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The Bothy

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43 Bridge Street, Ballater AB35 5QD, Scotland
+44 1339 755191
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Dining options: Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very nice homemade soups and coffees

We come here everytime we are up in Ballater. The waitresses are very friendly. The food and drinks are freshly prepared which is nice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
andymarriott90
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We come here everytime we are up in Ballater. The waitresses are very friendly. The food and drinks are freshly prepared which is nice.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Popped in for a sausage sandwich before a day of bike riding. Top quality sausages and very fresh bap, just what we needed. Very efficient and friendly staff, reasonably priced, clean tables and pleasent atmosphere. And we couldn't resist trying two of the cakes, takeaway was no problem and we thoroughly enjoyed them mid afternoon.

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Aboyne
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is a great cafe which does the usual hot and cold selection: soups, paninis, toasties, baked potatoes, salads, sandwiches, loads cakes and scones etc. It has a great atmosphere which attracts both ordinary tourists and the muddy booted walkers too. The wood burning stove is a treat in cold weather, if you can get a seat on the sofas... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The soup was outstanding - creative and well presented. The Brie, Cranberry and bacon sandwich was mouth watering. Very friendly and helpful staff.

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

very relaxed atmosphere, good selection of food, drinks and home baking, reasonably priced, friendly staff. Used mainly by cyclists, walkers and motor cyclists.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Went in for a quick lunch. Great choice on menu with great selection of home baking and specials also. Would definitely recommend this place. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Will return

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Banff, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

On a cycling trip - stopped for lunch - plenty of seating - very pleasant & helpful staff - good menu at good prices - went for baked tattie - large portions with salad etc - great value for money and very tasty - recommend The Bothy - good to see the staff out amongst the customers, helping them with... More 

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Really welcoming staff and very tasty home bakes. We pop in every time we are visiting Ballater and we have never been disappointed.

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Canby, Oregon
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153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The Bothy (coffee shop or tearoom or cafe) is consistently a good place to stop for coffee, lattes, sweets, or light lunches. The service is always friendly and the sweets are top quality. With so much change in the restaurant business it's nice to know someplace good stays good.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Popped in for breakfast and had a full cooked. Lovely soft eggs and extra of black pudding a must. Coffee was also nice and hot which was a pleasant surprise as sometimes coffee in other places I only just over Luke warm. Would definitely recommend and return Cakes looked good too as did the baked potatoes other people were having.... More 

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Address: 43 Bridge Street, Ballater AB35 5QD, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1339 755191
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Ballater
Cuisine: Scottish

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  • Address: 43 Bridge Street, Ballater AB35 5QD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Ballater
  • Phone Number: +44 1339 755191

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Scottish

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