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Rock Salt and Snails

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2 Bridge Street, Ballater AB35 5QP, Scotland
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely welcome, and able to accommodate our party of 7. We had a variety of meals from the menu, the children's platter was good quality, although the menu was a bit too adventurous for my daughter but the staff were happy to accommodate her request for a plain ham and mozzarella panini. The only downside for me was the lack... More 

Thank Vixgbr
North West
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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After a long walk this was a lovely spot to relax, have a fresh pot of tea and lovely cake. Service and refreshments excellent. Well worth a visit.

Thank Sarahanne08
West Byfleet, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A real find - lovely homemade soup to start followed by house salad and deerstalker pie :). Yummy - just what we needed and pretty unexpected

Thank Alison H
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely location, sat outside enjoyed alfresco dinning. Food was lovely, fresh and very tasty. Staff were so friendly. Gluten free options available and the apricot and coconut cake was delicious.

Thank Kerrymc72
United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We noticed that this cafe advertised lunch-time food to take away. As it was a lovely day we thought it would be nice to sit on the green and eat. So we ordered sandwiches from the menu and indicated this was to take out. As our order was being taken however the supervisor intervened very curtly and refused us this... More 

2 Thank algaihgo
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to have a pie for lunch. Don't go for the surf and turf because you get quite little for the amount the amount they charge. Pies are the way to go in this restaurant.

Tywyn, United Kingdom
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212 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely place used on two occasions this visit. An upmarket cafe with unusual food and lovely coffee. Great cakes and a very friendly staff

Thank Robin P
Carluke, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off here for a coffee and cakes, really impressed. If we hadn't already eaten would have loved to have stayed for a bite. The coffee and Bakewell tart I had were great. It was very busy but we were taking away so didn't mind and guessed it was busy because it is good! The menu looked lovely. If we're... More 

Thank AngieHam76
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had breakfast in Rock Salt and Snails two days in a row. It was so good that we have to come back, the very next day. The moment you enter the cafe you are welcome by a smile of a sweet and slender lady. We started with a latte and americano... delicious coffee. It has the... More 

Thank Kristine H
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Went there with family for a quick refreshment. Very nice cakes etc. Tea pot provided a lot of cups of tea! It is dog-friendly​ too which was a bonus for us as we had the dog with us. Nice staff. Good service. Will return.

Thank S16JGS

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, British, Scottish, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?