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The Restaurant at the Craighaar Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
British, Scottish
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Waterton Road | Bankhead, Aberdeen AB21 9HS, Scotland
+44 1224 712275
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Huntly, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have used the restaurant at Craighaar for many years and never submitted a review. The restaurant is consistently good, staff helpful and food served with a smile. Menus do change once in a while and the food is freshly cooked. Have mostly eaten here at lunchtimes but on rare occasion have had excellent evening meals with colleagues. Staff knowledgable, service... More 

Thank andrew p
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We live just around the corner and have been to the Craighaar several times now and have never been disappointing. The food is always excellent and beautifully presented! The Steak and Haggis is amazing and the Salmon with mash and mussels in the sauce is really good!

Thank MGordon20
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brilliant location (Library), food and service all beyond reproach. 5 stars are not enough. Very highly recommended.

Thank allan2robertson
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here on our way to a function for an early evening meal. The service was friendly and efficient and the meals of a very good standard. The surroundings were pleasant and the bread and oils as we waited were a nice touch. The only criticism was the wait we had for someone to man reception to allow us... More 

Thank Brian C
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Was at the craighaar for brothers birthday six of us , food was very good,staff helpfull, the bill was good as well for the six of us we will be back.

Thank Ed T
Aberdeen, Scotland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We took our six year old grandson to the Craighaar for lunch as he wanted fish and chips. We phoned the hotel and were advised that a half portion of fish and chips would be made available to him. When we arrived, the dining room was totally empty with two waitresses on duty.. We were told that no half portions... More 

Thank pgmpogues
Robertaberdeen, director at The Restaurant at the Craighaar Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time, but our recollection is somewhat different. We were called and asked if we had " haddock and chips" on the menu; which we do; and we confirmed that our childrens menu has scampi and chips, but not haddock.There was no discussion about half portions. On arrival and at ordering we advised we didn't do... More 

Neuwied, Germany
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959 reviews
474 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 646 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

♥We came to prepare school and education interaction in a small group, without a booking. Service was friendly and promptly♥ Lunch was of a very good quality and generally generous helpings♫ All my friends from Sweden, Romania and Germany had been surprised by this delicious food. If we will succeed in common Europe education interaction we will meet you again... More 

1 Thank Eckard W
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Had food here twice. Wasn't disappointed on either occasion. Plenty of choice. Freshly cooked and very tasty.

Thank Edianne2
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Nice menu, good selection. Service ok, little bit slow waiting for water but probably cos i was thirsty!! Booked for 6pm so actually ate from the lunch menu which was great as it has a 2 course option rather than only 3. Fair bit less expensive too.

Thank susan2909
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

The selection of food for a business lunch was good but the service is very slow.Not what you need for a midday lunch. Prices were reasonable

Thank Skunkydog

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$39
British, Scottish
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Waterton Road | Bankhead, Aberdeen AB21 9HS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Aberdeen
  • Phone Number: +44 1224 712275
  • This restaurant is at Craighaar Hotel

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?