An unusual design feature is that access to the first floor is achieved only via a staircase at the west end of the original block. Our table had a 1lb 5ounce lobster which was enough for one to enjoy and others to sample. The Tolbooth Menu One of the nicest things about asking for help from the menu is that the waitress certainly knows her fish and is able to describe exactly how they taste and what ingredients are used in the range of sauces. Facilities Admission is free and there is wheelchair access. We went for the latter two. At the ground level a partial stone wall partition separates the two large chambers belonging to the 16th and 17th centuries. I love using the mangle in the laundry when I was younger on our caravan holidays.
Crab Cocktail My sister ordered the crab cocktail which was beautifully served in a martini glass. It was an amazing, fun filled weekend and to top it off we went for a slap up seafood dinner at the Tolbooth Restaurant in Stonehaven, which is a town about 20 minutes outside of Aberdeen. There are several menus to choose from which include lunch time specials. Directions: From Aberdeen head towards the Bridge of Dee and follow the signs for the A90. Kitchen and household bygone day's items are on display such as a hand powered washing machine, tattie chipper and spurtle. You will pass The Tolbooth and the free parking is at the rear. This one felt more like a summer version — very light and easily eaten and digested.
This design may have been derived from a desire to have town government business conducted without having to enter through the prison level. You will certainly appreciate the pleasant atmosphere and fancy decor. The Stonehaven Tolbooth is thought to have been founded by George Keith, 5th Earl Marischal c. As you walk to the restaurant you can see the original prison gates and wall. Follow us on: , , and. Other sweets include crème brulees, fondants and a range of cakes. The chef will be happy to discuss any special requirements you may have.
Lately it became a storage facility for local fishermen and merchants before falling into disrepair. Children are most welcome at The Tolbooth as long as they are well behaved. You can organize an anniversary, a wedding or a birthday party here. You will hardly forget delicious port wine, beer or white wine that you can drink. Turn left into the harbour area and pick up the signs for the free parking. The monkfish was a delicious main meal we enjoyed and tasted like a very soft steak but so much easier to cut and chew and lovely and moist. Other tastes are also catered for, while the sweet-toothed brigade should be tempted by the prospect of baked lemon and meringue tart with orange sorbet or vanilla and spiced rum crème brûlée served with hazelnut nougatine and rum syllabub.
The soups are served in a generous large bowl and the waiters top up the homemade bread. The short walk up is worth the exercise - the food here is fantastic and a warm welcome awaits you from the staff who always seem to have a welcoming smile. The food was truly awesome and will definitely recommend it when we get back home to Dunfermline. I absolutely love lobster, and lobster Thermidor in particular. For parties of 10 guests or more we will require a menu pre-order and a table plan with names and chosen dishes of each guest. Follow this road through to the town centre and head towards the harbour. Episcopal services were held in the Tolbooth from 1709, when Dunnottar parish church became part of the , until an Episcopal meeting house was erected in Stonehaven High Street in 1738.
Hope to return in the not too distant future. Staff were very nice too. We are open from 6pm and last orders are 9. Robert Cleaver also owns the Carron Art Deco Restaurant on Cameron Street, Stonehaven. The restaurant is located above the Tolbooth museum and there is a flight of stairs to negotiate, so disabled visitors may find this difficult to access.
Vouchers are available in any denomination and are valid for one year. A Second World War mine exploded in the harbour causing damage to the building. Parking is free and there are nearby public toilets to the left as you walk out. It has held rioters and condemned prisoners. The menu changes four times a year to incorporate the best local, seasonal produce.
I decided to order the lobster and my sister who had decided on a steak then started to suffer from lobster-envy. We walked around long enough to see the sun setting over the harbour, and it was just so calm, quiet and beautiful. This is why prison guards are called screws. It is situated at an Amazing location with fantastic views, excellent service, and logical prices for quality, and especially premium products keep in mind that the seafood in Scotland is famous but is less valued than in Spain, so it is significantly cheaper. Opening Times From June through to October Wednesday - Monday from 1:30 until 4:30 pm.
This restaurant is a Michelin selection and has been rewarded with 2 black knife-and-fork symbols: the experts state that Tolbooth offers optimum comfort. A hot deeply luxurious chocolate brownie with contrasting cold chocolate chip ice cream wrapped in a warmed banana nut crunchy brittle, topped with fresh cream. We settled in to our seats and browsed the menu and the specials board. The Episcopalians were associated with the cause and discriminated against by the ruling. It is all well sign posted. In 1600, an Act of Parliament provided that the building become the administrative centre for Stonehaven. You can also follow me on Instagram babysumo for more photo updates or for daily updates.
Because the lobster is caught daily and sizes cannot be guaranteed, it is charged by the ounce. This is reflected into their imaginative recipes and signature dishes. Click and to read about our previous experience at Tolbooth Restaurant. Two pieces of sea bream fillets were grilled, and served with crushed ratte potato, chargrilled courgette and spicy tomato sauce. A 10% service charge will be added to tables of 6 or more.