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The Old Bakery

Mar Road | Ballater, Braemar AB35 5YW, Scotland
+44 1339 741415
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“scones” (7 reviews)
“bacon roll” (3 reviews)
“burger” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Scottish
Mar Road | Ballater, Braemar AB35 5YW, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

Very basic but very functional cafe with excellent service from charming staff. Food was great value and filter coffee was on free refill. Good stop for a quick snack.

Thank Sonia M
Reviewed 27 October 2013

Excellent food and very friendly hostess & cook. Quaint little place which locals appear to frequent.

Thank J01938
Reviewed 27 October 2013

Home baking a treat....large coffees and fresh sandwiches all reasonably priced...well worth a visit ! Slap bang in centre of Braemar..with friendly staff

Thank Stuart S
Reviewed 17 October 2013

If you want excellent wholesome home cooked food at a reasonable price this is the place to go. Food is varied and imaginative. Omelettes compete with Venison burgers and Haggis filled baked potatoes ( my favourite)

1  Thank cartoon-economics
Reviewed 6 September 2013

Cafe on the main street that serves wholesome lunches. If you peek in and it looks busy, don't be put off, there is a large seating area on a lower level. If I am heading out to Derry Lodge for a few days, I get...More

1  Thank Pete_Chipp
Reviewed 31 August 2013

busy little cafe just managed to get a table. I think they opened downstairs after turning a few people away. I had a samwich and salad and as my husband is a coiliac the only thing we could see on the menu was a baked...More

Thank TripMember03312015
Reviewed 20 August 2013

I went into the Old Bakery, first place I tried whilst staying in Breamer, on Wed 14 Aug but I stood at the counter for 5 mns waiting for service, shouted, is anyone there? service please, there seemed to be alot of activity in kitchen,...More

1  Thank 983joans
Graeme M, Owner at The Old Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2013

Hi Joan, In response to your review I would point out that we have only one counter for service and that is situated at the entry to the restaurant. If all the tables had been full, one of the waitresses would have guided you to...More

Reviewed 18 August 2013

We (a party of 5) arrived here at lunchtime, tried to find a table, none were big enough. So we went downstairs to be told" this area is only for locals" by a very rude woman. We will not be back, and will tell everyone...More

2  Thank granttd73
Graeme M, Owner at The Old Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2013

At the time of your arrival the tables in the upstairs restaurant were all taken. You promptly headed downstairs to be informed that due to two members of staff not turning up for work this area was not open to the public for that day....More

Reviewed 17 August 2013

I just wanted a snack but could see nothing on the menu that was tempting so chose an Aberdeen Angus burger - I think Aberdeen Angus would be furious at them calling it by his name because the burger tasted terrible - i would say...More

Thank Fiona M
Graeme M, Owner at The Old Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2013

Hi Fiona, hopefully I can address your issues one at a time. As the snack menu has over 24 different choices I am disappointed you could not find anything tempting. I would however be interested in what you would have liked to have seen as...More

Reviewed 17 August 2013

We eat here regularly when in Braemar. The spaghetti carbonara is better than I've had in Italy. My husband is very fond of Steak Pie and enthuses about the pie here. On occasions we've had the Big Breakfast or the smaller Breakfast Brunch and really...More

Thank Librarising79
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26 May 2017|
Response from Lorraine J |
The old bakery closed last September sorry x
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$11
Cafe, British, Scottish
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mar Road | Ballater, Braemar AB35 5YW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Braemar
  • Phone Number: +44 1339 741415
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A family run coffee house and restaurant servicing locally sourced ingredients for Traditional Scottish and Authentic Italian Cuisine.
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