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Cove Bay Hotel

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Scottish
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Colsea Road, Aberdeen AB12 3NA, Scotland
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

I have stayed a few times, but, it's basis in decor (rooms) & there priced high when most other hotels around Aberdeen are lowering their prices, no deals offered not even when there are empty rooms? Food is ok but portions differ depending on which chef/ cook is on, don't do breakfasearly enough 7am, if you want breakfast before heading... More 

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Thank Markards
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

I visit here regularly for Sunday lunch. It's has a warm, friendly atmosphere with a view of the North Sea that is both stunning and mesmerising. There is ample choice on the menu with something for every one. The food is delicious, plentiful and made from all locally sourced produce, fish and meat. It is value for money and I... More 

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Thank 65Heather
Motherwell, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

We came across the Cove a few years ago and it has never been beaten for a meal whilst visiting the Aberdeen area. Great food good service and value for money. Crackin view of the Ocean from the main area of the resteraunt. Please remember and book prior to arrival to avoid disappointment. Plenty of car parking

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Thank David D
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

My husband and I decided to try the cove bay hotel for lunch and were not dissapointed.As it was a sunny afternoon we asked manager if we could possibly get a table at the window overlooking the sea. He said I'm sorry they are reserved or full however minutes later when a table became vacant he came over and said... More 

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Thank kathcollie16
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Went here for tea after work with family member and a friend, was shown too a table very quickly and drink order was taken at the same time, drinks arrived quite quickly and food order was taken at this time, a little slow on food arriving, was asked if we would like any sauces etc, we asked for a small... More 

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Thank Linda G
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

We visited the Cove Bay Hotel for the first time this evening as we were stuck for somewhere new to visit. The restaurant has a nice ambiance and staff are very welcoming and friendly. Try to ask for a table beside the window so that you get an amazing view of the north sea. To start we had the sharing... More 

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Thank djjoshua
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Although the food and service was good this place needs a shot in the arm. Seemed so laid back and it effected everything. The specials were of a good selection. Not a good place for the disabled.

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Thank John K
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

I go here quite often, the staff are great and so is the food. The restaurant is a lovely place with views over the north Sea. The bar also hosts the same view and the locals are friendly. The rooms have been recently decorated and are a comfy place to end your night after a couple drinks.

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Thank Meagean
Dallas, Texas
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104 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

Make sure you make a reservation for one of the tables by the window. That's the main draw of the place. I had the fish and chips. It's a huge portion. Enough for two smaller eaters to share easily.

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Thank Catherine D
Grass Valley, California
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

Food was great, but the servers disappeared. We had to hunt someone down several times, including when we needed to pay. We stayed here, and breakfast was a similar scenario.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $29
Cuisine
Bar, British, Scottish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Colsea Road, Aberdeen AB12 3NA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Aberdeen

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?