It’s been on the horizon for months, but The Esslemont Bar & Restaurant and Mac’s Pizzeria, situated in the former Esslemont & Macintosh department store building on Aberdeen’s Union Street, has finally opened, following a ‘six-figure’ transformation by owners The McGinty’s Group.
The ground floor 100-capacity restaurant also has a glass-fronted private dining for 12, plus a contemporary bar. Upstairs, Mac’s boasts a 120-seater restaurant, an open kitchen with bespoke pizza oven, sharing tables and a semi-private area for group bookings.
Allan Henderson, Director of The McGinty’s Group, said, “We are delighted to officially open The Esslemont and Mac’s Pizzeria. This project has been our biggest to date and it has been amazing to see the building transform into our vision and bring this landmark building back to life. With two concepts in the one building, we are aiming to appeal to a wide audience whilst creating something new and exciting for the city, alongside helping to reinvigorate our main thoroughfare, Union Street and increase footfall.
We can’t wait to welcome the people of Aberdeen and visitors alike.”
The McGinty’s Group portfolio also includes McGinty’s Meal An’ Ale, The Stag, No.10 Bar & Restaurant, The Ferryhill House