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The Harbour Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
British, Scottish
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Harbour Road | Gardenstown, Gardenstown, Scotland
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Fife, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Mr Bridie and I planned another trip to the beautiful village of Gardenstown for my birthday this weekend (last time we were here was September 2015). Unfortunately, the last time we visited The Harbour was fully booked for the duration of our visit. This time we booked well in advance and we were not disappointed. What a charming wee place... More 

Thank DundeeBridie
1 review
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Tasty food generous portions reasonably priced all in comfortable homely setting. byob Great hosts Great find! Buteman

Thank Euan T
1 review
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We'd heard of this restaurant, but its always booked in advance, but fortunately we managed to get a cancellation, so lucky for us. The food was excellent, the steak was to die for, not an ounce of fat and cooked to perfection, and the home made bread was delicious, and went well with their signature dish of prawns and chilli.... More 

Thank Craig H
Turriff, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

A nice restaurant in a lovely village. A limited menu but it keeps costs down for this tiny restaurant. In am area short of immenities this is a small price to pay for it staying open. Food wee cooked and great quality. Choice of steak or fish. Halibut was delicious as was the steak. Take your own alcohol which I... More 

Thank Crovieboy
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Even though it is a small restaurant , the atmosphere is like nowhere else, sitting with an excellent view of Gardenstown harbour, you cannot help but relax completely, the food is excellent and the service is homely which only helps the relaxing feeling. Altogether a great dining experience

1 Thank Colin W
Ulverston, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Very nice meal in a tiny restaurant in the harbour. Lovely food and a very cosy friendly atmosphere. The owners have really got it right, limited menu of starters and main course and several choices of desserts. Would definitely return.

Thank JeanW200
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

A booking is required as this restaurant is tiny. But it delivers quality food in a friendly atmosphere at a reasonable price. Pre-booking your meal, unusual, but obviously helps keep their costs down, which is reflected in the price. Only two choices for main courses but their fillet steak was superb. Lovely location in this unspoilt part of Scotland. Remember... More 

Thank glj001
1 review
Reviewed 26 August 2016

The food is excellent and cooked to perfection. The restaurant is beautiful and the view is to die for! Thank you Jane and Rodger.

Thank Alexis R
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

The food is excellent as were the hosts Husband & Wife team. Jane & Roger. Best value for money and cooked perfect. The views over the harbour are spectacular. You need to book in advance as the seating is limited in the small but lovely restaurant. Only open weekends and always worth a call to book if other diners have... More 

Thank Torreloon
Aberdeen Scotland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Booked The Harbour Restaurant for a birthday meal for my fiancé. He was very impressed. All three courses were a fantastic standard - not one fault ! Didn't want to write a review as I want to keep this place a secret ..... We have waited ages to get a table and now we know why 💗

1 Thank july09

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Scottish
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Harbour Road | Gardenstown, Gardenstown, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Gardenstown
  • Phone Number: 01261-85-16-63-07890-66-94-53
This restaurant is in Banffshire, Scotland

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?