I have been living in Aberdeen for 3 years now and I believed myself to be fairly acquainted with this small Scottish city. So when I was invited to join 5 other bloggers to taste test Soul Aberdeens new menu I was speechless. Soul does food??? Of course like everyone else who lives here or visits, it is hard not to know this iconic establishment. Housed in an old church, Soul is the go to place for those looking for a good drink selection and some great tunes. So when I realised that not only did they have a kitchen, they also had a very good reputation for serving delicious food. I was more than excited to taste their new menu.
The table was booked for 6pm and despite it being relatively early for a Friday night the place was surprisingly full. I was immediately greeted by the friendly staff as soon as I walked in and directed to my table.
Once at the table I anxiously scanned the menu to see what tickled my fancy. Oh no! A foodies nightmare. I couldn’t choose. I wanted to try everything and it took me a good 15 minutes to finally decide on what I wanted. The menu featured the classic pub meals you would usually expect but with a modern twist. The selection was very impressive and had a number of options for both gluten-free eaters and vegans.
I finally bit the bullet and ordered the Almond & Panko coated chicken bites for starter, and the PortoBello Mushroom & Black Bean Burger with cajun fries for main. Not a usual for me, however i felt like it was not everyday that i got to taste a vegan burger and I like the idea of incorporating more vegetarian meals into my diet.
The Chicken Bites were delicious. The coating was ultra crispy and presentation was lovely and inviting. The size of the starter was perfect as I usually find that “bites” can often be very small and not worth the money. I would definitely order these again in a heartbeat.
The Vegan burger was tasty but a bit of a mouthful. As you can see from the photo the patty is very thick. Coupled with the portobello mushroom it is almost impossible to bite into and I had to resort to separating the burger, which I feel defeats the purpose of a burger. The toasted bread unfortunately made the burger feel a bit dry. Had it been a brioche bun it might have been easier to swallow and bite into.
The fries on the other hand where delicious and the cajun spice really added that extra bit of flavour.
Overall I am very impressed and pleased with the standard of service and quality at Soul. The new menu features a lot of mouth watering options and I will definitely be going back to taste everything else on the menu. Notably their vegan mac and cheese which looked devine!
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