I have been wanting to visit CUE Barbeque restaurant since I first spotted it while cycling to the office. It’s a carnivore’s heaven!
first picture from my babe Christy from Dinner Stories
Where: Aberdeen, Scotland
When: March, 2016
CUE Barbeque brings American BBQ culture to Aberdeen, Texans really do barbeque incredibly well, don’t they? Brought to you by people who have travelled across the States, have tasted the American BBQ food themselves and are passionate about good quality meat, CUE is here to stay. If you love meat then this is definitely the place to be!
Located in a quiet, little lane in the beautiful West End of Aberdeen, on the very edge of the town centre, this is the perfect spot to satisfy your cravings during lunchtime or at dinner. There is soul music playing in the background, just as loud as it should be to cover voices and make you feel comfortable at your table.
The food: As I do not eat meat, I got my boyfriend along to try all the delicious meat platters and tell me his opinion. He went with the waitress’s suggestion and tried a variety of sausages, ribs and steaks from the Meat Market menu, while I got the vegetarian monster mushroom burger- a fried patty loaded up with pickled mushrooms (my favourite), red slaw and sweet corn. My burger was very filling but since I was starving I vanished it within minutes. As for the meat, well the boyfriend said it was succulent, smoky and juicy-the perfect combination of flavours! Both dishes were accompanied by generous portions of chips topped with herbs. I figured that since a BBQ place can have such a delicious burger then I have to make it a tradition and visit more often!
Drinks: There is a selection of beers and cocktails in the menu, I tried the Chocline Bling cocktail and my boyfriend got a few beers. Apparently there are weekly promotions of beers so its best to ask the staff for their suggestions.
Desserts: Despite being full we decided to give it a go and try the puddings in order to get the full CUE experience. We got the lime cheesecake and the banoffee pie. I have to be fair and say that I wasn’t much impressed with the cheesecake; it was too creamy and dense but not very sweet for my taste, however the banoffee pie was definitely a winner-so, so delicious! We also got some filter coffee-the only available in the house but it did the job and gave us the taste we wanted.
Overall, I really enjoyed my visit to the CUE and I have already been there twice. The staff is very friendly and smiley, so if you need to ask anything about the menu and the meat selection please feel free to do so. You should definitely check it out if you are in the Aberdeen area-meat eater or not 🙂
At this point I would like to thank the CUE restaurant staff for their hospitality and Julia from Just Julia for organising this.