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AU$8 - AU$42
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Cafe, British, Scottish, Soups
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walk round Potarch (3 1/2 miles) followed by a fantastic lunch of soup and falafels with salad at finzean. Delicious food and quick and polite staff.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was difficult to choose from the daily specials and regular menu. Soup can be served with a sandwich, bacon breakfast roll or sausage roll. What options! The food was tasty, and the bacon sandwich was well filled with crispy bacon. The accompanying salad to...the quiche and panini was tasty and innovative (not a squirty coating of cheap dressing slathered onto limp salad, like in so many places). The farm shop was filled with tempting pictures, soft furnishings, books, cards and fresh and frozen produce. I would definitely return.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Slightly out of the way but worth it. Staff very friendly and helpful. Food was tasty and fairly priced. One small issue was immediately delt with so dropped to a 4 and then straight back up to a 5. Sometimes mistakes happen, it's how they...are dealt with that makes a difference, so we'll done in this respect. Looking forward to coming back and bringing some friends with us.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 25 March 2024 via mobile

Whilst staying at nearby Tower O’Ess to celebrate a milestone birthday, the Estates Office at Glen Tanar recommended Finzean for takeaway afternoon tea. I ordered and paid online through the website and communicated via email regarding sandwich choices. I also decided to order the Ploughman’s...Platter and the Meat Platter to takeaway too. They were ready when we went to collect and were well packed and secure in food boxes so that they could be easily refrigerated until ready to be eaten. The food was absolutely amazing, a fantastic selection with lots of choice and all very tasty. I would definitely recommend Finzean, the quality of the food and value for money was excellent, I just wish we lived locally so we could go back again.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 14 March 2024 via mobile

It is not a trip to Scotland without coming here. We usually try and stay down the road and then walk here nearly every day during our visit. The last time we were there I had a tomato lentil soup that was so good I...couldn’t stop thinking about it and my partner was able to acquire the recipe. We now make it regularly. Most of our treats that we bring home for friends and family come from here. I could not love the farm shop more and cannot wait to go back next January when we visit again.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 17 February 2024 via mobile

Have been before and it has been a hit or miss experience. This time although the staff very lovely I wasn’t impressed. The food was rather tasteless and no atmosphere at all. The service could be quicker but sometimes this is unavoidable. When using the...disabled toilet it was stacked with wooden high chairs which made it quite a dangerous area for anyone with mobility issues and not very nice to see high chairs for children being stored in the toilet. Nice place but attention to detail is needed to make it more welcoming.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 28 January 2024

Another enjoyable visit to the Farm shop for lunch with friends. Soup and quiche were as good as usual. Service was good A large selection of cakes had us debating for a while which one to have. Good to be able to shop for some...local produce and other things.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 23 January 2024

We are both in our eighties. We selected Finzean Estate Farm Shop as the place to head out to from Aberdeen for lunch on what was for us a special day in our married life. Having been there several times before, we knew what to...expect by way of food and service, and so could travel out there by car with confidence in what still remain tricky road conditions in places. The lunch menu is always interesting, and our most recent lunch there was ideal for this time of year, with a choice of home made soups and some interesting hot rolls (with flaky pastry) to go with them. Such was the quality of what was on offer that the pricing struck us as being fair and reasonable. The service was, as always, excellent. We were made to feel very welcome. 'Tea Room' sounds a bit twee, and a touch limiting. I can see why the meal facility is not called a restaurant, but it is entirely possible to make lunch time choices there which are both filling and fulfilling. Limited choices, but also choices with a difference, interestingly compiled, well presented and strikingly fresh. The ambience suits us well, and the surrounding countryside is lovely. We were very pleased with our choice of venue, which achieved for us all that we had hoped for and expected. We will certainly go back.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 11 September 2023

Love this place for coffee, lunch, tea. The baking is amazing and I have had some very tasty soups here. Especially like the savoury tarts. Lovely gifts and food to take home too. Would recommend to all.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 4 September 2023

Excellent service saved the day. The soup ...sweetcorn chowder ..was pureed and very thin....theyd no decaf tea so accepted a decaf cappuccino but got a latte ....the bakewell saved me from being really hacked off ...will go back again and choose more wisely for main...course.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 10 July 2023

We have been here before when staying in the area.We stopped for coffee and found all the tables were reserved except for one in the back room.Fortunately the bookings were for some time later so we could use one as long as we were gone...by the booked time.There was not Gluten Free cake option for my wife.We browsed the shop and gallery after and found items that were a lot more expensive than we had seen elsewhere.The toilets were modern and clean.The car park is small and flat and stony and difficult if using a wheelchair .More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 11 June 2023 via mobile

Very disappointed, we arrived and were told that lunch didn’t start until 12.00. We were happy about that as we had no rush, we were seated and told the table was needed @ 13:00! No problems as we were only in for lunch! We ordered...the mushroom soup and a coffee and scone, the coffee and scone arrived first which we thought was strange but never mentioned it, the soup arrived which looked lovely but on tasting it there was no seasoning, I know seasoning is a personal thing but the soup had no flavour either! Staff members passed on a couple of occasions and never asked if everything was ok, as the would have noticed that my wife only took two spoonfuls and put it to the side! I tried but found it had no taste or flavour so once the bread ( which was really nice) was finished I couldn’t finish me soup! On going to pay I was not asked if everything was good, which is normal when you go to pay! The coffee and scone were very good This was very disappointing visit from the initial welcome to the soup! Having heard and been recommended by friends we felt let down by the complete experience.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Finzean Farmshop, Owner at Finzean Estate Farm Shop & Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2023

Thank you for getting in touch. Naturally we are very disappointed to receive your feedback and to hear that you didn't get the service that we pride ourselves upon. For us, it was a particularly busy morning of the year with the team working flat...More

Reviewed 31 May 2023

Good tea and cakes. Friendly service. Lots of interesting stuff in the shop. Looking forward to coming back sometime.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Finzean Farmshop, Owner at Finzean Estate Farm Shop & Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2023

Many thanks and we very much look forward to welcoming you again soon!

Reviewed 16 May 2023

After a long Sunday hike in the nearby hills, the combo of spiced butternut squash soup and the pork and wild garlic sausage roll was absolutely 10/10! And then a superb cake and coffee to follow. Lovely little place with gifts aplenty too. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Finzean Farmshop, Owner at Finzean Estate Farm Shop & Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2023

This was such a lovely review for us to receive. Thank you so much for posting it!

Reviewed 1 March 2023 via mobile

We stopped of here for coffee and cake on our way back from Banchory to Ballater after reading all the good reviews. Staff were friendly and attentive. Set in beautiful countryside with fantastic views. We weren’t disappointed, lovely hot, strong coffee and delicious cakes. Bought...the ginger cake to take home from the shop and this was the best I have ever tasted. Grandson enjoyed playing outside on the chute before we left.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Finzean Farmshop, Owner at Finzean Estate Farm Shop & Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2023

We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit. Thank you posting such a lovely review and we very much look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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Yes we are. The shop & tearoom is housed on two floors, with the majority of shop items & tables being downstairs. Due it being an old converted steading I’m afraid we don’t have a lift to the upper floor. Apologies not to... More
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Hi, yes we are dog friendly! There is a fenced off patch of grass that dogs can go into or on a dry day dog owners sit on the outside tables with their dogs beside them. We have plenty of dog water bowls too... More
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Finzean Estate Farm Shop & Tea Room is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5