A popular food festival will take over the Granite City next week.
More than 35 different eateries are expected to be involved in Aberdeen Restaurant Week and the range of cuisine on offer is a testament to the cosmopolitan nature of community life in the north east.
Organised by Aberdeen Inspired, the event will run from July 15 until July 21 and it’s anticipated it will generate significant income for the local economy.
Kate Timperley, the organisation’s senior project manager, said: “Aberdeen’s restaurant offering is incredibly diverse, it boasts some of the country’s best chefs, as well as award-winning bars and eateries.
“Aberdeen Restaurant Week makes it even easier to enjoy the fantastic variety of eateries we have in the city centre, all for a set price.
“There is something for everyone, whether you are looking for a treat for the family, a meal out with friends, or something different for a special occasion.
“All of our participating restaurants have provided great menus for the week, and we would urge the public to book quickly to avoid missing out.
“This time around, we have some exciting new additions, with highlights including a Malaysian version of the traditional afternoon tea courtesy of Selera Malaysia Bistro and a themed concept menu from SNEAP among many others.
“This is a great chance to support local businesses and try something new, all while exploring your city.”
The restaurants taking part include: Carmelite Bar and Grill, Prezzo Marischal Square, Brewdog Castlegate, Foodstory, Native Hilton Garden Inn, Selera Malaysia Bistro, Bistro Verde , The Spiritualist, Howies, The Lounge Bar and Kitchen, Station Hotel, Kirk View Cafe, Chaophraya, Topolabamba, Cafe Andaluz, SNEAP, Thaikhun, Revolucion de Cuba, Revolution, Mackie’s 19.2, Craftsman, Di Maggios, Da Vinci, Hop and Anchor, Ferryhill House Hotel, The Stag, McGinty’s Meal an’ Ale, Molly’s Bistro, Atlantis Restaurant, City Bar and Diner, Cafe 52, Shri Bheemas, The Braided Fig, Cafe Boheme, Jack’s Steakhouse, AVO, Sear and the Copthorne Hotel.
Normala Abdul Rahman, of Selera Malaysia Bistro, said: “Participating in Aberdeen Restaurant Week is like taking on a challenge and one we always enjoy.
“With the presence of the big crowd coming to dine, we get to test our capability of serving our patrons effectively and efficiently.
“The best part for us is getting to show Aberdonians and the world our talent and what we can do.”
To learn more and look over the menus for participating restaurants, visit: www.aberdeenrestaurantweek.com