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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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Suprisingly Delicious

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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London, England, United Kingdom
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English first
London, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

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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UK
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My husband and I visited Glen Lui hotel for dinner tonight. Until tonight, we have lunched locally and eaten in the Keiller restaurant which is part of the Craigendorroch lodges where we were staying. We were greeted by a very friendly lady who immediately ushered us into the lounge to sit beside the logburning fire for drinks, whilst we chose... More 

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Scotland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

My husband and I went to Glen Lui Hotel last night to celebrate my birthday, and I was not dissapointed, Great choice of SAcottish produce and my fillet staek was the best I have ever tasted. My husband had the venison and said it was outstanding, our starters were a plate of Scottish salmon for my husband and homemade potato,... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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20 reviews 20 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
71 helpful votes 71 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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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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