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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
+44 1339 755611
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant was empty on a Friday at 7pm, and still the next Guests arrived and were sat NEXT to us! Not giving much space between tables. The staff is very attentive but the chicken tikka was disappointing. Not savoury or spicy at all, it was extremely sweet and even decorated with sprinkles. Didn't have dessert after that.

Thank Marcos Q
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here a few times - visit Ballater every year and have visited this place each of the last 3 or so. It is great. Staff are fantastic and food is great too. Highly recommended, best place for eating in Ballater.

Thank Matt H
Islay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spoilt for choice for dinner in Ballater but the menu for this restaurant was interesting due to its variety. Staff were friendly and service was good despite it being busy (November but Saturday night plus Bonfire night!). Food didn't disappoint. Wish this was our local Indian!

Thank CMCbroomhill
Bowmore, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are a couple of Indian restaurants in Ballater and we chose this one on the basis of the interesting and varied menu. The staff welcomed us and took us through for a table. The food had a distinctly Goan slant to it, with lots of fish and seafood options, some interesting twists on the usual Indian menus that you... More 

Thank Ayrdiver
Stirlingshire, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've eaten here three times now every time the food staff and service has been fantastic can't fault it the chef even comes out to check everything is okay

Thank Gary H
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service is first rate and the food is really good. The menu is varied and goes beyond the normal selection.

Thank scotty722
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying at Hilton Timeshare Lodge and this Indian take-away is one of the best! Good selection of dishes, good portions, lovely flavours, not swimming in grease like a lot of other take-aways and good prices. Highly recommended.

Thank Just1Decibelle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The wife and I popped in here for dinner when staying at the Hilton (a moderate walk away). The food and the welcome was first class. Have spent an good few years living in the Midlands and Yorkshire and ate in more Indian and Pakistani restaurants than I could count, and this was amongst the top few. A real surprise,... More 

Thank richdchalto
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From a style perspective this is a strange restaurant and its narrowness makes it feel rather like dining in a corridor, and there is nothing particularly cosy about the ambience. Service however was very friendly and efficient. From the interesting menu we selected one special dish that was beautifully prepared and presented. It was also tasty and the only downside... More 

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant on 1st Nov wasn't disappointed the food was amazing so much choice all the dishes we chose were amazing . The presentation was fantastic . The staff vere very friendly the service impeccable couldn't do enough for you

Thank Debbie K

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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
$13 - $32
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
Romantic, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids
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: +44 1339 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?