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The Harbour Restaurant

) #1 of 1 Restaurants in Gardenstown $$ - $$$ British,
Harbour Road | Gardenstown, Gardenstown, Scotland
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  • Excellent89%
  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lemon sole” (14 reviews)
“fillet steak” (24 reviews)
“prawns” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Scottish
$$ - $$$
Harbour Road | Gardenstown, Gardenstown, Scotland
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was not trading in early August and locals led us to understand it hadn't been open for a few months. However there's a great community cafe called "Harbucks" (it's on the harbour - get it?!), which opens from 2-4pm every day in summer...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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...More

Thank DundeeBridie
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
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...More

Thank Craig H
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...More

Thank Crovieboy
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...More

1  Thank Colin W
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
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...More

Thank glj001
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
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...More

Thank Torreloon
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3 April 2017|
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Response from JeanW200 | Reviewed this property |
Just found answer on another question. It's open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and for Sunday lunch. Hope this helps.
bert g
13 October 2016|
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Response from Diana T | Reviewed this property |
Probably best to contact them direct. The menu is limited but the owners very friendly and helpful. I am sure they would do something special to accomodate your needs.
Rosemary F
9 August 2016|
Response from EatBritish | Reviewed this property |
They open Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening and Sunday lunchtime. Please be aware that you must book well in advance and not just appear, this is not a walk in restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
British, Scottish
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, View, 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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