The ideal spot for those seeking an informal bite whilst exploring Aberdeen, the Bar at the Carmelite Hotel serves a plethora of tantalising dishes.
Located in the centre of Aberdeen, the Carmelite Hotel is a stylish guesthouse with a distinct sense of aesthetics, which are no more apparent than in the bar area: a modern haven full of comfortable black chairs and flat screen televisions dotted around the art-covered walls.
Catering to all appetites and palates, diners can expect a wonderfully eclectic assortment of nibbles, bites and meals at the bar, all available at a fantastic price when they call in advance with a tastecard, making it one of the best Aberdeen restaurants for those dining on a budget.
Guests searching for a small dish to accompany a drink or two may enjoy one of the exemplary ‘wee bites’, which includes the likes of the classic vegetable spring rolls, partnered with a soya and lemongrass dipping sauce, the scrumptious plaice goujons, served with a tartare sauce, and the spicy yakatori chicken sticks, paired with a piri piri sauce.
Also available, should finger foods not suffice, are some heartier dishes, such as the juicy steak beef burger, filled with red onions, cheese and a tomato chilli jam, the delectable mushroom burger, stacked with grilled peppers, blue cheese and a black pepper and garlic mayonnaise, and a towering pile of nachos, covered with cheese, guacamole and salsa.
City explorers venturing out into Aberdeen can find plenty near the Carmelite Hotel, such as the Aberdeen Maritime Museum, the Tolbooth Museum and Mercat Cross. Those looking for something a little more in the realms of entertainment and casual enjoyment can find the huge Union Square Shopping Centre virtually down the road, as well as the Vue Cinema.