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The Bothy

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Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish
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43 Bridge Street, Ballater AB35 5QD, Scotland
+44 1339 755191
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited at lunchtime on a cold November day and we were delighted to find they were serving soup. We both chose creamy chicken with leek and had bread rolls with it. We followed with tea and cakes/scones which were lovely too

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1 Thank Barbara C
Scotland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have now visited The Bothy in Ballater several times, and every time is a complete joy whether I'm in for their yummy cakes and tray bakes, lunch or coffee. The coffee shop is lovely with very friendly staff, and at the helm is Helene, star baker in every sense!! As someone who is wheat intolerant, I am always delighted... More 

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1 Thank Gillstravels
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here twice. Food is very good and served very quickly. Sandwiches, toasties, paninis all sorts. Plus homemade shortbread and other cakes . It is always busy and could do with more tables, probably just a sign of how good the food is.

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1 Thank Mazz1973
Rosyth
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went in for a cuppa and ended up having toasties and cake as well. All reasonably priced and delicious especially the St Clements cake. Staff very friendly and efficient. Cafe was very busy. Speaks to the quality.

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Thank Sandy222Rosyth
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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1,288 reviews
529 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 635 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very popular cafe in Ballater and you can see why. It is roomy, comfortable and well decorated. Although tempted to the full breakfast, we restricted ourselves to a couple of bacon and egg rolls which were generously filled and very tasty. Service was efficient and friendly.

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Thank johnhouston2
North Ferriby, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Freezing outside, chilly wind, snow on the tops and then we came across the Bothy !! Went inside and sat next to a lovely fire, then had tea and scones and traybakes. It was lovely, warming and busy ! If you're passing you've got to go in. Superb

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Thank bill g
Beverley, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good for coffee and cake, also good for lunch, the baked spud's are excellent, there are GF, DF and EF options for the cakes

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1 Thank Hattie M
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Ballater for the weekend and on the Saturday we visited Braemar and stumbled upon the Bothy. Had a lovely coffee and found the Bothy to be very comfortable, clean and spacious.

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Thank Isabel C
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been to the bothy a few times now. The service has always been very good and the food lovely. We now make a point of stopping in past whenever we are in the area. The only suggestion i would make is that the soup and sandwich deal be just a soup and sandwich. When i ordered it, it was really... More 

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1 Thank sooty7187
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Newly refurbished after the devastation of Storm Frank and the ensuing flood. Excellent menu for quick snack and lunch. Service very prompt and premises immaculate. This is a popular eatery with excellent quality fresh food. There is often people waiting for a table - be patient and wait. You'll be glad you did!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
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?