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The Lochnagar Indian Brasserie

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Gluten Free Options
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2 Church Square, Ballater AB35 5NE, Scotland
01339 755611
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Staff here were friendly, helpful and attentive. Our meal was well presented, delicious with good sized portions. The meal was carefully served to us from the trolly at our table, a nice touch. There was a pleasant warm ambience in the restaurant which was busy despite a chilly October Wednesday evening. The owner came to chat at the end of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Extensive menu at a reasonable price, certainly within reason. Pakora was especially nice, crispy and freshly made. We arrived at 6.00pm when there was only ourselves (a party of 4) and another table. However, within an hour, the place was packed with every table being used - not bad for a Wednesday evening. Staff were really attentive, ensuring our visit... More 

Thank Ranfurly1222
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Unobtrusive yet efficient staff, delicious food and a cosy comfortable atmosphere, could not ask for more. Oh, and great value too! We are regular visitors anytime we are in the area.

Thank Rosemary G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In Ballater for the weekend and thought would try this restaurant. My wife booked online and did not receive a confirmation so called to make sure. This was a good thing as it was very busy and don't think a walk in would have been successful. Good service but dropped a point as felt could have been better especially after... More 

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Alderley Edge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying near to Ballater for a few days & we were recommended to visit by some very wise locals! Time precluded us from making a reservation so just ended up ordering a take-away for collection 5 mins before closing!! Wow! What a fabulous meal - the chicken was as fresh as a daisy & cooked to perfection. Living close to... More 

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Cruden Bay (Port Erroll), United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I along with our two friends had a fantastic meal. Staff are so helpful, friendly and made you feel very special. Great value for money. Highly recommended.

Thank Jilly789
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited tonight as staff at nearby hotel highly recommended this restaurant. Wow - so glad they did. Best Indian meal my husband and I have had in years. The poppadoms and accompaniments were amazing. Don't even know if these were complimentary but we accepted them and they were delicious. We passed on a starter as we knew we would not... More 

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Hennef, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Althoug the place was very busy all personel was friendly and attentative. The food is very tasty and one can find dishes from mild to hot, not to hot. The Cobra beer goes very well with the food. Above all is was not exoensuve at all.

Thank MikeTaucher
Bideford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us booked on the basis of Trip Advisor reports. The service was friendly and efficient. The choice of dishes was wide and catered for varying tastes. The duck was judged particularly good. The wine was reasonably priced.

Thank Naishcombe
New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very upmarket Indian probably the best I have ever eaten in. The food was really quite superb, presented beautifully, served very hot and plentiful. The menu is so interesting. The manager visited the table often with each course and the staff were the best you could wish for, entertaining but not over the top, attentive at all times, they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $31
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Church Square, Ballater AB35 5NE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Ballater
  • Phone Number: 01339 755611
The Lochnagar Indian Brasserie is widely regarded as one of the best Indian restaurant in Ballater. We pride ourselves on serving award winning, traditional Indian cuisine and best customer service. Varieties in curries and customer satisfaction is our capital. Aromatic spices and exotic ingredients, coupled with traditional family curry recipes passed from generation to generation makes dining at The Lochnagar a truly unique experience. Our emphasis on family history and tradition ensures that only the choicest ingredients are selected for use within our dishes, and we're sure you'll agree that the resulting flavors and textures cannot be surpassed by many other Indian restaurants in Ballater. Whether you're planning to visit our restaurants to celebrate a special occasion, a corporate event, or just enjoy a high quality curry takeaway on a Friday night, The Lochnagar will meet your every culinary need. Reservations can be made and ordered by telephoning the restaurants direct. Thank you for visiting The Lochnagar Indian Brasserie website.

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