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City restaurants encouraged to sign up for Aberdeen Restaurant Week
Aberdeen’s foodie fortnight is set to make a return to the Granite City in August, with restaurants, bars and cafes being urged to sign up to take part in the ever-popular Aberdeen Restaurant Week initiative.
Following a hugely successful event in January, which saw more than 50 venues taking part, Aberdeen Restaurant Week will return from Monday 7 August 7 to Sunday 20 August.
The fortnight is the perfect opportunity for local eateries to highlight their offering. Delivering special offers to customers at several price points, the city’s cafés and restaurants can connect with new customers while also delighting their regulars.
Adrian Watson, Chief Executive of Aberdeen Inspired, said: “We are really looking forward to seeing the additional buzz that a summer restaurant week will bring to the city. Lighter nights will hopefully combine with better weather and provide the perfect conditions to enjoy food with friends and family during the summer, and before the school summer holidays end.”
All establishments signing up to Aberdeen Restaurant Week will be asked to create a unique set price dining offer which will be available throughout the fortnight. The range of experiences on offer will include lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and tasting menus.
With cafés and restaurants offering set price menus at £10, £15 and £20, Adrian says the event has a broad appeal.
“Aberdeen Restaurant Week has become a firm favourite in the Aberdeen calendar. The variety of price points offered by the restaurants and cafés means there is something to suit every budget.
“It is fantastic to be offering another a diverse culinary event which draws people into Aberdeen to visit some of the amazing eateries the city has to offer. It really is a brilliant chance to try somewhere different as part of a local event. We expect to see even more cafés and restaurants sign up to be part of the upcoming Aberdeen Restaurant Week.
“I would encourage any restaurant or café owner who is thinking about signing up to just do it! The feedback we have had from businesses who took part in January’s Aberdeen Restaurant Week was extremely positive with businesses reporting an increase in the number of customers they welcomed during the course of the event.”
More than 50 city centre cafés and restaurants took part in Aberdeen Restaurant Week in January, with the range of cuisine on offer including Scottish, Indian, Italian and Cuban.
As well as offering set price menus at £10, £15 or £20, some restaurants - including Bar 99 x How Bao Now and Big Manny’s Pizza - offered two for £20, meaning friends could share a meal out without breaking the bank.
Adrian Gomes from The Tippling House on Belmont Street, one of the venues which took part in January, welcomed the return of Aberdeen Restaurant Week.
“We’re looking forward to the summer return of Aberdeen Restaurant Week after a successful campaign at the beginning of the year. Aberdeen Restaurant Week has always allowed us to flex creatively and the team love the buzz it creates in the restaurant, and on social media. We’ll be serving up a tasting menu of local produce, complete with our unique mini-cocktail, the ‘amuse-booze’, which is an aperitif-style gift from the bartenders to our diners. This has graced every Aberdeen Restaurant Week menu for the last few years and it’s always commented on.”
For more information about Aberdeen Restaurant Week, click here. https://www.aberdeeninspired.com/festival/restaurant-week