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Rock Salt and Snails

€€ - €€€Cafe, British,
2 Bridge Street, Ballater AB35 5QP, Scotland
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“snails” (37 reviews)
“cakes” (35 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Regular visitors to Rocksalt and Snails. Lovely lunches with a nice bottle of wine - brilliant. Extremely friendly staff, excellent service and great ambience. Fully recommended and not to be missed when you visit Ballater.

Thank Culreoch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pretty average cafe fare (but then again we did not try the cakes), nice interior and very busy when we visited for a late lunch. Good, friendly service but at the end of the day, you can only do so much with a panini.

Thank DavidJanetMonty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly staff, good service, reasonable prices, good food. What more do you want? Highly recommended.

Thank Pedallerpete
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 11 September 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Picnicker
Reviewed 5 September 2017

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 25 August 2017

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 21 August 2017

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 20 August 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Rudy P
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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
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