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 – Friday 12pm – 2pm Saturday 12pm – 3pm

Evening

Monday – Saturday 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Booking

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

Christmas Menu available from 5th - 23rd December. Festive Opening: Closed 24th - 27th Dec. Open 28th - 30th & 31st Dec. (6 - 8pm Only). Closed 1st - 9th Jan.

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 Wine List
By the glass
White

Prosecco Frizzante Lajara, Organic – NV

125ml // £7.50

Champagne Delamotte, Brut – NV

125ml // £10.20

Sauvignon Blanc, Mont de Joie – 2014

175ml // £6.75

Picpoul de Pinet, Coteaux du Languedoc Dom. De Lauriers – 2015

175ml // £6.75

Viognier, Terre des Olivettes – 2015

175ml // £6.25

Chardonnay, Les Setilles Dom. Olivier Leflaive – 2014

175ml // £7.75

Seabrook, Chenin Blanc – 2015

175ml // £5.75
Rose

Le Paradou Cinsault Rose, Chateau Pesquie, Ventoux – 2015

175ml // £6.75
Red

Gamy-Beaujolais Villages, P. Ferraud – 2014

175ml // £6.75

Syrah/Grenache, Chateau la Condamine – 2014

175ml // £6.75

Seabrook Cabernet Sauvignon – 2013

175ml // £5.75
Dessert

Vin de Pays, Comte Tolosan Dom. De Cabidos – 2011

100ml // £7.20

Rivesaltes Ambre Hors D’Age, Dom. Lafage – NV

100ml // £6.20

Maury, Dom. Lafage – 2013

100ml // £6.20
House Wine
White

Sauvignon Blanc, Mont de Joie – 2014

£25.50

Chardonnay, Les Setilles Dom. Olivier Leflaive – 2014

£27.95

Picpoul de Pinet, Coteaux de Languedoc Dom. De Lauriers – 2015

£25.00

Viognier, Terre des Olivettes – 2015

£23.00

Seabrook Chenin Blanc – 2015

£19.50
Rose

Le Paradou, Chateau Pesquie Ventoux – 2015

£24.00
Red

Syrah/Grenache, Chateau la Condamine – 2014

£22.50

Gamy-Beaujolais Villages, P. Ferraud – 2014

£23.00

Seabrook Cabernet Sauvignon – 2013

£19.50
White Wine
France
Champagne

Champagne Delamotte, Brut – NV

£45.50

Champagne Perrier-Jouet, Grand Brut

£66.00

Champagne Perrie- Jouet, Belle Epoque, Brut – 2007

£180.00

Champagne Perrier-Jouet, Belle Epoque, Rose – 2004

£315.00

Champagne Roederer, “Cristal” – 2007

£320.00

Champagne Perrier-Jouet, Belle Epoque, Blanc de Blanc - 2000

£350.00
Val de Loire

Muscadet de Sevre et Maine sur Lie, Chateau Haute Cariziere – 2015

£27.50

Sancerre, Dom. Yves Martin – 2015

£37.50

Pouilly Fume, Jonathon Pabiot – 2015

£37.50
Bourgogne – Chablis

Chablis, Dom. Fevre – 2015

£35.25

Chablis 1er Cru, Les Fourneaux, Dom. De la Meuliere - 2014

£44.00
Cote de Beaune

Saint Aubin 1er Cru, En Remilly, Dom. Olivier Leflaive – 2013

£47.50

Chassagne Montrachet, Dom. Bachelet Ramonet – 2013

£69.00

Meursault, Clos du Dom. Henri Darnat – 2014

£76.00

Puligny-Montrachet, Les Meix, Dom. Olivier Leflaive – 2012

£89.00
Cote Chalonnaise

Rully 1er Cru, Rabource, Dom. Olivier Leflaive – 2013

£37.75
Alsace

Beblenheim Riesling, Dom. Trapet – 2012

£48.50
Australia

Un-oaked Chardonnay, Seven Day Road, Mudgee – 2013

£35.50
Italy

Prosecco Frizzante Lajara Organic – NV

£27.50
New Zealand

Sauvignon Blanc, Insight, Marlborough – 2015

£33.25
Spain

Albarino, Rias Baixas, Bodegas Terras Gauda – 2015

£37.75
Red Wine
France
Bourgogne

Gevrey-Chambertin, Dom. D’Ardhuy - 2014

£86.00
Beaujolais

Fleurie, Vieilles Vignes, Lucien Lardy – 2014

£33.65
Vallee du Rhone

Chateauneuf du Pape, Le Parvis – 2013

£56.50
Languedoc

Pinot Noir, Seigneurie de Peyrat – 2015

£29.95
Bordeaux – Lalande de Pomerol

Chateau Moulin La Graviere – 2013

£39.00
Bordeaux Superieur

Chateau Mayne-Graves – 2014

£27.50
Haut Medoc

Chateau de Lamarque – 2012

£39.00
Argentina

Malbec Festivo, Valle de Uco, Mendoza – 2015

£29.50
Australia

Shiraz, Seven Day Road, Mudgee – 2013

£35.50
Lebanon

Chateau Musar – 2009

£56.00
Spain

Rioja Crianza, Bodegas Altanza – 2012

£33.50
Half Bottle
White Wine

Sancerre, Dom. Yves Martin – 2015

£19.95

Chablis, Dom. Fevre – 2015

£19.95

Montagny, Bonneveaux, Dom. Olivier Leflaive

£25.00
Red Wine

Fleurie, Vieilles Vignes, Dom. Lardy – 2014

£17.00

Rioja Crianza, Bodegas Altanza – 2012

£16.25
Dessert Wine

Vin de Pays, Comte Tolosan Dom. De Cabidos – 2011

500ml // £26.50

Rivesaltes Ambre Hors D’Age, Dom. Lafage – NV

500ml // £29.45

Maury, Dom. Lafage – 2013

500ml // £29.00
Port

Taylors Late Bottled Vintage – 2010

40ml // £7.50

Taylors Vintage – 1985

40ml // £16.50

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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