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Rock Salt and Snails

2 Bridge Street, Ballater AB35 5QP, Scotland
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“snails” (36 reviews)
“cakes” (43 reviews)
“pie” (16 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Scottish, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Bridge Street, Ballater AB35 5QP, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Friendly staff, good service, reasonable prices, good food. What more do you want? Highly recommended.

Thank Pedallerpete
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in for a coffee and cake on basis it was dog friendly. However scones were marvellous, home made cake yummy and super coffee. Reasonably priced too

Thank Solobay
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went the for a scone and cuppa nice lots of different cakes etc. Can be a bit noise when their mixing cake mixer etc in cafe

Thank Sue J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good snacks, bakes and coffees at this bustling little cafe on the main drag in Ballater. Would recommend !

Thank Picnicker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are staying up the road in Craigendarroch and Ballater is the nearest village. The little cafe has charming staff but the food is a bit pricey. I wonder how it survives when the tourist are not around. Avocado and bacon open on an sliced...More

Thank J D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is al lovely tearoom close to the centre of the delightful village of Ballater. It has an outdoor seating area and also a limited number of tables inside. The service is excellent, with helpful staff. The menu is varied and it is al lovely...More

Thank Colin S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You just know this place was going to be good judging by the queue to get in and get a table inside or outside. Lovely staff and first class sandwiches and salads - we enjoyed them all. Strongly recommend you try it!

Thank Durris681
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cosy lunchroom. We can recommend the carnberry brie panini and the pastrami sandwich The staff and service are lovely

Thank Rudy P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister and I were staying with family in Aberdeenshire. While touring the area, we ended up in Ballater, feeling hungry and tired. We looked around the town for somewhere to have a snack, and then - by chance - found this little gem. The...More

Thank Fiona R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've just spent a great week in Ballatar and made this great little cafe a daily must visit. The food and drink is very good and the service first class. However, our final Saturday morning visit was not such a good experience!! We arrived at...More

Thank mikesmiff
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
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
There's lots of reviews for Rock Salt & Snails in Aberdeen but they have just opened in Ballater.
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