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The Captain's Table at the Ship Inn

5 Shore Head, Stonehaven AB39 2JY, Scotland
+44 1569 762617
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“mixed grill” (21 reviews)
“cullen skink” (56 reviews)
“fish sliders” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, European, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 Shore Head, Stonehaven AB39 2JY, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

Smashing restaurant right on the waterfront at the harboured a window seat when you book a table as it's best to book,friendly staff great food all cooked fresh can't beat it .

Thank Roger C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Good friendly service and a small but good menu made for a nice meal out. The coconut prawn starter was excellent, really tasty and with a good "crunch", and the sticky beef stir fry was also good, but as a Broccoli lover, a little more...More

Thank peternI6763DX
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The restaurant has pleasant surroundings and looks over the harbour. The menu was varied with vegetarian choices. The food was very good. The service was attentive without being stifling. A thoroughly pleasant lunch.

Thank Eric G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Travelling down from nearby Aberdeen, we fancied a couple of beers and some seafood. We were fortunate to snag a table at just after 8pm on what was a very typically busy night for restaurants on the harbour. We waited a little too long for...More

Thank ccindxb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Met with family for a get together 7 adults 2 children, friendly welcome from staff, orders of cullen skink, battered prawns, fish and chips, stir fry, sliders , burgers and children's menu and local beers and wine, all food was freshly made and delcious, thoroughly...More

Thank dundeetravellermrshc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have eaten here a few times over the last year and have always been impressed. There is a wide variety of dishes on the menu and the food is freshly prepared and of a high quality. The views from the restaurant are lovely and...More

Thank UKTouristScotland
Simon C, Owner at The Captain's Table at the Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear UKTouristScotland, delighted to hear you've returned again and again to The Captin's Table and that each time we've lived up to your expectations. Thank you for taking the time to write such a ncie review - we hope it's not too long before you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No matter when we go to The Ship we always have a good meal. Very good selections on the menu. Fish and chips used to be my go-to but now it's the sharing seafood platter.More

Thank foodiemum
Simon C, Owner at The Captain's Table at the Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear foodiemum, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review - so pleased to hear that you have enjoyed all your visits to The Ship Inn. The seafood platter has fast become one of the most popular menu items, so really glad to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy booking system, and accommodated request for a window table so we had a view of the harbour. Tables are well spaced so didn't feel cramped and overcrowded. Service was lovely and a great choice of food on the menu including a good selection of...More

Thank lds225
Simon C, Owner at The Captain's Table at the Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear lds225, thank you for taking the time to review The Captain's Table. We're always happy to accommodate our guests' dietary needs, so are thrilled to hear you enjoyed our gluten-free offering. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Ship Inn yesterday for lunch and were very impressed. I had the ship inn gourmet burger which was delicious and my partner had the stuffed peppers which was equally as good so she tells me. Staff were very friendly and attentive...More

Thank PortPie
Simon C, Owner at The Captain's Table at the Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear PortPie, thank you for the high praise! We reckon the views over Stonehaven harbour go unmatched - the perfect accompaniment to a meal at The Captain's Table. The burgers and stuffed peppers are popular items on our menu, and I'm glad o hear you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a family meal for 10. 2 kids and 8 adults. Lovely big table organised for us and service was really good. Varied meals from Killen skunk. Peppered battered prawns. Jumbo fish. Beef stir fry. 3 types of burger sliders. And numerous sweets. Really...More

Thank Scott C
Simon C, Owner at The Captain's Table at the Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Scott, thanks for leaving such a lovely review. Glad to hear you and your family enjoyed your visit - we're very proud of our fresh seafood offering, so it's great to hear you all enjoyed your meal.

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Alison R
20 May 2018|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is. Two entrances - Bar and Resturaunt.
Sandranne C
18 October 2016|
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Response from Simon C |
We allow well behaved dogs in the bar. They should be on a lead and stay on the floor - not on the seats.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Shore Head, Stonehaven AB39 2JY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Stonehaven
  • Phone Number: +44 1569 762617
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  • This restaurant is at Ship Inn
Historic inn (1771) on the edge of Stonehaven's picturesque harbour. Stylish glass-fronted restaurant (38 covers) with extensive and varied menu. Seafood a speciality and daily specials board. Meals also served in cosy bar which offers a good range of draught (including real Ales)and bottled beers and ciders. Wine available by the glass or from wine list. Over 100 Single Malt whiskies. Wide selection of soft drinks and excellent freshly ground coffee.We also have an outside terrace overlooking the harbour where we serve meals (weather permitting).11 luxurious ensuite bedrooms (7 with harbour views).
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