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Spectra – Aberdeen’s Festival of Light returns

Monday 10 February 2020

Spectra – Aberdeen’s Festival of Light returns

Spectra – Aberdeen’s Festival of Light is returning to Aberdeen City Centre to light up the winter nights offering an extraordinary experience of light and sound.

Starting on Thursday 13th February to Sunday 16th February, this year's festival which is inspired by ‘Scotland’s Year of Coast and Water' will illuminate the city with interactive sculptures and laser projections, including ‘Rainbow Laser Flares’ on the front of Marischal College by the BAFTA Award winning artist, Seb Lee-Delisle and accompanying this on Broad Street will be the pioneering designers and artists, Filthy Luker & Pedro Estrellas whose larger than life inflatable installations never fail to capture the publics imagination.

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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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Six Nations at The Esslemont

Monday 20 January 2020

Six Nations at The Esslemont

Kick off the Six Nations at The Esslemont...

With round one starting on Saturday 1st February with Wales V Italy at 2.15pm, followed by Ireland V Scotland at 4.45pm and France V England on the Sunday, it's set to be another exciting Six Nations.

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Valentine's Day at The Esslemont

Monday 20 January 2020

Valentine's Day at The Esslemont

Valentine’s Day at The Esslemont

With Valentine’s Day approaching, how will you be treating your loved one this year?

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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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Time for a new menu at The Esslemont

Monday 25 November 2019

Time for a new menu at The Esslemont

With the festivities officially started and the Christmas decorations lighting up our venue, it’s time to launch our new menu.

Perfect for the colder weather, our new menu features a delicious selection of heart-warming seasonal dishes to see you through the Winter months.

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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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