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Cafe 52

$$ - $$$British, , Fusion
52 The Green, Aberdeen AB11 6PE, Scotland
+44 1224 590094
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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British, Scottish, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
52 The Green, Aberdeen AB11 6PE, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I loved the meal I had here .... the best herring starter I have ever had ... anywhere and I have had a few. Other people in the party's food also looked good. The black pudding and poached pear was so well presented - I...More

Thank LeeKZN
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mackerel pate - nothing special. Small portion, can't really mess something that simple up. Baked cod - tiny end portion, less that 20g of meat, overcooked saw dust texture. Literally three tiny tiny balls of broccoli in a very thin uninspiring sauce. Friends chicken was...More

1  Thank gemmellow88
Reviewed 9 November 2017

loving this place and haven eaten there many times, was disappointed today at lunch by 1) the beef stew still being cooked after 1.00pm and not available, and 2) the only other thing I could choose being burger: the rest of the menu was made...More

1  Thank ronabenzie
Reviewed 20 October 2017

We had evening meal here and it was okay. The service was okay, the food was okay and the surroundings were okay. Nothing was objectionable but then nothing was special either. It was good value and tasty enough. Not a bad place or choice but...More

Thank Wyrtaj
Reviewed 16 October 2017

A light lunch before a trip to the cinema. It's a quirky little place but full of character and atmosphere. There's also some seating outside if the weather allows, although there are heaters and canopies. We had the mackerel pate which was excellent. Well priced...More

Thank Alison L
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Cafe 52 provided a terrific start to our weekend in Aberdeen. It's in a long, quite narrow space which is vaulted at the back & makes for quite an intimate dining experience. The menu credits "Mrs B" with some of the dishes - whoever she...More

Thank Plutonus
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Enjoyed a great lunch here recently with friends. Had heard a lot about Cafe 52 so decided to go out of my comfort zone and give it a go. As soon as you enter in to the tunnel like restaurant you fall in love with...More

Thank SSwan1978
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

A lovely lunch sat outside in the sun on the wee sort of terrace they've created. Good service. Very well priced food which was good. Only negative was the wine size is 175ml, you can only have 125ml in Scotland now (boo..) & I hate...More

1  Thank Sally M
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Looked forward to lunch with friends and was left feeling disappointed as we each took turns to try and get attention for service ...we would have been more understanding if it had been 'out the door' busy, but it wasn't ...our coffee orders at the...More

4  Thank JulieBuresch
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

The absolute best of this cafe is the staff - welcoming, unpretentious, available without being intrusive. I had humus and prawns. Both okay, with an acceptable presentation. Not a huge choice of food and lack of local beer though.

Thank Julian R
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Maureen M
15 March 2017|
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Response from A1ireview | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the shepherds hut is outside the main restaurant. It is fab, but probably a little small for 12. I would definitely book it for a party of around 8.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 The Green, Aberdeen AB11 6PE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Aberdeen
  • Phone Number: +44 1224 590094
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