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The White Cottage

££ - £££British, Seafood,
Craigwell,, Aboyne AB34 5BP, Scotland
+44 1339 885757
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good11%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood rice” (2 reviews)
“haddock” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Seafood, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Craigwell,, Aboyne AB34 5BP, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Always a delightful experience. The menus are always varied and of high quality. Well worth a regular visit for me to enjoy the Seafood Pie followed by Bread and Butter Pudding.

1  Thank rogerelson
Reviewed 31 August 2017

The food was dramatically overpriced for what we received. My chicken was boring and tasteless. We witnessed who we think is the owner being rude to his staff in front of the customers. I had heard multiple rumours that staff were treated badly here and...More

7  Thank LATFC
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Staying close by on holiday we decided to try the takeaway menu. Tastiest macaroni cheese I've had in a long while. Chunky chips also ordered with haddock. Perfectly cooked. Ample sized portion of everything. Can't wait to be back in the area to try out...More

1  Thank alysj260
Reviewed 4 August 2017

My friends & I were there on a July evening - which felt more like one in October. The conservatory area was occupied by a big party so we were served in a smaller, more intimate room which should have been quite cosy - it...More

2  Thank EllaE2834
Reviewed 2 June 2017

It was the first time we had eaten at the White Cottage and it certainly won't be the last. The food was lovely, its was fresh and full of flavour. My husband enjoyed a beer served in an ice cold tanker which he found very...More

Thank amcg121
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Summer in Scotland does not usually comes so when we saw the sun coming out of the clouds this last Sunday we grabbed the opportunity and made it a day trip towards Ballater. On the way there we've thought of having lunch and we stopped...More

Thank Mglap
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped at 9.30 pm on the way to Balater. The host was gracious and accommodating and managed to make us a delicious quiche and some crunchy hot triple cooked chips even though they were about to close. They did homebaked cakes that looked great !

Thank worldanoasis
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

A superb host and fabulous food. Consistently my favourite place to eat at a vary reasonable price. What's more to say?!

1  Thank CraigR9644
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely evening with friends. Food is the very best of home cooking. John is a superb host and we all had a great time. Charming location too.

Thank Magnus B
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We stumbled across this place at the weekend looking for something to eat - what an absolute find! We loved it! The host (John) was really friendly and welcoming and had a great rapport with all of the guests (some of whom were obviously locals...More

1  Thank fl0wers
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Craigwell,, Aboyne AB34 5BP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Aboyne
  • Phone Number: +44 1339 885757
  • E-mail
Set in the heart of Royal Deeside near Aboyne.The White Cottage offers something just a little different from the usual with relaxed bistro style service.Offering a first on Royal Deeside an A la carte menu of Fish and Seafood with additional Grills and house specials of the day.
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