The Silver Darling

North Pier House, 43 Pocra Quay, Aberdeen, United Kingdom, AB11 5DQ
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Opening Information

Lunch
Monday - Thursday: 12pm - 2pm
Friday: 12pm - 3pm

Evening
Monday - Friday: 5.30pm - 9.30pm

All Day
Saturday: 12noon to 9.30pm
Sunday: 12noon to 8pm

Facilities
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Business Lunch
  • Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
  • Beach
  • 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…

Cuisine: Seafood, Scottish
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Monday, 11 November 2019

Great food and wine - a very pleasant evening

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Visited On Monday, 11 November 2019

Food and service could not have been better I will be back again

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Visited On Monday, 11 November 2019

Food and service excellent

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Visited On Monday, 11 November 2019

Staff very welcoming and attentive throughout our time in the restaurant. Excellent choices, first class meal and service. View from window adds to the atmosphere.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 November 2019

Excellent service and food was amazing - stunning views in a space full of great atmosphere

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Visited On Sunday, 10 November 2019

Fantastic location. Welcoming staff. Wonderful food.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

Great food and service, lovely setting

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

Lovely food and lovely location

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Visited On Thursday, 07 November 2019

Very different to the old Silver Darling which was something very special. The new look is a little lacking in atmosphere and not as intimate- the bare tables and seating gave it more of a cafe look . Happy to report both food and service very good just lacking in having that something special feel

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Visited On Thursday, 07 November 2019

Very enjoyable evening. Loved seeing the ships going past while eating the amazing food.

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 November 2019

The food was very nice and the staff were friendly and helpful, altogether a very enjoyable lunch.

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 November 2019

Very disappointing that staff pressured us to leave to make room for next booking. We did not order dessert or coffee - good job as table was clearly booked for someone else! If bookings are time limited, then this should be made clear from the outset.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Absolutely a perfect Birthday meal! I had booked the private room, which was stunning! Even though we had gone for the pre-order menu, we did not have to wait long for the food and the food was delicious! Hannah (our server) was very attentive and did everything she could to make our visit enjoyable! She truly made it a night to remember! From the service to the little surprise for the birthday as well as informing us of the taxi services to their sister restaurants, she made sure that we left as happy customers that would definitely return again! The restaurant has a bit of a reputation for being relatively expensive, and maybe this was true 20 - 30 years ago, but these days prices are far more in line with what I would expect to pay for this quality of food (in fact, possibly cheaper in comparison with other restaurants in Aberdeen).

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

It was nice to see the place busy on a wet and horrible sunday. Look lile there was a few tourists aswell.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

The wine list was delicious 😋 and the staff very warm helpful and charming.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Family outing to the Silver Darling 4 adults was perfect, fish dishes were excellent and the presentation equalled the flavours in all the dishes we tried. Service was attentive without being intrusive first class. The setting and ambiance creates the environment to enjoy your meal.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

1. The location is just breathtaking . I had a table booked a week prior asking for the best table to celebrate an occasion with my partner. And the best table it was. View was just stunning. 2. Food: Pretty much the cream of Aberdeen. Our fish platter was fresh and tasty. Reminded me of my cuisine from back home (goa). For the main we ordered the special of the day. And it was delicious. Elements of surprise everywhere in that main course. The sole goujons and the market catch with the squid risotto. And finally for desserts.......ah well here's the only slight negative thing........for a place as lush.......the dessert menu was, let's say, very limited. As if the silver darling is helping it's customers to cut down on sugar. From around 4-5 modest options, we ordered the chocolate brownie and the creme brulee. Both were very tasty and delightful plates, the staff also worded down "HAPPY ANNIVERSARY" on our plate to mark the occasion and wish us. It was very very sweet thanks guys. 3. Service. Upon the reaching the restaurant, we climbed a nice stairwell to the first floor where the dining area is situated. At the counter we were greeted "dimly" by a young man who took us to our table. He looked fresh but sad. I do not know why, I hope everything is okay in his life. Anyway, then floated along our way, an angel by the name Katherina who was our server. Very very polite pretty young woman. She wished us, informed us about allergies, gave us information about the specials for the day. Me and my partner had a lot of questions for her regarding the dishes, and she expertly answered them all to our satisfaction. She even complimented my partner whilst she asked for her ID Haha. She offered to take pictures with my phone for us posing with the platter, pretty good pictures she took. The time taken for food to arrive was about 10 minutes which was appropriate. The presentation of the plates and service by Katherina : impeccable. Service 9/10 4. Price: For the best, you must pay premium. But I guess the definition of premium is very different for different people. In short, it was worth every penny for the 3 course meal. 5. Highlights : The location, The food, ambience, and Katherina all helped to make the day for my partner and me simply very memorable. I have even saved the receipt in my wallet. Have a nice day guys. I hope this review helps with your KPIs and guesttrack scores. Cheers.

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Visited On Friday, 01 November 2019

Excellent food and service, will definitely be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

First time here and hope to be back soon. The service and presentation of the food was exceptional.

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Visited On Thursday, 31 October 2019

Every thing was amazing! We’ll return soon

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Visited On Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Fantastic family night out

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Visited On Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Thankyou so much for turning us around so quickly as we didn't have much time last night! We look forward to coming back some time when we don't have to rush off!

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Visited On Tuesday, 29 October 2019

We had a wonderful evening. The food was excellent and the service was just right. We will come again, very soon.

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Visited On Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Would like to see a wider selection of wines by the glass but a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Thanks!

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Visited On Monday, 28 October 2019

Great lunch with great views. Enjoyed my hake dish but would have been even better if the fish skin had been crisp!

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