Archive for February, 2010

Lunch on a sunny winter’s day. Two starters – really nice yellow pea and vegetable soup followed by duck and vegetable spring rolls with a chilli sauce. Not much duck – they were OK but not great. However, my wife had excellent smoked haggis balls that I tasted. (for readers of a squeamish nature, these were not the testicles of a local freshly shot haggis but rather haggis shaped into balls).

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I have decided to switch to wordpress (and to be a bit more conscientious in updating the blog). New blog is now here.

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The Marine Hotel is a pub and restaurant on the harbour at Stonehaven. It has good local beer and an unpretentious atmosphere in the bar. We went there on Saturday lunchtime after we had visited the farmer’s market. I don’t eat fish and chips very often now (though they were once a Friday night staple as we headed north for the hills) but I was tempted here. Good choice – the haddock was moist, the beer batter crisp and flaky, the chips were crisp, with  tartare sauce. Dunnotar ale, the local beer to drink. Recommended.

Visited 6th February 2010. About £10 each for 1 course + a pint of Dunnotar Ale each.

Visited again for Saturday lunch in August 2010. Two starters – soup and arbroath smokie pate, with oatcakes. Dunnotar  Ale again, which is really very good. This place is one of our favourites – it’s well worth a visit. Again, about £20 for two of us.

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