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All 516 Aberdeen Restaurants

Silver Darling

Pocra Quay, Aberdeen AB11 5DQ, Scotland
(01224) 576229
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Ranked #58 of 516 Restaurants in Aberdeen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $41
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Named after a local term for herring, Silver Darling makes the most of a superb spot at the entrance of Aberdeen harbour. Built on the flat roof of the old customs house, the conservatory style restaurant commands panoramic views of the Dee estuary one side, and the length of the beach and headland the other (summer sunsets are priceless). A classic French menu is a triumph of superbly presented dishes, singing with flavour. Three courses at dinner could start with oysters marinated with lime and Granny Smiths, followed by pan-fried Atlantic sea bream in red wine, and the dessert du jour.
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English first
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Second time I have visited but not in a number of years. I was not disappointed! Food is excellent and the views over the Harbour are very good. If you struggle with stairs then I advise not to go as you climb the spiral staircase. (Did not see a lift but there may be one hidden) Best to check. This... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

After some of my work colleagues told me about this place I had to give it a go only to be disappointed. The service was very good but that’s where it stopped. For a seafood restaurant it only had 3 choices of fish on the main menu. They had run out of what I ordered and they gave me something... More 

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Yvelines, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

The Sirver Darling restaurant offers excellent food and a very professional service. The fish was perfectly cooked and tasty. As we wanted a light dinner, we asked for desert a one scoop ice-cream. We we served a delicious sorbet which could only be home-made. The price was in line with the overall quality. We will have to go back for... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This is a taste of the sea by the sea. Our monkfish was cooked perfectly, little touches in the presentation and service make this peaceful Seaside retreat perfect for dining in a romantic capacity. Worth every penny (its not cheap)

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York, South Carolina
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88 reviews 88 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This was recommended by the hotel we were staying in. It took us a while to find it but it was worth the search. Service was prompt and friendly. A small complimentary appetizer sampler was brought to the table for each person that was well presented and very tasty. We tried a few of the starters such as the salmon... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This currently is my favourite restaurant in Aberdeen by quite a distance.I often lunch there on a Friday to enjoy the excellent views of the beach and Aberdeen Harbour and indeed the cuisine. Lunch is brilliant value yet the quality of the food is undiminished. Obviously the leaning is towards fish but the menu is wide and varied. No matter... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Almost cold starter (scallops)........fish and chips for main - soggy chips - the pair of waiters could not get the plates from us quick enough and they alone were enough to put me off returning. During the summer I had a nice meal there, one of the same waiters was also over bearing suggesting I tip him heavily !. I... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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117 reviews 117 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We have been to the Silver Darling many times and would give it full marks every time. My wife loves seafood and the fish and oysters are always great. The view is always great whether it is sunny or pouring with rain! We also loved the fondont au Chocolat on our last visit!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Went out with family as I had a gift voucher as a present. I would have take fewer guests if I had known size of final bill. The food was good but not amazing. Unfortunately as this time of year in the dark, we could not see the amazing views. The service was over attentive at the start of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to me by many different firends and colleagues and I can confirm I'll do the same: great scenery, even at night; service is friendly yet discrete. Fish is of course outstanding - the wine list is however a bit poor.

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Additional Information about Silver Darling

Address: Pocra Quay, Aberdeen AB11 5DQ, Scotland
Phone Number: (01224) 576229
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Aberdeen
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm  6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm  6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm  6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm  6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm  6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 41
Cuisine: French

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