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The Stack Restaurant and Bar

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14 Dunnyfell Road | Muchalls, Stonehaven AB39 3RP, Scotland (Formerly The Muchalls Bistro)
+44 1569 730393
12:30 - 19:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:30 - 19:00
Wed - Fri 12:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Sat 12:30 - 23:30
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305 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were invited to dinner at this place recently and ere given a warm and friendly welcome by the staff when we arrived. It is a lovely place and there was plenty of space. Restaurant was quite quiet throughout the evening. The food and drinks were quite expensively priced but we don't mind that if the fare is good. However,... More 

Thank Stranathro
Dundee, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing food, imaginatively put together, so fresh, such good quality. The feather beef was melt in the mouth. Generous portions, didn't have room for pud, but will give it a go next time. Only complaint - a bit on the chilly side (the room not the food).

Thank tufffluff
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good meal at the stack, 1 vegetarian main option, however they offered to make other items not on the menu. Had a medley of seasonal vegetables with grains and a cream sauce. Absolutely delicious so many different vegetables on the plate, Romanesco, yellow and green courgette, asparagus, kale. The best vegetarian meal I have had in a while. Others... More 

Thank DawnS7168
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is actually our local bar/restaurant & we enjoy frequenting the restaurant as the food is excellent, the chef focuses on the best of local ingredients & has a superb menu. They have a lovely quirky restaurant which does great food ---- HOWEVER, the ambiance lacks atmosphere & the waitress (with the dark hair) is just awful!!! She never smiles... More 

Thank Maureen M
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tried the Stack for the first time - it doesn't look hugely promising from the outside but the quality of the food and friendliness of staff marks this place out as a potential gem. The melon and prawn starter I had was a huge step up from the normal - as were all our dishes - and this is what... More 

Thank mark l
South Shields, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked at last minute and got in that same night. The food was good and the chef obviously enjoys what he does. No problem dealing with coeliacs and producing gluten free meals. Very reasonable prices too. The restaurant is a nice size with a good atmosphere and I would suggest booking in advance.

Thank Marg C
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very impressed by the delicious, well-presented food at the Stack. Excellent value and well worth a visit.

Thank GrahamMAberdeen
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Itison deal was exceptionally good value. Great menu, food beautifully cooked and presented with great skill. Lovely thoughtful touches such as boiled quail egg in the Cullen Skink ,one of the best Cullen skink I have had. Would have loved to sample the dessert menu but the very generous helpings in both starter and main made that unlikely. Very... More 

Thank Celurca
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

good value for an"itison deal" good choice on the menu which is to be expected as they should want to encourage your return. Had a slightly longer than you might expect wait for starters but worth it in the end as we all enjoyed our selections.Mains were generally acceptable, although lamb was a bit too pink for my liking (blood... More 

Thank Joseph R
Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Find this place very good value for money , lovely food chef obviously takes pride in his trade . Presentation excellent great flavours good choice of beer and wine at a reasonable price for a restaurant in my opinion .

Thank scotty535

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$51
Seafood, Gastropub, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 19:00
12:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Dunnyfell Road | Muchalls, Stonehaven AB39 3RP, Scotland (Formerly The Muchalls Bistro)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Stonehaven
  • Phone Number: +44 1569 730393
The Stack Restaurant and Bar,where you'll find locally sourced, seasonal food which has been attentively prepared and served in a relaxed and welcoming environment, alongside a well -stocked Bar. Situated in the coastal village of Muchalls, just off the A90, and 10 minutes from Aberdeen, the restaurant derives its name from the sea stacks located on the beautiful surrounding coastline.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?