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Balmakewan Farm Shop

Balmakewan House | Marykirk, Laurencekirk AB30 1QX, Scotland
+44 1674 840488
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (6 reviews)
“bread” (13 reviews)
“cakes” (22 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Scottish, Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Balmakewan House | Marykirk, Laurencekirk AB30 1QX, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We went here for a Mothers day afternoon tea and what a treat it was. We've had some fantastic afternoon teas in some fantastic places but the food here has to be the best we've had. There was a plate with wee espresso cups filled...More

Thank judith048
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited twice now for Sunday lunch. The food is extremely good and the service friendly and attentive.

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

I always love going to Balmakewan for a meal. The food and the service is always very good and there is a good choice of meals. As well as the restaurant they also have good deli items to take home. Well worth a visit.

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Had a lovely family lunch at Balmakewan today. I hade the Fisherman’s Net selection of seafood which was finely balanced and tasted excellent. Only issue was serving it on a slate I can never understand the enthusiasm for serving excellent food on weird surfaces when...More

Thank Mr_OldandGrumpy
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Just off the A90 this is a hidden gem! The staff are so friendly and welcoming and the food is excellent. A wonderful range to suit all tastes.

Thank fionac414
Reviewed 27 November 2017

We stopped in for a snack and it was delicious, with good portion size, tasty food and sensible pricing, plus very good service from pleasant staff. The shop, though, carried very similar ranges to lots of other outlets. Now, if that sells well, that's good...More

1  Thank RealYstyck
Reviewed 17 November 2017

My friend had lunch here last week, I had never been, my sister and I have a soup and sandwich in nearly every establishment in Angus and surrounding area, this was VERY disappointing and expensive for what it was. The bread was easily 3/4 of...More

Thank Sylvia H
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

My first time at Balmakewan , lovely lunch .. waitress was excellent even though they were very busy she found a seat and served us quicker then she had said she round .. o had the steak burger and my pretend had the Cajun chicken...More

Thank Neil S
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Have visited here a few times as live in the area. Decided to bring my parents along this time to experience for themselves. The breakfasts are absolutely amazing. So delicious. Great coffee and service is fantastic. Would highly recommend a visit! Keep up the great...More

Thank CityGirl20162016
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Popped in with a friend for a coffee and a scone this morning and loved chatting at the large table listening to the beautiful large clock ticking away above us. Balmakewan have some lovely gifts so I started my Christmas shopping today too!! Lovely atmosphere...More

Thank pinkwindsor2015
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Jim M
15 November 2015|
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Response from ambiman | Reviewed this property |
11.30 a.m. Not had breakfast but home bakes are great
Dorothy R
4 October 2015|
Response from RRA54 | Reviewed this property |
Coach House, Laurencekirk, AB30 1QX, as your are heading south on the A90 pass the signposts for Laurencekirk and continue for approx 1mile and you turn off to the left and again it is about 1 mile from the main road.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$21
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Balmakewan House | Marykirk, Laurencekirk AB30 1QX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Laurencekirk
  • Phone Number: +44 1674 840488
  • E-mail
We welcome you to Balmakewan, a small family run Farm and Farm Shop in South Aberdeenshire. We aim to offer a consistently good breakfast and lunch. Come along to try our Tea Room delights, our home made breakfast and lunch menu, our well stocked farm shop and delicatessen, as well as enjoy our gentle farm walk.
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