARCO Pierre White reveals plans to become the latest celebrity chef to open an eatery in the North-east, we ask all the others: “Have you even visited your restaurant since it opened?”
THERE is nothing like getting a thrashing in a boat race to make you seek comfort food.
I HAVEN’T come across many places in Aberdeen that serve cheese fondue.
RUSTICO’S reputation precedes it it’s widely recognised as one of the best Italian restaurants in the city and when I moved here, it was the first place that was recommended to me.
FOR me there is nothing better than the taste of freshly barbecued meat.
GEORGE Bernard Shaw once said: “There is no love sincerer than the love of food,” and I don’t think he was the only one to feel that way.
HAVING previously eaten in the Amarone restaurant in Glasgow, I was looking forward to seeing how the Union Street branch matched up.
THEY say good things come in small packages. But I have never believed that applies to food.
A NAME can often tell you a lot about a restaurant the style of cuisine, whether it’s posh or casual, a chain place or an independent eatery.
HAVING backpacked around Asia with my fiance a few years ago, making the short journey to Union Street in search of some vibrant food was a much simpler task.
THE Four Mile has become one of our go-to places when celebrating birthdays in recent years.
MALMAISON is known for being high-end and the food is no exception.
FREEZING winter nights just cry out for a real fire and heartwarming food.
VIRGINIA Woolf once said: “One cannot think well, love well and sleep well, if one has not dined well,” and that’s something I believe myself.
AN ABERDEEN restaurant has received national recognition with a top award.
IF EVERYONE was the same the world would be an extremely boring place.
BEING a man of simple tastes I like the things I like to be straightforward.
IF THERE’S one thing this corner of Scotland has no shortage of, it has to be spectacular scenery.
FAR too often a lunch out for me and my girlfriend involves cramming ourselves into a carbon-copy chain restaurant.