Among the prettiest of Aberdeen’s waterside restaurants, The Silver Darling is a prime spot in which to enjoy fresh seafood. With its light and airy interiors and lovely views of Aberdeen’s coastline, the space lends itself particularly well to celebrations, but if it’s privacy you require, perhaps for a working lunch or birthday dinner, you’d do well to check out The Captain’s Table private dining room.
Located on the ground floor, this cosy space lends itself as well to corporate functions as to special occasion dining thanks to its large, round wooden table, neutral décor and comfortable seating. Available for hire for private breakfasts, lunches and dinners for up to 12 guests, The Captain’s Table is a lovely spot from which to admire the steady stream of boats passing by while indulging in a varied menu of fresh seafood and European-inspired dishes, and a bottle of something delicious.
Unsurprisingly, The Silver Darling champions fish and seafood so you’ll find the likes of fish & chips, pan-seared halibut, and prawn and crab linguine on the pleasing list of mains, should you and your party choose to dine a la carte. If you’re more in the mood for sharing, The Silver Darling’s ‘full house platter’ is the way to go. Brimming with fresh seafood from mussels mariniere to oysters, grilled langoustines, home-cured beetroot gravadlax, tiger prawns, rollmop herring and crab straw fries, it’s a veritable feast that’s ideal for sharing.
If you’re not in the mood for fish and seafood, dishes such as roasted venison drizzled with a blackberry jus or chargrilled Scottish steaks are sure to hit the spot, while desserts add a welcome sweet touch to proceedings. Tempting creations such as warm dark chocolate brownie with ruby chocolate chips, and warm cherry clafoutis shouldn’t be missed, but then neither should the artisan cheese platter. Drinks include a good assortment of European wines and there are a few nice Champagnes to choose from for those special occasions.