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The Stack Restaurant and Bar

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14 Dunnyfell Road | Muchalls, Stonehaven AB39 3RP, Scotland (Formerly The Muchalls Bistro)
+44 1569 730393
12:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:30 - 19:00
Wed - Fri 12:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Sat 12:30 - 23:30
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

good value for an"itison deal" good choice on the menu which is to be expected as they should want to encourage your return. Had a slightly longer than you might expect wait for starters but worth it in the end as we all enjoyed our selections.Mains were generally acceptable, although lamb was a bit too pink for my liking (blood... More 

Thank Joseph R
Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Find this place very good value for money , lovely food chef obviously takes pride in his trade . Presentation excellent great flavours good choice of beer and wine at a reasonable price for a restaurant in my opinion .

Thank scotty535
Portlethen, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Really good evening, delicious and well presented food and good service - all you ask for! The only negative was the price of the wine, £6 for a glass, this is an out of the way bistro not a west end hotel. Other than that I'd definitely recommend a visit.

Thank Sheena F
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We had great food here, and thought our main dishes were excellent, with creative combinations that worked well, and lovely presentation. The service was friendly. I would say the atmosphere was slightly lacking, possibly not helped by the decor, nor the lack of heating.

Thank KimHugh
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Following a really lovely meal and visit when it was The Bistro we visited Friday evening a party of 9 - food, staff and ambiance were average at best. We will not be back.

2 Thank chb55
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We have been to this restaurant several times since it changed from the Muchalls Bistro to the Stack Restaurant and both times we had a similar experience, let me explain in more detail. The food we had on each occasion was really nice, but the service we received was severely lacking, it took what seemed like a lifetime for our... More 

1 Thank Steve F
thestack14, Owner at The Stack Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi Steve, Many thanks for taking the time for posting a review and I'm disapointed to hear that we fell short of your and my expectations. I noticed from your review that it was a considerable time ago that you dined with us,and rest assured that since then, we have improved our service,and also changed the background music. We hope... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Food was pretty average and the service was pretty average too. Nothing outstanding about this restaurant unfortunately. The atmosphere was seriously lacking as it was very quiet when we were there. Music being played may help the ambience slightly. Not somewhere we would be in a hurry to go back to.

1 Thank Lindsey S
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Unlike the old bistro, the 6 children in our group of 14 were made welcome with colouring pencils and colouring books while we were waiting for our food. The waiter was very attentive and pleasant. We were very surprised that there were not that many customers as expected on a Saturday afternoon. The food were lovely and generous in portions.... More 

Thank shuzhenk
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

So came here again today with my wife, sister and niece. I have been a couple of times before and it is always excellent. This place reminds me of what the creel and the lairhillock used to be. Just the look and the taste of the food instantly makes you notice and realise that the chef/s have a passion for... More 

Thank Leecass83
Winnipeg, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

We stumbled on The Stack on a rainy afternoon. We were the only customers. Andy came out of the kitchen and immediately made us feel welcome. He sat us by the fireplace and turned it up to dry us off. We had been a week in London and then 5 days touring Scotland - had some marvelous meals at renowned... More 

Thank barnsley2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$51
Seafood, Gastropub, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:30 - 19:00
12:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Dunnyfell Road | Muchalls, Stonehaven AB39 3RP, Scotland (Formerly The Muchalls Bistro)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Stonehaven
  • Phone Number: +44 1569 730393
The Stack Restaurant and Bar,where you'll find locally sourced, seasonal food which has been attentively prepared and served in a relaxed and welcoming environment, alongside a well -stocked Bar. Situated in the coastal village of Muchalls, just off the A90, and 10 minutes from Aberdeen, the restaurant derives its name from the sea stacks located on the beautiful surrounding coastline.

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