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The Marcliffe

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North Deeside Road, Aberdeen AB15 9YA, Scotland
+44 1224 861000
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Saar, Bahrain
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Dined here with my husband, son and daughter on a recent visit to Aberdeen, the smoked haddock chowder was delicious, enough for the whole table! In fact portions were so big we didn't have room for pudding. we ordered cocktails and a bottle of prosecco in the lounge bar (I had one glass from the bottle) we then moved to... More 

Thank pauladalkic
Moray, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Treated my cousin to a meal for her birthday. It was first class. The prawns were enormous - 8 ounces each so one was enough for a starter. For the mains, monkfish in a seafood sauce absolutely delicious. The roe deer also delicious- got a taste and would order next time. The staff were very attentive and pleasant and management... More 

Thank Innieskill
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful traditional style and decor. Luxurious furnishings and surroundings Extremely disappointed at prevalent racist & sexist attitudes experienced during stay. Several homophobic comments witnessed by our party during our stay. Food OK but service slow and surly. One visit was more than enough

5 Thank Christian C
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

First time at the Marcliff and it lived up to its reputation and we had an exceptional evening. From the moment you arrive you are made to feel special. They set the standard for how service should be: knowledgable, polite, attentive yet non-intrusive. The food was delicious both in flavour and presentation and for people who are into their wine,... More 

Thank Saptie
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Great dinner during our overnight stay. Duck starter and soup were excellent and was my tongue steak and my wife's seafood main course. Service was impeccable and the Bruno Clair wine superb. Looking forward to our next visit.

Thank Eider
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Very welcoming hotel with stunning traditional style. We were led into large area filled with comfortable overstuffed sofas and chairs. There was a bar area . We were led through to a dining room and conservatory to eat. The tables were beautifully set with immaculate starched white tablecloths. The menu was very good if a little expensive. The beef was... More 

Thank A P
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

From the moment we stepped in to lounge area to pick our meal, to the end when we left staff could not have been more helpful or attentive, food first class, couldn't/wouldn't fault as service was exemplary.

Thank davess39
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

we visited the Marcliff on the 16th with friends, its been a long time since we have been there , as it fell away because the hotel had been sold, but apparently that did not happen, so Stewart Spence is still the owner, welcome back Marcliff, as usual top quality, service was second to none, all were most attentive and... More 

1 Thank ebc343
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106 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We've dined several times at The Marcliffe and it's never less than excellent. The food was perfect - beautifully cooked, presented and tasting seafood, beef and dessert to follow. So no complaints there. Somehow tonight though it was just a percentage or two off its usual best and I think it was the service...just a couple of very minor gaps,... More 

Thank Jonathan B
Peterhead, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We visited the Marcliffe as a family. The food was excellent, service was great a very enjoyable experience. We would without doubt return to this restaurant. Well done.

Thank James W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$62 - US$248
European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North Deeside Road, Aberdeen AB15 9YA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Aberdeen
  • Phone Number: +44 1224 861000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?