Eating Out

Eating out in Ballater 

Restaurants and cafes in Ballater can get busy so we recommend that our guests make dinner reservations in advance.  

We have included a list of places you may want to contact below: 

Dinner Recommendations

Darroch Learg (Wednesday to Sunday) -reservations essential

01339 755443

Lovely restaurant located in their conservatory, fine dining with local produce and excellent service.

Fish Shop – reservations recommended

A seafood lovers heaven!Serving ethically sourced fish from day and short-trip boats, as well as creel-caught and hand-dived crustacea

Balmoral Arms – reservations essential

01339 755413

Not to be confused with the Balmoral Bar, this 5 star Inn has a restaurant and bar offering excellent Scottish produce

Angus & Ale

01339 755999

Adjoined to the Clachan Grill, Angus & Ale serve awesome burgers and steaks

Clachan Grill

01339 755999

Serves local Scottish produce in a lovely setting, outdoor seating available.Amazing Sunday lunchtime roasts

The Green Inn

Open seven days, the Green Inn offers Italian food with a Scottish twist

Lochnagar Indian Brasserie

01339 755611

We love their Burnt Spinach Balti

Keiller Lounge

01339 755858

Located out of the village but within walking distance from No 45, serves fish and chips, burgers Etc

Alexandra Hotel

013397 55376

Excellent fish & chips and homemade food.Beer garden to the rear of the hotel.

Balmoral Bar -will not accept reservations, walk in only

01339 755462

Serves excellent pub food, casual dining,

The following are within a 20 minute drive:

The Fife Arms, Braemar

Recently refurbished this hotel has become a bit of a tourist attraction due to the art on display.They serve bar food in the Flying Stag and fine dining in the Clunie Dining Room

The Boat Inn, Aboyne

Locally sourced food available in their bar and restaurant

Afternoon Tea

Enjoy a typically British afternoon tea at the following locations (reservations essential):

Darroch Learg –48 hours notice required

Rothesay Rooms – 24 hours notice required

The Fife Arms, Braemar – 24 hours notice required

The Balmoral Arms – 24 hours notice required

Sunday Lunch

The following establishments offer a traditional Sunday roast lunch with all the trimmings (reservations recommended):

Darroch Learg

Clachan Grill

Rothesay Rooms

The Balmoral Arms

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