So what do you do when you finally get round to sitting your driving test and somehow miraculously pass first time...?
Drive to Aberdeen for burgers to celebrate, of course!
Technically we were through for an all important ring purchase, but I can always make time for a good burger. Angus and Ale has been on my radar for a while, and seeing as the new Oliver Bonas store has opened right across the road, it was the perfect time to visit.
Angus & Ale does exactly what it says on the tin... burgers and beer. They do them so well that Gordon has officially proclaimed it the best burger in Aberdeen! (Full round up feature coming soon!) Most burger joints these days are going for the old school American diner feel but Angus & Ale has more of a clean and sleek looking interior. There's a touch of class with the stylish bar, spotlights and exposed granite feature wall.
The menu is simple - beef burgers, non beef burgers, sides, sauces and ice cream. All their burgers are made with the highest quality produce - 100% Angus beef, dry aged on the bone for no less than 28 days. Gordon chose the jalapeno option from their specials board and was presented with this gigantic tower of brioche bun, salad, onion rings, burger, jalapenos and cheese. It's the most impressive and instagramable burger I've ever seen and he assures me it tasted just as impressive! As I'm still on a mission to lose a little fat before my wedding day, I opted for the healthiest choice - a chicken burger topped with gherkin and smothered in a delicious mustard mayonnaise, along with a generous side salad instead of the salted rosemary chips. The chicken breast was satisfyingly filling and cooked to perfection - not dry in the slightest!
Situated on Schoolhill between the two shopping centres, its the perfect place for a casual lunch date in the city centre. A relaxed atmosphere and friendly service, along with the chilled reggae sounds of Bob Marley, makes for good vibes all round but the burgers are 100% the star of the show!
Where's your favourite place to go for a decent burger?