Hornblower’s Aberdeen site gets go ahead

Hornblower Restaurant is owned by Alex and Ruth (picture Paul Bock)
Hornblower Restaurant is owned by Alex and Ruth (picture Paul Bock)
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Hornblower owner’s are delighted that their Aberdeen site was given the go ahead this week as they still look to lease their Gourdon premises.

The blueprint for the esplanade site of the former Jimmy Chungs and TC Fish restaurant was submitted late last year by the award-winning restaurant and takeaway Hornblower’s, in partnership with site owner Rossnow Leisure and TCD Architects.

The site has lain disused since the start of 2014 but has now been granted the required planning permission to be transformed into a bistro-style restaurant and takeaway along with a 1950s-style ice cream parlour.

The 250 seater, 16,000 sq ft restaurant will occupy two floors and will also include various terracing and heated outdoor seating areas, providing unrivalled sea views. It will be accompanied by a neighbouring 650 sq ft takeaway and 2,500 sq ft ice cream parlour.

Owner Ruth Grahame said: “The announcement is the result of months and months of hard work so we’re thrilled that our plans for Aberdeen Beach have been given the green light.

“Many of the things we’re known for through our time in Gourdon will be replicated in our new home in Aberdeen.

“We’ll continue to use the best produce from sea and field and we’re committed to 100% Scottish sourcing; an important part of our business that we will never lose sight of.”