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Silver Darling

North Pier Pocra Quay, Aberdeen AB11 5DQ, Scotland
+44 1224 576229
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Seafood, European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
North Pier Pocra Quay, Aberdeen AB11 5DQ, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 553 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

The food was delicious. The portion sizes are not too big, so you don't leave feeling totally full and uncomfortable after 3 courses! The service was good, the staff were friendly. The views are lovely, several boats passed by as we dined which I enjoyed...More

Thank Katie B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The position of the restaurant is great overlooking the harbour and fishing village. The service was excellent and helpful. The menu was a nice balance. The specials were good but very expensive - 16.50 for 4 small scallops and black pudding so I would advise...More

Thank lesleymulhall
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a lovely room in a great spot but it's priced at the top end - cheese for one is 11.50, therefore: All of the food was woefully underseasoned. The amuse bouche was disappointing - beetroot meringue and a watery salt free carrot soup in...More

4  Thank Roddy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for lunch with friends and really enjoyed. The food and service was first class. Even viewed the shipping entering and leaving the harbour. Will return again.

Thank allydee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great find tucked on the seafront in the port. A lovely lunch here with friends x Great staff and wonderful food. The fish fresh and the beetroot panacotta is to die for x will go again when back in Aberdeen x highly...More

Thank Allison H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great location, warm and friendly staff, delicious fresh fish with a good choice. great weather and fantastic views over the harbour well worth a visit.

Thank john b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went at lunchtime and we were given a warm welcome. We had a seat looking towards the harbour entrance,which was great as we say ships going in and out,we were also given a display by the dolphins and had a visit of a seal....More

Thank Stuart C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great restaurant, daily meal specials and friendly regulars.The sea view was lovely and enjoyed watching ships towing in and out of Aberdeen harbour. Look forward to returning.

Thank laura1982919
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch with friends last week. Views on all sides are of the harbour, beach and sea. Service was excellent. There is good value 2 or 3 course lunch, mostly seafood but including vegetarian and one meat option. I had the cod which was...More

Thank Liz49Elgin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for a special birthday celebration and certainly was not disappointed. The food was amazing - everything we ordered was perfect. The restaurant is in a lovely setting with views out to sea and the harbour.

1  Thank lesleycarnie
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Cedric S
Is there a dress code and can I book a table for one in a sea view position, Saturday evening after a visit to the HMT matinee performance?
27 December 2016|
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Response from Fiona M | Reviewed this property |
No dress code, smart casual, table overlooking harbour would be my choice too, watching pilot boats guiding the ships in
I've ordered a table harbour view at this restaurant.....any good tips if I've done the right choice here for stunning views?
28 July 2016|
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Response from Weebungler | Reviewed this property |
It's a tricky choice! With the harbor view, you are looking over the mouth of the harbor to Balnagask and beyond. You get a great view of anything moving in and out of the harbor and can see quite a bit out to sea. On the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 41
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:45
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:45
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:45
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:45
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:45
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North Pier Pocra Quay, Aberdeen AB11 5DQ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Aberdeen
  • Phone Number: +44 1224 576229
  • E-mail
Named after a local term for herring, Silver Darling makes the most of a superb spot at the entrance of Aberdeen harbour. Built on the flat roof of the old customs house, the conservatory style restaurant commands panoramic views of the Dee estuary one side, and the length of the beach and headland the other (summer sunsets are priceless). A classic French menu is a triumph of superbly presented dishes, singing with flavour. Three courses at dinner could start with oysters marinated with lime and Granny Smiths, followed by pan-fried Atlantic sea bream in red wine, and the dessert du jour.
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