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The Tolbooth Seafood Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Seafood, European, British, Soups, Scottish, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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Old Pier | Harbour, Stonehaven AB39 2JU, Scotland
+44 1569 762287
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
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36 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably the best seafood restaurant I have ever been to, absolutely delicious food and incredible service.

Thank TheLongStone
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a special occasion place to go as definitely need deep pockets. Food was good, staff mediocre, very straight laced, not many smiles but yet efficient

Thank karenavis
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been to the tolbooth several times for Lunch and dinner, just my wife and I and with family group. Food is always great and staff are polite and friendly .

Thank jimtX1705TZ
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You approach the restaurant by stone steps on the outside of the building and enter the restaurant by a small bar area. The restaurant has 45 covers and the best tables offer views of the old harbour. Service is courteous and efficient enough and both fixed lunch and a la carte menus offer a good choice of sea food. In... More 

Thank gordon1947
Banchory, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been to the Tolbooth many times and seen it under at least three different owners. Slight variations here and there - but once again we were blessed with a beautiful lunch at a this wonderful location. Seafood (both shellfish and fish) dominate the menu - and rightly so, but there's always something for the meat eater or vegetarian. Nicely... More 

Thank Jonathan B
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was wonderful. It offered a concise yet highly inventive menu, which proudly displayed excellent seafood from as close by as I assume is possible. The food was excellent, akin to Michelin star quality! As well as a good selection of wine and excellent coffee. The decor is relaxing and stylish, capturing the essence of the harbour and some... More 

Thank Jack A
Stonehaven, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The meal was excellent. There was a party of 6 young people making a lot of noise. The staff did nothing and the owner was not interested.

Thank douglascusine
Lisbon, Portugal
1 review
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Very tasty and fresh food. The fish was well prepared and the desserts are amazing! Good view over the harbour.

Thank raquelfpalves
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

So what about the Tolbooth? This is another restaurant I've been trying to get to for many years and the long wait was definitely worth while. Located at Stonehaven's harbour which incidentally is a cracking location in the summer if you are looking for somewhere to hang out for a glass of vino or beer. We took the train out... More 

Thank Colin K
Strathaven, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We travelled to Stonehaven and decided to eat lunch at the Tolbooth as it had been recommended to us. It sits right on the harbour and is accessed by a flight of stone stairs. The restaurant is nicely decorated in line with its location and the staff are very friendly and efficient. We were lucky to get a table as... 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
US$26 - US$58
Seafood, European, British, Soups, Scottish, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Street Parking
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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