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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%
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“cullen skink” (52 reviews)
“mixed grill” (19 reviews)
“fish sliders” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, European, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 Shore Head, Stonehaven AB39 2JY, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

and the food was pretty special too. We enjoyed a late Sunday lunch, overlooking the harbour. The menu was comprehensive and the dishes well executed. I especially loved the seabass and my dining companions choices looked delicious. Portions were generous so no room for dessert....More

Thank Nan K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall our meal was lovely, the mussels were delicious and my husband had the venison scotch egg which was beautiful. The fish sliders were gorgeous too. The only thing i would say aboit the meat sliders is they were tiny.. I know they're supposed to...More

Thank Broons1010
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited the Ship Inn with my daughter for a mid week lunch a few times over the summer months and can't fault anything at all. Bar or Restaurant, the staff are always very pleasant, welcoming and fantastic with my 3 year old (It's...More

Thank NJreports
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had supper here with friends, I had the mixed grill which was very good, my wife and her friend had the special which was haddock mornay, we also had the bread and butter pudding which was lovely, my wife had the cheesecake which was also...More

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

Dear Raymond M The only thing better than great food is great food served with friends and we're delighted that we were able to help provide an enjoyable night out! Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review. We have shared...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is good, it's reasonable value for money Sirloin ~ £26+. Mixed grill is excellent. However the service can be a bit flaky. Staff should ask if they can get anyone drinks as they sit down. Not sure we'll rush back.More

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

Dear Neil W We pride ourselves on offering great quality food at a reasonable price, and I am very pleased to hear that we hit the mark for you. I am sorry to learn, however, that the service fell short on expectations. It is normal...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived for our booking and the young waitress was very pleasant. She gave us menus but didn't ask if we wanted drinks. We waiting a good 10/15 mins before being offered drinks. After asking for water twice we eventually got it. There seemed to...More

2  Thank KirstyW1
Simon C, Owner at The Captain's Table at the Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Kirsty W Firstly, may I thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Regardless of whether the feedback is good or bad, we appreciate all reviews so we can assess what we do well and identify areas we may need to improve....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a table for last night and enjoyed our meal. When we finished our mains, the waitress asked if we wanted to see dessert menu however we said we were ok just now (we still had about half a bottle of prosecco). Two minutes...More

1  Thank sn0rm36
Simon C, Owner at The Captain's Table at the Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear sn0rm36 Thank you for leaving positive comments about your meal, and I am very sorry to learn that the service when you visited fell short of expectations. Our staff generally receive very good feedback about customer care - as evidenced on this site and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch and two of us had the chicken fillets with skinny fries. Absolutely fantastic!! My wife had the lamb kebab. Again very tasty. Beware the Creme Brulee, it makes you want more of this delicious dessert. Overall an excellent meal with good service...More

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

The best advice that we can give you about the creme brulee? Let it settle for half and hour and then you will be ready for some more! Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal and that our staff made an impression. Hope to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had an excellent fish & ships here for lunch. Overlooking the harbour of Stonehaven, this is a nice place to just pop in for a pint and just relaxing. Sitting outside you can smell the sea and watch the boats. Short walk to the shore...More

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

Dear Per Henrik A It really is a stunning view isn't it? If there's a more fitting place to enjoy a plate of fish and chips then we don't know where it is! Thanks for your great feedback and we hope you'll visit us again...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is part of the ship inn it’s where breakfast lunch and dinner is served food is delicious fresh and homemade staff are friendly and helpful

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

Dear Elizabeth B Thanks for the five star review and your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time to leave a review and hope that we will be able to welcome you back again soon.

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
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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