A new era for No.10
Located at 10 Queens Terrace, in the heart of Aberdeen’s West End, No.10 Bar & Restaurant is a stunning eating and drinking establishment, boasting a choice selection of food and drink. The new-look restaurant – which recently re-opened following a three month refurbishment – is proving very popular with guests and continues to maintain its status as an icon in the city.
The recent refurbishment has transformed the venue creating a warm and beautiful dining space that is truly inviting. The work has also seen the much-loved bar expand into a neighbouring building, providing a new 90-seater restaurant at the rear so that more guests can enjoy the hospitality that No.10 Bar & Restaurant has to offer.
No.10 Bar & Restaurant Director, Allan Henderson, said:
“We are extremely delighted to formally open the new and improved No.10 Bar & Restaurant to the public. The venue was first launched in 1986, so it has a long history in Aberdeen and a loyal base of customers but we felt it had the potential to offer the city more with its prime location.
“Throughout the renovations, we worked hard to retain as much of the venue’s charm and character and we feel we have created a fantastic venue that caters for a wide audience. Our new restaurant has an elegant yet understated style of dining, and the bar is a great place to enjoy a drink with friends so it appeals to our regulars whilst also widening our appeal to new customers.”
No.10 Bar & Restaurant Operations director, Alan Aitken, said:
“Over the past few years, Aberdeen has developed a fantastic food and drink sector so we are really excited to be part of that, especially as we celebrate Scotland’s Year of Food & Drink. Our front-of-house and kitchen team are very passionate about providing good food, quality service and first class hospitality, so we hope that everyone will enjoy the new No.10 and help us celebrate the beginning of a new era for the venue.”
In addition to the dining space, the venue’s much-loved bar area has also been redeveloped, introducing a new illuminated gantry which showcases the venue’s fabulous collection of spirits, whiskies and real ales. The restaurant also boasts a glass-fronted private dining room, with space for up to 14 people, which can be used for private celebrations or corporate events.
The redeveloped No.10 was designed by award winning architects, Nicoll Russell Studios and offers a relaxed, yet sophisticated dining experience with stylish surroundings. The exquisite design is complemented by a versatile menu, created by head chef, Andy Stephen, which offers a delicious selection of meals prepared using fresh, seasonal and locally sourced produce.
No.10’s menu has been inspired by classic brasserie cooking, with dishes to suit all tastes. Dishes include Guinness braised ox cheek puff pastry pie; caramelised shallot and artichoke tatin; and roast loin of venison. A collection of steaks and burgers are also available, alongside a range of starters, salads and sides.
For those with a sweet tooth No.10 boasts a great choice of puds via its Sweet Temptat10ns menu. Desserts include classic sticky toffee pudding; crushed meringue Eton mess; cappuccino crème brûlée; and an assortment of homemade ice cream and sorbets.
To round out the offering, No.10 has a fantastic cocktail menu which includes a tempting array of delicious cocktails, all made in-house by the venue’s experienced staff.
No.10 Bar & Restaurant is open Monday to Friday 9am until 12am; Saturday 10am until 12am; and Sunday 11am until 11pm.
For more information about No.10 Bar & Restaurant, or to make a booking, please visit: www.no10aberdeen.co.uk.
Robin Abbey Sign Writing specialises in traditional painted and gilded writing and lettering, and glass gilding. He generally works with the hospitality industry and small retail start-ups, and has been in operation for over 40 years.
With an extensive portfolio, Robin Abbey has worked with various clients on a broad range of projects, including several for the National Trust for Scotland, the National Museums of Scotland and Scottish Canals.
Also involved with the No 10 Restaurant & Bar, Robin Abbey Sign Writing completed all the sign writing for the interior, including the ’Stock Market Board’ plus the functional sign writing such as that for the ladies and men’s bathrooms. Premier Hospitality caught up with Robin Abbey, Director of Robin Abbey Sign Writing, to find out more – he said:
“The focal point is the stock market blackboard facing the bar. The client explained what he wanted and I could hear the relief in his voice as I was able to appreciate what was envisaged! He wanted the board to have a ‘used’ look, with the names of all the different commodities painted on, the columns with everything chalked in and dust where numerals had been rubbed out – all done in paint.
“Some of my clients want traditional sign writing, and others choose modern designs – people often prefer painted signage to vinyl because it lasts longer and ages gracefully’’.
When asked what the best part about working in the industry is, Robin replied:
“I think it is being able to translate people’s vision into actuality.”