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The White Cottage

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
British, Seafood, Scottish
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Craigwell,, Aboyne AB34 5BP, Scotland
+44 1339 885757
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a lovely family lunch for 7 in the conservatory at the White Cottage. From my 15 year old son to my 90 year old mum we all had a delicious meal. Usual warm welcome, excellent service and tasty food. Not our first visit and certainly won't be our last. The menu has a good variety and the chips... More 

Thank Linden T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here today not for the first time either. It was an early birthday celebration for myself and family. We had a private room which was cosy and beautifully decorated, in fact the entire establishment is just lovely no matter where you are to sit. John and his wife are fantastic hosts making the service second to none. The... More 

Thank Mcwilliam83
Montrose, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there today and what can I say. Excellent. From the moment you walk in you are made to feel very welcome, nice relaxing ambiance and great customer service. The food is excellent, very tasty, great choice and nothing too much trouble for the staff. A wee gem on Deeside and would not hesitate to recommend. John is the... More 

Thank isla682
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

3 of us had dinner in this lovely restaurant on a cold November night,it was warm,lovely decor,almost Scandinavian in feel,the lady who welcomed us was charming and the food was perfect.if you are visiting this area then I suggest you add this venue to you must visit list.i look forward to returning very soon

Thank afa22a
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We went here for at least 3 meals this last September. We have been coming here for the past three years as we know we always receive a fine dining experience. The food is excellent, in quality, quantity and value for money. The only 'negative' is that it isn't open every night of the week. Probably one of the best... More 

Thank KarenPL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Had lunch here with family who know it well. Never judge a book by its cover because the exterior is not that promising, quite small, boasting fish and chips but inside is a delight with a airy and light conservatory dining room but also a charming room within the cottage itself which doubles as a gift shop and part of... More 

Thank DerekW10
Aberdeen Scotland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Passed the White Cottage many times but never before stopped, but did so today and enjoyed a nice relaxing lunch. The menu had a choice that would suit most and the food and service was first class. Great place for a lazy lunch. Will return.

Thank allydee
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We visited early on a Thursday lunchtime and had the place to ourselves, which was lovely for us but a shame for the business. We were given the options for the £10-for-two-courses lunch but decided we would rather choose from the a la carte menu instead. After much deliberation I chose the haddock goujons with chips and peas. The lovely... More 

Thank hazeldinka
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We were up Deeside last week and were lucky enough to get a table at lunch time. We were warmly welcomed and shown to a table in the beautiful conservatory We're plants people and thoroughly enjoyed looking at everything, inside and outside. John talked us through the menu and we chose the soup, which was a delightfully light broth containing... More 

Thank J L
Montrose, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Popped in our way back from Braemar and decided to have a takeaway. The owner was very pleasant and a lovely ambiance in the place. There was a queue for take aways, but have to say the customer service was excellent and the orders were dealt with efficiently and was lovely to have a wander around the little and quirky... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Seafood, Scottish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Craigwell,, Aboyne AB34 5BP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Aboyne
  • Phone Number: +44 1339 885757
Set in the heart of Royal Deeside near Aboyne.The White Cottage offers something just a little different from the usual with relaxed bistro style service.Offering a first on Royal Deeside an A la carte menu of Fish and Seafood with additional Grills and house specials of the day.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?