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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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Turriff, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank Colin W
Ulverston, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

If you're near Gardenstown, don't miss out on this great restaurant. You really need to book as it's small. Very good value- £26 for 3 courses. BYOB. There is a choice of steak (from their own farm) or fish for main course. A choice of 4 or 5 starters and desserts. Friendly owners who know how to give their customers... More 

1 Thank Jane L
Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

With a beautiful setting ,little fishing village bang on the North Sea ,why did it serve far eastern shell fish when the best llangoustiens in the world come from the North Sea,really big disappointment ,won't be going back , unbelievable

Thank replenish
Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Visited this restaurant on numerous occasions for an evening meal the food and ambience are always second to none ( nulli secundus ) Friends and family who have stayed with us and have visited the harbour restaurant always want a return visit they love it. This is a restaurant not to be missed.

2 Thank Stephen M

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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
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining
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?