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Restaurant at Glen Lui Hotel

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Invercauld Road, Ballater AB35 5RP, Scotland
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We had a wonderful meal here, midweek, the hotel is in a lovely setting and although in the town feels like countryside as it backs onto the gold course with good views to the hills beyond. It was a menu with good choices and above and beyond the standard items that are available in most places I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
Ian G
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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242 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

You are allocated table according to your status. Cheap rooms (£110 per night) by the toilets, kitchen or bar. The privileged view the vista. Cheek

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We had a wonderful meal here, midweek, the hotel is in a lovely setting and although in the town feels like countryside as it backs onto the gold course with good views to the hills beyond. It was a menu with good choices and above and beyond the standard items that are available in most places I had a well... More 

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Aviemore, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Food was excellent. Lovely dishes, well presented. Good choice that made it difficult to decide. Portions were a bit meagre for hungry hillwalkers though!

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We are holidaying in the area and was looking for a nice restaurant tonight. Well, we took the advice of fellow reviewers and went to the restaurant at the Glen Lui hotel. What a great recommendation ! The starter of crayfish with loch fyne smoked salmon was devine, the fillet steak was soooo tasty and the sticky toffee pudding was... More 

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Bushey
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The Glen Lui is in a lovely setting with a view from the restaurant to die for. A long lawn with a distant background of pine trees and hills (mountains) home to Highland Deer. If you are lucky enough as we were to have clear sunny skies the view is stunning. My wife and I had dinner at the Glen... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We had a lovely evening at Glen Lui . The staff were very attentive and made us feel special. The meal was excellent. I had the lamb and husband had chicken and haggis. The sweet was to die for also. Would go back in a heartbeat. Well done Glen Lui.

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Dunfermline
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We went for a family celebration lunch on a Saturday in June. There were 12 adults and 8 children in total in our group. Although they did not offer a specific childens menu there were three options suitable for children which suited our childrens taste! The lunch menu offered a variety of contemporary Scottish meals, all of which sounded delicious... More 

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Ballater, Scotland
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We've had several meals at the Lui Restaurant and I must admit, I usually have the filet mignon - always perfectly done as ordered! The wine recommended at our last visit was an excellent choice as well. As always, a very pleasant evening!

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We had excellent food, presented well, served by friendly waiters in a cosy atmosphere! Nice location next to Golf Club.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I was a bit skeptical as my partner and I made our reservation by walking up to the hotel in the early morning (it could do with a bit of a facelift) BUT completely blown away by the food and service. I had the scallops to start and the venison. Great set menu price as well- especially compared with food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Invercauld Road, Ballater AB35 5RP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Ballater

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Scottish

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