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Rock Salt and Snails

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2 Bridge Street, Ballater AB35 5QP, Scotland
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place for light lunch or all day coffee. Warm welcome and very helpful staff. Good food and they cater for special diets with no fuss.

Thank Yvonne M
St Aunix Lengros
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had lunch on 13/01/2017 with my husband & 2 friends. We had a friendly welcome & enjoyed our lunch. We each had something different & everyone enjoyed their choice. Coffee afterwards was excellent.

Thank Ann R
New York City, New York
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116 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the cheese plate, bruschetta and chicken pot pie - all were so good. The service was super friendly and the place was really cute. Highly recommend.

Thank sowpow
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Home made scones and beautiful teas A wonderfull service Really the place to visit in Ballater You never know whom you bump into

Thank Deborah M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Often difficult to find a table but worth waiting for. A lovely warm atmosphere after a circular walk along the river,through the golf course and the new caravan park (looking good after the devasation of the flood last yea)r and back to the lovely villag.e

Thank JeanBryden
Surrey, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch on way to friends birthday celebrations at mar lodge. What a find, went back for lunch on our way back home. Delicious home made pies. Gorgeous platter boards. Nice wine list. Friendly service. Highly recommend. See my pictures.

Thank Andy and Jo G
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

this is the 6th visit and every time the owner come and take our order and nothing is to much trouble place is always busy sometimes a que for a table once again Coffee and sandwiches were superb wonderful place

Thank 520albertf
Fife, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We called in for a coffee and cake when staying at Craigendarroch, very good coffee and an exceptionally good carrot cake with chopped cranberries. The scones were also very good. Friendly, helpful staff.

Thank John A
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Have been visiting Rock Salt & Snails for several years - they serve great coffee and scones/cakes and light lunches. We enjoy the background music - good jazz at a reasonable level - such a pleasant change from most places where it is just loud and seems to be for the staff rather than the customers. We have had lunch... More 

Thank Just1Decibelle
Marlborough, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

pie was delicious, scones were very tasty, and the soup was also very tasty, service was great and we were all kept toasty and warm after a cold walk around the balmoral cairns

Thank BigMac009

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, International, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?