Muckle por­tions at ‘meal and ale’ pub

Evening Express (City Final) - The Guide - - EATING OUT -

ICAN’T pro­fess to be­ing psy­chic or hav­ing mind-read­ing pow­ers. But, the mo­ment we walked into McGinty’s I knew ex­actly what my daugh­ter would be hav­ing for lunch. As we pushed open the doors we were greeted by a mouth-wa­ter­ingly meaty waft of home­made steak pie ... so there was re­ally no point in hand­ing the pie-lov­ing lass a menu. To give my pa­poose her due, she gave the tempt­ing list of op­tions a good read through as I hummed and hawed over my choice but we both knew what she was go­ing to tell the waiter. McGinty’s kitchen must be run like a well-oiled ma­chine as we had very lit­tle wait for our meals. And my daugh­ter’s gen­er­ous plate of beef­steak pie (£8.25) more than lived up to her ex­pec­ta­tions. Big chunks of ten­der beef in rich gravy, topped with light crispy pas­try, with chips and veg. It was a big “yum” from her. I had opted for what I thought was the more mod­est club sand­wich (£7.45), but there was noth­ing mod­est about the mon­ster toasted triple decker packed with juicy chicken, crisp and smoky ba­con, let­tuce and may­on­naise. And it came with chips and salad! I strug­gled, but this tasty toast-fest was worth it.





VALUE: BILL FOR TWO (with drinks):

TRA­DI­TIONAL: McGinty’s bar in Union Street. 504 Union Street, Aberdeen.

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