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Silver Darling

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North Pier Pocra Quay, Aberdeen AB11 5DQ, Scotland
+44 1224 576229
12:00 - 13:45
18:30 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 13:45
Mon - Sat 18:30 - 21:30
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We both had a starter and a main. Before that, one slice of bread and the mandatory amuse bouche (which was pretty nice). My starter, a ceviche, was not bad - but I had far better ceviches in other venues before. My wife's beetroot panna cotta wasn't bad either - but again, did not match the expectations. Beetroot taste was... More 

1 Thank FTM21
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a lovely restaurant with high quality food served in a very modern way. It is a bit out of the way near the beach at the exit to the harbour and you must drive there or get a taxi, not the sort of place to walk to. The menu is limited to five or six main courses with... More 

Thank joedon01
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Business lunch with, as always ,faultless service and fabulous sea food all provided at a very reasonable price. In my opinion Silver Darling is the best restaurant in Aberdeen by miles

Thank Philip A
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A dull and blustery day rather spoiled the normally awesome view but this in no way detracted from our delicious lunch. The staff are lovely and are friendly but not intrusive. The egg and chorizo starter went down a treat, as did the salmon risotto. The fish pie and the cod were lovely but the main event was the sticky... More 

Thank Vicki G
Doha, Qatar
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

dynamic menu, great quality food, fantastic location, friendly staff and top quality wines. Must visit on special occasions.

Thank Divyang R
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love where Silver Darling is located. Very nice overlooking Aberdeen beach I would imagine. Or should I say North Sea? Yea, I said "I would imagine" because we were there for dinner in February so it's pretty dark. But had a "tickle" experience when a big vessel approaching it feels like we're the one who's moving towards the vessel. Foods... More 

Thank xylasweet
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice setting overlooking the port entrance. Good seafood options and helpful staff. Scallops for starter were excellent and a good size. Venison ordered medium rare was closer to medium well which was disappointing as it was cut in half by the chef before serving so they should have known - it was barely pink. but I didn't send it... More 

Thank IrelandK
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place admittedly sometimes the staff can be a hit or miss! But that aside the meal always more than makes up for that! The amuse bouche is a classic example of how an amuse bouche should be served an introduction to the meal ahead using the ingredients of what the your meal ahead should contain. I've been... More 

Thank George S
Scotland, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited twice recently for lunch. The location is the star, the service is impeccable, the menu concise...imaginative, reasonably priced and well executed. Only real complaint was that my dessert was very dry and could have been improved with the addition of more contrasting texture.

Thank Nan K
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fab meal at Silver Darling. We visited at lunch time - service, food and surroundings were excellent. The venue's setting is spectacular, especially on the beautiful day we were there. The dolphins' display at the harbour mouth just added to the enjoyment.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$41
Seafood, European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:45
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:45
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:45
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:45
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:45
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North Pier Pocra Quay, Aberdeen AB11 5DQ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Aberdeen
  • Phone Number: +44 1224 576229
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?