Monday - Thursday: 12pm - 2pm
Friday: 12pm - 3pm
Monday - Friday: 5.30pm - 9.30pm
Saturday: 12noon to 9.30pm
Sunday: 12noon to 8pm
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Families and Children Welcome
- Business Lunch
- Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
- Awesome View
About The Silver Darling
Welcome to The Silver Darling…
Situated in the former Customs House at the mouth of Aberdeen Harbour, The Silver Darling has recently embarked on a new voyage.
Renovated to the highest of standards, The Silver Darling has been transformed with stylish interiors that celebrate our unique heritage and complement our stunning setting for memorable meals.
The Silver Darling has an upstairs dining area which boasts floor to ceiling glass windows, providing panoramic views of Aberdeen’s beach, harbour and the historic fishing village of Footdee – affectionately known as ‘Fittie’ by the locals.
With a passion for quality food and drink, our menus have been carefully curated to showcase the finest selection of Scottish produce from Aberdeen Angus Beef to the freshest fish and shellfish dishes, in a laid-back yet sophisticated atmosphere.
The Silver Darling is the perfect setting to gaze at the sweeping sea coastline, watch the ships sail by, or in the summer months you may be lucky to catch a glimpse of the dolphins and seals bobbing in the bay…
Food was nice enough but very small portions and very expensive. Staff seemed in a rush to get us to leave as when we asked for a drink after dessert they said “they might need the table back” even though there were other tables free... we ordered the silver darling platter which was supposed to come with bread but it didn’t, we might have left less hungry had this been the case. Probably won’t return.
Very attentive. beautiful views and the food was great. Thanks
Great food even better service!!
Such a fantastic restaurant, polite attentive staff but most importantly fantastic food in a brilliant location!
We had a fantastic family lunch yesterday at the lovely Silver Darling restaurant. I hadn’t been there for a meal for over 10 years but after lunch today I will be back! My dad loves oysters so chose the chilled Loch Fyne oysters which he devoured! My son and I had sole goujons and hake respectively. We had very attentive service and the restaurant had a good vibe with many other tables enjoying their food too. Will definitely recommend this place!
It was lovely to see that my request for a harbour view was met . We booked a 1 30pm table so there wasn’t much atmosphere once lunch service was over. When we ordered more drinks the waiter didn’t seem to be keen to serve us. He told us there was no milk upstairs for a cappuccino and that he’d need to go downstairs to get some. Not sure we needed to know that.
I love this place and always take colleagues from out of town when they are visiting. I have only one niggle. I have noticed over the past 6-8 months that the service has not been outstanding as it had been for the many years I have been visiting. I used to feel very special when eating there but the last few times have felt that the staff are now not as welcoming and knowledgeable as before. For example, my overseas visitor asked for recommendations from the menu - a standard discussion in most of the top restaurants in the world - and was curtly told that she would have to make her own mind up, it was up to her own taste. Not so much the sentiment but the delivery just came across wrong and I could see my colleague wincing. However, the food was stunning! As usual.
Amazing food, service and great wine! Will definitely be back soon!
Excellent Food, friendly staff and a nice view.
A wonderful experience. Food absolutely excellent, second to none. Service very efficient and friendly. Views to die for. A real treat.
Had a fabulous Sunday Lunch our server Dani was very informative and is a credit to the Silver Darling Thank you for a lovely afternoon Will be back very soon x
Specials told but not told price
First time and will definitely be back. All the staff, but particularly our waiterLewis, was very attentive and pleasant. Would highly recommend a visit.
Amazing meal service and ambiance. Got the best table for a lovely view again.Will be returning soon.Thank you.
Had a super time everyone was lovely. Thanks
Been several times always good quality seafood and service never less than excellent
Lovely place with amazing food and excellent service!!!
Great service and a fantastic menu to choose from
first class as usual
Fantastic graduation dinner experience
Absolutely fabulous evening! Everything was brilliant! Service was 1st class! Will be back for sure 👍😀
Excellent service for graduation dinner. Staff extremely polite . Nothing a bother and accommodated all our requests