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Stonehaven's oldest building sits on the harbourside, overlooking the water, and is run by a friendly team. A maritime theme runs throughout, from the ...
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The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
Comfortable restaurant
Intimate fine dining serving fresh local seafood in beautiful historic surroundings.
US$28 - US$62
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Seafood, Scottish
Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 8 November 2020

Great service and made to feel so welcome - the Cullen Skink was just the best - also the seabass - perfect

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 28 September 2020 via mobile

We were pleased to get a last minute booking for lunch on a Saturday and on arrival were happy with their covid measures. A nice bright restuarant and we had a lovely view but that was luck as only 1 great window. Went for the...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 17 September 2020

Treated ourselves to lunch before leaving for home. Booked for the 3 course set menu for £20 each not expecting anything other than a nice lunch....WRONG! The food was excellent, prepared and presented to a very high standard. The portions didn't look very big, but...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 9 September 2020

Overall, a disappointing experience. We were pleased to be offered a reservation for Sunday dinner as we had looked forward to eating here and had actually arranged a trip to Stonehaven with this restaurant in mind. We were given excellent service, a very tasty amuse...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 28 August 2020 via mobile

Fabulous meal and lovely service. Treated to an amuse bouche which is a nice touch. Would definitely go back.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 23 August 2020 via mobile

We ate from the set lunch menu, and found it excellent. Recently ate at 2 star Gavroche In London, which was great, but we enjoyed today's lunch more! Congratulations to the chefs!

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 25 July 2020 via mobile

Just had an excellent lunch at The Tolbooth food and service very good as usual, it was so nice to be able to eat out again!! We felt very safe being there, hand sanitizer as you enter the door and waiting staff wearing masks and...More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 25 July 2020

This was our first meal out since lockdown and it did not disappoint. We had oysters, scallops, which for us were very satisfactory, we followed this with lobster grilled with lemon and garlic. The dessert of panna cotta and raspberries was lovely. Service was friendly...More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 19 July 2020

The restaurant is clean but underwhelming for the price of the food which could be forgiven if the food was exceptional. We had the mussels and scallops to start. The mussels were the biggest disappointment, the sauce was not far off water, there was no...More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 28 May 2020 via mobile

Had a lunch there on the way to Aberdeen. I had grilled Hake which was very delight and fresh. My friends had kind of languistine dish and it was superb as well.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Response from ccindxb | Reviewed this property |
Ask for the one picture window table. It is THE best seat in the house and much sought after
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Guide dogs and trainee guide dogs are welcome.
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  • The Tolbooth Seafood Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4