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The Stack Restaurant and Bar, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

The Stack Restaurant and Bar

4.7
4.7
338 Reviews
£25 and under
Modern European
Current opening hours
(in-line with Covid restrictions ) can be viewed here -https://thestackrestaurant.com/
Restaurant closed at 11.30pm,-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 environmen , 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 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern European, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 12:30–23:00 Sun 12:30–19:00

  • Phone number

    01569 730393

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • 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, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 338 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. RF

    RheaF

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as per usual! We loved it. Sat outside on a nice sunny day and had 2 courses each plus some drinks and everything was superb!
  2. AT

    AndrewT

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great dining experience, really good food, friendly, helpful staff. A hidden gem!.
  3. D

    Donna

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fab restaurant in a small town, delivering some of the best food I've tasted! We've been twice in the past 2 months, taking our visitors to experience this brilliant place. The monkfish main with the crab bisque and lagoustine is so tasty, I cannot fault it. Beautifully cooked fish. We'll definitely be back!
  4. IM

    IonaM

    Aberdeen

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and great service. Will definitely come back.
  5. M

    Mrsanne7

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The excellent range of dishes on the menu made it very difficult to choose. There were definitely dishes to suit all pallets.
  6. JM

    JaniceM

    Aberdeen

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food absolutely superb as usual but maybe some background music would help the ambience.
  7. LG

    LindaG

    Aberdeen

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Surprising busy night for a Wednesday. Most tables were full but it did not lead to a drop in the level of service. We had 6 tapas between 3 ( and chunky chips just to be sure) and they were all amazing. Pulled pork quesidillas and calamari stood out.
  8. GM

    GeorgeM

    Aberdeen

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyed the meal, with good service, although the steak (which was lovely) was a bit pricey.
  9. LG

    LindaG

    Aberdeen

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Lovely food, as always. Cocktails were amazing too.
  10. SY

    SheilaY

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful restaurant with friendly staff, lovely atmosphere and the food was beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. We will definitely be back again soon.
  11. JD

    JimD

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service and food. Good menu choice for food and drinks
  12. ES

    ElaineS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food at the stack was amazing. Staff are very friendly & the service was excellent. It was very quiet as we were there late afternoon.
  13. CB

    ColinB

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is excellent, there were three of us who had three courses all different dishes and all of us were very very happy with the food. Some of the staff are young and they are very very good. Great to see young people being brought on. Beats anywhere we have eaten in ABERDEEN by a country mile !!
  14. BS

    BrandonS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience - Tapas menu was good and everything came out flawless (Table of 8). High standard of food.
  15. F

    Foodie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Excellent food and service - tired dull deco could do with some upgrading.
  16. NE

    NeilE

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Once again a lovely meal was provided at this restaurant. The freshness and quality of the food, along with good service ( albeit we did have to wait a wee while once when ordering drinks) that said a fantastically experience and very good value
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Sehr freundliche und aufmerksame Bedienung. Essen sehr lecker und schnell.
  18. FC

    FionaC

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We tried the Tapas menu - absolutely fantastic, the food was spectacular. Everything was incredibly fresh and full of flavour. A lovely evening.
  19. RB

    RayB

    Aberdeen

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food and service, the music in the background is not the best.
  20. TB

    TinaB

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    What a find! lovely food and setting, excellent for a quite lunch
  21. JB

    JacquiB

    Aberdeen

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    Fantastic food. Ambience lacking a bit. Lighting could be improved.
  22. CH

    CHRISTOPHERD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hidden gem of a place . Food is outstanding . We can't wait to go back again..
  23. p

    poustie

    Aberdeen

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent unique menu with multiple choice, great food cooked to perfection.
  24. i

    iains

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service as always. We would highly recommend a vissit
  25. SR

    ShonaR

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal couldn’t fault it. Lovely place and the staff are friendly and can’t do enough to help. Would have no hesitation in recommending.
  26. JA

    JenA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Lovely restaurant, great menu, food was excellent but service was slow. They could’ve done with another server. Also we were tucked away in a corner so think easy to forget about us. I would go back though.
  27. TA

    TATESMUM

    Aberdeen

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, staff friendly and helpful
  28. KK

    KarenK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as always , friendly young waiter was working on own but did a fabulous job multi tasking didn’t make a difference to our lunch experience will definitely dine again very soon Thank you
  29. DM

    DebbieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. A bit noisy but that’s because it’s popular ! A few fairly large groups were in the night we dined.
  30. HS

    HazelS

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    The food was bland covered in sauces to disguise. The soup was too spicy, the amount of food was poor overall very disappointing. We had been here a few times in the past and it was pretty good. Very disappointed
  31. FC

    FionaC

    Aberdeen

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we walked in the door we were welcomed. We were a little early so we were given the option if we would like to sit in the bar and have a drink or go to our table, which was ready for us. The service was excellent, friendly and efficient. The food was exceptional - both of us opted for the fresh fish and it was perfect. The food is fragrant, fresh and cooked beautifully. It was a lovely evening from start to finish and we will certainly be back.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Friendly staff and good service. Food freshly cooked and nice selection non menu
  33. LD

    LindsayD

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food in a relaxed environment. The service was good although definitely not silver, but I think that added to the low key ambience!
  34. EM

    EMToby

    Aberdeen

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food here is always excellent, with twists on the norm. I wish something could be done on the atmosphere though . I think it's maybe difficult due to the long narrow shape of the room. There was music playing some of the time. It won't stop us returning, as the quality of the food is 5 star and reasonably priced compared to lesser quality elsewhere.
  35. LG

    LindaG

    Aberdeen

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing tapas, difficult to pick out a favourite. Prawns with chilli and wild garlic and crab rarebit are definitely up there
  36. DD

    DianaD

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    This was our first time at the stack as a friend recommended it for us. The food was absolutely delicious and we couldn’t recommend this place more. We were in a little corner in the back of the restaurant with not the best of lighting during a nice day outside, which was a bit of a shame and the table wasn’t very clean, but that still didn’t take away our amazing food experience.we’re definitely coming back:)
  37. r

    rhonam

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    I always bring friends here and they all love it. it was a bit noisy with a young family still eating at half eight but they did soon leave (I have no objections honestly to families but after eight maybe am a bit less tolerant!) could we please change the veggie options they have been the same for a while now
  38. C

    Chris

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food, and accommodated our party of 8 ranging in age from 7 upwards very well. Waiting staff were friendly and efficient and food was excellent.
  39. PA

    PaulA

    Aberdeen

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Mid week meal for a double birthday celebration. Food up to usual standard & the service was excellent as always
  40. KS

    KennethS

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent tapas menu and great service from staff team

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

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 4.7 stars by 338 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.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for The Stack Restaurant and Bar

14 Dunnyfell Road, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire AB39 3RP

Additional information

  • Area

    Aberdeen

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 12:30–23:00 Sun 12:30–19:00

  • 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, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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