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Rothesay Rooms

3 Netherly Place, Ballater AB35 5QE, Scotland
+44 1339 753816
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“halibut” (12 reviews)
“beef” (16 reviews)
European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
3 Netherly Place, Ballater AB35 5QE, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

We had 2 starters, 2 mains, and 1 dessert. The only dish which really wowed me was the smoked salmon with truffle mouse starter. The mains were very good, if not remarkable and the dessert (caramel panna cotta) was the weakest dish. Service was superb...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow wow wow! Husband and I had a wonderful evening here. Food deserves a Michelin star - my vegetarian in particular was well thought out and delicious. We had a great table by the kitchen, fantastic atmosphere with charming staff. Loved the traditional Scottish decor....More

1  Thank Turnwood2011
Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurant set in traditional Scottish baronial style with heavy but suitable furnishings. The food is excellent. Small but varied menu all sourced locally. Very good service. Tables well separated for privacy. Open Wednesday evening to Sunday only

1  Thank Douglaspat
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to experience Donside beef at its best this is the place to visit Ambience and service are first class Our visit to this restaurant is the highlight of our annual visit to Ballater

1  Thank william h
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to the Rothesay Rooms. This visit was the perfect end to a day spent at the Braemar Gathering. I'd booked a table 11 months ahead, gauging it might be especially busy, given the particular day! The Rothesay Rooms is a...More

2  Thank Larsonsmummy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were three of who visited for lunch. Pleasant and comfortable ambience with a view into the workings of the kitchen. simple menu on offer and some difficult choices. I opted for the pork terrine and ribeye steak and neither disappointed. Service was very good...More

1  Thank David M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited about a month ago and was very disappointed,the open plan kitchen is brilliant but very unprofessional head chef, he was rude to the waiting staff, and unprofessional when serving food, myself and my other half were sitting close to the kitchen so could...More

4  Thank Ginger B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent restaurant. Food preparation exactly what you would expect; good wines and attentive service. Well worth a visit. Book in advance to avoid disappointment.

1  Thank WZander
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

scottish decor, excellent food. Especially steak very tender. Service a little slow.No table cloth but seemed a clean environment.I definitely will re:visit this charming highland restaurant . Moreno

1  Thank morenosalon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to go for the best but London prices. However if on holiday then does it really matter if it’s a bit pricey? Please don’t make it any more expensive though. Ordered what we thought was steak and chips as a main and...More

1  Thank Richoak
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20 September 2018|
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Response from JLWetherby | Reviewed this property |
Go comfortable but not scruffy as this is a great place to enjoy a meal.
Gail C
29 June 2018|
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Response from IrishEyesSmile | Reviewed this property |
Better to book, especially in the summer months
24 October 2017|
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Response from JohnG6613 | Reviewed this property |
What a great idea for a Birthday. I️ am certain they can take care of that. I️ would contact the restaurant directly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$53
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Netherly Place, Ballater AB35 5QE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Ballater
  • Phone Number: +44 1339 753816
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