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43 Bridge Street, Ballater AB35 5QD, Scotland
013397 55191
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Ranked #3 of 25 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
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Was here this weekend again , very accommodating when I asked of I could have a panini that was not on the board, they made it for me, my companion had a ham and cheese panini and said it was beautiful . Finished with 2 scones that were fresh and tasty. Would highly recomend it.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Friendly atmosphere, great homemade food and reasonably priced. They have a loyalty card to earn a free coffee, so our aim was to go enough times to redeem it - and we did!

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Braemarbothy, General Manager at The Bothy, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. We really appreciate you taking the time to write it. Congratulations on completing the loyalty card during your visit; I really hope the 'free' coffee was good! Hope to welcome you back to Ballater soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Went a number of times while we were in ballater. Really enjoyed the coffee, very good quality. Good is great value and staff are fantastic.

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Braemarbothy, General Manager at The Bothy, responded to this review

Thanks for the great endorsement of the coffee. We're glad you thought our food good value and that the staff were friendly. More 

Exmouth, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This is our first choice for a light meal or snack in Ballater. service is always quick [although you may have to wait for a table] with comfortable sofas by the fire if you don't need a table to eat from. A good range of sandwiches, baguettes, paninis and wicked cakes. Observing other customers, there seems to be a good... More 

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Bothyballater, General Manager at The Bothy, responded to this review

Thanks for the really positive review. "Wicked cakes" is a great compliment compliment; thank you! I'm sorry if you've hand to wait for a table. We can be busy and you're right, we do have a lot of regular local custom. We're also popular with visitors, many coming after reading reviews on Tripadvisor. We hope to see you back in... More 

Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Just popped in after the walk to the village from our hotel. It was warm, welcoming and very clean. Great flat white. Food and cake looked great although didn't sample... This time!

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Bothyballater, General Manager at The Bothy, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed your flat white.....and fancied the look of the cakes! Thanks for the positive feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in Ballater. More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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136 reviews 136 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Good soup and panini and nice that it adjoins an interesting outdoor wear shop where you might be tempted to upgrade some of your clothing for your next Scottish adventure.

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Bothyballater, General Manager at The Bothy, responded to this review

Thanks or the review. Very glad you enjoyed your lunch. The weather is certainly colder with some snow on the high tops now. The wood burning stove has been on the last few days so it's nice and cosy in The Bothy! More 

Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Extensive menu with freshly baked cakes, scones etc. We called in after a long hike round the loch and the freshly made bowl of soup was just what the doctor ordered. Service can be slow (it took 15 minutes to get a latte). Can get busy so make sure you get your table before ordering at the counter - not... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

My wife and I called in for an afternoon break and were greeting with excellent service and brilliant baking. Superb atmospheric photography on the walls and a really simple but appealing style made it a pleasure to take tea and cakes. I suspect that there is a strong connection to the Bothy at Braemar and if so they have a... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We drove into Ballater for Sunday lunch after waiting outside in the cool weather to see the Queen depart church at Crathie (Balmoral). Be sure to secure a table before you walk up to the counter to place your order, unless you are doing take away. They offer an extensive menu with very reasonable prices. Service was a bit slow... More 

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Sutton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We were in Ballater for Games Week this year so the busiest time but still had great coffees, snacks and teas here, with friendly, helpful service. On one rainy day, we didn't bother to leave between lunch and tea. Thought they might get fed up with us but no problems. On our last day we were running late and thought... More 

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

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