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The Bothy

43 Bridge Street, Ballater AB35 5QD, Scotland
013397 55191
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Ranked #4 of 24 Restaurants in Ballater
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Scottish
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
186 reviews 186 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Just popped by for a cream tea and snack, excellent friendly counter service with a super fruit scone and fresh cream and jam, everything very fresh and cleanliness second to none, well worth a visit.

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Rosehall, null, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Would highly recommend for lunch or even a quick cuppa and snack. The staff have always been very pleasant on each of our visits, friendly greeting...and the food is great. Lovely atmosphere with comfortable and clean surroundings too. Definitely recommend :-)

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Stopped here during a walking visit to the Cairngorms. Great lunch and fantastic cakes. Really friendly staff and great atmosphere. Would definitely recommend for a spot of lunch.

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Scotland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Stopped here for lunch during a bike ride. Had sandwiches and cold drinks. It was a warm day so we sat outside. Food was excellent, service was very pleasant and friendly. Highly recommended and we will return.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Cosy and relaxing break. Scones had all gone by the afternoon. Tea and cakes were lovely anyway. Highly recommended tea stop.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Ballater has plenty of tea shops, but not many can accommodate someone in a wheelchair. The Bothy has the space, though it means getting the chair up a step without a ramp. A friendly place, with a good selection of home-made cakes and scones, generous portions, and not over-priced.

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I went here with my friend . We camp annually with a large group. We went in here after an appalling wait/lack of service at the Station. So glad we did. Wish we came here first. Counter to order but only took minutes.The girl was really friendly and cheery. The place was busy with only one available table outside. Food... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Family friendly very easy to go in grab high chair which attaches to normal chairs toys as well to keep baba amused.

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

No better place in Ballater to refuel after a vigorous walk - the lovely home made scones are hard to resist unless one of the cakes catches the eye - sometimes its best to share! The Bothy always gives a warm welcome - light and bright in Summer, cosy by the stove in the cooler months. We have had breakfasts,... More

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Surrey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The Bothy is mid terrace on main street, It provides great food; sandwiches; Soups and cakes Kirsty and team always had a cheery welcome filled thermos after thermos with coffee and soups so lunch on the hills brought a smile to my face whatever the weather. Back for tea and cakes the home made quality and true Scottish hospitality make... More

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