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Reviewed 1 week ago

When I first started wating here, the owner was so welcoming, the food was brilliant - the breakfasts were great and I always went for burger and chips if there for lunch which was usually presented restaurant style on a kind of slate with freshly...made crunchy chips in a small metal bucket. Even when the cafe changed hands the quality continued but recently I have not been impressed. The black and blue burger used to be served in a toasted bun with melted gooey blue cheese, it's now on an untoadred bun with falls to bits, and withna thick slab of barely melted blue cheese. Chips are also lacklustre, soggy and luke warm, and all served on a paper plate! Really disappointed how the quality and service has decreased and prices remain what they were when it was really decent. You NEVER get asked if you want anything else once your meal arrives.. salt, sauce, vinegar etc. Last time I was there asked for vinegar for the chips.. 'sorry, we don't have vinegar' Also...cucumber does not belong on a burger.. ever!!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Totally disappointed, waited for ages. I had a softie and it was some flabby bacon and the end of the black pudding…Cheap sauce. Had a potato scone on the side that was deep fried and hard. My partner ordered the full breakfast. Staff disinterested and...bored looking. Sorry but I’d avoid to be honest.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have to order food before you even get onto the bus - ensuring your order is enough £ for their benefit. The food was average, over priced for sitting in (20% surcharge on the menu prices) also have to pay extra for cheap sauce even...though we ordered food! Most of the staff seemed nice and polite, one was a bit snippy. A big disappointment from our first visit and wouldn’t go backMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 22, 2022 via mobile

If you dont spend a minimum of £20 you have to pay £2 per adult extra. you should be grateful that you get business in the first place never mind trying to get more from already struggling people. wont be back

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed April 24, 2022

Great for a lunch or a drink. Such a nice concept, being in that bus with such good views of the sea!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 18, 2022 via mobile

As a quirky 'after funeral tea', I arranged with the team that we went to the beach to sit/stand/mingle on the top deck and take in the beautiful views over the beach and out to sea. The team were FAN TAS TIC! Everything went to...plan! The girls took individual orders, delivered to the tables and the whole event was much more celebratory than would have been in a more formal setting. My mum would have LOVED it. I cannot wait to get back to Aberdeen and go and sit on that top deck and drink in the views and the excellent and friendly service. Thank you all xxMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 14, 2022 via mobile

A nice novelty eating on a double decker bus. Good views of the surrounding area. Felt the menu selection could have been better, but the food we got was good. Would recommend to others, but would go elsewhere myself due to the menu choices.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed December 4, 2021

First time I ate here it was amazing service and food. So drive back especially to eat here was Spanish waitress slow didn't even take my order just left to stand in rain for 20 mins about 6 of us just left walked along road...to food wagon and got served there. So if pretty Scottish waitress on bus everything good if not go to wagonMore

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed October 15, 2021 via mobile

Sat here on a breezy October morning with family watching the tide roll in. Location is amazing, the fact its a double decker bus is fun! The food is great and the friendly staff even greater!!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 11, 2021 via mobile

I have been to the red bus several times and love this place! I can’t recommend it highly enough. It serves the best breakfast in town and the upper deck is so quirky and comfortable with the best view! Service is quick and staff are...so pleasant. Can’t wait to for my next visit!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed August 16, 2021 via mobile

Positioned perfectly looking out over Aberdeen beach. Sat upstairs and all enjoyed terrific breakfasts and service. All freshly cooked and what they give you is great value for money.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 3, 2021 via mobile

Had a carry out from here, two flat white coffees and a New Yorker hotdog. I got the coffees about 10 minutes before the hotdog which wasn’t right as I was taking it back to the car to eat. We normally always have flat white...coffees as they should be served strong and full of flavour, but we were disappointed with the coffees, they were weak and no flavour whatsoever. The staff were friendly and the cafe is set at a fantastic location overlooking the beach.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed April 29, 2021

I came here last weekend for breakfast. It is situated at the side of the road just past Burger King on the way to Fittie. I had a haggis softie and it was delicious. The service was excellent, and the waitress could not have been...more helpful. The prices are good value for money. Overall I would give this place 10/10 and I will definitely be back again soon.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed April 7, 2021 via mobile

I don’t know why this place gets good reviews. During lockdown the service was awful, these people have no idea how to prepare food or run a customer focussed business. We sit there yesterday, waited 30 mins to get a burger that was frankly cremated...it was that over cooked, it was actually crispy. We threw the food away. Then I remembered it was the same the last time, painfully slow, overcooked food and when it arrived they then said they would make the chips, so the chips were fresh but the burgers were now cold. Young very inexperienced polish staff who haven’t a clue. We will not be going back and would encourage everyone to look at any of the other vans or cafe on the beach for your food. This is for takeaway only, we have not sat inside for food.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed June 4, 2020

Our scottish full breakfast was the best we have ever ate! Also price is very good. I ca highly recommend this place! Very nice staff. They gave us few tips about exploring Aberdeen.

Date of visit: February 2020
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