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Mercure Aberdeen Ardoe House Hotel & Spa

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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Smartly updated Victorian building, modern Scottish cooking

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At a glance

Open all year
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

The Scots certainly knew how to build grand houses in the 1870s. This once-staid old pile in 30 acres of grounds three miles from the city centre is now a smart hotel and spa with a jazzy contemporary look that extends to the sleekly designed Blair's Restaurant. Among the modern Scottish dishes are the starter of corned beef and Aberdeen Angus terrine, piccalilli purée, cornichons and rye bread cubes, and the main dish of hake gremolata crust, spinach and leek risotto, and chorizo velouté. A juicy tarte Tatin with Calvados ice cream dessert is perhaps more conformist.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12.30
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 9.30


  • Chef(s): Richard Yearnshire

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern Scottish, French
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 15
  • Wines over £30: 15
  • Wines by the glass: 17

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 2
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome


  • Seats: 100
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 25
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 100
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 25

Getting here

4m W of city off B9077

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