We booked this weekend away as a last minute trip, after reading the last two reviews we were a bit apprehensive but I'm glad in the end we decided to go. All the staff in all departments including the owners showed us great hospitality and warmth and nothing was too much trouble, the hotel has only been open as The Chester Hotel a few weeks and I'm sure they've had teething problems which is expected, and you have to remember some of the staff have never worked in the industry before so give them a break. Some of the staff were at Simpsons and it's nice to see some familiar faces, and Chris Quinn-Waugh as the General Manager is doing a great job at leading all the staff and moulding them into a great team.
I love the new bar, it's smaller than the old one at Simpsons but there are booths, so you have a choice of where to sit, for the 2 days we were there it was busy so they must be doing something right, i love the new cocktails menu, if the cocktail you want isn't on the menu then i'm sure they can make it for you and if you don't like cocktails there is a wide selection of local brews that can please any palate.
The new restaurant looks fab we had a table that overlooks the new kitchen where you can watch the chefs prepare your dinner. The menu is mainly fish or meat, it's all seasonal local produce and always tastes and looks fantastic, I can highly recommend the banana souffle for dessert it comes with a chocolate/toffee sauce and icecream that just oozes over the souffle for someone that hates eggs my partner ate most of it both days.
The new rooms are newly decorated to a high standard, we had room 3 that overlooks the old car park at the back, the only problem that came up was that we could hear people above us walking about.
We will be back when The Chester Hotel and I can recommend the food, bar and hotel to anybody
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- Also Known As:
- Simpsons Aberdeen
- The Chester Hotel Aberdeen, Scotland