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“Reasonable food, great location but over-complicated food”

The Tolbooth Seafood Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 41 Restaurants in Stonehaven
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $27 - $61
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Intimate fine dining serving fresh local seafood in beautiful historic surroundings.
Reviewed September 1, 2012

On the plus side - great location; friendly staff; tasty food cooked well. A few niggles: 5 people squeezed round a table for 4; overpriced for the size of portions; food is a bit too pretentious and simpler recipes would showcase the lovely seafood better.

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Thank Stoneywifie
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

We were touring through Scotland & just happened to stop in Stonehaven. Looking for a place to eat we ended up in The Tolbooth @ the harbour and no regrets what so ever. Lovely place & wonderful food. Nice choice, excellent food, beautiful deserts. Everything was very tasty, well presented, good products.

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Thank Ingrid L
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

Stunning location with very pleasent staff. Beautiful dining room that would be enhanced with a little warmth from music and candle. The food has fantastic opportunity to be treated very simply with stunning results but instead is complicated with many flavours layered on top of each other resulting in the loss of simple excellent product. Would recommend to try as the effort and product are authentic and in part excellent (oyster and lobster). They need to review their cheese supplier and selection as no taste across the board.

Thank A P
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

We discovered this restaurant a couple of years ago. And when we decided to celebrate our marriage in Scotland, it didn't took long for us to decide where we wanted to have our diner party!

Excellent food and excellent service combined created a brilliant evening for all of us.

The location couldn't be better, such a lovely harbour view makes your experience complete!

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1  Thank Ester E
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

If you are looking for properly cooked fresh fish,this is the plaice to go. We try to go there as often as we can and enjoy the food, with the views over Stonehaven harbour, so appropriate for a fish restaurant.

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1  Thank DAB646
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