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The Silver Darling

North Pier Pocra Quay, Aberdeen AB11 5DQ, Scotland
+44 1224 576229
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (80 reviews)
“scallops” (41 reviews)
“lemon sole” (18 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Seafood, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
North Pier Pocra Quay, Aberdeen AB11 5DQ, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 618 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As a great lover if seafood I was very pleased to say all the food especially the oysters was very good including the service and presentatiion. A Saturday night although busy we enjoyed the atmosphere as well as the scenery if passing ships going in/out...More

Thank yve2011
Reviewed yesterday

Just returned from our lunch at the Sliver Darling. I would like to congratulate you all on a wonderful lunch. From the moment we set foot inside the door until we left we were beautifully looked after. The new decor and the layout was well...More

Thank Louise S
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been aware of the Silver Darling for a few decades, I always wanted to go there and just never got around to it. (Now they can help you get a taxi if you like to drink. They have a special arrangement with a...More

Thank Chabester
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had heard rave reviews about this eatery, however in reality I was disappointed with both the food and the service considering the price of the meal. I chose scallops to start and mussels for my main, primarily as this restaurant is supposed to specialise...More

Thank Lorna R
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went there for the first time the night before valentine's day. We had the sharing seafood platter for starter, pan fried sea bass and pan fried sword fish for main courses, and lemon meringue cheese cake and panna cotta for desert....More

Thank Catherine R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited SD, for the first time, as pre valentines dinner. I had the mussels and halibut, my husband had the prawns followed by the linguine. All dishes were fantastic and arrived promptly without being too rushed! For desert, We shared the...More

Thank Shelley M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Call me reactionary and conservative if you must but this is not a change for the better. SD was one of my top choices for above-average dining in Aberdeen but it’s now just another hackneyed eatery with a depressingly predictable menu. Why do the majority...More

2  Thank EgoRonay
SilverDarling86, General Manager at The Silver Darling, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thanks for your review. We are deeply disappointed to read that you did not enjoy your recent experience. As you can appreciate, this is our second full week in business and we truly value feedback so that we can make improvements and will...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent produce beautifully cooked and fascinating views.We went for dinner and menu was varied with interesting flavour combinations well presented.

Thank Picnicker
SilverDarling86, General Manager at The Silver Darling, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there Picnicker, Thanks for your review. We are pleased to read your positive feedback following your visit to The Silver Darling. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks, Barbara - General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was slightly apprehensive visiting an old favourite but knowing it was under new ownership with a changed menu. Need not have worried at all ! The new decor is very different but stylish. We could still sit by the window at night watching big...More

Thank FClin
SilverDarling86, General Manager at The Silver Darling, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there FClin, Thanks for your review. We are delighted to read your great feedback following your recent visit to the new look Silver Darling. As you mention, although we have undergone some changes, we are ultimately striving to create a memorable dining experience and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this place with its previous owners but now it has been purchased we saw that the menu has changed. The price is way more affordable than it was previously with a good selection of wine at reasonable prices. The food was great, with...More

Thank Fergie48
SilverDarling86, General Manager at The Silver Darling, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there Fergie48. Thanks for your review. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your recent visit to the new look Silver Darling. As you mention, as part of the refurbishment we have re-launched with a new menu which features fresh seafood & shellfish...More

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Cedric S
28 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
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TaraStarbright
29 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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 41
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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Description
Dine with a view...our newly refurbished restaurant is now open. Join us to experience our stunning setting, stylish interiors & quality food & drink offering.
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