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Restaurant at Loch Kinord Hotel

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££ - £££
European, British, Scottish
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Ballater Road | Dinnet, Ballater AB34 5JY, Scotland
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Artarmon
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85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I see others have raved about this place so perhaps we struck it on a bad night. Our meal here was very poor quality and not helped by the waitress getting my order wrong. My meal tasted as though it had been cooked in a microwave and for the cost, not cheap, it was poor value. The whole place had... More 

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Thank l3v3ngn3y3rk
Hamburg, Germany
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

The cook does have very good ideas and the food were all the time fresh. Definately the best food wich we have eat in Scottland.

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Thank NadSyl_Scotti
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights and dined both evenings. Food top class and very nicely presented Manageress on duty was brilliant. Banter was excellent but measured. Hotel being done up but don't let that put you off as rooms are done. Its a grate Base to tour from. They also have Chalets so check that out if it's a family stay.

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Thank Aodh B
Falun, Sweden
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Following the GPS towards Inverness from Aberdeen through the highlands close to Cairngorms national park, we found this little Hotel where we stopped for lunch. We did not expect much but were overwhelmed by the food and the presentation. Clearly a hidden gem, as it did not show up on our GPS, which showed us to a restaurant no longer... More 

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Thank shimayoshi91
Wishaw, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

We went here for a meal on the last night of our 4 night stay in Aberdeenshire. Surroundings were very comfortable, staff pleasant and attentive. Food was delicious. This restaurant is somewhere to go on a special occasion. Good choice on the menu, but beware of supplements. Langoustines had a £3.95 supplement each, my husband's steak had a suppliment as... More 

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Thank Helen G
Banchory, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

We've been there several times in the last six months and have never been disappointed. Great food, nicely presented. Highly recommended.

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Thank Btulloch
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

I have eaten at the Loch Kinord a few times in the last 6 months and have found the standard of food and service very inconsistent. I have had 2 really superb meals and 2 very poor ones. They always seem to be training new staff.

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Thank Ann C
Banbury, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Very disappointing and as special occasion for us, made it worse. Very bland meal. Would not return.

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Thank Cricketfan16
Huntington Beach, California
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89 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Very good food, small but OK wine list. Try the angus beef steak or the lamb chops. Both quite nice. Good sides. Nice atmosphere, thoughtful server. A surprise to find such a good dinner attached to our B&B.

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Thank NonFu
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

Unfriendly, unhelpful and way overpriced. Whole place looked as if it needed steam cleaning. I did not eat there.

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Thank Sheila C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, British, Scottish
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ballater Road | Dinnet, Ballater AB34 5JY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Ballater

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?