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The Captain's Table at the Ship Inn

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, Seafood, European
5 Shore Head, Stonehaven AB39 2JY, Scotland
+44 1569 762617
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“cullen skink” (52 reviews)
“mixed grill” (19 reviews)
“fish sliders” (9 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, European, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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5 Shore Head, Stonehaven AB39 2JY, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 659 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the mussels in white wine sauce and they were the best I've ever had! Delicious food, fast service - recommend it wholeheartedly!

Thank Fuzzgimli
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived about 1pm, not too busy though it filled up later on. Three adults, two children. We had burgers, mussels and kids food. Pleasant service, food excellent, great views over the harbour. Sampled some Orkney beer, which was nice. Strongly recommended if you are in...More

Thank Charles O
Simon C, Owner at The Captain's Table at the Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Charles O Thank you very much for a great review and for recommending us to others. We have just launched our new winter menu - which sees the return of some old favourites as well as some new treats - and we really hope...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went for a meal tonight with my partner and our son. We had the sharing meat platter to start which was lovely. My son had a childrens fish and chips which was great value for money. My partner and i each had the fritto...More

Thank Jodie H
Simon C, Owner at The Captain's Table at the Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Jodie H Thank you so much for a great five star review and for sharing your experience of The Ship. We like to think that we offer a really great product at a reasonable price, so it's great to hear that we are hitting...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We normally stay at this hotel but had a change this time but couldn't go to Stonehaven without eating here, we walked in on Friday and booked a table for Saturday evening because it is always busy! We were not disappointed, I had the mussels...More

Thank Michael P
Simon C, Owner at The Captain's Table at the Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Michael P Thank you for such a lovely review - it's great to know that you keep coming back to see us so we must be doing something right! We hope that you enjoyed our new winter menu with the return of some old...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the views were great, over the harbour. The fish was lovely. Friendly helpful staff. Very reasonably priced.More

Thank Oli_Blat
Simon C, Owner at The Captain's Table at the Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Oli_Blat Seafood is our speciality and we really pride ourselves on the quality of what the kitchen team produces. Of course, it certainly helps when you have such a fantastic selection of raw ingredients right on your doorstep and in our opinion Aberdeenshire has...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

and the food was pretty special too. We enjoyed a late Sunday lunch, overlooking the harbour. The menu was comprehensive and the dishes well executed. I especially loved the seabass and my dining companions choices looked delicious. Portions were generous so no room for dessert....More

Thank Nan K
Simon C, Owner at The Captain's Table at the Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Nan K, thanks so much for visiting us for Sunday lunch. We love nothing better than relaxing with good food and good company while looking out at Stonehaven harbour, so are thrilled you enjoyed it too. We hope to see you again soon -...More

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Overall our meal was lovely, the mussels were delicious and my husband had the venison scotch egg which was beautiful. The fish sliders were gorgeous too. The only thing i would say aboit the meat sliders is they were tiny.. I know they're supposed to...More

Thank Broons1010
Simon C, Owner at The Captain's Table at the Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Broons1010, thanks for visiting the Ship Inn and taking the time to write a review. Really glad to hear that you enjoyed the food, and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

I have visited the Ship Inn with my daughter for a mid week lunch a few times over the summer months and can't fault anything at all. Bar or Restaurant, the staff are always very pleasant, welcoming and fantastic with my 3 year old (It's...More

Thank NJreports
Simon C, Owner at The Captain's Table at the Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear NJreports, thank you so much for returning to the Ship Inn. We're really pleased to hear that you've enjoyed your visits, and I'll be sure to pass your comments about our veggie burgers on to the chefs - they'll be delighted. We hope you'll...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017

Had supper here with friends, I had the mixed grill which was very good, my wife and her friend had the special which was haddock mornay, we also had the bread and butter pudding which was lovely, my wife had the cheesecake which was also...More

Thank Raymond M
Simon C, Owner at The Captain's Table at the Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Dear Raymond M The only thing better than great food is great food served with friends and we're delighted that we were able to help provide an enjoyable night out! Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review. We have shared...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017

The food is good, it's reasonable value for money Sirloin ~ £26+. Mixed grill is excellent. However the service can be a bit flaky. Staff should ask if they can get anyone drinks as they sit down. Not sure we'll rush back.More

1  Thank Neil W
Simon C, Owner at The Captain's Table at the Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Dear Neil W We pride ourselves on offering great quality food at a reasonable price, and I am very pleased to hear that we hit the mark for you. I am sorry to learn, however, that the service fell short on expectations. It is normal...More

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Sandranne C
18 October 2016|
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Response from Simon C |
We allow well behaved dogs in the bar. They should be on a lead and stay on the floor - not on the seats.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Shore Head, Stonehaven AB39 2JY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Stonehaven
  • Phone Number: +44 1569 762617
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Ship Inn
Description
Historic inn (1771) on the edge of Stonehaven's picturesque harbour. Stylish glass-fronted restaurant (38 covers) with extensive and varied menu. Seafood a speciality and daily specials board. Meals also served in cosy bar which offers a good range of draught (including real Ales)and bottled beers and ciders. Wine available by the glass or from wine list. Over 100 Single Malt whiskies. Wide selection of soft drinks and excellent freshly ground coffee.We also have an outside terrace overlooking the harbour where we serve meals (weather permitting).11 luxurious ensuite bedrooms (7 with harbour views).
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