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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” (78 reviews)
“panini” (39 reviews)
“cakes” (91 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 17:00All hours
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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43 Bridge Street, Ballater AB35 5QD, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited Ballater on a cold Dcember day. It was very frosty on top of a layer of snow and looked a pretty Christmas Picture.After a while going round the shops, we decided to have a coffee or bowl of soup. We liked toe look...More

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We needed packed lunches for 8 for a day on the hill and the Bothy were fantastic.They had everything ready on time, the bags were labelled so we knew what was what and most importantly the sandwiches and tray bakes etc were excellent.

Thank Ralph L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and coffee. The portion sizes were very good as we were hungry after Munro hiking in the snow!

Thank Harith C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visit here regular when we visit Ballater.We arrived at lunch time on a Saturday and were surprised to get a seat as it's very popular.The food is always good,cooked fresh and reasonably priced,but we felt the place cold although the wood burner was on....More

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

Thank you for providing feedback on your recent visit. I am very sorry that you found the coffee shop to be cold. We do have storage heating to assist with ambient heat and also an over door heater to try to prevent heat loss when...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good value and a comfortable place to stop. There is a wide variety of snacks, home-made soup and home baking. You will not be disappointedMore

Thank 170hughg
Braemarbothy, Manager at The Bothy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for your lovely review. We take pride in providing good value, quality food, cakes and bakes all prepared and cooked on the premises. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us and look forward to welcoming you back to the Bothy...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I believe a chain but excellent! Great atmosphere after watching the locks and a trip to see Nessie. Wait staff very helpful - we shared an entre and they were happy to do it for us.More

Thank Linda1993
Braemarbothy, Manager at The Bothy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you providing feedback on your visit. We have another coffee shop in Braemar, where we also have an outdoor shop attached, but otherwise are locally owned and managed. We are delighted that you enjoyed the food and service you received with us while on...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to The Bothy as we passed through Ballater. It was really busy, but we still managed to get a seat near the log fire. We only had a couple of coffees and a cake, but the prices were really reasonable....More

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

Thankyou for your lovely review. We do get very busy and the fireside seating is always in demand, so I'm glad you got to enjoy it during your visit. We'll look forward to welcoming you back to the Bothy in the future and tempting you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great coffee yummy food excellent service. Couldn't fault! It was busy on our visit and the service was still top notch! Recommend!

Thank Stephanie M
Braemarbothy, Manager at The Bothy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for providing feedback on your visit to the Bothy. We are delighted that you enjoyed the food and service provided and will look forward tp welcoming you back in the future!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The prices in this restaurant are very high for what you are getting, my wife and I had a tuna toastie each. The snack was very underwhelming for the price, especially the side salad which was half rotten. The cucumber was turning up at the...More

Thank defendertd5
Braemarbothy, Manager at The Bothy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are very disappointed to receive such a poor review following your visit. Should you have approached any of our staff members regarding your dissatisfaction with your meal, it would have been dealt with and replaced immediately. We are extremely careful in the selection, preparation...More

Reviewed 3 November 2017

This was our second visit to the Bothy and it is still very good. We came in for breakfast and it really is top-class; and if the full breakfast is too much for you - the bacon and egg rolls go down a treat. The...More

Thank johnhouston2
Braemarbothy, Manager at The Bothy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you taking time to review the Bothy. We are delighted that you enjoyed your recent visits with us and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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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, Local cuisine, 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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