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Sand Dollar Cafe

2 Beach Esplande, Aberdeen AB24 5NS, Scotland
0122 4 572288
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Ranked #22 of 487 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
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English first
aberdeen
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

caught lunch here today(3-7-14) second time we have been did"nt review first time because i wanted to see if it was just a one off the food being as good as it was,,i wasnt wrong it was excellent, fresh and well cooked everything is cooked as per order but we didnt have to wait to long and it was well... More

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Frankfurt Am Main
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101 reviews 101 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Aberdeen Beach on a sunny summer's evening and an early supper here. There is a limited menu early in the week with an evening bistro menu available at the weekend. That said there was an excellent specials board so plenty to choose from. I opted for the smoked salmon salad and my companion for scallops salad. Both were served quickly... More

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Just had a lovely Sunday Carvery at Sand Dollar. Roast beef cooked to perfection and sides delicious. Decided to go for desert - raspberry panacotta and white chocolate mouse... Died and went to heaven! Had to post a pic of the little white chocolate mouse... Minus eaten tail! Highly recommended!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Went for a family dinner on Saturday night, although the table had been booked two weeks in advance, on arrival there were another party sitting there. Not a good start to our evening. After taking our order we waiting 25 minutes for the starters to arrive. My daughter had order the lobster special and was told 20 minutes after the... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We went on Saturday for lunch. We ordered bacon rolls although they seemed a bit more pricey than usual until they were served- they were massive. The roll was lovely and soft and the bacon was good quality and well cooked. We also ordered a portion of chips that were slightly disappointing & a bit tasteless.The specials board had lots... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

We've enjoyed Sand Dollar for brunch and snacks before but have always wanted to try their evening bistro nights (thurs-sat) &we weren't disappointed. The cafe was beautifully decorated with crisp white table clothes, candles and flowers. The menu is small but all of exceptional quality and there is enough variety to satisfy all tastes. Our table of 4 enjoyed scallops,... More

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Scotland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Although we had to queue for a table, the full breakfast was worth waiting for! There was plenty of selection on the menu and we managed to get a table in the sunshine which was perfect!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I went to this place with my wife to celebrate our anniversary and it did not disappoint! The best coffee in Aberdeen! I had a vanilla latte to start then we came back for lunch. The beer battered fish and chips were great! The staff was also very nice and it was refreshing to have friendly customer service in Aberdeen.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

My husband and I went here today for our anniversary lunch and coffee date, the service was the best we have had in Aberdeen and the food was amazing. My husband loved the fish and chips and my favourite coffee was the Vanilla Frappe (it was like drinking a coffee milkshake, yummmmm)!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I've been here several times for breakfast/brunch and each and every time it appears the staff weren't quite aware how busy it would be! Its always so rushed and manic, staff seem stressed and seem almost gutted you've walked through the door asking for a table. The other day we popped in for a take away coffee and it took... More

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