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Sand Dollar Cafe

2 Beach Esplande, Aberdeen AB24 5NS, Scotland
0122 4 572288
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Ranked #30 of 497 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
Dundee, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The food here is good but it is very expensive for what it is. I also found the service to be terrible and the staff rude and content on ignoring customers

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edinburgh, scotland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We visited the Sand Dollar on two occasions on a recent short break to Aberdeen and were highly impressed with the quality of the food. Quite expensive for our evening meal but the food was delicious and very well presented. We would have no hesitation in recommending this 'cafe' and will certainly visit again on our next trip to Aberdeen.

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Aberdeen
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We have been regular customers of the sand dollar for quite some time. I have been for breakfasts, lunches and also bistro meals in the evening. Regularly with my family or just myself and the missus. Can't commend susie and the staff enough. I can genuinely say I have never had a bad meal yet. Food is always cooked to... More

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Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I popped into the sand dollar for a coffee and cake, it was around the time and was quite busy the drinks took abit longer than expected but the staff had there hands full, we had a slice of lemon cake to share which was really good, all the food going past looked lovely too and the staff were very... More

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Scotland
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Situated on the beach front with tables outside to enjoy the view and the lovely weather. The food and drinks are ver good just a bit on the pricey side. Lovely for a treat. The home baking is delicious. The staff are friendly and helpful.

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We walked out from the City Centre and wandered along the prom before coming across this Cafe which looked more inviting than the others nearby. We opted for a Traditional Scottish breakfast at £7.95 and a small Scottish Breakfast at £6.95 both options included tea or coffee. The cheaper version included 2 sausages whereas the bigger breakfast only had one... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I live about 5-10 minute walk from here and it is always somewhere we take friends and family when they are visiting. The decor is fresh and the menu even more so. The specials board is constantly changing with locally sourced dishes that are beyond your typical cafe. Interesting flavour combinations and a good sized menu to suit all tastes... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Stopped by here on Sunday when the beach area was absolutely packed with sunseekers heading to the coast. Despite it being busy we still managed to get a table for four adults and a 2 year old. The staff were friendly and tried their best to get our orders quickly despite them being out the door. The food was standard... More

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