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Rock Salt and Snails

2 Bridge Street, Ballater AB35 5QP, Scotland
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“snails” (36 reviews)
“cakes” (43 reviews)
“pie” (16 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 17:00All hours
Cafe, British, Scottish, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Bridge Street, Ballater AB35 5QP, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Popped in for a coffee and cake on basis it was dog friendly. However scones were marvellous, home made cake yummy and super coffee. Reasonably priced too

Thank Solobay
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went the for a scone and cuppa nice lots of different cakes etc. Can be a bit noise when their mixing cake mixer etc in cafe

Thank Sue J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good snacks, bakes and coffees at this bustling little cafe on the main drag in Ballater. Would recommend !

Thank Picnicker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are staying up the road in Craigendarroch and Ballater is the nearest village. The little cafe has charming staff but the food is a bit pricey. I wonder how it survives when the tourist are not around. Avocado and bacon open on an sliced...More

Thank J D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is al lovely tearoom close to the centre of the delightful village of Ballater. It has an outdoor seating area and also a limited number of tables inside. The service is excellent, with helpful staff. The menu is varied and it is al lovely...More

Thank Colin S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You just know this place was going to be good judging by the queue to get in and get a table inside or outside. Lovely staff and first class sandwiches and salads - we enjoyed them all. Strongly recommend you try it!

Thank Durris681
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cosy lunchroom. We can recommend the carnberry brie panini and the pastrami sandwich The staff and service are lovely

Thank Rudy P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister and I were staying with family in Aberdeenshire. While touring the area, we ended up in Ballater, feeling hungry and tired. We looked around the town for somewhere to have a snack, and then - by chance - found this little gem. The...More

Thank Fiona R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've just spent a great week in Ballatar and made this great little cafe a daily must visit. The food and drink is very good and the service first class. However, our final Saturday morning visit was not such a good experience!! We arrived at...More

Thank mikesmiff
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This cafe is simply amazing. The staff were really friendly and helpful and the food was amazing. I'm so happy to have stopped in Ballatter and sampled their scrumptious coffee cake. Without a doubt it is the best coffee cake ive ever eaten.

Thank lovesunshine A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Bridge Street, Ballater AB35 5QP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Ballater
There's lots of reviews for Rock Salt & Snails in Aberdeen but they have just opened in Ballater.
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