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the restaurant - The Stack Restaurant and Bar, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

The Stack Restaurant and Bar

4.6
4.6
568 Reviews
£25 and under
Modern European
Current opening hours
can be viewed here -https://thestackrestaurant.com/
Restaurant closes at 1am,-when making a booking please allow yourself as much time as possible to relax and enjoy your visit.
Outside area-closed at 12am ,which we recommend booking in advance. 
Situated in the coastal village of Muchalls, just off the A90, and 10 minutes from Aberdeen and Stonehaven,The restaurant derives its name from the sea stacks located on the beautiful surrounding coastline.

It is brought to you and led by head chef and owner Andy Smart, who’s aim is to offer a flexible and relaxed environment where everybody is welcome.
Dogs are also welcomed too.(we have treats and water bowls for them!)
Dining in a relaxed environment , the food style is seasonal and inventive and draws inspiration from international flavours, whilst using local suppliers, with an emphasis on simplicity, and where the staff are both friendly and professional.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Modern European, Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Fri 12:15–15:00 Wed–Fri 17:00–00:00 Sat 12:15–01:00 Sun 12:15–19:30
  • Phone number
    01569 730393
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    With over 20 years experience in external catering, let us take care of the catering for any event that you have planned.
  • Private party facilities
    The entire restaurant can be hired out for exclusive use with bespoke menus and drinks taylored to the individual.
  • Area
    Aberdeen
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 568 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire

    Best Overall

  • Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire

    Best Food

  • Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire

    Best Service

  • Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire

    Best Ambience

  • Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire

    Best Value

  • Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire

    Good for business meals

  • Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire

    Good for business meals

  • Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire

    Good for groups

  • Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire

    Healthy

  • Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire

    Good for special occasions

  • Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire

    Lively

  • Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire

    Most Booked

  • Aberdeenshire

    Best Overall

  • Aberdeenshire

    Best Food

  • Aberdeenshire

    Best Service

  • Aberdeenshire

    Best Ambience

  • Aberdeenshire

    Best Value

  • Aberdeenshire

    Good for groups

  • Aberdeenshire

    Healthy

  • Aberdeenshire

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Aberdeenshire

    Good for special occasions

  • Aberdeenshire

    Lively

  • Aberdeenshire

    Most Booked

568 Reviews
  1. JackieG

    Aberdeen

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely light lunch. Stayed on for an extra drink also

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  2. JillH

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food , very friendly, helpful staff! Great options for vegan and Gluten Free!! 👍🏻

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  3. JackieG

    Aberdeen

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great foo. Bit expensive but nice for a treat always go to for Sunday Roast also

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  4. Penguin

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was delicious and beautifully presented. Service was excellent.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant, food is always outstanding with great service

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  6. DGarez

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Amazing food. Lovely service. Ambiance a bit off, but otherwise a perfect meal.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food, beautifully cooked and presented. We tried the new set menu - such great value.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent, waiting staff were efficient and well organised, and food was served very quickly

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  9. AilsaM

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food, warm, friendly ambience and good service.

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  10. CarolMarshall

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been several times before! Will always support the Stack as it's a local gem and never had a disappointing meal here. We all had 3 courses off the new menu, and to be honest we were all stuffed. 2 would probably have sufficed but the choice made it hard to say no. Every dish came well presented and everything on the plate contemplated each other. We were served by 3 young members of staff who were attentive and funny. They even gave us a wee rest between mains and dessert! It was quite busy but they were always on hand. Will always recommend as its a business I want to support, in fact my auntie booked for the following evening down to our recommendation. Compliments to the chef Andy again as all was spot on! A great menu and so much choice.

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  11. Tee89

    Angus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was unbelievably good, we all enjoyed our meal, just a shame there was no room for pudding!

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  12. GemmaM

    Aberdeen

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Stack never disappoints. The food is always amazing and the staff are hard working and friendly.

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  13. Steve

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All 11 dishes we had at our table were beautifully presented and tasted fantastic and the service from the young waiting staff was exceptional. Would thoroughly recommend a visit here and can’t wait to go back

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  14. JamesT

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just advise lines to be drawn in the very small car park to assist drivers to park in the most efficient way and not block others

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  15. RobertH

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Set menu is excellent value, not small portions Good choice

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  16. KarenM

    Aberdeen

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always have a lovely meal here, nice atmosphere, staff friendly, good size portions, good value, highly recommend

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  17. LindaM

    Glasgow

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding Sunday lunch. Service was very good and food amazing. We’re lucky to have this restaurant so close to where we live. A lovely stroll across the moors worked up our appetite and a walk home again helped shake off the guilt of having enjoyed a huge scrumptious dessert.

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  18. KarenA

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, perfectly cooked and presented. We had Manchego croquettes, Cullen skink, pumpkin tortilla and beer battered haddock, with truffle parmesan chips and buttered greens on the side. Everything was delicious all served together and in warm plates. As a vegetarian who is also a good cook, I am often disappointed when I eat out. But The Stack is exceptional, highly recommended!

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  19. NikP

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food choice and what we chose was fantastic. Really struggled to pick there was so much choice and what we did have suited everyone!! Can't wait to go back.

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  20. CarolineC

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always love coming the The Stack. The food was amazing as usual.

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  21. Julesie

    Aberdeen

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mid week treat with friends. Took advantage of 3 courses for £28. Excellent food as always. Drinking on a school night 3 bottles Pinot Grigio and a cocktail later we skipped out the restaurant. Server (a young skinny lad with glasses) played along like a professional.

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  22. AndrewP

    Aberdeen

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food as always - a real gem of a place

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  23. CallumReidser

    Angus

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I have been twice and had the cullen skink and brisket twice and would recommend both. An extensive menu and tapas options, lots of choice and good quality.

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  24. GrantS

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not often I'd give full stars for everything but its deserved on this occasion. Brilliant meal and good portions / value for money. Strongly recommended.

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  25. RhondaF

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food and service. Great value for money for the quality of food and service. Highly recommend and will definitely be back.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I always love the food at the stack always lovely and tastes great would recommend to anyone .

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  27. MatN

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I’ve visited many a time and really should’ve left a review before now. Anyway, the food the other night was even better than the usual fantastic standard and the staff were friendly, courteous and helpful throughout. Good, chilled atmosphere with other diners also relaxing and enjoying themselves. 100% recommend.

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  28. BruceS

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food & service from the team, utilising the best local produce.

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  29. SarahJ

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was completely outstanding and worthy of recognition in the dining world. The restaurant itself does need a facelift though as it is dated and the lights are way too stark above the tables. The young staff are lovely and attentive but arriving to them vaping is not a good welcome. All of this lets the incredible food down which is a shame as it should be in the Michelin Guide at least!

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  30. PaulA

    Aberdeen

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Usual excellent meal & service from the Stack restaurant.

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  31. AnneM

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal as always and great waiter service. See you again soon.

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  32. AileenW

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and great value. Service was quick and restaurant is nicely decorated

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  33. MarkW

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fantastic meal where they accommodated for a vegan ,staff were very friendly and the meals arrived at the right time ,both of us enjoyed our time and will be back in the future.

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  34. TGrant

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a fantastic first trip to the Stack. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. We can’t wait to visit again!

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  35. YvonneM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Our evening here was very different to last time. I t was very quiet indeed. The staff were obliging and fish once again was very tasty and well presented.

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  36. ChristineM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was as usual, delicious and lots of Choice to choose from. Staff were friendly as always and only To happy to answer any questions. Always a pleasant visit.

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  37. Charlotte

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We booked in for the Sunday Roast and it was fabulous. For the price it was well worth the money, so tasty and portion size was spot on. The staff were very attentive and friendly.

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  38. FrancesC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Great choice everything arrived piping hot. Staff went over and beyond. Shout out to Grant and Erin. Would recommend 100%

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  39. SteveM

    Aberdeen

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service (as usual) 4th visit this year and never disappoints

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  40. MicheleD

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I don’t know what was on top of the Monkfish, but it was a tasteless mush! Nothing like the langoustine I was looking forward to.

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FAQs

The Stack Restaurant and Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01569 730393.

The Stack Restaurant and Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 568 OpenTable diners.

The Stack Restaurant and Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Stack Restaurant and Bar

14 Dunnyfell Road, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire AB39 3RP

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Aberdeen
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Fri 12:15–15:00 Wed–Fri 17:00–00:00 Sat 12:15–01:00 Sun 12:15–19:30
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Modern European, Steak, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    01569 730393
  • Catering
    With over 20 years experience in external catering, let us take care of the catering for any event that you have planned.
  • Private party facilities
    The entire restaurant can be hired out for exclusive use with bespoke menus and drinks taylored to the individual.
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