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43 Bridge Street, Ballater AB35 5QD, Scotland
+44 1339 755191
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped here on way back from Braemar, it was very busy when we entered and managed to find a table. Unfortunately with only one person taking orders we had to wait, not great when you are disabled, shame they didn't offer table service. Food is lovely and fresh, sandwiches made to order served with a little salad and crisps very... More 

Thank lindagP8494KQ
Elanora, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been on the road for several weeks purchasing average coffee every day, we called into The Bothy Ballater where Linda is the barista. Thank you Linda. I wanted to pack you into my car and take you with me for the next six weeks. Your coffee is amazing. This little shop is a must for any coffee drinkers traveling... More 

1 Thank duncanethell
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a way to enjoy the Cairngorm scenery whilst enjoying a wonderfully cooked Breakfast looking out over the river below. The staff were engaging and very friendly and catered for all your needs efficiently. Breakfast was beautifully cooked and more than enough to satisfy your energy requirements for the day ahead. We frequented the Bothy each day during our stay... More 

Thank Steve M
Braemarbothy, Manager at The Bothy, responded to this review

Thank you for such a wonderful review - we're really glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again. However you have posted this to our Ballater business which doesn't have a view or a river so would you be so kind as to repost it to The Braemar Bothy. Many thanks! More 

Midhurst, ON
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely latte and beyond heavenly parsnip, Apple and ginger cake. As a baker I was impressed with the quality, variety and unique selection of sweets. Lunches looked delicious as well.

Thank Patricia H
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son and I enjoyed toasties and homemade ginger cake. It has a lovely cosy atmosphere. The staff are very friendly and welcoming. Well worth a visit.

Thank Fiona M
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely friendly, warm coffee/tea shop. Very busy, but so good that it's open on Sunday. The panini & toasty were freshly made & delicious, as was the coffee. A little pricy perhaps, but worth it.

Thank Oblix
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the hot veggie broth and a sammie with ham, mustard, and pickle - simple meal made exceptionally well. Great little cafe serving sandwiches, soups, and homemade cakes. Good place to grab a bite and a coffee/tea and relax with a book!

1 Thank Brianna F
Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Called in here today as on holiday had walked Loch Nearby and was starving. This place didn't disappoint had the most delicious soup and sandwich, wholesome, filling and delicious homemade. Heart warming. My husband had spotted the homemade cakes how could we resist! So good we also took a piece home:) All the staff in here were extremely welcoming and... More 

1 Thank Jules K
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We often come here when in Ballater, either for lunch or sometimes just for a soup takeaway. Usually a choice of home made soups. I especially like the lentil, split pea or french onion soups. Served with a bread roll and butter

1 Thank Wyrdbrother
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Open throughout the New Year period. A cheerful welcome and always warm and cosy, with good selection of hot drinks and food.

Thank JeanBryden

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?