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The Bothy

43 Bridge Street, Ballater AB35 5QD, Scotland
+44 1339 755191
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (73 reviews)
“cakes” (76 reviews)
“soup” (37 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
43 Bridge Street, Ballater AB35 5QD, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Been here on several occasions. Always good. Friendly welcome, great coffee and a fantastic selection of bakes. The other benefit is free wifi access (I know, this is almost universal in all other parts of the world other than the UK!!) and you may need...More

1  Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely moist angel cake and really hot flat white. Perfect after long walk. Good service. Nice quaint village to stop for a browse .

1  Thank ajkedar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on our way to Aberdeen for lunch. The chili was very good. The interior and staff was very charming.

1  Thank taarhaug
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really nice cafe in Ballater. Good soups, scones, sandwiches, cakes and lunches + much more Attached to its 'sister' outdoors shop which is great for gear shopping.

2  Thank deesider2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

another great addition to Ballater. Good food and coffee. Had soup with rolls and it was super and very filling. Recommended.

1  Thank Robin P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited on a Sunday in winter. Very busy and we had a pushchair so a challenge. However the cakes were lovely and the staff helpful.

1  Thank Maypetal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice place for a fresh coffee and home baking. Friendly staff and well stocked outdoor shop too.

1  Thank RC1958
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visit this venue every year It has always provided good food and service Prices are reasonable compared with others in the area

1  Thank PeterRubbish
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped at the Bothy in Ballater last weekend to grab a snack after a hike and found to our surprise that they served really creative and delicious homemade cakes. I have the peak earl grey white chocolate cake, which was a very nice combination indeed....More

Thank Toni M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in here when recently in Ballater for a coffee and a scone. We were not disappointed. Service slightly slow but place busy. Staff were very pleasant and efficient. Good selection of homemade bakes and teas/coffees. First class

1  Thank Clechan2015
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
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09:00 - 17:00
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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