Restaurateurs encouraged to get involved with Aberdeen Restaurant Week

City centre restaurants are being urged to showcase their culinary delights and sign up for the third Aberdeen Restaurant Week.

Organised by Aberdeen Inspired, the popular initiative aims to increase footfall to local establishments at traditionally quiet times of the year, boosting the night-time economy.

New concepts including tasting menus, drink pairing menus and afternoon teas will be introduced for the first time during Aberdeen Restaurant Week, which is taking place from February 4 to February 10.

The pricing structure consists of a two-course lunch priced at £10 per person and three-course dinner for £20 per person.

Nearly 40 restaurants signed up to the last Aberdeen Restaurant Week and organisers hope to make the event even better for 2019.

Nicola Johnston, evening and night time economy manager of Aberdeen Inspired, said: “We had a fantastic response from restaurants and the public to the launch of Aberdeen Restaurant Week last year, and we are excited to bring more great elements to it for 2019.

“The initiative had a positive effect for restaurants involved previously and was a great platform to showcase the fantastic food offering we have in Aberdeen. The ultimate aim is for traders to benefit from a healthy increase in footfall and customer spending, and feedback we have received illustrates exactly that.

“We would like to involve even more restaurants next year and encourage them to get in touch with us and see how they can get on board. Aberdeen Restaurant Week offers a great incentive for customers to try different things and sample the best Aberdeen has to offer.”

Andre Nurmsalu, assistant restaurant and bar manager, Hilton Garden Inn, took part in Aberdeen Restaurant Week last year.

He said: “We had a very successful Aberdeen Restaurant Week, and were fully booked every night. We had great feedback from guests regarding our menu and were delighted with the huge uplift in dinner reservations in comparison to the same week in 2017.”

To find out more and take part, contact the Aberdeen Restaurant Week team by emailing by December 15.

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