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The Bothy

43 Bridge Street, Ballater AB35 5QD, Scotland
+44 1339 755191
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (75 reviews)
“cakes” (95 reviews)
“soup” (40 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 17:00All hours
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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LOCATION
43 Bridge Street, Ballater AB35 5QD, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 364 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Based on other reviews we stopped here as a group of 5, with a mixture of vegetarians, vegans and omnivores. The scones were excellent but the sandwiches and panini were pretty ordinary and the options disappointing, without much "local" style or food on offer. Service...More

Thank Chris V
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Popped in for coffee in the pouring rain. Lovely service and the decor is really lovely.,Would happily return.

Thank AngelaBrown398
Reviewed 3 days ago

Been few times and very consistent. Soups great. Coffee and Fine cakes. Please don't ask for more words. We only go for soup and snacks

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely scones, stopped by after riverside walk. Lovely friendly staff. Would visit again for the scones

Thank Samina A
Braemarbothy, Manager at The Bothy, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for giving feedback for your recent visit. As you will see from previous reviews, our homebaked scones are always very popular, so I am glad they didn't disappoint! We'll look forward to welcoming you back to the Bothy.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in here for lunch (first time) with my daughter and grandson after visiting the Ballater Games yesterday. The food was excellent. Really well filled sandwiches and quick service. Very reasonable prices too. They had high chairs for the little ones as well.More

Thank Steve130558
Braemarbothy, Manager at The Bothy, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to give a review of your visit to The Bothy. We are delighted that you enjoyed the food and service provided. All of our food is freshly prepared and cooked on the premises, so it is always good to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely cup of tea and scones. Service was good and the place was very clean. Nice atmosphere

Thank Karen B
Braemarbothy, Manager at The Bothy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for providing feedback for your visit As you would see from many of our reviews, our freshly baked scones are very popular. I'm glad that you enjoyed them along with the service provided by our cheery staff.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited a few times during our holiday and never disappointed ! Homemade cakes, shortbread and scones each day, plus we tried a homemade sausage roll :) good breakfast options as well as lunch and afternoon tea stop options.

Thank juliesneds
Braemarbothy, Manager at The Bothy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for giving us feedback on your visits while here on holiday in Ballater. We are delighted that you enjoyed our homemade food, bakes and cakes. Hopefully we'll be able to welcome you back in the future.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Today I stopped of at the Bothy for some light refreshments. The lady who served me was very nice and welcoming. The scone was great and the jam and cream was very tasty! I was able to sit in peace and enjoy my coffee and...More

Thank Baz1424
Braemarbothy, Manager at The Bothy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for letting us know about your recent visit. We are delighted that you enjoyed our homemade scones - they are very popular! Our staff are a happy bunch and will look forward to welcoming you back to the Bothy.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here several times over the course of our trip and had great food every time. My soup was great and millionaire bars were to die for! We liked their BBC (bacon, brie & cranberry) sandwich so much, we're going to recreate it at...More

Thank fairrosaline
Braemarbothy, Manager at The Bothy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank ypu for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent visits. It's good to hear that the quality of our food and the service given was consistently of a high standard on each of your visits. The BBC is always a popular filling...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Considering the size of Ballater it is over stocked with cafes. The Bothy comes out on top due to it being unpretentious, friendly and serving damn good coffee and food. The cafe is well priced with a good array of option. You also don't feel...More

Thank Rob P
Braemarbothy, Manager at The Bothy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you letting us know about your visit to our Coffee Shop. It's lovely to hear how much you enjoyed your visit with us. We do take pride in providing good home cooked food, cakes and bakes - and yes, the Brodies coffee is very...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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