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“Lovely morning tea”

Balmakewan Farm Shop
Ranked #3 of 12 Restaurants in Laurencekirk
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $21
Cuisines: Contemporary, British, Cafe
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: We welcome you to Balmakewan, a small family run Farm and Farm Shop in South Aberdeenshire. We aim to offer a consistently good breakfast and lunch. Come along to try our Tea Room delights, our home made breakfast and lunch menu, our well stocked farm shop and delicatessen, as well as enjoy our gentle farm walk.
Reviewed July 10, 2013

Lovely looking place now it's all been renovated. Lovely morning tea and a good selection of products to purchase. Could be doing with a few more tables, could probably reduce the size of the cheese counter and add more tables in there. Overall would definitely go back.

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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Had a lovely lunch here with a friend. I had goat's cheese tartlet which was delicious. Lovely surroundings and a nice deli/farm shop selection of goods.

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Reviewed June 29, 2013

We had the full Scottish breakfast and it was top notch. Beautifully presented and very tasty. Sausages, bacon, haggis, egg, mushrooms, tomatoes, tattie scones and toast. All for £7!

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Reviewed June 27, 2013

I have been to Balmakewan twice now. The first time the place was very busy (a good sign!) and after a wee wander around looking at the produce for sale we were given a cosy wee corner to sit. We had soup and coffee which was yummy. The staff are friendly and the place is endearing. We went for a walk as the farm shop is close to a river and came back where we were able to use the toilet facilities. The second time we went the place was busy again and we got a place at the large table which we shared with others but there is so much space and great atmosphere that no-one was bothered by this. The soup and sandwiches were the best and my coffee was great. The lunch was good value and the wait time was very little. We bought lots of Scottish produce (local beers!) and cheese from the cheese counter. The owner of Balmakewan is so nice and welcoming and wants everyone to have a great experience. The place is quirky and full of character and I love it!

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Thank Laura893
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

We visit Balmakewan for 3 reasons.
The first is to enjoy a beautifully prepared and presented lunch, the second to stock up on some local and original produce in the farm shop ( the apple and cinnamon bread flour is top of my list!) and the third is to enjoy a peaceful stroll along the banks of the River Esk. These 3 elements combine to make a wonderful countryside experience which I would highly recommend. I believe that wedding parties are catered for in a marquee adjacent to the shop.

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Thank Criagendinnie
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