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Riverside Cottage

Riverside Cottage Riverside Cottage Riverside Cottage Cambus o May, Ballater AB35 5TA, Scotland
+44 1339 755126
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“ice cream” (37 reviews)
“tapas” (9 reviews)
“bread” (26 reviews)
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Riverside Cottage Riverside Cottage Riverside Cottage Cambus o May, Ballater AB35 5TA, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 195 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

During our week long stay at Ballater, we visited the Riverside Cafe twice. Great welcome from the staff. Warm and cosy atmosphere ( the log burner was lit and a sunny but chilly autumn day) and the coffee and cakes were delicious

Thank SjSwift
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Stopped off as usual after a day's walking on the way home. Really nice coffee and fruit scones. Nice staff and great service

Thank wyfew0
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Having been twice previously with a friend on recommendation, I stopped here with my mum on the way west. Lunch was fantastic- faultless BLT and a very good cheesy vege burger. Coffee - strong americano (my favourite!) - was spot on also. Definitely would return...More

Thank ronaivy
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

We have been staying in nearby Ballater and dropped in to Riverside Cottage 2 or 3 times for lunch. A real gem! The people are lovely, the place is homely and slightly quirky and the (Equi’s) ice cream is to die for! Have it with...More

Thank 768timp
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely hidden restaurant with amazing ice cream. Friendly staff and good quality/price ratio. Located just besides A93.

Thank Martijn K
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Popped in yesterday with my girls and dog after a walk at Burn o’ Vat, we hadn’t been before so didn’t know what to expect. We had coffee, milkshakes and “fine pieces” which were all lovely. The restaurant was busy with people coming and going...More

Thank adelek2017
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

In the late - middle part of a day-long 13 mile walking/hiking trip (without having brought food) we noticed (after taking the Pine View trail in Columbus Forest across from Deeside Way) this small restaurant with outside seating! We ordered BLTs (on toasted multigrain bread)...More

Thank Sunapeesoul
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

We stopped off for two chicken and bacon sandwiches, a ham sandwich, three drinks and we were just under £30!!!!!!! No salad or crisps with sanny either. Absolutely astounding how they could charge those prices. The kids ham sanny was a joke as they only...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Indor and outdoor dining on major highway. Small cafe style restaurant. Good meals, friendly staff, wide variety of desserts

Thank RobertGlenn
Reviewed 9 July 2018

A wonderful place for great snacks, excellent service and the ice-cream is so very good. Such lovely friendly people and congratulations Julie and Chris on the birth of your baby daughter.

Thank 918alant
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Riverside Cottage Riverside Cottage Riverside Cottage Cambus o May, Ballater AB35 5TA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Ballater
  • Phone Number: +44 1339 755126
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Riverside Cottage is delightful eatery, in a great location serving home made and freshly cooked breakfast and lunches. Our food is available all day but we stop serving breakfast items at 12.30 in the summer months.
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