The owner of Aberdeen Street, a charming and friendly cafe that opened its doors last August, Sophie Lamacq, wanted to create a restaurant that she herself wanted to hang out at- relaxed environment, comfortable decor and an easy ambience with good homey food for the whole family. She has succeeded in doing just that, and on weekends especially, the place is packed with families and their surrounding happy chaos.
Lamacq’s personal touches are evident throughout the place: the music is carefully chosen, none of the tweenie bubblegum pop or boom boom anonymous techno that permeates the atmosphere of most restaurants around town; the outdoor terrasse is lovely and pleasant with brightly colored seat cushions that offers an all-year-round summery feel; the cafe is super family & kid friendly with ample space for prams and toddler chairs, and a giant chalkboard with pastel chalk for the little ones to unleash their inner Monet. Aberdeen Street even offers WiFi and strong coffee for those looking for a place to work.
Aberdeen Street‘s menu is expansive with choices for all tastes and ages, as well as extremely vegetarian friendly. They have a massive list of salads with Soho street names like Staunton and Elgin and Hollywood that come in a huge Japanese ceramic bowls packed with an array of colorful and fun ingredients like watermelon, avocado, melon and artichokes. The meat-free fusion tapas which are a play on more classic dishes like ‘Greek’ samosas filled with feta, arborio rice croquettes or pumpkin and beets in a fish & chips batter with yoghurt tartare sauce. They have some really inventive dishes like the Bollywood mussels which feature a curry cream sauce and the Aberdeen Burger with a pattie made from tartar steak meat. The menus also offers sharing platters like the Meat Touch with mini burgers, lamb rack & pate to the Mexican Touch with quesadillas, burritos and nachos to the Veggie Touch with samosas, spring rolls and veggie sliders.
Green Queen loves restaurants that take their sourcing seriously and at Aberdeen Street, that’s the most important part of the food story. Everything they serve is sourced fresh- they don’t use frozen ingredients at all. They are serious about reducing their carbon footprint and supporting local food producers: vegetables and herbs come from local organic farms as much as possible. They also use extra virgin olive oil and organic Avocado oil in their dressings.
The carnivores amongst us can rest easy knowing that Aberdeen Street ensures their meat & dairy products are procured responsibly. The eggs and chickens are Australian free range, the beefand the cheeses are from France and the lamb is from New Zealand- all countries with strict food quality & safety laws. All the seafood is sustainably sourced and never frozen.Their coffee is single origin and fair trade from the well known Cafe Ricard and they stock the uber trendy and delicious organic teas from T2 in Australia. They also offer organic agave syrup & raw honey as healthy alternative sweeteners.
Other fun facts about Aberdeen Street: they often have oyster specials for aperitif time on Wednesdays, every Thursday is Cheese night with a fromage buffet and free flow wine, they do a free flow champagne brunch deal on the weekends, they have a special kids menu and their desserts are delicious (we had the salted caramel pudding , yum!).
Aberdeen Street is located at 1 King Ho Building, 41-49 Aberdeen Street, Soho. They are open everyday from 10am to 1am. Call them at +852 2546 5833 or email@example.com.