Harden's survey result
“Innovative seafood” coupled with “fantastic views from an upper floor over Aberdeen harbour watching the boats go by” are the key ingredients of what is often tipped as “the best restaurant in the city”. The dining room is a glass-encased roof-top addition to the old customs building – hence the sensational sea vistas.
“A change of ownership to the McGinty group has maybe slimmed down the menu” a fraction at this long-established, leading light of the Aberdeen eating scene: the conversion of a former harbour control building. It still wins consistent praise for its “lovely” fish and seafood however, and there’s one definite constant – “what a view! Ships, dolphins, seals, force ten gales, and the swell of the North Sea!”
In an “awesome location watching the boats come and go”, this converted former harbour control building has long been the “culinary star of Aberdeen”, known for its “very good seafood” and “exemplary service”. But having recently celebrated its 30th year, owner Didier Dejean retired in October 2017, selling to the McGinty’s group – hence we’ve left it un-rated for the time being.
“Fabulous fish dishes” have long been the hallmark of this “very professional and enjoyable” glass-walled fixture, in a former harbour control building; given the location – “as close to the briny as it’s possible to be without getting one’s feet wet” – it also boasts “great” views.
Silver Darling Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Awkward to get to but worth it for the seafood and views"
"Sunday evening isn't the best time to try a restaurant specialising in fresh fish so we didn't try any white fish, instead we had excellent big juicy mussels, good prawns in a proper bisque. The setting, looking over the North Sea to the east or the harbour mouth, is fun, the view on a fine evening terrific. But the cooking was a little unrefined - eg roughly chopped onions and sauce not properly incorporated with the mussels, and a dessert labelled 'absolutely vile'."
|Wine per bottle||£23.00|
North Pier House, Pocra Quay, Aberdeen, AB11 5DQ
|Monday||9:30 am-8:30 pm|
|Tuesday||9:30 am-8:30 pm|
|Wednesday||9:30 am-8:30 pm|
|Thursday||9:30 am-8:30 pm|
|Friday||9:30 am-8:30 pm|
|Saturday||9:30 am-8:30 pm|
|Sunday||9:30 am-8 pm|