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Balmakewan Farm Shop

Balmakewan House | Marykirk, Laurencekirk AB30 1QX, Scotland
+44 1674 840488
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (78 reviews)
“scotch egg” (6 reviews)
“cakes” (25 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Scottish, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Balmakewan House | Marykirk, Laurencekirk AB30 1QX, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Set in the beautiful Mearns countryside Balmakewan is a hidden gem. Our party of four adults enjoyed super size portions of tasty fine food. Particularly liked how much of the ingredients are locally sourced. Staff so friendly and helpful and conservatory was both bright and...More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have persisted since February to make an afternoon tea booking. As we are a group of full-time workers from Aberdeen, we were offered a weekend date by a helpful gentleman. Unfortunately due to snow we had to cancel and informed to reschedule. However, we...More

Thank Caitlin F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Home visiting the family, who had been telling me at Balmakewan, but I’d never been here other than walking the dog. I thought it was only going to be light snacks, so you can imagine my delight on a cold wet day to see a...More

Thank ASBO2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with a friend for lunch. Found staff friendly & welcoming. We're shown to a table which is long bench style which you share with other customers which I'm not overly keen on like a bit more privacy. Ordered a steak baguette which wasn't very...More

Thank Lesley S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the atmosphere and food at Balmakewan. Top quality, fresh food and great service, always enjoy our food at Balmakewan!

Thank Greg I
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Good food but remember to ask for your coffee with your sandwich or you will have drunk your coffee whilst it is hot before your lunch appears

Thank Gill201062
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

We opted for the home made quiche and potato wedges, a chicken and bacon baguette and a cheese platter. The staff were attentive and polite. The food did not take too long to arrive, was well presented and was very tasty. A bit out of...More

Thank UnspokenWords
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Lovely place with home cooked cakes and meals, very homely with excellent decor. Easy parking and a great stop about an hour from Aberdeen.

Thank Matt S
Reviewed August 7, 2018

A bit out of the way and down a rough track but well worth a visit. Very busy when we visited so worth booking, especially at weekend lunchtime. They managed to fit us in and service was great, pleasant and welcoming. It is not cheap...More

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Had lunch in this lovely tearoom today but my thoughts are mixed. Wonderful friendly and attentive staff, hats off to them all. Lunch was ok. While the bread is rustic it was really a bit chewy and so thick that it made for a particularly...More

Thank ali-M123
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Questions & Answers
September 11, 2018|
Response from phil s | Property representative |
Hello. we only serve cows milk I am afraid.
Jim M
November 15, 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
October 4, 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$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Kids
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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