Review: The Pier, Aberdeen Beach Esplanade

Aberdeen’s summer seems to have lasted a little longer than usual this year.

This has been great news for the cafes along the beach front, including new kid on the block, The Pier.

We were tempted in by the glorious looking sundaes, but we needed something more substantial.

I ordered a pitboss sauce covered chicken and bacon on white bread (£5.95) with a side of fries (£2.50).

While the filling was plentiful and had the perfect balance of smoke and sweetness, I was a little let down by slightly dry bread.

My fiance picked her favourite, nachos topped with pulled pork (£7.95). The pulled pork was melt-in-the-mouth, the nachos piled high with cheese and crunchy tortillas.

Both our dishes were missing that homemade twist that would make this a real stand out eatery.

For me, I would have loved my portion of chips to be handcut, for my partner, a homemade guac rather than something out of a jar or bottle.