The Carron restaurant, located in the Scottish seaside town of Stonehaven is one of the finest examples of art deco designs in the country. It first opened its doors in June 1937 and continued to function as a restaurant until 1968. In the late 1990’s the Carron restaurant was restored to its original design by a stonehaven businessman – Jack Morrison. The restoration was based on the Art Deco features in the historic liner the Queen Mary, the listed building features some five hundred light bulbs and thousands of tiny glass tiles set within columns, creating a real spectacle for diners. The stunning 9 ft mirror in the main dining area is also a talking point. Rumour has it that the mirror featuring an abstract naked lady, is a rare example of the work of Pablo Picasso called the Mystic Lady.

Jack later sold the Carron restaurant to Jacki and Robert Cleaver, the hard work and success of the couple has made the Carron what it is today, a social hub and institution to Stonehaven. Following the retirement of Robert and Jacki in 2014, the restaurant has been lying vacant for nearly a year, however from July 2015; young couple Lee Soutar and Charlotte Wilson have taken on the great challenge of returning the Carron to the busy successful restaurant it was previously.


The Carron Restaurant
20 Cameron Street,
AB39 2HS


Opening Hours

Wednesday - Saturday (lunch 12-2pm & Dinner 6-9.30pm)
Sunday 12-6pm.
Afternoon Teas - Saturday and Sunday 2-4pm