The Silver Darling, seafood restaurant in Aberdeen is situated in the former Customs House at Pocra Quay.

Boasting an unrivalled location with panoramic views of both the beach, the historic fishing village of Footdee (Fittie to locals) and Aberdeen’s harbour, means that, no matter where you sit you’ll have a spectacular view. Watch ships from all around the world come into port, marvel at the dolphins and seals bobbing in the bay, or even watch the local fishing boats bring home the catch of the day, most of which ends up in our kitchen.

Opened by Chef Didier Dejean in 1986, The Silver Darling is one of a few restaurants to have been recommended in the Good Food Guide for more than 22 years. It is also a regular feature in the Michelin and Egon Ronay Guides. In 2008, The Sunday Times ranked the Silver Darling in the top 10 seafood restaurants in UK.

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opening hours

Lunch

Monday – Saturday 12pm – 2pm

Afternoon

Monday – Saturday 2pm – 4pm

Evening

Monday – Saturday 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Booking

by phone: 01224 576 229
by email: reservations@thesilverdarling.co.uk

From 7th May 2016, Open Saturday Lunch & Afternoons Monday – Saturday, Platter menu available

The Menu

Lunch

Served Monday – Saturday
Two Courses £19.50 // Three Courses £25.50

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Evening

Served Monday – Saturday

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// Please Note : Although extra care has been taken to remove all bones, some may remain.
Please advise us in advance if you have any special dietary requirements. //

The Restaurant

Didier Dejean

Didier Dejean

Chef Didier Dejean opened The Silver Darling restaurant in Aberdeen in 1986. He has a passion for cooking modern, elegant seafood, inspired by the ‘fresh French’ cooking of his mother with a mostly Mediterranean influence and the occasional exotic, far-eastern flourish.

Chef Dejean has been offering a seasonal, locally-sourced, ever-changing menu of fish and seafood at The Silver Darling, a food philosophy that’s kept people coming back for a little piece of France in the north east corner of Scotland for thirty years.

A little history

A little history

The Silver Darling restaurant is situated in the old customs house at the mouth of Aberdeen Harbour. The Harbour is said to be the UK’s oldest business, first established as a business in 1136 by King David 1st of Scotland, and has a history spanning almost 900 years.

On the other side of the restaurant is the historic fishing village of Footdee (or Fittie to Aberdionians). The area has had a settlement as far back as Medieval times, but the current village was built in the mid 19th century and designed by John Smith, the architect responsible for Balmoral Castle.

Our produce

Our produce

The Silver Darling has been offering a menu of seasonal, locally-sourced, fish and seafood long before it became fashionable.

We pride ourselves on having the freshest produce, arriving daily, thanks to our select suppliers who supply us with seasonal produce throughout the year.

All of our produce comes from suppliers based in the local area. In fact our Aberdeen Bay lobster comes from one of the few remaining fishing boats to still operate from Aberdeen Harbour.

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Private dining

Located away from the main restaurant, adjacent to the kitchen. Our private dining room can accommodate up to 14 guests seated. The room is available for lunch and dinner Monday – Saturday.

This secluded room can be configured to meet your requirements and as such, is perfect for both corporate meetings as well as personal celebrations.

To enquire about our hiring the private dining room please contact:
by phone: 01224 576 229
by email: reservations@thesilverdarling.co.uk

Weddings and events

Celebrate your big day with us, in one of Aberdeen’s most unique spots, with views unavailable from any other venue in the city!

Wedding celebrations or events (54 guests à la carte or 100 buffet) can take place within the main restaurant. For smaller functions we can offer our private dining room which is perfect for a more intimate celebration.

To book The Silver Darling for your Wedding or event please contact:
by phone: 01224 576 229
by email: reservations@thesilverdarling.co.uk

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