Review on Tolbooth Restaurant

Stonehaven's oldest building – once a prison and excise house – is the setting for Robert Cleaver's first-floor seafood restaurant. Traditional whitewashed walls contrast with the light contemporary fittings, and the views over the harbour are hard to beat on a fine day.

Fish from the local boats is the kitchen's stock-in-trade, and it's worth checking the board for the 'day's catch' – some of which is still landed virtually outside the restaurant door. Depending on the haul, you might see crabs, lobsters, langoustines and much more besides – although the regular menu has its own delights in the shape smoked local wolf fish on a mixed bean and Toulouse sausage cassoulet, seared scallops with an asparagus and lavender risotto, and roasted halibut wrapped in Parma ham with leek and sloe gin sauce.

Other tastes are also catered for, while the sweet-toothed brigade should be tempted by the prospect of baked lemon and meringue tart with orange sorbet or vanilla and spiced rum crème brûlée served with hazelnut nougatine and rum syllabub. Robert Cleaver also owns the Carron Art Deco Restaurant on Cameron Street, Stonehaven.

Tolbooth Restaurant is also featured in: Michelin Guide, AA Guide

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Modern British / Seafood


Craig Somers

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm Wed-Sat (12.00 - 3.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.30pm Tue-Sat (9.00pm Sun)

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Visa, Master Card

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Facilities at Tolbooth Restaurant

  • Private parties
  • 44 covers
  • Family Friendly


Tolbooth Restaurant
Old Pier Road
AB39 2JU

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4.2  / 5

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    September 2015

    4 people found this review helpful
    Tolbooth restaurant, Stonehaven

    Husband and I celebrated a special anniversary at the Tolbooth in Stonehaven today. The food was truly awesome and will definitely recommend it when we get back home to Dunfermline. Hope to return in the not too distant future. Staff were very nice too. .

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