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IX The Chester Hotel

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59 Queens Road, Aberdeen AB15 4YP, Scotland
+44 1224 327777
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely flawless meal from start to finish. Seamless service and perfect food. Amuse Bouche to die for. Starter of langoustine ravioli and foie gras were superb. Monkfish and roe deer main equally as perfect. Finished our meal with a cheese board and a soufflé which was lighter than air. Paired with some fantastic wine the whole meal was incredible. Could... More 

1 Thank dpb1313
Singapore, Singapore
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food here is very good. Im told the hotel was fully renovated and the restaurant was amazing. Delicious entrees of fresh cured salmon and celeriac cream, and a modern take on seafood paella which was as tasty as it was, originally constructed. Our group shared a cheese board to finish. Overall this is one of the better places Ive eaten... More 

1 Thank Ryan S
Calgary, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very special stay attending a wedding held in the hotel. Excellent professional service which you would expect but the extra touches to make you feel at home made the difference. Very comfortable and highly recommend.

Thank 519H
Peterhead, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Every time we come to the Chester it is a treat. The staff are very friendly and professional, the food is amazing and the cocktails are a treat! It has a relaxed atmosphere and after dinner you can wnjoy a few drinks in the bar. Great for a romantic night or for entertaining friends and family.

1 Thank JLS90
Stavanger, Norway
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Booked Sunday brunch for my family after a strong recommendation for a work colleague. Used the online system for 2 adults and 2 children under 3 years old. With the note of 1 adult gluten free and no refined sugar for children. Received the confirmation email the day before for 2 paying adults. When we arrived there was no table... More 

2 Thank Brian_W_Reid
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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416 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

The XI at the Chester is part of a hotel conversion from a couple of the large stone-built houses common in the area. As you drive up to the building the hotel entrance is on the right, the restaurant entrance is the red door on the left. There is parking in front and behind the buildings. The main bar is... More 

2 Thank Glen C
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Booked this by default as the Mal next door didn't have any reservations. Really glad it didn't because this place really was great. I thoroughly enjoyed the food, as did the rest of my group. The soup starter and chateaubriand was exceptional. Only two criticisms I have, however, is the seating and service. Seating was a little cramped, but that... More 

1 Thank Vindyh
TheChesterHotel, General Manager at IX The Chester Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Vindyh, Thank you very much for your review on your experience at our IX Restaurant at The Chester Hotel. I have taken the privilege to share your comments with our team and I do apologise for our service issues but will immediately work with the team in managing their "Sections" with more efficiency. Once again, thank you very much... More 

Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Great dining at The Chester Hotel. Attended for our department Christmas Lunch and had a enjoyable experience. We were not rushed and the waiters/waitresses kept the wine flowing which was welcomed.

1 Thank Becx31
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This was our second occasion at The Chester, the food has been incredible on both visits! The Service, atmosphere and Wine/Cocktails were also great. I would highly recommend a visit!

1 Thank Tim G
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Had a dinner tonight and thought it was exceptional. Very good quality meal, all members of my party thought it was second to none. We had a trainee waiter – who missed a few things – but in the bigger picture it is highly recommended.

2 Thank Matt H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
British, Scottish, European, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 Queens Road, Aberdeen AB15 4YP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Aberdeen
  • Phone Number: +44 1224 327777

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?