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Sand Dollar Cafe

2 Beach Esplande, Aberdeen AB24 5NS, Scotland
0122 4 572288
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Ranked #33 of 498 Restaurants in Aberdeen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Sand Dollar Cafe and Bistro is a seafront restaurant serving breakfasts, lunches and dinners (Thur, Fri and Sat from 6pm to late).....offering daily specials in a friendly atmosphere, we have outside seating and always welcome children.
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English first
aberdeen
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This was always a good place for breakfast by the beach. It's back on my list since the lovely pier bistro sadly burned down. My scrambled eggs and black pudding were excellent. The staff friendly. I don't know but it seemed better than I remembered. Maybe now they've adjusted the layout you don't feel like an idiot blocking the door... More

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

I was down on the front and friends had recommended that I had lunch here. We were made welcome and the Menu was concise and a little predictable. On their 'Specials' board they had 'Omelette Arnold Bennett' which we ordered and received a very good dish, well cooked and simply presented. The Café is unpretentious, scrupulously clean and manned with... More

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Visited tha Sand Dollar for lunch. Arrived at midday and were told we would have to wait for a table for two and then once we were seated it would be 20 minutes before food would be served. At that point we had plenty time so we waited. Once seated we ordered a salad and an omelette - not too... More

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

I took my grandparents here for breakfast when they came to visit. The French toast with bacon was beautiful, and their scrambled eggs were absolutely beautiful. I've never seen scrambled eggs so orange in my life. They must use the most organic free range eggs in the world to make it!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Lovely breakfast at Sand Dollar on Saturday. Food, service & atmosphere great as usual. Then noticed it was Sunday carvery the next day so couldn't resist going back.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

My wife booked this and thought we may be sitting on our own considering it was a wet Saturday night. Not so. The place filled up and the atmosphere was good. Our meal was excellent but you needed the three courses to fill you up. My choices seemed to be more filling than my wife's though so your experience may... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My wife and I visited the sand dollar today.Both of us were less than impressed to be told that we could have a table but they were taking no orders for fifteen minutes and another 15 to 20 mins to get our order suffice to say we just left and most likely not to return .we have used the sand... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

I've had great lunches here many times and recently went for dinner on a Friday night when the cafe is transformed into a romantic bistro. It's amazing what a white linen table cloth and a few candles can do to change the mood. We had an excellent choice of food and wine and were served some of the best fish... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Visited here on a sunday lunchtime and was blown away with the quality of the food. You will not be disappointed, it is not cheap but when your meal arrives you will understand. I do not however accept paying £2.50 for a can of fizzy juice. It dampened our visit a little and made us decide not to leave a... More

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Aberdeen
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We visited Sand Dollar on 23/08/14 for an evening meal. Lovely setting, very rustic, old wooden tables, candles lit up and the restaurant was packed. Staff were friendly, attentive and gave the impression that nothing was a problem. We had the haggis starter and then the rib eye steak with peppercorn sauce. It was very well presented and it tasted... More

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