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“Relaxing atmosphere, always welcome, food of high standard”
Review of The White Cottage

The White Cottage
Ranked #2 of 10 Restaurants in Aboyne
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Scottish
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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.
Aboyne, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Relaxing atmosphere, always welcome, food of high standard”
Reviewed 27 January 2014

The White Cottage near Aboyne is a regular stop for lunch or dinner with freinds, family or for business reasons.
John, the sole owner is a "weel kent" face from previous well known restaurants, inns and hotels and knowns his trade well.
The welcome is always very professional, freindly, chatty but not invasive, you can sit outside in the patio if weather permits.
The choice of wine and champagne is extensive and the food is to John's usual very high standard. All food is locally sourced and spot on. Seafood, when in season, is local and not to be missed.
For those on the hoof all the time and wishing to get home fast to the wood stove or the patio, there is a discrete service available whereby John can have your food "to go" when you go to pick it up. Another advantage is, you can take all the credit for preparing and cooking the meal!

Gwen Blair

  • Visited January 2014
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Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“Great menu in a great location”
Reviewed 11 November 2013

Been here quite a few times and can't say I've ever had a bad meal in the restaurant. The food is always superb and the service is first class. The owner always seems to be on the go helping out and always takes the time of day to talk to you and make sure everything is good. The location is great as well, if you can get a seat in the conservatory, you get a lovely view of the garden and surrounding hills.

The only slight negative point I could raise is that occasionally some of the deep fried options on the takeaway menu can be a bit greasy. Most likely due to the fact they are cooked and then instantly wrapped up to be served to you, but it's good to know that you always get a good fresh cooked meal from them whether it's sitting in the restaurant or taking away.

  • Visited June 2013
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Lerwick, United Kingdom
1 review
“Amazing place to visit.”
Reviewed 27 October 2013

I took my son to the white cottage for a meal and it was outstanding. The welcome was great the atmosphere was so nice and relaxed. The owner couldn't have been nicer and went out of his way to make us feel welcome. My complainants to the chef on a beautiful meal. I will be returning here the next time I'm in Aberdeenshire, this was the icing on the cake for our holiday.

  • Visited October 2013
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Wichita, Kansas
Level 6 Contributor
308 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“What a great evening”
Reviewed 25 October 2013

8 of us had dinner in this restaurant on a recent trip to Scotland and it was a great evening. It is one of those small intimate places that you drive by without a glance but it should not be passed up. Wonderful food and very good service in a great homey yet classy atmosphere.

  • Visited September 2013
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“poor service”
Reviewed 1 October 2013

The girls who work there are always lovely. The two owners are awful, you can hear them arguing through the house. Un real

Visited September 2013
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