Scotland is home to some pretty spectacular natural resources, and at Adelphi Kitchen in the centre of Aberdeen, they have the team of chefs required to make the very most out of them. They’re a little bit hidden away on Adelphi, a small close off Union Street, but if you make the effort to pay them a visit, you’re in for a treat. Adelphi Kitchen boast of local-landed seafood such as mussels and scallops, as well as North Sea halibut, Devenick Dairy veal and even a homemade maple bacon. Book a table now and get yourself over to one of the most forward thinking contemporary European restaurants in Aberdeen’s city centre.
Aberdeen’s dining scene continues to go from strength to strength, and one of the major strings in the bow is Adelphi Kitchen in the city centre. Their head chef, Murray Dawson, has assembled a menu that brings the very best in European cooking to the Granite City, while also making the absolute maximum of the ingredients that abound in the north of Scotland. If you arrive at their restaurant on Adelphi, the street that is, just off Union Street and a short walk away from the train station, you’ll be met with a superb selection of seafood, home-smoked meats and exquisite cocktails – so make the trip today.
Begin with the mussels, landed fresh off the Aberdeen coast, followed by a slightly less local (it’s from Nova Scotia rather than Scotland) salt cod or some king scallops with cauliflower and scotch egg. Crab comes from up the road in Peterhead and the veal from the Devenick Dairy, just along towards Portlethen, but the dishes themselves look farther afield in their inspirations: US steak and smoked meat, harissa chicken and Thai-spiced tuna. Throw in a more than expansive cocktail menu and you’re well on the way to a great night out in Aberdeen – reserve a table today.
Wonderful! 3 time I've been to Adelphi and 3 time it's been spot on. Couldn't fault it. I love that the meat and produce are sourced locally.
The food was really tasty and the portion sizes were really good. The service was also really good and all the staff are really friendly
The service and food were outstanding... we both had the surf and turf and it was wonderful. I would highly recommended this place to anyone. The waiting staff were really nice, great job!
Good food, imaginatively put together and served. Cooking was perfect - I had the surf and turf and the scallops were just right. Friendly service well judged.
It's good to see Adelphi Kitchen back, once more serving up cooking inspired by the Deep South, US. Health food this is not, so it's important to go hungry. Not sure my appetite was truly up to it last night as I left feeling a bit overstuffed. That said, the scallops I had as a starter were perfectly cooked, I was 't crazy about the white pudding 'soil' , but it made a change from the more common black pudding. The blackened fish was also perfectly cooked, but I could have done with more focus on the fish and less on the mashed potatoes. The other fish special, the smoked haddock fishcake, didn't sound very light either. The small wine list was interesting and the one we chose was excellent. Will go back though as it's such a unique offering in Aberdeen
My wife and I dined here for valentines day. The restaurant has a great atmosphere and the menu, although limited, is all from locally sourced ingredients and the dishes are high quality Scottish cuisine. I ordered the venison which was divine and came with perfectly cooked dauphinoise potatos, which, on top of my scallop starter was fantastic. However my wife ordered the Mussel's starter from the specials board which was rather bland, salt being the only distinguishable flavour. Her main was also dissappointing, a Gnocci dish, that really didn't seem at home on the menu and really was a poor attempt to cater for vegetarians. Those negatives aside, I would have still rated Adelphi kitchen highly and merely considered it poor luck on the night for those particular dishes. However, to finish, we ordered what sounded like an amazing dessert. Butterscotch pannacotta. This was the real let down of the night, not only because the flavours didn't work at all, but because the pannacotta was clearly imprinted by the CE markings from the plastic container it had been removed from, and the strange cakes that came with it were also clearly store bought. I would still recommend Adelphi, but stick to the menu's strengths and avoid the dessert menu completely.
First time back at AK since it re-opened. Love the interior and staff were nice and friendly. We were a group of 4 for pre-theatre dinner. The food, wine and service was excellent. The menu style has changed from what I recall but still very good. I will give a slight criticism in that the desserts, although very good, were not of the same quality as the appetizers and entrees. Glad to see this lovely restaurant back in business and I look forward to my next visit.
Good atmosphere and decor, great song list, good food. Service was also attentive. We ordered from the menu and only realized while eating our meal that we had missed seeing some of the specials on wall as they were behind a pillar. Staring and craning our necks to try to read the specials was difficult and they'd be better served to run through them better or hand them out. Cocktails were all very fruity so we stayed away from them. Wine list is small but good and we enjoyed the wine.
Pop in for a quick bite before a night out, service was good but found the food to be over seasoned - Poussin I had was over salted and dry so unfortunately did not make for an enjoyable meal. Will give them another go though as it does have a nice atmosphere and can hopefully get the food up to the same standards as the old Adelphi Kitchen
Great food, great service and very nice atmosphere. Highly recommend and will be back very soon! Great to have the Adelphi Kitchen back up and running under new owners.