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Carmelite Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
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Stirling Street | Merchant Quarter, Aberdeen AB11 6JU, Scotland
+44 1224 589101
06:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 23:00
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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here twice within a couple weeks. The first time with a group of friends on a busy Friday night. Service was mediocre.. but the food was lovely and everyone enjoyed what the had. I next visited on a Sunday evening with my family and we were the only customers. Service was very good this time! We opted for the... More 

Thank 08091995
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went on a Christmas deal and got excellent service and food despite being very busy. We had to correct the bill for being undercharged! Victoria, our waitress was most pleasant and helpful. We are going back.

Thank Peter T
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Arrived 7pm table reserved, lovely friendly welcome . Food was gorgeous and plenty of it. We had chicken wings that were awsome and my husband said his nachos were the best. Then for mains, steak, tagliatelle and cajun chicken. The only thing I would say is the cajun chicken had slightly too much herbs on it a bit overpowering. The... More 

Thank Mo D
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed a couple of nights and first impression and check in very good. Nice clean room. Went for meal and unfriendly non local waitress not interested, waited 40 mins to have drinks order taken. Food first class and waiter very good. Later queued for 20 mins at bar as staff couldn't work till to be then told sorry bar now... More 

Thank Murraygbck
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Fantastic evening - bring a party to a party prohibition night was excellent. Food really high quality apart from the pate, but rest was extremely enjoyable. The Thyme of the evening was great fun with the absolute highlight of the evening being the flapper dancers - they were excellent. These girls totally added a great feature to an already great... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We came in today for food, we sat for a long time before being served, we had even booked a table. We had our courses ordered by the waiter ... didn't ask for drinks so we sat again until we asked another staff member to get us drinks. Our food arrived and was missing the side portion of fries. The... More 

Thank tory1
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18 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Safe to say my family and I will never eat here again. Received a very frosty welcome and were told that numerous things were off the menu. The waitress that served us was rude, unpleasant and appeared very unhappy at her work. The food was ok however it all arrived at different stages and by the time I had finished... More 

Thank HelzoP
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We booked afternoon tea to celebrate a family member's birthday. We were very impressed with the afternoon tea, the waiting staff were very attentive, bringing additional 'plain' sandwiches for the children, topping up our teas/coffees - nothing was too much trouble. The venue itself was ideal - live music, jenga on the tables, all adding to a brilliant atmosphere. Catered... More 

Thank Auntielolo
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Very disappointed! Turned up for a 1920s prohibition function that we had paid £30 for which didn't even exist!! Made to sit in the main restaurant feeling like idiots in our gatsby gear! (all of our group had forked out for these fab outfits!!) Also still waiting on our welcome cocktail!!! Waited 20mins on a cold coffee for breakfast, served... More 

Thank Alyson T
Laurencekirk, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Turned up for our bring a party to a party. 13 of us spent money on outfits and accessories. To find out us and another group were eating in public bar. We asked....disco? Yes there (pointing to a do with speakers and a laptop. Where do we dance? Here in public bar!!! Really!!!! Ended up eating and going out dancing.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Bar, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stirling Street | Merchant Quarter, Aberdeen AB11 6JU, Scotland
  • Public Transportation: Well served by both bus and rail links.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Aberdeen
  • Phone Number: +44 1224 589101
  • This restaurant is at Carmelite
Carmelite Bar & Grill in Aberdeen's Merchant Quarter is a fabulous venue adjacent to the transport hub, and surrounded by FIVE of the City Centre under-cover retail centres. Known for their Intoxicating Afternoon Teas, with cocktails served from Vintage Coffee Pots into china cups, Saturdays also offer Mad Hatter Tea parties in private room, and Rock & Roll parties in a 4 Poster Bed located in our lounge.An extensive range of menus, from Breakfast & Brunch, "Wake Up till Noon" menu, a full A'la Cart style "All Day Menu' from noon till 10pm, complemented with a superb Cocktail, Champagne, Wines & Bar menu complete with "Lounge Food Nibbles" to choose from as well as afternoon teas.The antique revolving door leads into a hip lounge and informal bar & grill with floor-to-ceiling windows and sleek open plan design – a perfect backdrop for the warm service and uncomplicated cuisine. Scottish produce from local suppliers is the base for signature dishes like seared scallops or scallops carpaccio, salmon sashimi with Goldschager liqueur, haggis & black pudding bonbons, braised ox cheeks, papillote of whitefish, and a sumptuous grill section of rib-eye, calves liver, gammon, chicken and salmon. There's even comfort food available, such as Posh Fish & Chips, Pie of the Day, Homemade Steak Burgers and Bangers and Mash ! Great anytime food. The All Day Menu is complemented with a daily evening Market Menu with 2 course from £17.A daily "Shoppers Menu" offers main courses at £8, and Sunday's are menat for Roasts - Beef, Chicken, Sugar Gammon, all served with Yorkshire Pudding, are a must at £10Don't miss our weekend Live Baby Grand Piano playing jazz and other genre with a range of artists playing Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings, and Saturday and Sunday afternoons.A staged refurbishment program commenced a few years ago of this Grade B listed buiding. Last year saw extensive upgrading of the external building, and refurbishing 21 'Dapper' bedrooms which complement the 1st floor Designer Rooms and Suites (refurbished 4 years ago), and 3rd floor standard rooms. These offer a range of styles suiting all budgets.Flexible weekend brunch menus make Carmelite the only place to 'chill out ' with the daily papers and large tv screens - value cooked breakfasts from only £5

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