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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
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Supertr1pper
Norwich, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017

Ok had Lunch here, actually travelled here specifically - we had the lunch time set menu, the food was amazing and good value for money (something I'm finding out all over this area) For us the service was great we had a extremely interesting conversation with the owner (but we did also engage in conversation two way thing !!) so... More 

1 Thank IanT-FoodMonster
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant on a recommendation and we weren't disappointed. From when we went in the door we were looked after by attentive and friendly staff. The food was great, fresh produce and very executed. Good wine list also and wonderful selection of drinks.

Thank Theresa M
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We had heard fabulous things about The Tolbooth and finally had an excuse to go and try it out and wow am I glad! Atmosphere was lovely nice, surroundings were nice with good space between tables which makes a change from other restaurants where they try and cram you in. Some homemade bread and canapés to start were delightful and... More 

Thank Claire G
Montgomery, Alabama
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56 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped at this place en route to Pitenween. Had really good bread and excellent Cullen Skink. Had a great prix fixe menu and al. Was very well executed and tasty. The service, however was less than welcoming. Not bad, just not very warm and fuzzy. Very businesslike in their interactions. Would one smile be a problem?

Thank Bill R
Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

The food here was marvelous and unique. The service was outstanding. There bar has extensive selections. We treated ourselves to a 40 y/o Black Bull whiskey in lieu of dessert. The only down side to it all is the price....its high, even for what you are getting. But if your looking for a splurge or celebrating.....this is where to do... More 

Thank Brandyvenus
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Worst restaurant I've ever been too. Food was terrible and all the staff acted like they were all entitled. Worst customer service I've received in a long time. Nothing would induce us to darken their door ever again.

4 Thank Yvonne M

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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$25 - US$56
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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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