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The Tolbooth Seafood Restaurant

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Seafood, European, British, Soups, Scottish, Contemporary
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Old Pier | Harbour, Stonehaven AB39 2JU, Scotland
+44 1569 762287
12:00 - 15:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a Sunday evening for the first time, and whilst it was relatively quiet, the service and food were still of the same high standard that we have come to expect from this great seafood restaurant. The menu offers a good selection of dishes without being overwhelming. The food is always interesting and full of flavour. Highly recommended.

Thank Alison L
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm allergic to capsicum (peppers,chillies). Made enquiries about ingredients. Ordered prawn pasta starter. Delicious but defo had cayenne pepper / paprika in. Spoke with waitress. Was now told 'yes, but it's not like,hot'. It's only a mild allergy so I easily survived!! Otherwise, lovely food. Would visit again.

Thank Matthew R
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I visited this restaurant on a Thursday and it was very quiet, ourselves and four others. The table d'hote lunch was great value,(£20) a choice of three starters, three mains and two sweets . I had the Pork and Black Pudding spring rolls -- excellent, my friend chose the Cullen Skink which was creamy and flavoursome. We both had the... More 

Thank hjoanc2013
Stavanger, Norway
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Best seafood so far that we have tried so fast. So fresh, light and delicious. Good deal for lunch menu. Great service. Highly recommended.

Thank Sommertime2013
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Superb food. Great, friendly staff. Could not fault. Such quality ingredients prepared to perfection. Can't wait to go again when back in the area.

Thank BMWW
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

You eat with your eyes and this place sure does deliver. Beautifully presented and mouth watering tasty food. They do a lovely mix of Sea food and others. My wife and eye regulary visit for our date night when we can get away from the little one.

Thank Brian M
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We really enjoyed the well cooked sea food at this establishment. It is located in a idyllic old Tolbooth building and feels cozy inside.

Thank Toni M
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This is a fabulous restaurant for special occasions and celebrations. Whether it is a romantic meal for two, which my partner and I have done or pre Christmas with friends or even a private party, as my friend had for her 60th they never fail to make it feel like you are important and valued with attentive service and astounding... More 

Thank Michelle B
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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The group I accompanied as their tourist guide had chosen meat dishes for their set menu, despite this being a renowned seafood restaurant! However, both the starter and main course were wonderful - the steak was to die for, melt-in-the-mouth.

Thank ElmaMc
Thompson, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I decided to try the Tolbooth seafood restaurant after reading reviews, and our reaction is so-so. Our waitress wasn't the friendless or the most attentive. My water was empty most of my meal, and when we asked the difference in price for a menu item, she answered like we should have known... The muscles appetizer was the... More 

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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
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 57
Seafood, European, British, Soups, Scottish, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Street Parking
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Pier | Harbour, Stonehaven AB39 2JU, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Stonehaven
  • Phone Number: +44 1569 762287
Intimate fine dining serving fresh local seafood in beautiful historic surroundings.

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