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The Stack Restaurant and Bar

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14 Dunnyfell Road | Muchalls, Stonehaven AB39 3RP, Scotland (Formerly The Muchalls Bistro)
+44 1569 730393
12:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:30 - 19:00
Wed - Fri 12:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Sat 12:30 - 23:30
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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in on a Saturday afternoon just before 2 o clock and were seated by a very friendly young man. It was then 10 minutes before we were asked if we'd like to order a drink. We then ordered a main course each- again a bit of a wait, not ideal as the Restraunt wasn't very busy, the waiter... More 

Thank joolsinthecrown
Stonehaven, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Got an itison deal. Well worth it. Fantastic food and service was excellent Worth trying it out with discount voucher. Will return now I know food is so good.

1 Thank Drumlithie
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Four of us went to The Stack last night and had a wonderful evening. Good selection of wines and spirits, great service from the staff and most importantly the food was fantastic. The menu all sounded delicious and it didn't disappoint. We couldn't decide on what we wanted so we all chose different dishes and had a try of each... More 

Thank Kath T
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Great lunch at the Stack. All three courses delivered. Burger was the highlight ...usually go for a steak but seeing them come from the kitchen decided to try one! Only managed 1/2 but absolutely delicious - you'd need a v big appetite to eat it all! Only downside the restaurant had quite a strong kitchen/cooking smell which came home with... More 

Thank JudeR66
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

The best chicken ever, fantastic flavours and generous portions. Calamari and cucumber starter was delicious, lovely change of flavour combinations. My chicken blew me away, so succulent And flavoursome. Often I see and menu and find limited in choice, not here tho.... I wanted everything!. Can't wait to return 👌🏽

Thank And2904
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Got to say had a fab time. Superb piece of cod and really tasty mussels. Good beer selection and friendly service from all the team. You guys have turned this place into a wee gem since taking it over. I will be back regularly now. Thanks for a fab meal and great time.

Thank anniefg
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

I have visited the Stack a number of times now, and each time it has exceeded my expectations. I was there just last weekend with my family and we enjoyed the dishes from the regular menu and the specials. Particular highlights were the pigeon starter from the special menu, the tandoori chicken & the tarte tatan, There was a good... More 

Thank Angus A
Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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309 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

We had heard good reviews from friends and went here on spur of the moment for lunch on a wet saturday. Staff were really friendly and the food, as others have said, was excellent. Mussels, Homemade onion soup, Stack burger and Tandoori chicken with a wee twist.Really good, freshly cooked and nice to see another 6 or 7 tables also... More 

1 Thank Sandy B
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151 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We went here today 1/2/2017 for lunch with friends and had a wonderful meal. Prawn cocktail to start was amazing and the Stack burger for mains was possibly one of the best we may have had. The black pudding and haggis pie and the goats cheese starters were as enjoyable as was the pan fried Cod. Extremely well priced too.... More 

Thank sanded55
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Today, at the last minute, my wife and I decided to revisit this restaurant for lunch. We were not disappointed and the drive out of town was well worth it. Excellent and imaginative dishes made with local produce. For sure we will be going back - again and again !

Thank cocohunt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 50
Seafood, Gastropub, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 19:00
12:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Dunnyfell Road | Muchalls, Stonehaven AB39 3RP, Scotland (Formerly The Muchalls Bistro)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Stonehaven
  • Phone Number: +44 1569 730393
The Stack Restaurant and Bar,where you'll find locally sourced, seasonal food which has been attentively prepared and served in a relaxed and welcoming environment, alongside a well -stocked Bar. Situated in the coastal village of Muchalls, just off the A90, and 10 minutes from Aberdeen, the restaurant derives its name from the sea stacks located on the beautiful surrounding coastline.

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