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The Balmoral Bar

1 Netherly Place, Ballater AB35 5QE, Scotland
+44 13397 55462
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Ranked #14 of 23 restaurants in Ballater
Cuisines: Scottish
Most recent review
- Jul 30, 2014
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  • Dutch first
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English first
Scotland
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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Monroe Township, NJ
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We popped in for a refreshing pint after visiting Balmoral. We found the bar staff friendly and helpful in suggesting sights to see/experience in the area. Reasonably priced!

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Aberdeen
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We had a few drinks here during an evening in Ballater and it had a really fun, local vibe! The staff and punters were all very friendly. We left when the karioke was about to start as it was very loud and we were unable to chat over it - looked very fun though!

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Egersund
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

This bar is probably the main meeting point in Balmoral.Think Fridays with karaoke is very popular. For me the place was a bit anonymous and not a bar with passion.

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