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Amuse by Kevin Dalgleish, Aberdeen, Aberdeen City

Amuse by Kevin Dalgleish

4.5
4.5
244 Reviews
£41 and over
Scottish
The Home of Good Food.

Here at Amuse we cook from the heart, sourcing outstanding regional ingredients always in season to ensure they are at their peek. Our style is modern Scottish with French notes, elegantly presented and packed full of natural flavours where the ingredients take centre stage. Our menus change with the seasons to celebrate the arrival of new produce.

We are small dedicated team working together to give you a memorable experience, whether it's a few classic cocktails perfectly made in The Snug, bespoke tasting menu in our private dining room or a long lazy Sunday lunch with the family.

Our aim is simply to make you feel happier than when you first walked through our doors.

Team AMUSE by Kevin Dalgleish

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Scottish, British, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Sat 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Drinks Only Wed–Fri 2:30 pm–6:00 pm Sat 3:30 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01224 611909

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Kevin Dalgleish

  • Neighborhood

    Aberdeen

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 244 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. DF

    DaveForbesScot

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Only significant negative was food quantity - the food was memorable, but portion sizes should have been 30% larger, in my view...
  2. KH

    KerryH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very lovely lunch thank you….we had the set menu which was good value but maybe needs to be slightly more highlighted on any supplements so you don’t get a shock. I really love the food and the staff were very professional can’t wait to come back again soon!
  3. SM

    SarahM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend. Fantastic food and a relaxed atmosphere.
  4. S

    Sarah

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    We all enjoyed the food at Amuse, but we felt overall that it was very overpriced. Although we don’t like too large a portion size, all courses were very small especially the mains . We had finished our evening by 9pm, having arrived at 7.30 which felt like poor value when the bill was almost £300 for 4 people and was a birthday celebration. Service was almost a little too fast between courses, and staff were not very engaging for a high end restaurant. We liked the surroundings, but unfortunately there was no bar space, as this was being utilised as extra restaurant seating. At these prices, we won’t be rushing back unfortunately.
  5. DL

    DavidL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb meal - probably the best Sunday roast I have ever had. Staff all friendly and trying their best. Highly recommended

    Amuse by Kevin DalgleishResponded on January 23, 2023Hello DavidL! Thank you for amazing feedback and looking forward to see you next time! Best regards, Michal Ubych General Manager

  6. j

    johnh

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Welcome was great. Waiting staff very attentive and helpful. Food was best I have had in Aberdeen for over a decade. Already told my friends to go. We will most definitely be bac

    Amuse by Kevin DalgleishResponded on January 23, 2023Hello Johnh, Thank you for a great review and spreading the word. Looking forward to your next visit. Best regards, Michal Ubych General Manager

  7. A

    Angela

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I think the food was nice but not sure the price tag was quite right. We had the set lunch menu which made it more affordable. I would also suggest that instead of fries there was small potatoes with the lemon sole.

    Amuse by Kevin DalgleishResponded on January 23, 2023Hello Angela, Thank you for your feedback. All of our prices are available online, and they are proportional to the quality of a fresh and locally sourced ingredients that we use to make our food. Looking forward to see you again. Best regards, Michal Ubych General Manager

  8. TL

    TayLog

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, laidback atmosphere and really good food.

    Amuse by Kevin DalgleishResponded on January 23, 2023Hello TayLog, Thank you for a great review. Looking forward to see you again. Best regards, Michal Ubych General Manager

  9. JR

    JRK1

    Aberdeen

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    The food was of high quality and presented well. The menu had adequate choice and variety. Prices were in line with similar upmarket restaurants in the city. Service was prompt and polite. The restaurant was very loud due to some inconsiderate diners and quiet conversation was difficult. This detracted from our enjoyment of the evening overall.

    Amuse by Kevin DalgleishResponded on January 23, 2023Hello JRK1, I am a little surprised with the 3 star review reading your comments. There is only as much as we can do regarding to our clientele, and only some things that we have any influence on. Hope that with your next visit, we will be able to surround you with quiet customers, and for the future reference please leave us a little comment that you require quiet table. Best regards, Michal Ubych General Manager

  10. D

    Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Lovely food in a familiar venue - great staff and a super night out

    Amuse by Kevin DalgleishResponded on January 23, 2023Hello Diner, Thank You for a great review. Looking forward to see you again. Best regards, Michal Ubych General Manager

  11. VM

    ValM

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely experience Great food at a good price Would recommend and will return

    Amuse by Kevin DalgleishResponded on January 19, 2023Hello ValM, Thank you for a great review. Looking forward to see you when you return! Best regards, Michal Ubych General Manager

  12. AR

    ARSM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Had hogmanay lunch with Amuse. Though restaurant was empty when we arrived, we were made to sit at back of restaurant right beside the kitchen, so we kept having servers walk pass our table. This can be quite annoying when you are trying to have a dining experience. Bouillabaisse was full of flavour and seafood was cooked to perfection. Nice touch to have the prawn deshelled. However, a few bones was found in the seabass. Beef cheeks was tasty and tender. The sauce was rich and flavorsome. Bone marrow added to the venison was lush and creamy. Some parts of the venison served was overcooked therefore some bits of it tasted gamey though the rest was delicious. Our server was fantastic and always greet us with a smile. She definitely made us feel welcomed. I do find the price a lil too steep. It was £350 for 4 adults without a full 3 course meal; although we did order 3 cocktails throughout the meal.

    Amuse by Kevin DalgleishResponded on January 9, 2023Hello ARSM, Thank you for the review. Sorry for inconvenience with a table, as you noticed later on whole place become busy, and the table that you have been placed is usually one of the most comfortable in the whole restaurant. Looking forward to see you next time. Best regards, Michal Ubych General Manager

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fantastic meal - thank you for making my birthday meal out with family extra special . The food was outstanding. ⭐️

    Amuse by Kevin DalgleishResponded on January 9, 2023Hello Anonymous, Thank you for the great review. We are looking forward to host another special birthday for you. Best regards, Michal Ubych General Manager

  14. B

    Bloomy

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Amuse is an excellent restaurant. Food quality is as expected 5 Star. We had the Xmas menu and 2 of our guests felt it as limited but they do have acquired tastes. Would highly recommend it,

    Amuse by Kevin DalgleishResponded on January 9, 2023Hello Bloomy, Thank you for a great review. Looking forward to see you again soon, when the full menu will be available. Best regards, Michal Ubych General Manager

  15. RM

    RichardM

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food was also good. Venison was delicious. Not cheap but worth it for a special night out

    Amuse by Kevin DalgleishResponded on January 9, 2023Hello RichardM, Thank you for a great review. We are looking forward to see you again soon. Best regards, Michal Ubych General Manager

  16. S

    Stuart

    London

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Nice interior, nice staff, food was fantastic as was the wine (Gavi) We were forgotten about for 10-15 minutes after our main course which was strange. Bread could have been better. The coffee with mince pie and chocolate truffle rounded it off well. Would go back.

    Amuse by Kevin DalgleishResponded on January 9, 2023Hello Stuart, Thank you for the great review. Looking forward to see you again. Best regards, Michal Ubych General Manager

  17. H

    Harry

    Aberdeen

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another very enjoyable visit to Amuse. Christma pudding icecream voted a real winner! One request would be for actual steak knives. Second request - music was very loud in the bar when we arrived and we asked to change tables. Had this not been possible our meal would have been spoiled as you couldn't hear yourself speak.

    Amuse by Kevin DalgleishResponded on January 9, 2023Hello Harry, Thank you for the great review. We do not serve steak knifes with our beef dishes, due to the reason that most of the times meat is tender enough to cut it with a spoon. Although steak knifes are available on a request. Looking forward to see you again soon. Best regards, Michal Ubych General Manager

  18. GM

    GavinM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous. Incredibly tasty. Best in town. Just go there!

    Amuse by Kevin DalgleishResponded on January 9, 2023Hello Gavin! Thank you for a great review! Looking forward to see you again. Best regards, Michal Ubych General Manager

  19. MA

    MicheA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we stepped in the door our server Patricia was welcoming. Offered us to have a drink at the bar before heading to our table(loved not being rushed even though it was busy) Patricia delivered our drinks to our table & conversed with us & shared her knowledge of whisky. Which was a lovely start to our evening. We were then seated at our table where we enjoyed an aperitif, 3 courses & many drinks. The food was outstanding(Kudos to Kevin Dalgleish) my husband said his fish main course was the best he’d ever tasted. The ambiance was great, Paul Black was singing festive songs in the corner, but it wasn’t overpowering & just added the right amount of buzz to the venue. Fantastic service & overall experience. Would highly recommend and will definitely be back!
  20. CK

    CK71

    Aberdeen

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Nice place, friendly Staff but super pricey for what it is for a Lunch. Wine/champagne has a HUGE mark up.

    Amuse by Kevin DalgleishResponded on January 9, 2023Hello CK71, Thank you for a review. Looking forward to see you again. Best regards, Michal Ubych General Manager

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Aberdeen

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amuse is, without doubt, the best food and dining experience in Aberdeen. Kevin and his team have done a phenomenal job, the whole experience is 5 ⭐️
  22. AW

    AnnmarieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time with the Family, staff so friendly and great service Merry Christmas to you all
  23. DM

    DavidM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Based on reviews I’d read we expected better. Food certainly was not bad but lacked the wow factor. Didn’t consider it good value for money
  24. JJ

    JollyJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was superb. Such a lovely atmosphere. Great place, portions sizes generous everything was fantastic
  25. GM

    GrahamM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent meal, sweetbread with risotto starter absolutely delicious. Sea bass main 10 out of 10. My wife had the turkey ,excellent as well. Highly recommend this restaurant.
  26. DS

    DerekS

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Good ambience. Good choice of wines and drinks.

    Amuse by Kevin DalgleishResponded on December 6, 2022Hello DerekS! Thank you for wonderful review! Looking forward to see you again. Best regards, Michal Ubych General Manager

  27. AO

    AnnaO

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic food and excellent drinks. Good service.

    Amuse by Kevin DalgleishResponded on December 5, 2022Hello AnnaO, Thank you for amazing review. Looking forward to have you with us again. Best regards, Michal Ubych General Manager

  28. N

    Nicola

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Couldn't fault the cuisine, outstanding! Staff and service were excellent!

    Amuse by Kevin DalgleishResponded on December 5, 2022Hello Nicola! Thank you for a great review. Looking forward to see you next time. Best regards, Michal Ubych General Manager

  29. FM

    FionaM

    Aberdeen

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Fabulous food in lovely surroundings, a special birthday treat that must be repeated!

    Amuse by Kevin DalgleishResponded on December 5, 2022Hello FionaM, Thank You for a great feedback. Looking forward to your next special occasion :) Best regards, Michal Ubych General Manager

  30. JM

    JimM

    Aberdeen

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, very good food and service and would highly recommend.

    Amuse by Kevin DalgleishResponded on December 5, 2022Hello JimM, Thank you for a great feedback. Looking forward to see you again. Best regards, Michal Ubych General Manager

  31. JR

    JillR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely meal, great atmosphere and fantastic staff.

    Amuse by Kevin DalgleishResponded on December 5, 2022Hello JillR, Thank you for a great review. Looking forward to see you next time. Best regards, Michal Ubych General Manager

  32. KH

    KirstyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and lovely atmosphere! Wouldn’t 100% recommend and can’t wait to go back!

    Amuse by Kevin DalgleishResponded on December 5, 2022Hello KirstyH, Thank you for a great review. When are you coming back? Best, Michal Ubych General Manager

  33. FM

    FionaM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great addition to the Aberdeen dining scene. Beautifully decorated, comfy dining with well trained & friendly staff. A lovely menu, not huge, but great if it’s cooked well, which this was. Our only slight complaint was the lack of other diners!

    Amuse by Kevin DalgleishResponded on December 5, 2022Hello FionaM, Thank you for your kind words, great review! Looking forward to see you during busy Saturday! Best regards, Michal Ubych General Manager

  34. CP

    CaroleP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely restaurant with lovely ambiance. Good food and good service.

    Amuse by Kevin DalgleishResponded on December 5, 2022Hello Carole, Thank you for the review. Looking forward to see you again. Best regards, Michal Ubych General Manager

  35. NG

    NoelG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just perfect as always Thank you so very much for a wonderful lunch catching up with a dear friend.

    Amuse by Kevin DalgleishResponded on November 30, 2022Hello NoelG, Thank you for an amazing comment, looking forward to see you next time! Best regards, Michal Ubych General Manager

  36. NR

    NatalieR

    Aberdeen

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    So from the outset I want to say that the food was great, could not fault it, especially the risotto! However, the service let the place down, massively. What started off as good service descended into really poor service and finished with the manager on shift telling us that it “wasn’t a big deal” that we had to take our bill to the front desk after waiting for over 10 minutes to pay, you’d think they didn’t want our money 🤷🏼‍♀️ Poorly managed service meant that the team were very disorganised, weren’t communicating with each other regarding some of our requests, or keeping the service moving, by dessert we’d pretty much been forgotten. The manager, in the middle of full service, inexplicably sent one of the waiting team for a cigarette break, then after we’d requested our bill, went for one himself, walking past our table twice to do so, came back and sat at the front desk looking at his phone, walking past us waiting to pay and other tables waiting to be cleared, so after 10 minutes passed we went to the desk to pay, we mentioned that we’d been waiting some time, and the managers response was “it’s not a big deal” and that he had been dealing with emails etc (which he had not as we could see his screen), we pointed out that he’d just been for a cigarette break (which he denied) and that during full service that should be his priority along with supporting his team, particularly given the 12.5% service charge added on to the bill. Such a disappointing end to what could have been a really brilliant experience as the food and drinks were very good. I do have to say, the two waitresses were doing their best in the circumstances. This manager is apparently one of the general managers; his attitude and mismanagement is a risk to the business if it’s like that on a regular basis. We won’t be going back, such a shame.

    Amuse by Kevin DalgleishResponded on November 30, 2022Hello NatalieR, If 10 minutes wait to pay your bill is in your eyes unacceptable, after you mentioning great food, drinks and waitress, Amuse is definitely not a right place for you. We don't like to rush our guests, and as you had drinks in front of you we presumed 10 minutes is totally normal. We had checked cctv cameras, and it was 8 minutes excactly. Kevin will message you directly about your unacceptable comment in relation to the management staff. Regards, Michal Ubych General Manager

  37. S

    Susiemcd

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had an excellent meal! Loved the food and the place! Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff! Definitely be back!

    Amuse by Kevin DalgleishResponded on November 30, 2022Hello Susiemcd, Thank you for your kind words, Looking forward to have you with us again. Best regards, Michal Ubych General Manager

  38. R

    Reveb

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A relaxing lunch. Food and service were excellent

    Amuse by Kevin DalgleishResponded on November 22, 2022Hello Reveb, Thank you for a great review. Looking forward to see you again. Best regards, Michal Ubych General Manager

  39. J

    Jonathan

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Good, tasy food in creative recipes, well-presented. Delicious.

    Amuse by Kevin DalgleishResponded on November 22, 2022Hello Jonathan! Thank you for a great review. Looking forward to see you again. Best regards, Michal Ubych General Manager

  40. DT

    DavidT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Comfortably one of the best meals I’ve eaten in Aberdeen. I don’t care about how much the food costs, the level of expertise putting it together on a plate there warrants it. I do grudge £5.50 for a bottle of water for the table however. I understand restaurants need to operate at higher margins in a downturn but this seems excessive to me. I would recommend the restaurant as it is top tier.

    Amuse by Kevin DalgleishResponded on November 22, 2022Hello DavidT, Thank you for amazing review. Just to make it clear, with the inflation, constant increases of the gas and electricity and in general growing cost of living we have to stick to our margins to make sure that business is profitable. Looking forward to see you again. Best regards, Michal Ubych General Manager

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Amuse by Kevin Dalgleish is rated 4.5 stars by 244 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for Amuse by Kevin Dalgleish

1 Queen's Terrace, Aberdeen, Aberdeen City AB10 1XL

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Aberdeen

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Sat 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Drinks Only Wed–Fri 2:30 pm–6:00 pm Sat 3:30 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Scottish, British, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kevin Dalgleish

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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