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The Bothy Ballater

43 Bridge Street, Ballater AB35 5QD, Scotland
+44 1339 755191
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (89 reviews)
“cakes” (88 reviews)
“soup” (47 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
43 Bridge Street, Ballater AB35 5QD, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 439 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Arrived to beat the rush at 9 am. Excellent breakfast and would have given 5 if bacon had been cooked more!! Excellent service and good range of menu items. Bacon is personal preference and mushrooms not available today.

Thank klwarner2016
Reviewed 4 days ago

Ended up at The Bothy after visiting Balmoral Castle. Hubby and I each ordered quiche (not to be confused with a quaich) followed by scones and tea. Both were phenomenal. I wish I could have ordered "one of each" scone. The staff was welcoming and...More

Thank Arlyn C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had tea/scones here twice while in Ballater. Best scones and all baked goods looked amazing. Back in the States now and miss popping in there.

Thank LbkFla
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited after a game of golf and had a nice lunch in the sun on the decking at the side of the restaurant.Nice warm welcome and good value

Thank SaintR1705
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch. It was really busy but we managed to get a table. The menu offers a good choice. We had the sweet chicken and pulled pork panini. Both were really delicious. Cakes looked amazing too.

Thank Emma G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food and good price! Quick and good service. We tried to eat at the other The Bothy, but we ended up in this one.

Thank MFatimaV
Braemarbothy, Manager at The Bothy Ballater, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent visit. We're delighted that you enjoyed the food and service provided and will look forward to welcoming you back to the Bothy in the future!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is in the middle of the village. It is a combination of a lunch place and coffee shop. In general a very busy place with counter service (no table service). The food is delicious. I especially liked the homemade cherry scone. We will...More

Thank ThB09
Braemarbothy, Manager at The Bothy Ballater, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent visit. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us and especially our homemade scones, which do get great reviews! We will look forward to welcoming you back.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cute little place. Food was good and service was friendly. Had a large selection of soups, salads, and sandwiches. We didn’t eat breakfast there, but the items on the menu looked great. A perfect lunch spot.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Braemarbothy, Manager at The Bothy Ballater, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback and lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us and will look forward to welcoming you back to the Bothy in the future!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had our lunch here before leaving Ballater after a weekend stay. Complete gem of a place, with lovely people and possibly the best latte I have ever had! Will defiantly go back when we revisit next time. Well done to all that work there making...More

Thank Lynnj77
Braemarbothy, Manager at The Bothy Ballater, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking the time to give feedback and your lovely review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed our food and service - our staff do work very hard, so it's great to let them know it's appreciated. We'll look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

lovely spot for brekkie, lunch etc. friendly staff, good value. home-made food - soups, cakes etc etc. it gets really busy, so suggest you avoid peak times. had a great meal here and would deffo go again. clean, high quality food, good atmos - buzzy...More

Thank louiseverneysmith
Braemarbothy, Manager at The Bothy Ballater, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for your great feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us and will look forward to welcoming you back to the Bothy in the future!

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Sarah W
8 March 2018|
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Response from Patrícia N | Reviewed this property |
I saw dogs inside the day I visited, so I think it’s pets friendly!
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scottishtraveller099
15 January 2018|
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Response from TerryAnn A | Reviewed this property |
Ah, I'm sorry, I do not remember. Coffee fail.
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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