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Mighty McGintys...

Wednesday 25 March 2020

Mighty McGintys...

We are facing an unprecedented times where we are not able to do what we love…serve up the very best hospitality!

Since we launched with our first pub, McGinty's, we have been a family unit and now we are proud to have 9 venues in the city centre and importantly 250 employees that work so hard for us on a daily basis.

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Recipe - Lentil Bolognese

Monday 23 March 2020

Recipe - Lentil Bolognese

Lentil Bolognese

Ingredients 800g cooked Lentils2 tin chopped tomato2 onion chopped3 garlic cloves3 carrots chopped4 stick celery chopped250g washed spinachChopped Basil, or 1 teaspoon mix dried herbs1 bay leaf4 tablespoon tomato pureeSalt and Pepper500g Pasta

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Is your Mum Everything & More to you?

Friday 13 March 2020

Is your Mum Everything & More to you?

💐Something to brighten the mood...Is your Mum Everything & More to you?With lots of special Mums out there, we have teamed up with a few of our neighbouring businesses for a special prize draw...

- £100 voucher for The Esslemont plus a bottle of prosecco -- Linton & Mac Blow Dry Voucher to get your hair looking lovely - - Annie Mo's (Annie Mo's Aberdeen) Gift Voucher to treat yourself to something nice -- LOLO + CO Gift Voucher to spend to buy some beautiful clothes -

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Tailor-Made Menu - our Spring lunch and early evening menu

Wednesday 19 February 2020

Tailor-Made Menu - our Spring lunch and early evening menu

New for the Spring time is our ‘Tailor-made menu’ offering the perfect fit for lunchtimes treats and early evening meals.

Escape the office, catch up with friends, take a break from shopping to enjoy some delicious food at an irresistible price with two courses from £13 and three courses from £16

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Spring Menu Launch at The Esslemont

Monday 17 February 2020

Spring Menu Launch at The Esslemont

As we celebrate six months of The Esslemont, it’s time to refresh our menus for the Spring months ahead.

Whether you’re joining us for a casual catch up during the week or celebrating a special occasion at the weekend, The Esslemont is the perfect place to dine out.

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Iconic 1920s cocktails with a 2020 Esslemont twist...

Thursday 23 January 2020

Iconic 1920s cocktails with a 2020 Esslemont twist...

Created by our talented bar tenders, our new cocktail list has been inspired by the 1920s Prohibition era but with an Esslemont 2020 twist.

The great heyday for creative cocktails was Prohibition, the 13-year span (1920-1933) where the allure of outlaw liquor inspired waves of colourful concoctions that offered glamour and, above all, good taste.

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Parking for The Esslemont

Thursday 9 January 2020

Parking for The Esslemont

The Esslemont is located in a prime city centre position on our main thoroughfare, Union Street which is easily accessed by foot and public transport.

For parking, there a few options located close by including -

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Iconic building back to life with the opening of two new restaurants on Union Street

Thursday 29 August 2019

Iconic building back to life with the opening of two new restaurants on Union Street

The Esslemont Bar & Restaurant and Mac’s Pizzeria, situated in the former Esslemont & Macintosh building has officially opened to the public, following a six-figure transformation.

The new venue, which features two concepts within the iconic building, has launched The Esslemont Bar & Restaurant based on the ground floor and Mac’s Pizzeria on the first floor.

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Iconic re-style of historic Union Street department store underway

Friday 7 June 2019

Iconic re-style of historic Union Street department store underway

The transformation of one of the city’s most iconic buildings, part of the former Esslemont and Macintosh (E&Ms) department store, has commenced as independent hospitality operators the McGinty’s Group officially takeover.

The hospitality group which now operates eight pubs, restaurants and hotels in Aberdeen, has started their significant refurbishment project which will see them occupy and transform the ground and first floors of no.38 Union Street.

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Local hospitality group set to serve up transformation of historic Union Street department store in Aberdeen

Friday 8 February 2019

Local hospitality group set to serve up transformation of historic Union Street department store in Aberdeen

Independent hospitality operators, The McGinty’s Group has strengthened its portfolio with the addition of one of the city’s most iconic buildings, part of the former Esslemont and Macintosh (E&Ms) department store.

The McGinty’s Group which operates six pubs, restaurants and hotels in Aberdeen including McGinty’s Meal An’ Ale, The Stag, No.10 Bar & Restaurant, The Ferryhill House Hotel, The Fourmile and The Silver Darling, will occupy the famous site with plans to redevelop the venue with a £500,000 refurbishment.

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McGinty’s an’ Ale The Stag No.10 Aberdeen Ferryhill House Hotel The Fourmile Kingswells The Silver Darling The Esslemont Macs Pizzeria The Grill
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