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“lovely surprise” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Bieldside

The Bieldside
Ranked #193 of 658 Restaurants in Aberdeen
Price range: $10 - $34
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Description: Situated to the west of Aberdeen, but within the City limits, The Bieldside Inn offers various areas of relaxation and dining space to suit your mood including the lounge bar, the restaurant and the outdoor balcony. During the warmer months the restaurant expands on to the balcony for an inside/outside dining experience. "The Bielder" has built and maintained a reputation for high levels of service and delicious, quality food menus, why not come down and see for yourself?
aberdeen
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“lovely surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

We had a great night here. We had cocktails outside which were delicious. The meal was excellent and staff very good indeed. We stayed in the bar area afterwards and although service a bit slow as under-staffed the bar staff were really helpful and friendly.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“An enjoyable supper”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

Decided to go here one evening. Although reviews had previously criticised poor service, I was encouraged by the Manager's response to such reviews and it was clear that improvement strategies had been put in place and we found the service to be very good. The only thing which I found a little irritating was that there was a 'pub' quiz starting and conversation was then difficult because of competition with the Quiz master's questions. I went again I would avoid the Quiz night!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mary B
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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239 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“Nice bar lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

Good bar food, loved the posh scampi. The chunky chips were super and a huge portion. Would eat here again when in the area

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ScotlandTravel-lover
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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267 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“new look not for everyone”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

Used to be a regular and decided to visit again after being refurbished.
Food was good but service could be moire attentive.
What was a real disappointment was the noise generated from the now open plan bar and lounge areas.
Eating in the lounge meant you could not really have a conversation. Our own fault for not booking I suppose.
A definite downside for us was the bench seating. Bench was far too high for the tables and a good 4 inches higher than the chairs.
This meant my wife was way higher than me. She was so uncomfortable that she moved to an adjacent seat.
Would we go back? Possibly yes but after booking a seat in the dining area

Visited July 2013
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Thank derekm6
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Houston, Texas
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136 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“We keep returning, it's gotten better!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

We have been to The Bieldside more often than not, especially since a previous female host is no longer there. We were seated next to a large Hen Party, and although we expressed our uncertainty, the assured us we'd still get great service, but undoubtedly, it didn't happen. Our optimistic selves were let down. But the last 2 times we returned, once for an outside lunch and once for a dinner with friends, we had a delightful time and we will keep going back. The host, Richard, is very good at his job and has restored our faith in his restaurant. The servers are personable and although not the fastest, they try hard. And the food is very, very good!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Keyrat04
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