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Amuse by Kevin Dalgleish, Aberdeen, Aberdeen City

Amuse by Kevin Dalgleish

4.5
4.5
615 reviews
£41 and over
Scottish
The Home of Good Food.

Here at Amuse we cook from the heart, sourcing outstanding regional ingredients always in season to ensure they are at their peek. Our style is modern Scottish with French notes, elegantly presented and packed full of natural flavours where the ingredients take centre stage. Our menus change with the seasons to celebrate the arrival of new produce.

We are small dedicated team working together to give you a memorable experience, whether it's a few classic cocktails perfectly made in The Snug, bespoke tasting menu in our private dining room or a long lazy Sunday lunch with the family.

Our aim is simply to make you feel happier than when you first walked through our doors.

Team AMUSE by Kevin Dalgleish

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2 people

19:00


Booked 22 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Scottish, British, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Sat 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Drinks Only Wed–Fri 2:30 pm–6:00 pm Sat 3:30 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    01224 611909
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Kevin Dalgleish

Experiences

  • Great British Menu - The Experience

    £90.00 per person

    5 Apr - 26 Apr 2024
    We're delighted to announce Great British Menu – The Experience, a unique evening that transports the sensational dishes from the TV screen directly onto your plate. Our esteemed chef patron, Kevin Dalgleish, recently showcased his culinary talents representing Scotland on the renowned BBC’s Great British Menu. This beloved television spectacle celebrates the very essence of British gastronomy, uniting the finest chefs from across the UK. Now, seize the opportunity to savor these extraordinary creations! Mark your calendars for this April and indulge in an unforgettable six-course dining experience, utilising the finest ingredients from Scotland's larder. Calling all food enthusiasts – this is an event not to be missed!
    Great British Menu - The Experience photo

What 615 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire

    Best Overall

  • Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire

    Best Food

  • Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire

    Best Service

  • Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire

    Best Ambience

  • Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire

    Good for business meals

  • Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire

    Good for business meals

  • Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire

    Healthy

  • Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire

    Good for special occasions

  • Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire

    Lively

  • Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire

    Most Booked

  • Aberdeen

    Best Overall

  • Aberdeen

    Best Food

  • Aberdeen

    Best Service

  • Aberdeen

    Best Ambience

  • Aberdeen

    Best Value

  • Aberdeen

    Good for groups

  • Aberdeen

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Aberdeen

    Good for special occasions

  • Aberdeen

    Most Booked

615 Reviews
  1. Chas

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    One of the best restaurants in Aberdeen, if not THE best (albeit an easy achievement with such limited fine-dining competition in the city). Service was slick without being pretentious and staff were decently knowledgeable (also unusual for Aberdeen). Sourcing of produce is clearly important and this sets Amuse apart as an artisan establishment rather than a run-of-the-mill restaurant. Sadly the prices make this a special occasion venue rather than somewhere mortals can eat regularly. I hope there’s sufficient demand to sustain it.

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  2. Charles

    London

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Our starters took a long time to arrive - staff explained 'printer did not work'. No compensation etc. for delay offered. Our order was taken wrongly - we asked for 1 * bread for 2. Only on checking bill it showed 2 * bread for 2. I queried this, to which the reply was 'We can remove 1 of them from the bill, but this amount will be deducted from the service charge'. Sly, to say the least. 2 * double esspressos were added to our bill. We did not have any coffees. These were then removed from the bill. This is my main point: We were given the 'sunday lunch' menu we requested. We had 3 people who had 3 courses, and 1 who had 2 courses. I expected to pay 3 * £33 plus 1 * £25.50 for this food (as the menu states). But the bill does not present it this way. Instead you are charged for starter/main/dessert separately. For 2 of us the bill was correct £33. But for the other 2 the bill was £38 (not £33) and £30.50 (not £25.50). The overcharge was for the sole - £23 rather than £18 to fit the fixed price menu on offer. This was only noticed after we had left the premises. The above points are exceptionally annoying, and somewhat spoilt our (first) visit. The waiter announced some 'specials' for the day. Including cheesecake, which he said was £12.50. I took this as £12.50 in addition to the amount (£7.50) included in the fixed price menu, so thought £20 for cheesecake was too much and did not order. In view of all the other bill mistakes, its possible he should have said £5. But I don't know for sure on this one.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Aberdeen

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was lovely, beautifully presented, perfectly cooked and so tasty! It’s expensive but a great treat, we went for a birthday and both really enjoyed it. Service was great and the restaurant itself is a nice, calm environment.

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  4. barxr

    Angus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An absolutely exquisite meal teamed with fantastic service. The food was excellent and the overall experience was first class. I would highly recommend the restaurant to anyone who appreciates fine dining. We will certainly be back in the near future

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  5. SusanA

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything went well. Service excellent, food delicious and a great atmosphere. The wine is rather pricey though

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  6. AlisonL

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent from start to finish! Staff were very attentive, friendly and efficient. Food was great, excellent quality and served promptly soon after ordering. The restaurant was quite busy for lunch but everyone was attended to without delay or feeling rushed either. 5 stars all round!

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  7. TerryT

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good atmosphere. Attentive service. Enjoyed the food was very tasty. Lovely restaurant. Will be going back definitely.

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  8. AllanW

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best food we have had in ages and staff superb- very professional . Please keep this lunch deal going

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  9. Babs

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a relaxed lunch with lovely food and attentive staff

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  10. ColinC

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very tasty and well presented. Staff were very friendly

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  11. MikeM

    Aberdeen

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely first class lunch and very reasonable fixed pricing. Best restaurant in Aberdeen.

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  12. SallyL

    Angus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit to Amuse, it definitely won’t be our last. Very friendly welcome to a fantastic restaurant. The food was exceptional, the service was excellent. We didn’t have to wait long between meals and our drinks were constantly being topped up. Highly recommend ☺️

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  13. LynnP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service. Amazing truffles with the coffee!!! Recommend and will be back. 😊

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  14. BrownEyes

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing and the service was excellent meaning the whole experience was brilliant overall. Will definitely be back and would 100% recommend to everyone!

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  15. LesleyM

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and staff extremely attentive. Only drawback was the very loud gentleman seated at the next table.

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  16. Annieb

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience. Food was beautifully prepared and presented and tasted delicious. Staff were friendly and welcoming and offered very good attentive service. This restaurant is well worth a visit

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  17. JamesR

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic , perfect ambiance. Highly recommended.

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  18. VictoriaF

    Perthshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our experience at Amuse was genuinely lovely. A definite 5/5 for the patient waiting staff. We arrived in dribs and drabs and nothing was too much trouble. I had been to Amuse 6 months ago and was blown away by the food but this time around I was slightly underwhelmed to be honest. My crab starter didn’t taste all that much of crab and there was nothing in the dessert list to tempt me. My main of hake was delicious however. I would definitely go back

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  19. BB1X

    Aberdeen

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food was a very high standard and we really appreciated it.

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  20. GrahamW

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing and staff were very professional. Place has a lovely feel about it

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  21. MarieF

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic as was the service - will definitely be back.

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  22. Ingram

    Aberdeen

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was gorgeous, all the servers were lovely. Restaurant is beautiful, will definitely be back.

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  23. MarionA

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous evening at Amuse on Friday. Great welcome from Kevin and the team with some superb Amuse Bouches to kick off the evening. Delicious cocktails then a fantastic meal. Highlights were the wonderful pork belly and fab Lobster Thermidor. Great food and drink, great company, great evening!

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  24. Argyleslice

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent and surroundings lovely. I felt I was sitting very close to the next table but they weren’t too loud thankfully. We had a voucher which made it good value but we both felt that whilst the price of the food was ok, the wines were very expensive. Whilst the staff were all very pleasant we both felt they weren’t experienced, not very confident and would benefit from some training. The cost of the wine wasn’t justified whilst the service was so inexpert. Overall we enjoyed the experience but don’t feel I’ll be desperate to come back too soon.

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  25. clairec

    Aberdeen

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Brilliant service. Superb value for money. Couldn't fault anything

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  26. Bellsy

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Not being told water was 5.50 a bottle I would have had tap, had I known, starter's were excellent, but mains were gastro pub quality. 10.10 for a glass off wine is ridiculous and the service isn't worth 12.5%

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  27. IanH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely magnificent lunch in gorgeous surroundings. Staff brilliant and even got to meet the gaffer.

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  28. LindaS

    Aberdeen

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a lovely lunch today at Amuse. Nice menu including Crab and Lemon Sole. Staff pleasant and attentive. Would certainly recommend a visit.

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  29. rond

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Imaginative food well presented. Our service was spot on, attentive and knowledgeable but not intrusive. Nice selection of wine by the glass.

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  30. MoragN

    Aberdeen

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our visit was a lunch time booking: We were welcomed by a lovely waitress who showed us to our table, took my coat & let us settle into our seats. She then came back & offered us water for our table & then took time to explained their set menu. All of our courses were well presented & tasted gorgeous also good value for money as we ordered from the lunch set menu. My husband & I ordered different choices so we could taste each others. Food & service was friendly & first class. Will definitely be back.

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  31. JakeF

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fresh bread was nice, had the roe deer the plate was too big for the meal, but the food was good the mix of flavours were perfect, the chocolate delice was rich and worked well with the cherry ice cream, the staff were very nice and helpful, overall very good meal and had a lovely night will definitely be back

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Aberdeen

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a brilliant evening and the food was amazing!! Staff very attentive and friendly too. Only one little niggle and it’s because our table was at the window there was a cold draught coming in windows may need replacing

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and exceptional food. Would highly recommend.

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  34. GabrielaC

    Spain

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I had lunch on Saturday to celebrate my belated birthday, and I had the lunch voucher that comes glass of champagne, bread and two meals… I arrived 10 min earlier so I went to the table to wait for my friend arrival, so we could start our celebration… however, as odd it sounds, even though my friend didn’t arrive yet, they served the bread and the two glasses… it didn’t make any sense to me .. and I told them that my friend was going to arrive in 10-15 min so I would wait her… furthermore, regarding my main… they brought my beef undercooked and cold… then I asked to bring it medium and return almost like burnt..: anyways … that’s not at all the experience I was looking for to celebrate my birthday.. to close the final piece of the experience, they brought to my friend a Nespresso coffee rather than a proper coffee …

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  35. KennethN

    Aberdeen

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    lobster was overcooked and chewy. Scallops were overcooked and had a tough coating. The fish was dry and tasted like dried salted fish. we informed about scallops, but got the answer that new scallops would would be the same. We were charged for the new dish. We had high expectations, but this was a crash landing.

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  36. nicetobenice

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall a mixed bag. Decor/ambience and waiting staff were absolutely 10/10, faultless on all fronts. The food however was a disappointment. This might purely be my palette wasn't refined enough to appreciate it but I was left feeling very disappointed. Starter - pork belly, very good Fish course - lobster Thermador (daily special), the lobster was tough and cooked in a cheese based sauce that overpowered all else, very disappointing. Main - Guinea fowl, unfortunately the worst course, the texture and overall flavour were quite unpleasant. Desert - didn't have. A lovely place to spend an evening but overall, based on the high cost (and in turn had high expectations), I would not hurry back.

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  37. PennyC

    Aberdeen

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were there with an itison voucher that was a gift from our son. Booked it for my husbands 70 birthday and the staff brought out a plate with Happy birthday and a couple of chocolates. The food was very good and enjoyable.

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  38. JennyA

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food, lovely atmosphere and friendly staff.

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  39. AileenR

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A gastronomic delight with lovely service. Would definitely book again.

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  40. KristianaN

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went in for a Sunday lunch and it was lovely . Food was just on another level and portions were very generous. Service was excellent and the overall atmosphere was great. Will definitely come back

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Amuse by Kevin Dalgleish is rated 4.5 stars by 615 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 22 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Amuse by Kevin Dalgleish

1 Queen's Terrace, Aberdeen, Aberdeen City AB10 1XL

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Aberdeen
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Sat 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Drinks Only Wed–Fri 2:30 pm–6:00 pm Sat 3:30 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Scottish, British, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Kevin Dalgleish
  • Additional
    Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Vegan
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