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18 Holburn Street, Aberdeen AB10 6BT, Scotland
+44 1224 590087
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible16%
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“tapas” (94 reviews)
“chorizo” (21 reviews)
“paella” (10 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
18 Holburn Street, Aberdeen AB10 6BT, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were a group of 18 and the manager kindly opened early for us to dine mid afternoon. As we were a large group, we were offered a wide selection of tapas dishes to suit all tastes and requests. All tapas were freshly prepared, served...More

Thank lbeaton74
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Because there was a large group of us we were told on arrival that we could only have he set menu. This consisted of 2 goats cheese dishes one topped with marmalade and jam, duck stew which was chewy and no one enjoyed, mushrooms in...More

3  Thank Stephjkay
Reviewed 1 week ago

As we came in and sat down with our bag of beers and wine (BYOB). The chef came over, welcomed us, grabbed the huge chalk board from the window and presented it to us. It listed all the dishes available and we were given an...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

This is a busy and hectic restaurant and unfortunately that transferred into poor customer service. We were a large group and we had to let the waiters choose our food. When the food came it was a very poor selection, they kept bringing us potato...More

Thank JasperLim
Reviewed 20 October 2017

This review doesn't pertain to a single visit - I've been going to Josephines once or twice a year for the past 10 years or so - even back when it was a pizza place that offered tapas on the side. Now, tapas is the...More

Thank 19Scott89
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

This restaurant features a basic decor but very friendly staff and excellent "small plates" or Tapa style food. We tried six different dishes and they were all outstanding. Service was excellent and prices were fair. This restaurant offers corkage if you wish to being your...More

Thank abarker02
Reviewed 9 September 2017

From the outside, Josephine's looks like a typical greasy spoon cafe, but I'm glad we tried in here eventually. We had initially set out for other places recommended on this site, but most were closed on Monday (am I missing something?) so I elected to...More

Thank thecodfather2017
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Great range of tapas dishes with some good weekend and weekday deals. Nice relaxed atmosphere. Bring your own bottle

Thank Lucy W
Reviewed 30 August 2017

This restaurant doesn't look much from outside but it was well worth trying. We had the weekend special - 3 tapas dishes, bread, corkage or soft drinks and a pudding. The dishes were described to us by the owner who is seriously enthusiastic about his...More

Thank Liz B
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We have been to Josephine's many times in Aberdeen and cannot fault it! We accept that it is not fancy and without frills but that means, i think, there is so much more focus on amazing food! We had the 3 tapas deal which was...More

Thank Sarah J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$9 - US$32
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
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Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Holburn Street, Aberdeen AB10 6BT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Aberdeen
  • Phone Number: +44 1224 590087
Delicious tapas in a friendly laid back atmosphere. BYOB restaurant. £3 corkage per head. No spirits allowed.
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