This is where we go to heal our hurts. Or at least where we go when we want an absolutely fabulous cocktail in Aberdeen city centre. Soul is a bar that makes guests cross themselves when they enter, not least because it’s located in a former church on the corner of Union Street and Bon-Accord Street. Reconsecrated as a gathering place for refined drinks and soul food that walks the walk from British to American classics, the stunning venue has retained the stained glass windows and high ceilings of the ecclesiastical original for some seriously divine nights out. On the mixology side, Soul boasts the biggest selection of rums in Aberdeen and a great range of regional Scotch whiskies. On the food side you can get creative with Asian dishes, classic with American hot dogs, or get comfortable with the Soul signature burger. However your soul sings you’ll want to book a pew in advance!
- Monday 11:00 - 00:00
- Tuesday 11:00 - 00:00
- Wednesday 11:00 - 00:00
- Thursday 11:00 - 00:00
- Friday 11:00 - 01:00
- Saturday 11:00 - 01:00
- Sunday 11:00 - 00:00
Always great service combined with good food & drinks menu. A good all round classy pub with a buzzing atmosphere. If you can try to catch acoustic singer Myke Black who usually plays on a Saturday.
staff were attentive service was smart meal we ordered was exellent the whole experience was first class infact we have purchased another voucher for next month
Out for a girly lunch!! Great selection on the menu, we all ate different things and all food was lovely also got great service. Will definitely be going back very soon!
Service was very good, we explained that we had limited time as we were going to theatre afterwards and also that there was a coeliac sufferer in the group. The food arrived in well in time and all of the group enjoyed their food.
Had a lovely lunch here after being given an itison voucher. There were plenty of places to sit, the place is huge. A lovely setting. The food on offer is high quality, an excellent and varied selection. We had the chocolate fondant for pudding and it was delicious. I would certainly go back to try a few other things on the menu, the choice is really high end for very affordable prices.
Yesterday we had a Christmas dinner booked for 8. Upon arrival, we were shown to our table. Everything looked great but before we could sit down another customer informed the staff that table was already taken. After checking the reservation, we had to wait whilst another table got set up, which was absolutely fine with us. This table was crammed next to the fire escape, which was open at the time meaning it was freezing cold, with no decorations, just a couple of menus. We complained at this point to our waitress as to why we hadn't received any crackers etc. We were swiftly ignored and from that point on nobody came to take any food orders. The manager looked over but even he ignored the situation. Even as we left to find somewhere else to eat nobody bothered to check if anything was wrong. Never had such bad service whenever we've been to Soul whether it's been for drinks or food. Extremely disappointed and won't be going back anytime soon.
Food was very good and service was pretty decent considering just a few wait staff for a few big tables. Only issue was the high prices for a lunch meal. There were only a tiny handful of "lunch" items available (soup and sandwich combo for £6) - everything else was at "all day prices." Would probably go more often if more extensive lunch menu available.
Fast service friendly and helpful staff, food was modern and of high standard And great atmosphere with live music too will definitely dine at Soul again soon
Generally a positive experience, however it would be beneficial to train staff on how to direct patrons who have a table reservation. I had to ask 3 people before someone knew where our table was and about our reservation. Otherwise I can't fault the service received from our waitress. Will probably return.
Food was delicious at Soul but my main course was more like a starter portion. We dined at 6.15pm but the music was so loud I could hardly hear conversation, so we left as soon as we had eaten. 😕
the manageress went to a lot of effort to give us a table next to the disabled toilet as we had a disabled lady in our group. The staff were very obliging taking our group photos too. So well done staff in the restaurant !!!
Excellent, friendly table service in one of aberdeens nicest bars. Food was incredible and the drinks were great, and all at a reasonable price. A main meal and 2 cocktails only set me back £30.
Accommodating as only booked for 8 but ended up 10 & wasn't a problem. The staff were efficient & friendly & the food was homely. Would definitely go back again if in Aberdeen.
The food was fantastic, we managed to qualify for a deal so ended up getting it for an amazing price as well. Perhaps would have been slightly overpriced if this had not been the case. Lovely atmosphere.
Staff were attentive and food was really good with plenty of gluten free options for those who need it. Music was a little loud while we were trying to eat, but not a big deal.
Table was ready when we arrived. Lovely meal, we all enjoyed our choices. One girl did not like her chips as they tasted funny. We did not complain. Service was good. An enjoyable time.
The food and drinks were amazing and the staff was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I will absolutely be going back and I highly recommend this venue!
Food lovely as always. However we had asked to be seated in the main bar area, but we were given a table through the back which was very draughty with the outside door opening, and noisy with larger parties.
Food was hot and very tasty. Staff friendly and helpful. We have been to this restaurant before and would go again for sure. Place busy which is a good sign.
Amazing food lovely menu lots of choice, attentative staff looking after you. Started with a cocktail that didn't skimp on the alcohol. Definitely would recommend
Couldn't fault the service and the food was ok, not amazing but standard pub quality. Plan to try their afternoon tea next time as it looks like a good choice on the menu
Unfortunately they did not have a reservation under my name and they had to make up a table through the back when I requested a table at the front so that was disappointing.
Great atmosphere, great food had a really good nite then headed onto other bars to enjoy the rest of our nite. Would recommend soul to anyone
Always consistently good food. The menu has lots of choice to cater to everyone. Service is great and quick for a lunchtime which is essential !
Lovely experience in the restaurant but they didn't have our booking. So was a bit of a fuss getting table. For that reason I probably wouldn't use online booking again unless necessary.
Food good. Misic too loud for a conversation when you have arranged to catch up and chat with friends. Staff were friendly and helpful to us.
Too loud music for a dining place, Not possible to have an conversation in there. Bad choice if you are a group of many people.
The steak was chewy and stringy and the wine tasted off and bitter The pudding was tasteless Music was too loud I want a full refund Caroline Christian
Fire alarm went off 5 times. Wrong meal produced with no apology and chips under cooked. Table was through the back stuck away in the corner.