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Restaurant at Glen Lui Hotel

European, British, Scottish
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Invercauld Road, Ballater AB35 5RP, Scotland
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the Glen Lui for a couple of days for our anniversary - and couldn't have chosen a better setting. Set in its own garden / woodland setting over-looking the golf course. We spent our first day sipping wine in the lounge and watching red squirrels play just outside the window. The restaurant is also highly rated, and... More 

Thank ColinMacD_11
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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415 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We were recommended the steak here by a local and we were not disappointed. It was Aberdeenshire aged steak which was very tender and tasty, even without additional sauces. Perhaps very slightly overdone, but the meat was still very tender. However, it was not cheap, £25 for the steak, but worth it. The rest of the menu sounded nice -... More 

Thank yss97
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133 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Four of my party of five had the Aberdeenshire aged steak and all of us found the steak to be truly excellent. It was succulent, tasty and tender. Service was excellent. The restaurant has a posh interior to match the prices. The steak cost GBP 25 but it was well worth the cost. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Leslie L
Kempten, Germany
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

The chef really knows what he's doing and creates delicious dishes that combine regional products and fine European cuisine. We loved it.

Thank 404Wanderer1066
Perth, Australia
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Supporting the local community after the floods this restaurant was lovely , the food was local and seasonal and delicious . I had venison wellington which was delicious and asparagus to start with a herby hollandaise sauce . I had never had Cranachan it didn't need the meringue nest as it was sharp and sweet . It was a bit... More 

Thank SJE80
Midlothian, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Enjoyed a memorable family meal here last night. Very relaxed atmosphere with friendly and attentive staff. You will be in for a real treat at the Glen Lui. Would highly recommend the venison carpaccio as a starter. That said, everything we had last night was just perfect. With such a well thought out menu using local ingredients you really can't... More 

Thank cspbain
Dundee, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Eating here is a pleasure. A relaxed, friendly atmosphere where the staff make you feel most welcome. Lovely selection of food, nicely presented and cooked to perfection. Some of us had the goat's cheese en croute for starters, absolutely delicious! The local Balmoral bread is very tasty too. Always look forward to coming here for a meal when we are... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Invited to dinner by friends. Having been a couple of years ago, we arrived in trepidation! What a turn-around. They really have made a big effort to improve things. Everything was absolutely top notch.

Thank Dave R
Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

In two weeks of travelling this is the first time I have been disappointed in the food I've had. The food wasn't *bad* but was extremely disappointing considering the price. It was perhaps one (slightly generous) step up from pub food at 3 times the cost. Go to another restaurant in town at least the pricing in honest for what... More 

Thank Nauro
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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381 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 432 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
European, British, Scottish
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Invercauld Road, Ballater AB35 5RP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Ballater

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