The quest for a good burger

What is it about British burgers? Too often they are highly compressed to the point where they are more like re-constituted meat (turkey twizzler anyone?) than actual minced beef formed into a patty. Read More...
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Time for free broadband?

In this digital age it amazes me how few restaurants and hotels realise that offering free wireless broadband to their customers would be a real incentive for us to choose their premises in preference to the cafe/restaurant/hotel next door.

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Yatai restaurant moves

Yatai Japanese restaurant has moved from its small premises in Skene Street Aberdeen to become the flagship restaurant of the Bauhaus Hotel in Justice Mill Lane, just off Aberdeen’s Union Street. Read More...
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Quantity and quality are not the same

Sadly there seems to be a considerable number of restaurants in the UK that seem to think the way to a diner’s heart is to pile the plat high with mountains of food.
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But we have our pizza horrors here

But before I get accused of being too sanctimonious about our healthier pizzas here, there was one horror story that is worse than any American pizza... and it was here in Scotland. Read More...
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Back to our home food

We love the States. But, in food terms, it is something of a relief to be home to our usual diet. Read More...
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Two nations divided by restaurant etiquette

I am currently in the USA and having to remember my US etiquette. There are a number of things that are different on this side of the atlantic that can surprise a British diner. Read More...
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Who would be a restaurateur?

Who would be a restaurateur? Everyone has very definite views on what they like and don’t like and pleasing all has to be nigh impossible. Then you have the night of horrors where everything goes wrong. Read More...
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One handed eating signals social change

The news from Debenhams that 32% of customers are buying fewer knives than forks might seem a less than interesting statistic. But, behind it lies significant social change. Read More...
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F Word Best Local Restaurant still open

The date for nominations in The F Word’s Best Local Restaurant search has been extended to Sunday, July 26. Read More...
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Lahore fizzes with flavour

It was an Indian acquaintance who recommended that we try Lahore in King Street, Aberdeen. It was, she said, the best in Aberdeen. Read More...
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Nominate your favourite restaurant for national award

Gordon Ramsay’s food magazine show The F Word is coming back and they're on the hunt for The F Word’s Best Local Restaurant. Read More...
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Kintore publishes a cookbook

The Royal Burgh of Kintore, a fast-growing town just 12 miles from Aberdeenshire, has produced a fundraising cookbook. Read More...
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Need an authentic shake?

If you are a fan of milk shakes but feel short-changed with what you get offered, then this may be the answer. Read More...
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Great pizzas up north

A friend of mine swears this is THE place to go for pizza. It’s not in Aberdeen, but if you are travelling up north of Inverness to the Black Isle he says you should point your car at Cromarty. Read More...
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Where can I get Krusovice?

After the visit to Paco’s in Perth, I am not on a mission to find where I can buy Krusovice beer in the UK. Read More...
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Paco's a fun place to eat in Perth

If you happen to be looking for a good place to eat in Perth and fancy an American-style diner, then head into Paco’s in the centre of town. Read More...
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Brewdog sales up 450%

Great to see it reported today in The Scotsman that Brewdog – the Fraserburgh-based micro-brewery has seen a 450% increase in sales. Read More...
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