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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
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Closed
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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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Tried the Stack for the first time - it doesn't look hugely promising from the outside but the quality of the food and friendliness of staff marks this place out as a potential gem. The melon and prawn starter I had was a huge step up from the normal - as were all our dishes - and this is what... More 

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Thank mark l
South Shields, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Booked at last minute and got in that same night. The food was good and the chef obviously enjoys what he does. No problem dealing with coeliacs and producing gluten free meals. Very reasonable prices too. The restaurant is a nice size with a good atmosphere and I would suggest booking in advance.

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Thank Marg C
Aberdeen
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We were very impressed by the delicious, well-presented food at the Stack. Excellent value and well worth a visit.

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Thank GrahamMAberdeen
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This Itison deal was exceptionally good value. Great menu, food beautifully cooked and presented with great skill. Lovely thoughtful touches such as boiled quail egg in the Cullen Skink ,one of the best Cullen skink I have had. Would have loved to sample the dessert menu but the very generous helpings in both starter and main made that unlikely. Very... More 

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Thank Celurca
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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 

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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 21 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 .

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Thank scotty535
Portlethen, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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.

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Thank Sheena F
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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.

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Thank KimHugh
Scotland
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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.

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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 

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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 18 - US$ 49
Cuisine
Seafood, Gastropub, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 19:00
Wednesday
12:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
12:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
12:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?