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Cove Bay Hotel

Bar, British, Scottish
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Colsea Road, Aberdeen AB12 3NA, Scotland
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

Thank djjoshua
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank John K
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Meagean
Dallas, Texas
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83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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.

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 stars 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.

Thank whitejohn854
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Staff are very efficient, opportunity to pre-order food and can enjoy lunch without worrying about being late back to work because service is spot on. Excellent choice of food and also option of smaller portions. Highly recommended.

Thank amaven41
St Cyrus, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

My fiancé and I had dinner here on Friday 24th June, we haven't been here before and hadn't booked a table and even although they were busy they still managed to fit us in, everything was great from start to finish, I had the salsa nachos and my fiancé the Brie wedges, which were lovely then we both had the... More 

Thank Mrjamieson
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Nice clean hotel , after waiting 20 mins elsewhere to get served , without any of the waiting staff come near,we decided to leave the establishment and try here for lunch as had only been a couple of times before , and thought we'd pay another visit , all I can say is glad we did ,2 mins at the... More 

Thank Julie M
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Went here as a party of 10 to celebrate a birthday on a Saturday night. Was expecting good things. The food itself was good but the service let it down. The staff kept forgetting things and it all seemed a bit of an effort for them to serve us. The place itself is looking a bit tired and in need... More 

Thank Loraine V
Crieff, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Stayed one night, really basic. We had a delux room - anything but delux we only had one bedside light, very odd. Breakfast was very poor.

Thank Heather H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $29
Bar, British, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children
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?