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The White Cottage

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€€ - €€€
British, Seafood, Scottish
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Craigwell,, Aboyne AB34 5BP, Scotland
+44 1339 885757
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely evening with friends. Food is the very best of home cooking. John is a superb host and we all had a great time. Charming location too.

Thank Magnus B
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled across this place at the weekend looking for something to eat - what an absolute find! We loved it! The host (John) was really friendly and welcoming and had a great rapport with all of the guests (some of whom were obviously locals - a good sign!). The food was amazing!! Clearly freshly home cooked and the chips... More 

Thank fl0wers
Montrose, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Had a fabulous meal there as usual. Loving the new layout of the cottage. Lovely relaxed atmosphere and as usual John the host was excellent as was the food. Well worth a visit. And try out his marmalades, chutneys and jellies. They are just the best ever.

Thank isla682
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

me and my wife love this place dearly, not only for the resteraunt but for the take away too. the couple that run this place deserve a medal on the service they deliver. the food here is what I can only describe as "your mother's best meal" absolutely fantastic place to chill out and enjoy good food. thank you to... More 

Thank Graham B
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We had a lovely family lunch for 7 in the conservatory at the White Cottage. From my 15 year old son to my 90 year old mum we all had a delicious meal. Usual warm welcome, excellent service and tasty food. Not our first visit and certainly won't be our last. The menu has a good variety and the chips... More 

Thank Linden T
1 review
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We ate here today not for the first time either. It was an early birthday celebration for myself and family. We had a private room which was cosy and beautifully decorated, in fact the entire establishment is just lovely no matter where you are to sit. John and his wife are fantastic hosts making the service second to none. The... More 

Thank Mcwilliam83
Montrose, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We were there today and what can I say. Excellent. From the moment you walk in you are made to feel very welcome, nice relaxing ambiance and great customer service. The food is excellent, very tasty, great choice and nothing too much trouble for the staff. A wee gem on Deeside and would not hesitate to recommend. John is the... More 

Thank isla682
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

3 of us had dinner in this lovely restaurant on a cold November night,it was warm,lovely decor,almost Scandinavian in feel,the lady who welcomed us was charming and the food was perfect.if you are visiting this area then I suggest you add this venue to you must visit list.i look forward to returning very soon

Thank afa22a
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113 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Had lunch here with family who know it well. Never judge a book by its cover because the exterior is not that promising, quite small, boasting fish and chips but inside is a delight with a airy and light conservatory dining room but also a charming room within the cottage itself which doubles as a gift shop and part of... More 

Thank DerekW10
Aberdeen Scotland
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Passed the White Cottage many times but never before stopped, but did so today and enjoyed a nice relaxing lunch. The menu had a choice that would suit most and the food and service was first class. Great place for a lazy lunch. Will return.

Thank allydee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Seafood, Scottish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Craigwell,, Aboyne AB34 5BP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Aboyne
  • Phone Number: +44 1339 885757
Set in the heart of Royal Deeside near Aboyne.The White Cottage offers something just a little different from the usual with relaxed bistro style service.Offering a first on Royal Deeside an A la carte menu of Fish and Seafood with additional Grills and house specials of the day.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?