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The Silver Darling

North Pier Pocra Quay, Aberdeen AB11 5DQ, Scotland
+44 1224 576229
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood” (88 reviews)
“scallops” (46 reviews)
“lemon sole” (17 reviews)
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Seafood, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
North Pier Pocra Quay, Aberdeen AB11 5DQ, Scotland
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Reviewed today

Saturday evening meal for 4; excellent choices with us having a selection of cold hake salad, salmon and lobster. Everything was fresh and beautifully served. Wine menu offers a good selection with a well balanced price range. We couldn't have asked for a better evening...More

Thank strippier
Reviewed yesterday

We ate here on a Saturday night...4 covers...and were really looking forward to it. The choices of starters, mains and puddings were impressive, together with the 'specials' that were offered. Our orders consisted of mussels, venison carpaccio and scallops for starters. Halibut, salmon, sole and...More

Thank ian b
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely sunny day & 1st visit. Been meaning to go for a long time & hoped it would live up to the hype & become my “go to” restaurant! Food was pretty good to be honest. However, the other areas that make dining out a...More

Thank Mel S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Well...my first impression was dirty toilets because all I could smell when entering was a very strong disinfectant smell, rather like a train toilet! The setting was nice enough looking over the Aberdeen Docks, the restaurant quite trendy with a canteen-like style, I had heard...More

Thank AlisonThomson
Reviewed 5 days ago

My boyfriend and I went to Silver Darling last weekend, we order the Cullen Skink as a starter which was delicious and the Full House Platter which was great for two and perfect to try everything.. The lobster was amazing!!! The langoustines and shrimps too,...More

Thank Maribel B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A once highly regarded and favourite restaurant of mine over many many years, I returned with high expectations. Sadly the experience fell far short of what one had been accustomed to. Realise this is no longer a ‘fine dining’ restaurant, it’s akin to a bar...More

Thank Njm3
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

First visit to The Silver Darling absolutely fabulous service, food & setting . Staff friendly with good knowledge off wines to recommend with menu choices we made. Definitely return on our next trip to Aberdeen.

Thank Janet R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We returned for my wife’s birthday lunch today. We have been frequent visitors for a number of years. The change of ownership did not initially seem to make a difference but today the halibut was over cooked and dry. Rather unusually we were not asked...More

1  Thank F5822OZdavidb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good quality seafood served by attentive staff in a unique location - we were impressed by our impromptu light lunch. The Cullen Skink soup was amazing.

Thank Altsel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place had a nice fresh decor and fabulous views over the harbour and into the sea. Great for spotting seals and porpoises while dining! We had lobster thermidor as was recommended by our waitress, fried hake, cullen skink soup. Lobster was the best by...More

Thank AlexMa1981
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27 December 2016|
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Response from Fiona M | Reviewed this property |
No dress code, smart casual, table overlooking harbour would be my choice too, watching pilot boats guiding the ships in
28 July 2016|
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Response from Weebungler | Reviewed this property |
It's a tricky choice! With the harbor view, you are looking over the mouth of the harbor to Balnagask and beyond. You get a great view of anything moving in and out of the harbor and can see quite a bit out to sea. On the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$41
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North Pier Pocra Quay, Aberdeen AB11 5DQ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Aberdeen
  • Phone Number: +44 1224 576229
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