Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Coast to Coast - VIP Event!

Hello lovelies!

Who doesn't love eating out? It's always great fun to head into town with friends, eat some delicious grub, and have someone else cook your dinner whilst you indulge in some yummy cocktails, am I right?! So, when my best friend Georgina and I were invited to the Coast to Coast VIP* event last week, we were over the moon (free food? Hells yeah!). Coast to Coast is an American style restaurant chain, specialising in great American dishes: premium burgers, deep-dish Chicago town pizzas, juicy spare ribs and much, much more! The restaurant have recently opened their first joint in Aberdeen, literally bringing a taste of the States to Scotland. 
As soon as we arrived, we were presented with a glass of Prosecco, quickly followed by a large mint mojito - we were off to a great start! We were instantly presented with the BBQ Board for starters and munched our way through the platter. It's not something we would have normally chosen ourselves, but it was still interesting to try all the different bits and pieces (note to self: BBQ sauce, messy fingers and a white dress is a bad combo). 
After the BBQ feast, I decided to tackle a plate of chilli beef nachos. I'd heard it was a challenge, but I was ready for it. Well, wow. What a fool I was to even think I could attempt the mountain of tortilla chips that lay before me. Seriously, this plate was HUGE. Ginormous. Now, I know some people love huge portions, and it's always better to have too much food than too little, but this was mental (please note: the picture does it no justice!) My dish could easily have fed four people, so I felt awful when I only managed a measly quarter of the portion - very poor show from me. Georgina, on the other hand, chose a classic cheeseburger with sweet potato fries which looked and tasted delicious!
After washing down our main meals with a big glass of wine, it was time to face the final hurdle; dessert. I chose an easy option of ice-cream and enjoyed a mix of four different flavours. Georgina chose sugar donuts sprinkled with hot chocolate sauce and cream. One word: yummmm
Although I loved our evening, the one downside was the poor selection of gluten/ allergy free options, and being a gluten sufferer myself, I really struggled with the menu. I know this is something that will only affect a few, so I would still recommend a visit if you're in town - just make sure you arrive with an empty stomach in order to tackle the huge portions! Overall, we had a fantastic night; the food was delicious, the staff were so helpful and friendly, and the evening entertainment was great. Thanks again Coast to Coast, we will definitely be back! :)
More soon, 

*  this post was sponsored by Coast to Coast but all opinions and thoughts are my own. Who could say no to free food?! :)


  1. my gosh, the food looks great and you are so lucky you got it all for free! :)

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  2. The food looks absolutely amazing! :) x

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  3. This food looks absolutely delicious!! Seems like you had an amazing evening :) x

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  4. This is such a lovely post!

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  5. Good Lord, I just ate dinner before I saw this, and now I'm hungry again lol :)

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  6. Lovely post, have a beautiful Wednesday dear! <3

  7. Oh my god! The food looks so so good! I love everything! I'm starving now!

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  8. Oh wow that looks absolutely delicious, definitely will stop by when I am around xx

  9. that ice cream look nice!

  10. The dessert looks so nice! I want ice cream now haha

  11. They look so yummy! Thanks for sharing!!


  12. Food looks amazing!! Lovely post…

  13. Looks a great event

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  14. Nice post :)


  15. This looks deeelish! I'm a sucker for desserts and those looks divine!

    Drea xo
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  16. The food looks amazing. So yummy :)
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  17. Wow, the food looks delicious, haven't eaten things like that in ages!

  18. Wow, that meal looks immense! You can't beat American dishes! xx

  19. That was so nice of them to sponsor this post! They did a great job with presentation - looks like something I could get at a nice restaurant here in the states! They really hit all the big types of food.

    The BBQ looks great! Sorry to hear about the lack of gluten-free options. Those are hard to find here, too.

    crazy scarf girl

  20. No way... there's a Coast to Coast pretty much on my doorstep! The food & cocktails are yummy - I see what you mean about the specific dietary options though :(

    Style Sunrise☀


  21. I haven't been to Coast to Coast yet but know it will be right up my street - getting hungry just looking at these photos :)

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  22. Omgosh, this food looks AMAZING. American food is the best!

    Tara x

  23. so delish food
    I wish you an happy day
    a big kiss
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  24. I love huge portions! That food looks amazing! ;) Thanks for sharing Helen!

  25. FOOD HEAVEN PLEASE!!! This place looks perfect for a group bonding

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  26. the food looks delicious! i'm glad you had a wonderful time!

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  27. Looks delicious. Kisses!

  28. uugggh! this post is making me hungry. but still, lovely pictures :)

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  29. It looks like you had a pretty yummy time ;)


  30. So jealous of your food! Will have to find a good american diner or come here one day - it looks to die for :p

  31. Everything looks delicious :D

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  33. Great pictures, the food look yummy! Too bad the gluten free menu disappointed you..

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  34. Woah I gotta go there one day, all that food looks amazing! Especially those treats! :O

  35. I am so hungry because of this post, everything looks delicious!

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  37. Interesting event! Food looks amazing!

  38. the food looks delicious!! :D

  39. Yummm, those pretzels looks amazing.
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  40. Eeee dying to go here, I also live in Aberdeen!

  41. Adore your blog & style!

  42. Wow this looks amazing!! Those nachos definitely look like a challenge!

    Deimante x

  43. I will have to pop into union square to check this place out! <3

    Gisforgingers xx


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