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“What a jewel”

The Harbour Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Scottish
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: This restaurant is in Banffshire, Scotland
2 reviews
“What a jewel”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

We were delighted with our first experience (and I hope not the last) of this wonderful little restaurant. It's perched at the end of the harbour and we weren't sure what this diminutive little place would offer. In winter it's only open at weekends and one has to book in advance. When we called to book for the following night, we were told the main courses were either fillet of beef (£22.00) or lemon sole (£20.00). We ordered one of each. With a little trepidation, we duly went the following evening and what a splendid experience it was. The price also included an appetiser and a dessert, as well as coffee, representing excellent value. Service was professional and friendly from the lady owner and her husband, the chef, came out to have a word. When they realised we shared the same profession we were invited to look round the kitchen after service. What wonderful food is presented from such a small space!
Any lover of good food staying in the area should make the Harbour Restaurant a MUST.
Well done to the owners and you deserve the praise you get. Keep going!
Geoff and Les, Northumberland.

  • Visited January 2013
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English first
New Pitsligo, United Kingdom
1 review
“Best restaurant that I have ever been to”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

What a super place, the couple that run it are so friendly and make you feel very welcome, the comments that i read from Jane W are absolute rubbish, the place only does meals from people with advanced bookings and in fact we had to wait for weeks to be able to get a table, so having a child with them was not the reason they were not given a table I am sure.The food is exceptional the prawns and steak to die for what a find, will be back as soon as we can get a booking.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank j t
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Scotland, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
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“Simply the Best”
Reviewed December 17, 2012

First of all, please ignore the obviously malicious review by Jane W, who needs to firstly learn how to spell, and secondly that screaming, snotty, sand covered children in bijou, candle lit, upmarket speciality restaurants are about as welcome as the proverbial fart in a space suit. Please Jane W - until your darling child is at least 18, do us all a favour and stick to your nights out at Burger King. Thanks.

The Harbour Restaurant is an absolute gem of a find. The food is utterly amazing, and well worth the considerable wait for a table booking. The time and care taken in preparing this fabulous food is evident by the exquisite taste and perfect presentation. The steaks are simply indescribable. We have eaten here three times now, and it is one of the best dining experiences my husband and I have ever had. And at a fraction of what we have paid in other world class restaurants. I hope the owners never change a thing about this place...it is simply perfect. The Best.

  • Visited December 2012
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2 Thank Good_Life51
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Wonderful quirky restaurant”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

Lovely unique cosy restaurant. Excellent quality food and very good price. Could not have been happier with the service.

Visited November 2012
Thank sangosands
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Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best steak in Aberdeenshire”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

Jane W's comment was very unfair. I too have a child and I accept they cannot eat at the restaurant, it is about insurance and health and safety why a child cannot eat there. The food is fresh, cooked perfectly and service is excellent. I recommend this restaurant to all, booking by phone is necessary as it is a small establishment.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Jo s
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