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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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“lunch” (37 reviews)
“ice cream” (34 reviews)
“tapas” (9 reviews)
Opens in 28 min
British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
Riverside Cottage Riverside Cottage Riverside Cottage Cambus o May, Ballater AB35 5TA, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cute little cafe just outside Ballater is a must. They do lovely lunches and the ice cream is gorgeous! The staff are all very friendly. It was a nice sunny day so we sat outside in there gardens and they have a lovely view...More

Thank Trudy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For over 8 £ I expected chunky bread and fresh chicken. What we got was thin Brown bread with processes chicken bits, just about covered the bread. Wimp green salad served on large heavy canteen dinner plates. What shame after the Artisan bread and cake...More

Thank saupward
Reviewed 5 May 2018

Had lunch here after a family event and they catered superbly for the 20 of us. The food was fresh, local and beautiful and the service was excellent. Would not hestiate to recommend it .

Thank Graeme S
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Walked from Ballater to the suspension bridge (which is closed), on the return, called at the tea rooms and enjoyed tea and a lovely scone. Very friendly service, clean and tidy and a lovely spot to sit outside after a long walk.

Thank THIBlackburn
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

We have visited the riverside cottage twice this week while on hoilday. The menu offers a wide choice and the food is excellent and the staff are very friendly and helpful. There is a lovely garden that you can sit in ideal with dogs.

Thank mumphy555
Reviewed 28 April 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our short time at Riverside Cottage. Mein Host made us so welcome and treated us to lots of Glasgow patter. I had ice cream ( Equi's!) and it was brilliant! Maybe it was a little expensive but in my view it was...More

Thank Mogsy45
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Extremely expensive for a simple bowl of soup and sandwich, for the two of us it cost £26!!! A small bottle of water cost £2.10. The salad consisted of a tiny few bits of lettuce and small tomato cut in half!! Sat in a very...More

1  Thank Jenny A
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

This is my favourite outdoor spot for lunch on a hot day. It has a fantastic large greasy area with tables and is great for dogs. Perfectly situated near the deeside line and also near cambus O’May woods. A nice stopping point when walking from...More

Thank yulifer
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We visited for lunch recently, with high hopes. The food was OK, but prices were extortionate. 2 sandwiches with chicken, lettuce and tomato and tiny salad, £17. Three teas, and 2 small apple and cinnamon cakes, the size of a small muffin, and one of...More

Thank John_Dundee
Reviewed 16 March 2018

I previously reviewed this cafe and said “What really lovely staff! Friendly and welcoming and nothing was too much trouble.” and after a recent visit, I can confirm that this is still the case! Such a warm welcome and the burgers were very good as...More

1  Thank Kay C
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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
View, Kids, Local cuisine
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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