Aberdeen Restaurant Week is well underway with a number of local restaurants taking part to provide you with fresh, delicious cuisine for amazing prices.
If you still don’t know what Aberdeen Restaurant Week (ARW) is then head over here to read my post explaining and how you too can get involved.
I was given the chance to visit Ferryhill House Hotel for ARW and try out their 3 courses for £20 dinner menu. I had never been to Ferryhill House Hotel prior but had heard great things so I was certainly excited to give it a go.
Ferryhill House Hotel is incredibly central, located in the Ferryhill area of the city (just behind Union Square, for those of you who are unsure).
On arrival, we were greeted by a large, grand looking building surrounded by trees with fairy lights – incredibly picturesque. I don’t know about you, but I am a sucker for fairy lights.
But now onto what you are actually here for: the food.
As I mentioned, we went for dinner to try out their 3 courses for £20 menu that they had on offer. If you would prefer to go for lunch, Ferryhill House Hotel isn’t offering a 2 course for £10 menu but many other amazing places have brilliant menus to choose from.
The starters that Ferryhill House Hotel has on offer this week include their:
- Soup of the Day, served with a warm roll
- Haggis Bon Bons, served with whisky & chive cream sauce
- Nachos, topped with melted cheese, jalapenos, salsa & sour cream
- Homemade Spiced Falafels, served with cucumber, tomato, pickled onion, hummus & pitta
I almost went for the spiced falafels as I thought they sounded tasty but opted for the Nachos instead. The nachos were served with melted cheddar cheese with a superb amount of salsa and sour cream and scattered jalapeños.
Nachos are one of my favourite starters but sometimes I find they can be quite dry and lacking in flavour. However, these nachos were bursting with flavour. There was enough topping to coat all the nachos and the portion, in general, meant I had to share with Blair! I’m craving them right now while I type this.
Blair went for the Haggis Bon Bons which are his go-to starter. These were served with a creamy whisky and chive sauce that complimented the bon bons perfectly. This dish melted in your mouth and left Blair wanting several plates more.
The Main Courses
There is plenty of mains on offer to suit all types of diets including:
- Steak & Guinness Pie, in a rich ale gravy with crispy pastry and served with broccoli, carrots & herb mashed potato or chips
- Chicken Katsu Curry, served with braised rice and katsu curry sauce
- Butternut Squash Gnocchi with fresh cherry tomatoes, sun blush tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella & topped with pine nuts
- Chicken Alfredo, with mushrooms and tagliatelle in a creamy sauce topped with parmesan cheese
- Premium Beef Burger or Chargrilled Chicken Burger, served in a brioche bun with chips, salad & coleslaw
- Classic Macaroni Cheese, served with salad & fries
For my main course, I went for the Chicken Katsu Curry. This was served with braised rice and a rich, katsu sauce that coated the breaded chicken perfectly. The portion is brilliant for the price and honestly, this katsu curry is BETTER than Wagamama’s. If you are a fan of Wagamama, I’d suggest giving this curry a go – I don’t think you will be disappointed.
Blair chose the Chicken Alfredo which is spiced chicken in a creamy sauce served on a bed of tagliatelle pasta with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese. Blair thoroughly enjoyed this course and would happily eat it again.
If you’re anything like us, you will be bursting at the seams by now, but of course you also have your dessert to choose. These include:
- Ferryhill Sticky Toffee Pudding, with toffee sauce and ice cream or cream
- Homemade Chocolate Brownie served with chocolate tuile and vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce
- Selection of Ice Creams & Sorbets
As soon as I spotted Sticky Toffee Pudding I knew exactly what dessert I was going for and it definitely did not let me down. Again, the portion you are given is hearty and the dish itself is beautiful. The decadent toffee sauce is sweet and leaves you feeling slightly naughty. I’d have this as my cheat meal any week of the year.
The homemade chocolate brownie spoke to Blair so this is obviously what he went for. It was indulgent and the perfect end to a delicious meal.
We really enjoyed our time at Ferryhill House Hotel and would definitely go back again to try out their full menu. It’s very much a restaurant offering homely, comforting cuisine that can warm anyone’s insides. I’m a fan of luxurious, complicated menus as much as the next person, but often all I am lusting after is an easy, appetising meal that leaves you feeling full and content and that is exactly what you will get here.
Let me know where you have been/where you are visiting this Aberdeen Restaurant Week!