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The Bothy

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43 Bridge Street, Ballater AB35 5QD, Scotland
013397 55191
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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  • 98
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Previous Positives Ain't Wrong

Arrived after spending too long in a single day trying to master a snowboard- I could barely walk and EVERYTHING was sore. I like Ballater but know nothing about it...so having parked opposite what looked like a converted train station I could see a couple of cafe choices. I went with that rule... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Arrived after spending too long in a single day trying to master a snowboard- I could barely walk and EVERYTHING was sore. I like Ballater but know nothing about it...so having parked opposite what looked like a converted train station I could see a couple of cafe choices. I went with that rule that says the busier place is probably... More 

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Sale, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Friendly, quick service. A lovely range of fresh cakes and hot drinks in a warm, cosy environment. The staff were friendly and very helpful. Have visited a number of times and will be visiting again in the near future.

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We came off the slopes early and had cake and coffee which were both absolutely delicious. Staff were friendly and service was good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Friendly staff and fabulous food at a great price . Will definitely be returning to try more of the menu but doubt I'll get past the roast beef and horseradish sandwich or the full Scottish breakfast

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51 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We only wanted a coffee and a scone so nipped in here,lovely staff and warm cosy fire. Great coffee and scone ,lovely

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Popped in for lunch after a bracing walk to Loch Muick. We both had a delicious bowl of thick Lentil soup served with the locally baked Balmoral Bread roll.Pot of tea for 2 and we can highly recommend their freshly baked scones and homemade jam. Excellent value for money and very friendly service.

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Renfrew, United Kingdom
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32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I was one of the last over the Glenshee road on Monday and relieved to arrive in Ballater. Having concluded my business in the town I was in need of a heat and refreshment. The Bothy provided both. Sitting beside the stove fire, drinking coffee and eating a fruit scone I was able to write up my reports and send... More 

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katy, TX
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

What a lovely little place this is. The staff are so friendly. The latte I had and the cake was so good. Just a little gem of a place on a cold day.

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UK
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

On a cold snowy day it was lovely to have home made soup and toasties in front of the log burner, thoroughly enjoyed it

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Glasgow, Scotland
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10 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Our family had a good lunch and coffees. It's a busy place, but there are plenty of tables so you shouldn't have to wait too long. The lunches are good and reasonable value and the decor is nice with local pictures on the walls. It's well located in the centre of the village near the Old Station.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 43 Bridge Street, Ballater AB35 5QD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Ballater
  • Phone Number: 013397 55191

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Scottish

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