If I'm going to drive 10 miles for a curry and therefore not be able to enjoy a pint or three with my meal, the food better be worth it.
There are few things I enjoy more than chilling out on a Sunday afternoon.
Expecting the exotic from my first Hungarian dining experience, I was surprised to find a feeling of familiarity wash over me as I chowed down on chunks of meaty goulash.
A self-imposed health drive had left me with a hearty hunger - and I was desperate to break it with a belly-busting takeout.
Merchant Bistro is perfectly located in the heart of Aberdeen.
I have to admit, my own knowledge of the country, which celebrates a decade of independence this year, is patchy.
As quick bites go, they don't come much quicker than this - 27 minutes from our order being placed to our bill being presented.
When it comes to eating out, I can be something of a ditherer.
To steal UFC Octagon announcer Bruce Buffer’s catchphrase – this is the moment fans around the world have been waiting for. A mixed martial arts video game that is actually worth playing.
It’s a big day for Samsung as their latest generation of flagship smartphones – the S7 and s7 edge – launch in a host of countries around the world, including the UK.
The very first thing you see when loading Far Cry Primal is the current date of 2016, before this begins to quickly tick backwards, all the way to 10,000 BC.
Nestled around the corner from the hustle and bustle of Union Square, 210 Bistro has relaxed and secluded feel.
I always had in my mind that Trump would be too fancy a place for a comfortable lunch - but I couldn't be more wrong.
I love dogs but I don’t have one, so I choose to live vicariously through anyone who does.
The last time I saw a photo of Fettercairn’s Royal Arch it had sheep running around under it and a supermodel waiting in the wings.
You certainly get what you pay for when you visit Malmaison.
My son had been singing the praises of Ambal’s since a visit last year.
Opening a new restaurant in Aberdeen specialising in burgers is a risk.
HAVING been to Rye & Soda previously for what turned out to be the best brunch I’ve ever had, I was interested to see how dinner service would compare.
YOU know you’re on to a good thing when stepping into a pub pulls an involuntary “yes”.
Nothing ever lasts forever, especially in Aberdeen’s restaurant scene.
THERE must be more Indian eateries per head of population in Inverurie than anywhere else.
Picking up tickets for a cinema outing recently, we were puzzling over where to grab a bite to eat first.
Italians are renowned on being big on family ... so it's worth mentioning Aperitivo is the sister restaurant of Rustico.
Director JJ Abrams, who defied the Do Not Resuscitate order on Star Trek and reanimated that wheezing intergalactic saga, atones for George Lucas' cardinal sin of Episode I: The Phantom Menace with a rollicking and unabashedly old-fashioned battle beyond the stars that should shatter box office records rather than fans' sky-high dreams.
THE Proclaimers made a triumphant return to the Granite City with a performance that left the crowd wanting more.
RIGHT, let's get the downbeat part out of the way first then and get down to the proper nitty-gritty of this busy eatery.
AS THE temperature hit zero and the snow was blowing along Union Street, my two friends and I quick marched our way to La Tasca.
PROVOST Skene's House isn't the only city landmark soon to be in the shadow of Marischal Square.
WHEN your trousers start to get a bit nippit round the waist you have two choices ... buy bigger breeks or watch what you eat.