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Restaurant at Glen Lui Hotel

Invercauld Road, Ballater AB35 5RP, Scotland
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Ranked #8 of 24 restaurants in Ballater
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Scottish
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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87% Recommend
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English first
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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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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73 reviews 73 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

A great evening, made by the very pleasant staff! Food a great surprise, best meal out by far. I had the scallops which were super, my partner and mother started with the terrine which they thoroughly enjoyed. Mains were the lamb and venison, lovely. We will be back

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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

We stayed in Ballater for 2 nights at a different hotel but decided to 'push the boat out' and eat here as it was a special occasion - we were not to be disappointed! All the staff were friendly, helpful and attentive throughout and made us feel right at home from the moment we arrived, soaking wet from walking in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Fantastic Food Great Location a family run business and the staff are very polite and helpful for Starters I had the Scallops which they only do in the evenings, we have also eaten there lunchtimes and have had the Haggis balls with the whisky sauce which is also very nice and the Cheesecake finishes the meal off very nicely I... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

There was nothing I disliked. I had seared scallops followed by roasted guinea-fowl roasted in honey.

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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Four of us for lunch last Friday and overall service poor and unhelpful. Two bottles of expensive Champagne spoiled by overcooked Tempura battered prawns (you can only have 4 for £6:75 or 6 for £7:95... I asked for 8 as a main course and was told impolitely that or 4 or 6 were available and 8 would cost £13:50... couldn't... More

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