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Alexandra Hotel Restaurant

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€€ - €€€
Bar, British, Scottish
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12 Bridge Square, Ballater AB35 5QJ, Scotland
+44 1339 755376
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The "Alex" is a very reliable favourite. Real ales, especially from the Cairngorm brewery are well kept. The star of the show, food wise is the fish and chips. Portions are very generous and fish is always very fresh. A great place to visit. A real focal point where a wide variety of people mix and are made welcome.

1 Thank Mr-rie
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79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner on a weekday. It was not busy as it was still off peak for tourist. Good food, reasonable price.

1 Thank LKH47
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended by Mike from hidden deeside tour . Im just particular with the fish and chip , didn't turn me down , serving is big and the taste was fresh , though the it a bit expensive ... 👌👌👌👌recommended..

1 Thank galahad24
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It may be standard pub fare but not many pubs give you three vegetarian choices. Very helpful staff and a great system for checking ingredients in dishes for food intolerances or ingredient dislikes! Portions generous as you would expect and nothing wrong with the quality.

Thank Killeboy
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6 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in here for an evening meal after a day of hiking. Decent food for a fair price - nothing all too fancy, but certainly not bad at all. I absolutely loved my dessert: the sticky toffee pudding was amazing!

Thank Lianne P
Eccleshall, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not fancy, not expensive but good, well made pub food at a very fair price and some decent beer too. Did exactly what it was meant to do.

Thank Motters101
New Cumnock, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had meal on Friday night. Excellent food, service & price. Managed to feed two teenagers - they were delighted with what they got. No room for sweets and empty plates all round

Thank FionaShankland01
North West, England
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly and welcoming. Restaurant was closed, so we had a meal in the bar side. The meals were pub grub style, Lasagne and Steak pie. Both were tasty and good value for money. Would recommend for a friendly meal.

Thank Barry W
Brives-sur-Charente, France
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74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Disappointing soggy pizza , too much cheese , odd toppings , dreary bar area, really not my idea of a warm welcoming pub . Sad wine selection by the glass , so I drank water , hubby had a beer .

Thank Jill_Powys
alan m, Owner at Alexandra Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi jill, Thanks for your review, I am sorry we put too much cheese on your pizza and will certainly make sure our chefs review our ham, mushroom, tomato, pepperoni and chicken Pizza toppings. I appreciate we didn't have the dry piedmont, the sweet royal tokaji 5 puttonyos 2008 from Hungary or indeed the grand Californian great Opus One but... More 

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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Popped in here for lunch. The restaurant was closed so we had to sit in the bar which was busy but not noisy. The owners were both pleasant and we didn't have to wait long for food. It wasn't a big menu but it wasn't over priced for what there was. We would probably come back if in the area... More 

Thank Debbie M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Bridge Square, Ballater AB35 5QJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Ballater
  • Phone Number: +44 1339 755376

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?