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The Bothy

43 Bridge Street, Ballater AB35 5QD, Scotland
+44 1339 755191
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (79 reviews)
“cakes” (92 reviews)
“panini” (39 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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43 Bridge Street, Ballater AB35 5QD, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 411 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed soup, sandwiches and paninis. Order at the Pinter and service quick and friendly. Simple food but tasty.

Thank Louloubrs
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

On a cold January morning the Bothy offered a warm welcome delicious home made cakes and coffee I can recommend the cranberry and chocolate scone. A welcome coffee break in a lovely town

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favourite places to get a seat and indulge in GF cake..Earl grey, white chocolate and lemon? Wow (at least I think that was what it was!). Good portions as well so after a hard day on the hill it is welcomed.More

Thank LordGlencoe
Braemarbothy, Manager at The Bothy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for taking the time to review the service and food you enjoy at The Bothy, Ballater. It would have been Pear, Earl Grey and White Chocolate cake you had - it is always a favourite. It's important to us that we cater well...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great selection of breakfast and lunch items. Good coffee, latte, mocha, Americano. Definitely worth the visit for affordable dining.

Thank DarinDavis
Braemarbothy, Manager at The Bothy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback and your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the service provided in both the Ballater and Braemar Bothy's and will look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great soup/lunch and cakes - average coffee The shop is very cute and has great cozy atmosphere and very nice staffMore

Thank Marry a
Braemarbothy, Manager at The Bothy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for taking the time to provide feedback on your visit to The Bothy. We are delighted that you enjoyed your food and cakes - which are all prepared, cooked and baked on the premises. We are disappointed that your coffee was not up...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not our favorite place in Ballater... normal food for the price. We tried full breakfast and it was just okay with beans pretty similar to Heinz can beans, the boring black pudding and untastefull coffee. Noisy place.More

Thank Patrícia N
Braemarbothy, Manager at The Bothy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to The Bothy. We were surprised that you felt that the breakfast served to you was "ordinary" - you would see from the majority of reviews from other breakfast customers that our breakfasts and breakfast...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited Ballater on a cold Dcember day. It was very frosty on top of a layer of snow and looked a pretty Christmas Picture.After a while going round the shops, we decided to have a coffee or bowl of soup. We liked toe look...More

Thank Jim D
Braemarbothy, Manager at The Bothy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank for for providing a review of your recent visit with us in Ballater. It has certainly been quite wintery of late and it's lovely to hear that you liked our village so much. We are delighted that you enjoyed your breakfasts and the service...More

Reviewed 8 December 2017

We needed packed lunches for 8 for a day on the hill and the Bothy were fantastic.They had everything ready on time, the bags were labelled so we knew what was what and most importantly the sandwiches and tray bakes etc were excellent.

Thank Ralph L
Braemarbothy, Manager at The Bothy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking the time to provide feedback on our service and the packed lunches we supplied for your group. We are delighted that you enjoyed the variety of food and bakes ordered and look forward to catering for you again in the future.

Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Great food and coffee. The portion sizes were very good as we were hungry after Munro hiking in the snow!

Thank Harith C
Braemarbothy, Manager at The Bothy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for your lovely review and for taking the time to give feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your food and look forward to welcoming you back to the Bothy in the future.

Reviewed 21 November 2017

We visit here regular when we visit Ballater.We arrived at lunch time on a Saturday and were surprised to get a seat as it's very popular.The food is always good,cooked fresh and reasonably priced,but we felt the place cold although the wood burner was on....More

Thank Sassisnipper
Braemarbothy, Manager at The Bothy, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

Thank you for providing feedback on your recent visit. I am very sorry that you found the coffee shop to be cold. We do have storage heating to assist with ambient heat and also an over door heater to try to prevent heat loss when...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Bridge Street, Ballater AB35 5QD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Ballater
  • Phone Number: +44 1339 755191
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