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The Bothy

43 Bridge Street, Ballater AB35 5QD, Scotland
+44 1339 755191
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (89 reviews)
“cakes” (88 reviews)
“soup” (47 reviews)
Opens in 28 min
Hours
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
43 Bridge Street, Ballater AB35 5QD, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 427 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Great food and service, lots of good choices especially the daily scone special. Recommended. also great breakfasts too

Thank Robin P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent for lunch. Fresh food, very friendly staff and well worth a visit. Very busy when we were in but service was quick

Thank John Campbell H
Braemarbothy, Manager at The Bothy, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review of the Bothy. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us and the food and service provided. We'll look forward to welcoming you back in the future!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family visit. 3 people. The orange coffee cake was lovely. Chocolate brownie great. Friendly staff who engaged with me and asked whether I was a visitor. Clean loos. Decent wifi. We will be back to try the cooked breakfast.

Thank SisiBramble
Braemarbothy, Manager at The Bothy, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Many thanks for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent visit. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your cakes, the service and facilities we offered. We'll look forward to welcoming you back!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went in towards the end of the day on Saturday just for a flat white and a mocha which were both excellent. The lady who served us was genuinely friendly and nice. We didn't have anything to eat, but the food...More

Thank JWellingtonWimpy
Braemarbothy, Manager at The Bothy, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide a review of your recent visit. All of our customers are very important to us, so it's good to hear that you enjoyed your coffees and will look forward to welcoming you back and tempting you with...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here with my family for breakfast. All freshly cooked. Although scrambled eggs weren't on the menu I still got them when I asked! Delicious. The fact the food is freshly cooked to order, is so much nicer than the stuff under hot lamps. No...More

Thank Liz S
Braemarbothy, Manager at The Bothy, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Many thanks for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent visit. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the food, service and ambience offered in our coffee shop. We will look forward to welcoming you back to the Bothy in the future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hot Chocolate with cream and marshmallows ... to die for!!! We also had Baked Potatoes for lunch which were delicious! Nice atmosphere and friendly staff!More

Thank Cara T
Braemarbothy, Manager at The Bothy, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for giving feedback on your recent visit. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your hot chocolate - they are quite special! We are delighted that you also enjoyed your food, service and drinks provided and look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

an excellent homely warm establishment serving home made food, regularly used by locals and visitors alike, not always possible to get a table, which says it allMore

Thank F2076TPkennethw
Braemarbothy, Manager at The Bothy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking the time to review your recent visit to the Bothy. It has been very busy during this holiday period, so being able to have a wander round our adjacent Outdoor Store while waiting for a table to come free is sometimes...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

During our short 4 day trip to ballater we were actually in here nearly every day! The full Scottish breakfast was big and filling and I really enjoyed it and thought it was reasonably priced for such a touristy area. The soup was lovely too...More

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

Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the food and service provided during your visit. All of our food is prepared and cooked in-house using good quality ingredients, so it's good to be able to pass your positive feedback on...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is owned by the same pea pole who own the one in Braemar. Again staff are freindly, nothing is to much trouble. They also give you free water. There is only on street parking but not far way is a large free car park.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit. We are delighted that you enjoyed the food and service provided by our friendly staff. We'll look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great fresh food including 2 soups each day all made on the premises and cakes to die for. Friendly atmosphere with friendly and helpful staff always happy to help.

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

Thank you for your lovely review. We're glad that we can offer a range of good and honest home cooked soups and savouries. Delighted that you also enjoy our cakes and bakes!

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Sarah W
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Response from Patrícia N | Reviewed this property |
I saw dogs inside the day I visited, so I think it’s pets friendly!
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scottishtraveller099
15 January 2018|
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Response from TerryAnn A | Reviewed this property |
Ah, I'm sorry, I do not remember. Coffee fail.
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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