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E&Ms to be transformed

The revamp of one of the city’s most iconic buildings, part of the former Esslemont and Macintosh (E&Ms) department store, has begun as The McGinty’s Group officially takeover. The independent hospitality group which now operates eight pubs, restaurants and hotels in Aberdeen, has started a significant refurbishment project which will see them occupy and transform…

A tasty treat for foodies

Aberdeen restaurant week returns this July and is set to be the biggest and best ever. It’s a chance to revisit familiar foodie favourites and discover new tastes and new places, all at a bargain price. This summer’s Aberdeen Restaurant Week, which is organised by Aberdeen Inspired, will burst into life in the city centre…

French 75

Ingredients •  30ml Porter’s Gin •  20ml Lemon Juice •  10ml Sugar •  Top Champagne The French 75 is a classic cocktail created in 1915 at Harry’s Bar in Paris, and is one of our favourite drinks at Orchid. A simple concoction, perfect for any occasion! orchidaberdeen.com

Ask the Chef:

Craig Wilson, kilted chef, shares some tips for a great barbecue Sunny weather, good friends, great music and great food are all you need for a barbecue that’s remembered for all the right reasons. Go beyond the usual burgers and sausages and buy the best meat you can afford. Try marinated wings, ribs, peppered steaks…

Rediscovering the art of the afternoon tea in Ballater

The Carriage in Ballater is more than just a café. It’s also a tearoom, a bistro, a shop and a trip down memory lane. Slide into a leather banquette with your morning newspaper, and it’s as if you’re sitting in an old steam train, surrounded by travel posters evoking a more nostalgic time. Hearty homemade…

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