The Tolbooth Seafood Restaurant
“Speciality seafood restaurant overlooking the harbour” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
There can't be many better spots than this for tucking into seafood: it's right on the harbour wall, with a museum on the ground floor and the upstairs restaurant giving sea views. What you eat depends on what's been landed that day.
Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes
- Seats: 46
- Steps for wheelchair: 15
- Assist dogs welcome
- Days Closed: Monday to Tuesday (winter), Monday (summer)
- Lunch served from: 12
- Lunch served until: 4
- Dinner served from: 6
- Dinner served until: 12
- Wines under £30: 13
- Wines over £30:
- Wines by the glass: 6
- Cuisine style: Modern British, Seafood
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About the area
Visitors to Aberdeenshire with any kind of interest in history are in for a treat. There are more castles to the acre in Aberdeenshire than anywhere else in Britain. They range from evocative ruins to lonely tower houses, from well-kept baronial strongholds to royal palaces. Four notable castles worth factoring into your itinerary are Dunnottar, Fyvie, Huntly and Tolquhon.
At Buchan Ness you’ll find yourself at the easternmost point of Scotland. From here you can follow the coast further down this stunning north-east shoulder of Scotland south to Peterhead, once an important whaling community. Beyond it is Aberdeen, where the eastern spur of the Grampians gives way to the North Sea, and two famous salmon rivers, the Don and the Dee, reach the end of their spectacular journey.
Heading west out of Scotland’s granite city, you are soon in a magical world of heather moorland, rolling hills and densely wooded valleys, cut by meandering rivers and picturesque lochs. It is here that you can discover the staggering number of castles and ancient strongholds. However, it’s not all palaces and ruins. Bottlenose dolphins are an everyday sight in the Moray Firth and off the Aberdeenshire coast so grab your binoculars and head to the shores.
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