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The Bothy

Certificate of Excellence
Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish
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43 Bridge Street, Ballater AB35 5QD, Scotland
+44 1339 755191
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Called in this morning, with my sister, niece and 8 month old Great nephew... Easy access, wonderful views from the outside seating area, great arrangement of cakes, meals, wines and coffees... and Breakfast cobs! A bit expensive we thought, but good quality - only criticism: counter service a bit slow, especially when a coach load of tourists come in, but... More 

Thank Philip E
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We all had lentil soup and a ham and cheese or tuna sandwiches. Oh, and a delicious dessert with a latte. All was exceptional. Thank you!

1 Thank adoren
Istanbul, Turkey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The meals and pastries were delicious, and the service was substantial. Thanks to the the smiling staff...

1 Thank unsipahi
Albany WA
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We breezed into the Bothy after a recommendation from a resident, and we did well to take the advice. Bright clean surroundings went well with the excellent soup and a roll we ordered. It is in a good position built up high above the pretty stream which surges through the little village. There was a good selection of filled rolls... More 

1 Thank OztravellerAlbanyWA
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Busy little cafe with friendly staff with good sized portions for lunch. Gluten free cakes available and good range of coffees.

1 Thank jade d
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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173 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for a snack lunch here on a Sunday . It was very popular and a bit crowded at the time we were there but we managed to find a table and were able to enjoy some pleasant food .

1 Thank Mark Benjamin L
Dorset, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a coach holiday in Scotland we stumbled across this exceptional cafe. The inventive food offering and excellant service were a highlight of our whole holiday! Thank you.

1 Thank yarewol
Allanton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely food and great service. Good home cooking. Hubby had the soup which was fab, I had toasted sandwich yummy

2 Thank palapye
Reigate, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a late afternoon meal of quiche, burgers, cake and coffee. All very tasty and well presented. The tiramisu was especially good. Staff very helpful and pleasant.

2 Thank treevecoomber
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I actually spotted this little place as we were driving past it in the coach - it looked very inviting, clean and tidy. As we walked from the carpark and round the corner I persuaded my dad (Dudley) and daughter (Fiona) to go in for a cuppa. I ordered a Tuna toastie, Fiona had Sweet Potato & Rosemary Soup and... More 

2 Thank maria_coward

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Bridge Street, Ballater AB35 5QD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Ballater
  • Phone Number: +44 1339 755191

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?