Quarter House Bar and Grill is prominently placed front and centre in the new Hilton Aberdeen TECA hotel.
The stylish but comfortable décor makes it equally suitable for a pre-concert dinner or for an evening of drinks with friends. The extensive drinks menu includes many of the old classics alongside some exciting gin cocktails. Three of us visited on a Tuesday night and I was immediately impressed by the popularity of the QH Burger, which seemed to adorn every occupied table. The menu has something for everyone, but the real star of the show is the Grill section, which features a dizzying array of Scottish meat, with a 30-ounce Tomahawk steak headlining the bill.
We started with chargrilled sourdough, heritage tomato and the QH Salad, which could surely be classified as superfood with its avocado, quinoa, pomegranate seeds and fresh rocket. My husband couldn’t resist and opted for the 8-ounce Aberdeen Angus sirloin, which he reported was cooked to perfection and splendidly complemented by the peppercorn sauce. My daughter selected the grilled fillet of salmon, with its beautifully crisped skin and a smattering of samphire, and I chose the vegetarian risotto which had a lovely cheese sauce and tasty cubes of butternut squash.
We shared a selection of sides, with the highlight being the sea salt cavolo nero, a relative of kale and a first for me. Sadly, we did not save room for dessert, but we will be back to try the deep-fried Mars bar with Irn Bru ice cream.
East Burn Road, Stoneywood, Aberdeen AB21 9FX
Tel: 01224 984111