Kevin Dalgleish to open first restaurant in Aberdeen

Scottish chef Kevin Dalgleish will open his first restaurant, Amuse, in Aberdeen. 

Located on Queens Terrace, Amuse will launch at the end of May, presenting guests with a refined yet relaxed dining experience. 

Amuse will be an informal 70-cover restaurant with a contemporary bar, private dining space and outdoor area, 'The Snug', for guests to enjoy. The Snug will sit up to 12 people and private dining will be available with bespoke menus for up to 25 people.

Chef Dalgleish will draw on his classical training to create a menu that highlights the best local and regional Scottish produce from the land and sea, also adding a touch of classic French flavours. 

Menu highlights include west coast langoustine and scallop ravioli with buttered hispi cabbage and shellfish bisque; rump of Aberdeenshire lamb, pressed shoulder, glazed spring vegetables with green tomato jam and lamb sauce; and Castleton farm strawberries with lime and black pepper pavlova. A lighter lunchtime menu will feature grilled seafood, seasonal fresh salads, homemade pasta dishes and specials. 

The bar menu includes seasonal cocktails, with a number of signature serves created by bar manager Nicola Brown. 

Dalgleish has been one of the north east of Scotland’s most prominent chefs for the last two decades. After training under the legendary Anton Edelman at The Savoy in London, he moved back to Scotland as head chef for 10 years at the exclusive Ackergill Tower where he started The Food of Love weekend.

On opening Amuse, Dalgleish comments: "It's important for me to bring something new to Aberdeen. After years of running some of the best kitchens in the city and cooking alongside the best chefs in the UK, it's the perfect time for me to take the jump and open my own place."

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