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The Bothy

43 Bridge Street, Ballater AB35 5QD, Scotland
013397 55191
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Ranked #3 of 23 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
1 review
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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7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Berkeley traveler
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Everything looks good here, but don't miss the scones - moist, buttery, delicious with jam and butter. We tried one of each kind!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The Bothy was a nice tea room in the centre of Ballater for a Sunday afternoon lunch after camping near by. The girl who served us looked very disinterest. The food more than made up for the service, good portion size, good price, great quality. Even though the service wasn't great it wouldn't put me off re-visiting.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Dropped in for a quick snack while in Ballater. This is a nice comfortable cafe with quick and friendly service.

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

A lovely tea room/coffee shop/restaurant with fabulous homebakes that we enjoyed so much we had to go back the next day to visit again before leaving the area.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Have been a few times and the service is always great, very friendly and fast. The paninis and soups are both delicious, as are the freshly baked scones with jam and cream. Would highly recommend for anyone in Ballater looking for somewhere to go for lunch or cake and coffee.

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Banchory, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The soup was delicious and the panini's were fantastic really crisp and tasty. The cakes taste as good as they look and the scones are a meal in themselves! Friendly, welcoming staff, thoroughly recommend a stop here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

We spent the weekend in Ballater and went to the Bothy 3 times. Lovely breakfasts, fabulous home made carrot cake and coffee and very friendly staff We will definitely be back.

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