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Restaurant at Glen Lui Hotel

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Invercauld Road, Ballater AB35 5RP, Scotland
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  • 28
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  • 11
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The best value and quality meal of our trip

We stayed at the Hilton and ate there at the Keller Brasserie (good) also at the Dorroch Learge (exceptional) and on our last night we dined here. if we had found this the first night we would have eaten here all three nights. Fabulous food, best meal of our trip and the cheapest at £33 for 3... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2014
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46 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We stayed at the Hilton and ate there at the Keller Brasserie (good) also at the Dorroch Learge (exceptional) and on our last night we dined here. if we had found this the first night we would have eaten here all three nights. Fabulous food, best meal of our trip and the cheapest at £33 for 3 courses of exceptional... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Organised an outing to dine at the Glen Lui. Staff very helpful and friendly and food excellent in all aspects ie choice, flavour, presentation and hot on the plate. Would definitely recommend as worth a visit.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We were out walking and stopped for coffee. The waiter was very nice and served us in the lounge. We checked out a menu for possibly coming back for dinner. It appeared to expensive for the meals on the menu.

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Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We had a very nice meal and the staff was very friendly but the highlight was the sticky toffee pudding...heavenly!

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Norwich
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Having visited Ballater annually for over 20 years, we have always looked forward to a meal or two at the Glen Lui. This year we had two evening meals there, and as always the food was of the highest quality. The setting is really beautiful, and the staff friendly and extremely helpful. It will undoubtedly be our first choice again... More 

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Aberdeen
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Really good food, attentive service, lovely setting, thoroughly recommend this restaurant. Venison was superb as was duck, crab, salmon, creme brûlée, chocolate fondant, I could go on. Really nothing bad to say at all.

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Mississauga, Ontario
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77 reviews 77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Food was excellent: both our starters and the mains, as well as the deserts. Duck and pigeon salad, melon salad, venison, pork, all very nicely cooked. Only 3 beers on tap, but this is not a pub; it is a very nice restaurant in a small hotel with very nice views. Only reason I am not rating it to the... More 

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London
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is a pricey menu if you just happen to be staying at the hotel and want a simple supper. But this is the sort of food you'd travel for - extremely good quality, beautiful food, so you can treat yourself.

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

After eating some very average meals elsewhere, it was a pleasure to eat here. The menu was locally oriented, but imaginatively varied. The cooking was a good standard. The wine list reasonable and of a decent standard. The service was friendly and of a good standard. Be sure to book..

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Cornwall, Canada
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108 reviews 108 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Scallops were cooked perfectly, the pancetta and blood pudding were excellent accompanyments to the scallops. The Chicken supreme was plump and juicy, stuffed with the right amount of brie the carrots, beans, and broccoli were also perfectly cooked. The lamb was excellent with servings of both the milder and stronger tasting portions, complimented by excellent potatoes and a wonderful bed... 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: Scottish

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