No.10 Bar and Restaurant has long been a favourite haunt with locals, welcoming everyone from the after work crowd, date night couples, to friends enjoying a tête-à-tête. After a short closure and a stylish makeover, the restaurant has returned looking and tasting better than ever.

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With its stone washed walls and retro trinkets, the rustic meets vintage decor gives the restaurant a warm ambience and charm.

The menu has likewise been stylishly revamped, offering a combination of traditional fare and chic dishes. Diners are spoilt for choice, with tasty offerings including moules frites, carmelised shallot, and roast loin of venison.

For starters I chose the breaded crottin of goats cheese, a delicious blend of creamy cheese with chilli and tomato jam. The cheese oozed out like melted butter and was, in a word, sublime.

My date for the evening also hit the starter jackpot with his aptly name posh prawn cocktail, served on a bed of lettuce accompanied by toasted bread.

Next up was my main dish of monkfish and king prawn skewers. It arrived with such a mouth-watering aroma that I could almost have sat there all night and inhaled it in admiration. The fish was tender and the prawns fell apart delicately in my mouth, with the minted yoghurt giving it a subtle tangy taste.

Meanwhile my husband tackled his epic portion of Guinness-braised ox cheek puff pastry pie with thick, succulent pieces of beef covered in a thick, rich sauce. He made a good effort to devour the dish, but had to give up to leave room for dessert.

As neither of us could decide what to whet our dessert appetites with, we helped each other tuck into the duo of orange and chocolate and the crushed meringue Eton mess.

Our final verdict for No.10?   It should be called 10 out of 10!

10 Queens Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 1XL
Tel: 01224 631928

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