The Castlegate has for its focal point the Citadel – a castellated mansion on the site of the medieval Aberdeen Castle – as well as the Mercat Cross, built 1686 by architect John Montgomery.
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The teas here are some of the nicest we have tasted. Swap your traditional green tea for a flowering version and watch a work of art unravel at the bottom of your cup.
The Ivy comes from the same chain as the iconic restaurant in London’s Covent Garden, famed for its revolving door of celebrities.
Wahaca was started by former Masterchef winner Thomasina Miers, and Mark Selby.
The hotel building was once the headquarters of the Royal Scottish Automobile Club and was one of eight official starting points of the 1955 Monte Carlo Rally.
Four generations are involved in Da Claudio, which was named after the original Tuscan owner, who opened the restaurant in 1991.
The cafe hosts monthly “roots and reggae” nights with resident DJs, vegan and veggie food, and dancing. Punters are invited to: “bring your dog, pet lizard, granny or your five-year-old cousin.”
In 1889, Italy’s Queen Margherita tried her subject’s recipe and loved it so much that a restaurant owner made a special pizza in her honour.