A major new restaurant development is coming to Aberdeen in September.
Queens Terrace restaurant No.10 is set to go under a major refurbishment which designed to modernise and upgrade the popular venue.
The six-figure expansion will create a new 90-seater eatery with private dining facilities in an adjacent basement building.
The owners have also confirmed that the venue will be called No.10 Bar & Restaurant.
The new restaurant will provide a dual-offering for customers with relaxed casual dining in the bar area as well as allowing for a separate, more formal brasserie menu.
The interiors of the restaurant will be modern but in keeping with the 29-year old history of the venue, with traditional herringbone flooring, dark wood furnishings, leather-clad booths and a glass-fronted private dining room for up to 14 people.
It will serve a traditional, yet contemporary menu using fresh, locally-sourced produce to create an extensive range of dishes.
And the new venture is expected to create an additional 20 jobs for the area.
Award-winning Nicoll Russell Studios have been appointed as architects to oversee the refurbishment and design elements of the new look No.10.
Allan Henderson, Director of No.10 Bar & Restaurant, said: “No 10 has long been a highly-regarded West End institution but in recent years, we felt it has become relatively dated.
"When the opportunity to acquire came up, myself and my co-directors were determined to revive it back to its heyday and create a new dining experience for the area.
“We have researched and visited various restaurants across Scotland and the rest of UK, particularly Manchester and London which both boast an amazing food scene and we are hoping to replicate that style of dining in Aberdeen.”
Operations director, Alan Aitken, added: “It is very exciting to be taking the venue into a new era whilst also retaining some of No.10’s much-loved features such as the exposed brick-lined ceilings and sleek dark wood furnishings.
"The bar area will also remain but it will be revamped to suit the new style of the restaurant. We believe the two areas will complement each other well, whilst offering customers the flexibility of a relaxed bar meal or a more formal dining experience.”
The existing No.10 site will remain open until August, serving breakfast, lunch and evening meals, whilst refurbishment continues.
The new project is currently recruiting for various positions. For more information, please email Jillian Sheran.