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A day at Adelphi Kitchen | Restaurant Review

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Today I am back with a Restaurant review but this isn't any restaurant, this is Adelphi Kitchen. Adelphi Kitchen is a nice and homely restaurant in the heart of the city of Aberdeen. If you are a lover of seafood or meat or seafood and meat then this is the place to go. The team are lovely and very welcoming, it's really refreshing as you just know the staff love what they do. They work with local produce and a lot of thought has went into the menus.

The design of Adelphi Kitchen is really great. When you walk in you feel like you're walking into your home. Wood is a man feature at Adelphi which really helps make it look and feel rustic and homely. There's a large chalkboard wall which features the daily specials and a nice large bar in the middle of the restaurant. I also want to say that the bathroom has been designed so differently. There's a copper pipe with a tap that goes into a metal bucket - it's just all very rustic - right up my street. Let's get onto the food:

Here we have a selection of the starters. My personal favourites were the black pudding balls which were very moreish and perfectly spicy. Also the New Season Lamb served with a spring vegetable broth, broad beans and herbs - this was really something special!

Before we had Adelphi Kitchen we had La Stella and below we have one of their stars, the Mussels. Presented in a rather large pot, filled to the brim with creamy garlic west coast mussels cooked with cider and smoked bacon. Here we also have the Salt Cod which consists of tomato orzo, avocado and baby squid. I had never tried any form of squid before but this was rather good!

After all of that we were still to have Mains and Desert (don't worry, I had plenty of room of course). For the meat there was a selection of the Charcoal cooked Aged Ribeye which was very tender but the one that took my fancy was the Salt and Pepper Beef Short Rib which was served with charred artichoke, triple cooked chips, spinach, honey and a lemon glaze. This literally fell off the bone and is some of the best beef I have ever tasted. If you are a lover of ribs then you must try these. 

Onto the treasures of the sea, there was a wide selection more Mussels, North Sea Halibut cooked in a tikka sauce, Langoustine tempura, some Crispy Sea bass Fillet with caper pressed potatoes, dressed white crab. The Sea Bass was really great, this is what I would order when I go back, not if, when.

Desert tends to be my Favourite part of a meal as I have such a sweet tooth so if you are like me you need to try the deserts at AK. I tried three of the deserts (small tasters, not full slices, although - I could have managed). From left to right: 

Lemon Meringue Pie served with jellies, vodka raspberries and a yogurt sorbet. So refreshing and a nice take on a lemon meringue as it sits on a thin, wafer crust instead of a thick biscuit base.

My Favourite, the Chocolate Mousse Cake with handmade aerated chocolate - absolutely amazing (Chris Tanner actually came out with a Plate full of this and I had a couple of pieces, I wish they sold them in bar form).

Popcorn Pannacotta, strawberry arctic roll, peppered crumble, strawberry jam and all topped with popcorn - could you ask for anything more?!

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Adelphi Kitchen, I was made to feel at home and the service was hands down a ten out of ten! If you're looking for a place to eat in Aberdeen then you should definitely try Adelphi Kitchen. Amazing vibes, amazing team and even more amazing food! Thank you very much to the team for having us and to Julia for inviting me along - you never disappoint.

You can find Adelphi Kitchen at 21 Adelphi, Aberdeen, AB11 5BL.

You can also find them on twitter: @adelphikitchen and on Instagram: @adelphikitchen 


  1. Great review! Been once but desperate to go again!

  2. Quite a beautiful place! Their services seem wonderful and the food is equally mouthwatering. Thank you very much for sharing these reviews here. I am searching nice wedding venues Los Angeles for my big day.