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Rock Salt and Snails

2 Bridge Street, Ballater AB35 5QP, Scotland
+32 3 480 55 05
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“snails” (38 reviews)
“cakes” (37 reviews)
“pie” (17 reviews)
Closes in 13 min
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Hours
Cafe, British, Scottish, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Bridge Street, Ballater AB35 5QP, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

A new find for us enjoyed lovely wine and cake on a very windy/cold afternoon. Very cosy and outside seating for the warmer weather

Thank maryrosewreck
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for brunch today after a fleeting visit several years ago, and we were not disappointed. I am vegetarian and there were several delicious sounding options. We had an individual platter each plus coffee and cake. Prove wise - great value. Quality wise -...More

Thank nrs35
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Absolutely excellent, staff friendly, lovely local pies , definitely worth a visit . Varied menus with vegetarian option

Thank Liz D
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff, good selection of eats for most tastes and good tasting coffee. Not much more to be asked for to satisfy a pre-walk lunch. Will definitely visit again.

Thank Russell D
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Always a queue, but well worth the wait. A favourite each time we visit Scotland & Ballater. The sharing platter is yummy with a glass of wine.

Thank Jayne F
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for some lunch on a day trip to Ballater and the food was great. The cafe was very busy when we arrived but we managed to get a table fairly quickly. We ordered a venison pie and a goats cheese and sweet potato...More

Thank squintyfridge
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Super homemade scones, scamble eggs and cakes for a great and real breakfast! The best in Ballater! Also nice for a plate of cheese, oat bread & wine in the afternoon... we loved! The owner is lovely and the service is super good!!

Thank Patrícia N
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Such a charming place to have a bite to eat! We say outside and were delighted to see life going by, and the lovely views from the back of the street area. I just love the name. I was not disappointed.

Thank LeeKZN
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

My partner, baby and I visited this cafe after a long walk. The staff were very welcoming and the food was delicious. We had a panini and a pie and the flavours were great- the coffee was tasty too. The bathroom also had a changing...More

Thank Harith C
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

At the weekend I was in Ballater, I popped in for a coffee to Rocksalt and Snails not only was it a nice coffee but the atmosphere was cosy and welcoming. Try it out and ask the reason behind the name !!!!

Thank villagehall
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Bridge Street, Ballater AB35 5QP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Ballater
  • Phone Number: +32 3 480 55 05
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