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“Very Nice”

The Lodge on the Loch
Ranked #8 of 10 Restaurants in Aboyne
Price range: US$0 - US$99
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Situated in 55 acres of stunning scenery literally a stones throw from Aboyne Loch, The Lodge on the Loch’s unparalleled surroundings and exceptional facilities are amongst the most impressive in Scotland’s North East. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Cairngorms National Park, the Loch side Restaurant is accredited by Eat Scotland, and offers a relaxed affordable fine-dining experience in peerless Scottish tranquillity. Ideal for anything from informal dining to special occasions, customers can enjoy wonderfully varied and healthy cuisine. Head Chef Sandy Cowie is an award winning Grampian Chef and the delectable fare reflects his devotion to quality locally sourced ingredients and culinary innovation.
Keighley, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very Nice”
Reviewed 18 November 2013

Although they don't do lunches, they very kindly offered to make lunch.
The evening meals were great, and the owners were very helpful.
The scenery and peace and quiet was wonderful.
We will definitely stay again.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank John W
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English first
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Very unwelcoming”
Reviewed 17 November 2013

I am not surprised to see that so many of the reviews below have a similar theme of rude or unwelcoming staff. We stopped by mid morning hoping for a cup of coffee, only to be met with disdain. It is of course the restaurant's prerogative to choose not to serve coffees and to only serve full meals (although this seems like madness in an empty bar with a functioning coffee machine at 11.00a.m. - you'd have thought they'd be glad of the custom) but it was the way in which we were spoken to in such an abrupt and rude manner that left us feeling upset and disappointed. The view from the restaurant puts a smile on your face, if only the staff could learn the value of doing the same.

Visited November 2013
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9 Thank Asmilecostsnothin
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unclemac, Owner at The Lodge on the Loch, responded to this review, 22 November 2013
I am sorry to hear of your disappointment on 17th Nov and with consideration of the event I have to point out that there was and still is large signage on the front door saying
SORRY NO COFFEE SHOP SERVICE. Therefore I will justify the Non service given was a cowardly response to your arrival with strongly presumptive manner and intimidating attitude given the signage just referred to. With the principle of cause and effect I reflect that perhaps it was more polite to avoid saying the obvious that in fact you had NOT read or complied to the signage .Our conversation over the coffee machine was indeed pointless.
I are delighted you all enjoyed the views which were birthed from the Lodge 9years ago and so glad did you mention the smile in your souls of such beauty.
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Aberdeenshire
2 reviews
“Fantastic”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Absolutely beautiful food, wonderful presentation, great service and very reasonably priced. By far one of the most delicious places we have ever eaten at. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming. Nothing we could fault

Visited October 2013
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Thank Chloe H
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
“Team Awayday location first class”
Reviewed 4 October 2013

I recently took my team for an Awayday at Lodge of the Loch. The venue was perfect – the main meeting room with a view over Aboyne Loch and the mountains behind is uplifting and inspirational, and the hospitality provided by Derek and Jean is first class. Easy access to the outdoors is perfect for team building. Overall, I would highly recommend this venue for this type of event.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank JMac135
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Fantastic Weekend Getaway”
Reviewed 21 September 2013

Me and my friends decided to take a weekend break away to recharge our batteries after a long month and came to find this lovely hotel. The staff have been very welcome from day one and accommodated us very well. The room was clean, tidy and was facing the golf course. The view all around the hotel is beautiful and there is area to walk around the Aboyne loch and sit on the veranda. The hotel boasts a great selection of whisky and the manager is very knowledgeable of those. Breakfast served is a choice of different varieties on the menu. To end our last night there we decided to have our dinner at the lodge which was splendid and overlooking the lake. A perfect treat to end the week!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank toxictwin02
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