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The Captain's Table at the Ship Inn

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5 Shore Head, Stonehaven AB39 2JY, Scotland
+44 1569 762617
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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at 5.10 and got told I can't get anything to eat until 5.30 so we had a drink and waited and waited, 5.50 I went to the bar and asked when we could get seated to be told all the tables are reserved! If I knew that I wouldn't of waited, dinner was nice although it wasn't a... More 

1 Thank Stephen2081
Stavanger, Norway
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42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Ship Inn and had reserved a table, which was good as it was quite busy for a while. We brought guest ales from the pub and settled down for a long meal of very nice seafood and good wine. A full moon lighted the harbour and a gale whistled through the cracks in the window frame.... More 

Thank matrosen2013
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at the Ships Inn for one night, we chose to make reservations at the Captains Table which is connected to their pub. Service was good, decor was homey and the food was truly great. I had Haddock and Chips, and I've had my share of good and bad fish and chips- this was really the... More 

Thank jamesdD7188VD
Singapore, Singapore
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We popped for a quick Saturday lunch. The restaurant is interestingly located by the harbour in Stonehaven. The menu was varied, but being in this old fishing town why on earth would you opt for anything except something that came out of the sea! Our party opted for the haddock, two battered and two done in breadcrumbs. They were truly... More 

1 Thank David M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

It has been a few months since I have been for a meal, however went in on Friday night and got a table in the restaurant which is surprising for a Friday. The food was again first class I had the tomato and king prawn starter which was very tasty and the cod stew for my main which was also... More 

1 Thank diageo4589
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I had a very disappointing dinner at the Ship Inn last Saturday. My party ordered "Surf and Turf" cooked rare at £26.45 each and for that price we were expecting something special. The steaks were all cooked medium to well done and very far from the rare that we had requested. The meal was presented very poorly on a small... More 

1 Thank Surfandturf007
St Cyrus, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We had a meal on a Saturday night. The waitress, a bigger girl with brown hair, pointed us to the table without bothering to show us to our seats. We ordered the special which was the prawn cocktail and it was truly awful! Tiny store bought prawns in a bit of lettuce for £6! I was too presumptuous and thought... More 

1 Thank Julianne C
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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

I've eaten here a few times over the last few months, both as a professional tourist guide with a group and socially with my husband. I'm always spoilt for choice and I'm never disappointed. I still remember a delicious sauce served with pork, months after that particular meal!

2 Thank ElmaMc
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Quite dark and a bit dingy inside the main bar. Smelled a bit like a school home economics classroom cupboard and interior more like a 1980s social club, with small dark wood tables. The menu wasn't what I expected as wasn't all 'pub grub'. It could have benefitted from a lunch menu as the dishes were a bit heavy and... More 

1 Thank Rhona L
Gardiner, Maine
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63 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We had an excellent meal! Best fish and chips ever! The dessert, coffee cheesecake, was awesome! Highly recommend!

1 Thank Marty F

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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 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Scottish, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Shore Head, Stonehaven AB39 2JY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Stonehaven
  • Phone Number: +44 1569 762617
  • This restaurant is at Ship Inn
Historic inn (1771) on the edge of Stonehaven's picturesque harbour. Stylish glass-fronted restaurant (38 covers) with extensive and varied menu. Seafood a speciality and daily specials board. Meals also served in cosy bar which offers a good range of draught (including real Ales)and bottled beers and ciders. Wine available by the glass or from wine list. Over 100 Single Malt whiskies. Wide selection of soft drinks and excellent freshly ground coffee.We also have an outside terrace overlooking the harbour where we serve meals (weather permitting).11 luxurious ensuite bedrooms (7 with harbour views).

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