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The Gathering Place Bistro

££ - £££British, , European
9 Invercauld Road, Braemar AB35 5YP, Scotland
+44 1339 741234
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (21 reviews)
“salmon” (9 reviews)
“cullen skink” (5 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 23:00All hours
British, Scottish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
9 Invercauld Road, Braemar AB35 5YP, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 233 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere is not really warm , the food mediocre, waiter was pleasant but a bit over the top , not a place we would revisit I’m afraid .

Thank EIRankin
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here a few nights ago and unfortunately it wasn’t anything to rave about. On the plus side, the staff were very friendly and helpful but the food was only average hence the 3* rating. We ordered a burger with bacon and blue cheese...More

Thank squintyfridge
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

We're having a few cheeky days of holidays before Christmas and Braemar is quiet - no (new) snow, so no snow sports enthusiasts and the locals are keeping a low profile. We're in the wooden cabins at the back of the Mountain Sports shop (excellent...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We enjoyed our night at the Gathering Place Bistro. Good meal, nice atmosphere. Service was a little slow, but to be fair, there was only one server for the entire restaurant the night we arrived. It was a weeknight. We would return should we visit...More

Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

The gathering place was perfectly positioned , opposite the holiday cottage where we recently spent a week . We had booked ahead and thoroughly enjoyed our meals. We were slightly disappointed as the starters, main course and dessert we had chosen from the menu outside,...More

Thank WalkwiththeDog
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Couldn't ask for anything more: warm atmosphere, quick service, hospitable staff and most importantly AMAZING food!

Thank Larissa F
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Bit disappointed. Had booked in advance and was ensured plenty of gluten free options. However service was very slow and gluten free options limited .

Thank CAROLYN244
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We visited twice in 4 days while staying in Braemar. The food was good, well presented and decent portions. They were happy for one of us to have a starter rather than a main. The crumble dessert was massive and served both of us. Recommend...More

Thank Jude C
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We visited this place after the Braemar Gathering. It was brilliant! Great fresh local food, beautifully cooked and served by really friendly staff. Great value for money. Understated and unpretentious but top quality. Great young chef, whom we met, should go far! Please do try...More

Thank Outandabout9999999
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Great food, well presented. But, very very slow to serve. Not enough staff? (Pre-notified) group of 15 waited for well over an hour to be served, as a couple of people had starters, which took a long time to be served themselves. Staff appeared rushed...More

Thank nscnick
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$84
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Invercauld Road, Braemar AB35 5YP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Braemar
  • Phone Number: +44 1339 741234
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Scottish and British Grill style restaurant with a lovely relaxed atmosphere and a menu to suit all We serve evening meals to suit most tastes but our most popular are our steaks. Our head chef is always prepared to amend a dish to suit your dietary requirements...just let us know. Booking is advisable but not always necessary We look forward to hearing from you Free Wi-Fi for guests Find us on facebook
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