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The Gathering Place Bistro

) #4 of 8 Restaurants in Braemar ££ - £££ British, European,
9 Invercauld Road, Braemar AB35 5YP, Scotland
+44 1339 741234
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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Open Now
17:00 - 23:00All hours
British, European, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
9 Invercauld Road, Braemar AB35 5YP, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Not many places to have an evening meal in Braemar but this is one is very nice. Service first class and food prepared to order. Nice ambience. Service maybe a little slow if you are in a serious rush, but would definitely return if in...More

Thank Bob T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

6 of us enjoyed a very pleasant Friday evening in this delightful bistro whilst staying in Braemar. There was plenty of choices on the menu at reasonable prices and the food was served quicklyou by very friendly waiting staff. It was a nice end to...More

Thank cillah132
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked ahead for dinner and the restaurant was not full but service very slow. Husband had steak, good sized portion, but only "okay" he said. I had perthshire salmon and it was done beautifully, but a very small portion. Maybe an "off" night for The...More

Thank Alpaca19
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to eat there on off-chance during very busy week for Braemar and was very pleasantly surprised, with friendly service, local produce and a really nice atmosphere. Such a good impression went back a couple of days later, different meal, but same high standard. One...More

Thank PeterCRiches
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A gem in the middle of Braemar; fantastic food, drink and staff. All very reasonably priced and a lovely warm atmosphere. Loved it so much went back the next night!

Thank lpeg500
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place provides a welcome contrast to the large scale hotel eateries in Braemar - friendly, cosy and adaptable. We found the menu, food and staff all unpretentious and likeable.

Thank Annie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we arrived late into the village and the restaurant were kind enough to keep our reservation open and we were 10 people!! The service was superb and the menu had a wide range from traditional to chic to kids choices. And it was excellent ......More

Thank Amit S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We popped in without a reservation nor any specific expectations, and were happily surprised by all: the selection and the food, and the very friendly staff. Good price-quality ratio.

Thank OwlQueen
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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We just wanted to find a place to eat in the evening and ended up in this little bistro. We had a great dinner! We decided for mushroom soup as starter and had chicken with bacon and salad / filet steak as main. Great and...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Passing through Braemar on the TGO Challenge, I wasn't really dressed for fine dining but decided an evening of indulgence was deserved - and I'm so glad I did! The Gathering has a sophisticated but relaxed ambience, enhanced with an excellent sound track. The food...More

Thank Bob-Kajang
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$77
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
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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