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The Balmoral Bar

1 Netherly Place, Ballater AB35 5QE, Scotland
+44 13397 55462
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Ranked #16 of 24 Restaurants in Ballater
Cuisines: Scottish
Most recent review
- Sep 19, 2014
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English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We visited the Balmoral bar for lunch. Not very busy at that time. You have to go up to the bar to order. Found that strange since the lady behind the bar was not busy. She was busy chatting with friends. The sandwich we ordered was very good. Price reasonable.

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Matagorda, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Busy and crowded bar. The food was certainly nothing special. The dining area was dirty and just not appetizing

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Stopped for a late lunch and chose from standard menu. The PB&C was one of the best from local bakery if you like a pie try this one. Beer and prices pretty standard staff obviously liked their job.

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Scotland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Had drinks & lunch here when spending the weekend in the village. The food was typical pub grub, but really good. The staff are really friendly & made us so welcome. The atmosphere was super, seeing all the elderly ladies, couples & families pop in for a drink or a meal after shopping was lovely, at one point folk were... More

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Riverside, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Comfortable. The staff were friendly and accommodating. Great pint(s)!! We saw the food as it came out of the kitchen - it looked and smelled great. It is right off the green so is easy access.

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Rothesay, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Pub was busy as world cup was on - but we were served promptly & received friendly service. Food was good value and well prepared. Great steaks and fish & chips. Will be back!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We visited The Balmoral a couple of weeks ago and had a thoroughly enjoyable meal. Fish and chips was the best we have had for ages. Lovely fresh fish and crispy batter. Will be back.

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Scotland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Great pub and food to be had here!! Best Pint of Tennents in Ballater.:-))))))Duke Box.... Pool table...Sports Tv.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Having a good meals here previously (see my previous review) we took my parents to the pub for the first time. We asked if they still did meals as there were no indication of it but they only serve them after 6. Not great . Unable to eat (5pm) we thought we'd have a drink and wait. The pub was... More

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Aberdeen
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Good honest pub grub, although the best beer battered haddock n chips in a long while. Friendly staff, great for a night in the pub!

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