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“Forgotten Gem”

West End Bistro & Bar
Ranked #447 of 726 Restaurants in Aberdeen
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Description: Born and raised in the North of Scotland he has a passion for local and British produce which you will see throughout his menu, the bistro has moved towards a 'gastropub' style menu, offering a wide selection of pub favourites, inventively cooked using fresh local ingredients & our brigade of chefs use their knowledge & talent to bring a modern twist to many favourite dishes and with the daily specials there is something for everyone.The bistro menu also offers freshly made sandwiches and Panini’s, salads and lite bites, and don’t forget to leave enough space or enough room for one of our homemade desserts. At the West End Bistro you can enjoy a meal with family, friends, colleagues or business associates in new surroundings.
Reviewed 5 May 2014

I walk past The Copthrone everyday and only just went in for an evening meal and loved it! The service was great - very attentive and polite Waiter and Waitress. The presentation and taste of the food was amazing. The menu didn't match the one on the website but there was a good variety and we both enjoyed what we ordered. There were only 2 other groups in the restaurant but the bar was quite busy. Seems a waste that for a Friday night there wasn't more people for what an excellent experience we had. Have already recommended to friends.

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Thank Mikaela K
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

Went with friends for pre booked afternoon tea. The fact there was no one else around was the first warning sign, the second was that the table wasn't even laid.
When we received the supposed afternoon tea, this consisted of sandwiches, the bread on the top ones was hard, obviously not been covered to keep them fresh, the pancakes and scones were stale, and the cakes consisted of fig rolls and garibaldi biscuits!
We did complain and fresh pancakes were made. However, they were tasteless and very thin. We then asked about cakes and were met with blank stares. However, two plates of peanut butter cakes? appeared, which were uneatable.
To be fair, the management did take our complaints on board, but it was extremely unfortunate as we had expected a pleasant afternoon, treating a guest who had come from England to a traditional high tea.
I would like to mention the young waitress who was hardworking and extremely pleasant.
Might I suggest a staff outing to the Parkhill Garden Centre where they will see what a proper afternoon tea consists of, fresh sandwiches, freshly baked scones, pancakes and teabread, finished off with beautiful cakes - and they also supply a box to take away what you can't eat, no danger of that today.
Very very disappointed, have visited the Copthorne many times in the past, and it is sad to see it go downhill.

Thank Sylvia G
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

Had meal last night with friends, so disappointing. Table not set properly, food was a disgrace - no one finished it. Service extremely poor. We have stayed and eaten there I'm the past and it has been excellent, but last night was a disaster. We have 2 reservations with them coming up but thinking of cancelling!!

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Thank Anneyule
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Reviewed 29 May 2013

Was invited to a wine appreciation dinner through my work and I really enjoyed the evening. The 5 course dinner was well presented and the food was lovely. The wines that accompanied it were an excellent selection.

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Thank nicola a
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Reviewed 27 May 2013

My wife and I recently attended a wine tasting event which was complemented by 5 course meal.
The breakdown is below:
1. The vichyssoise was excellent.
2. The pidgin and lentil dish was full of a plump rich flavour, however was slightly undercooked for my taste....but still good.
3. The Atlantic cod with a crab spring roll was brilliant. I don't usually eat crab, but the spring roll was delicious.
4. The poached pear and Stilton mouse was awesome.
5. For desert was a fine cheese cake that finished of a filling and tasty meal.

In regards to the wine menu, it was good to see that they'd picked some good Albariño and other less known Spanish wines.

As for the service, the waiters were polite and punctual; more importantly my glass was always full.

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Thank Eon1974
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