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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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Chester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited twice during our long weekend in Ballater, the first time just for drinks and the following day for lunch. We had the soup, cheeseboard and pancakes. Good quality food and speedy service while maintaining a relaxing atmosphere.

Thank EmmaM1979
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very busy (usually a good sign) so popped in with friends. Paid just under £10 for a coffee and a small sandwich (with the obligatory bit of green and half a dozen crisps on the side - such a British thing!). Coffee average and felt somewhat ripped off by food.

Thank jockthestore
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

arrived at 4.30 hot food stops being served at 4pm but the lady owner offered to cook for us but we settled for tea/coffee and scones, Been several times before and this place is always fantastic

Thank 520albertf
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here after a long walk the sandwich was perfect but the coffee could have been a little warmer as we added a dash of milk it was simply cold seemed to be busy.

Thank Devonshiredevil
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Nice coffee and beautifully prepared sandwiches fast and efficient service definitely visit again on our next visit

Thank Tahmida K
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 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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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

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 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

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 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 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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97 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

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

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?