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Restaurants

The Alexandra Hotel

The Alexandra Hotel in Ballater is a comfortable family run hotel close to shops and activities. We offer friendly service, comfortable accommodation and excellent meals. All bedrooms are en-suite with direct dial telephones, tea and coffee facilities and satellite television. We look forward to welcoming you to this beautiful corner of Royal Deeside! Pets are also welcome at no charge. more info

The Alexandra Hotel
12 Bridge Square
BALLATER
Royal Deeside
AB35 5QJ
Tel: 013397 55376
Fax: 013397 55466
www.alexandrahotelballater.com

The Bothy Ballater

The Bothy Ballater is open 7 days a week and provides great customer service, a warm friendly welcome and high quality ingredients in our breakfast, lunch and home baking selections.

 

We cater for a wide range of dietary requirements and offer these for eating in or for take away. Breakfasts can be traditional Full Scottish, breakfast rolls or Porridge/Granola and lunches include tasty homemade Soups, paninis, sandwiches, toasties and Baked potatoes in addition to our daily homemade specials. On chilly days you can enjoy warming up with great coffee or your choice of tea by our cosy woodstove while you read the papers or benefit from our free wi-fi. You can also browse in our Outdoor store which can be accessed through the Bothy.

 

We welcome families with children, can be accessed easily on one level for those with mobility difficulties and have water tubs for pets at our outside tables. Whether you are here on holiday enjoying the many sights and activities in the area or simply passing through, you will always be made welcome at the Bothy.

The Bothy Ballater
43 Bridge Street
BALLATER
Royal Deeside
AB35 5QD
Tel: 013397 55191

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Darroch Learg Hotel & Restaurant

Unfortunately, The Darroch Learg was destroyed in a fire in February 2015 but reconstruction is in progress and hope to see it back in business as soon as possible.

 

Awarded three AA rosettes each year since 1997, The Darroch Learg was the first in Scotland to receive the AA’s new “Wine List of the Year”. The restaurant opens into a conservatory adding special charm to a candlelit dining experience. Beef, lamb, venison and game are sourced locally and fish and shellfish is delivered from Aberdeen and the west coast. more info

Darroch Learg Hotel & Restaurant
Braemar Road
BALLATER
Royal Deeside
AB35 5UX
Tel: 013397 55443
www.darrochlearg.co.uk

Deeside Inn

The Deeside Inn’s panelled entrance and log fires instantly demonstrate its friendly atmosphere! With a cosy lounge bar, traditional restaurant and lounge, it’s the perfect place for relaxing after a day’s sightseeing in Royal Deeside. Ballater Golf course is a short walk away and there are opportunities for walking, fishing, cycling and a visit to Balmoral. more info

Deeside Inn
13-15 Victoria Road
BALLATER
Royal Deeside
AB35 5RA
Tel: 013397 55413
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Glen Lui

The Glen Lui Restaurant and Bistro Bar offers good food and wine in relaxing surroundings. We have outside dining facilities on our decking overlooking the golf course where you can enjoy a meal or just a drink in the good weather. Open daily for bar lunches from 12 until 2 p.m. dinners from 6p.m. until 9 p.m. Coffees and home baking also available. more info

Glen Lui
Invercauld Road
BALLATER
Royal Deeside
AB35 5RP
Tel: 013397 55402
Fax: 013397 55545
www.glen-lui-hotel.co.uk

The Keiller Brasserie and Lounge

The popular Keiller Brasserie and Lounge are named after the Keillers of Dundee who built the main house in 1891. They form part of the facilities for Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Craigendarroch just outside Ballater in Royal Deeside. Savour traditional and modern cuisine, uniquely prepared with delicious ingredients in relaxed comfort and elegance, for exceptional value. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner or afternoon tea. Open to non-residents year round, serving daily from 8.00am – 9.30pm. Specialty Coffee, Handmade Cakes & Pastries, Lite Bites & Nibbles, Hearty Sandwiches, Steaks, Salmon & Savoury Grills, Delicious Desserts, Craigendarroch Favourites, Sunday Lunches, Afternoon Tea. Reservations are highly recommended for the Keiller Brasserie. Click here to see our current advert in the Ballater Eagle! Please call for reservations or book online via ResDiary (Search for Ballater).

The Keiller Brasserie and Lounge
Braemar Road
BALLATER
Royal Deeside
AB35 5XA
Tel: 013397 55858
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Loch Kinord Hotel

 

Enjoy the warmth of log fires, fine malts and superb cuisine at the Loch Kinord Hotel in the beautiful, rustic village of Dinnet in the heart of Royal Deeside. The ala carte menus in the elegant dining room have won an AA Rosette for culinary excellence. Bar lunches and suppers are available in our Lounge. Catering available for small functions. more info

Loch Kinord Hotel
Ballater Road
DINNET
Aboyne
Royal Deeside
AB34 5JY
Tel: 013398 85229
www.lochkinord.com

Lochnagar Brasserie

Quality Indian cuisine in the heart of Royal Deeside! Call for a reservation or to order from our take-away menu. Tel.013397 55611

Lochnagar Brasserie
2 Church Square
BALLATER
Royal Deeside
AB35 5NE

Riverside Cottage

 

We are focused on providing a high-quality service. Riverside Cottage uses only the best of locally sourced produce as well as the famous artisan Crannach bread and cakes baked on-site. We offer a variety of breakfast and lunch options whether it is for someone on-the-go, or a group wanting to sit in and relax. Enjoy a scoop (or two) of the award winning famous 'Equi's' ice cream with a coffee, tea, hot chocolate or soft drink in the beautiful surroundings of Riverside Cottage near the River Dee. With a variety of offerings to choose from, we're sure you'll be happy visiting us. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us. Tel. 013397 55126.

Riverside Cottage
Cambus O'May
BALLATER
Royal Deeside
AB35 5SD

The Station Restaurant

Unfortunately, The Station Restaurant was destroyed in a fire in May 2015 but it will be rebuilt along with other businesses in Ballater's Station Square! As of July 2015, we can estimate that all will be restored & reopening in late 2017.

 

A stylish Coffee Shop and Restaurant in the Old Royal Station very popular with locals and visitors. Famous for our Fish and Chips, our special menu includes choices such as our fish pie, venison casserole, curries, soups and salads. After lunch or later in the afternoon, join us for home baked cakes and fresh coffee and teas as well as our special scones with cream and jam.

The Station Restaurant
Station Square
BALLATER
Royal Deeside
AB35 5QB
Tel: 013397 55050