The Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant in Ballater is a comfortable family run hotel close to shops and activities. We offer friendly service, comfortable accommodation and excellent meals. All bedrooms are en-suite with direct dial telephones, tea and coffee facilities and satellite television. We look forward to welcoming you to this beautiful corner of Royal Deeside! Pets are also welcome at no charge.

12 Bridge Square
Royal Deeside
AB35 5QJ

013397 55376

The Bothy


The Bothy Ballater is open 7 days a week and provides great customer service, a warm friendly welcome and high quality ingredients in our breakfast, lunch and home baking selections.

We cater for a wide range of dietary requirements and offer these for eating in or for take away. Breakfasts can be traditional Full Scottish, breakfast rolls or Porridge/Granola and lunches include tasty homemade Soups, paninis, sandwiches, toasties and Baked potatoes in addition to our daily homemade specials.

On chilly days you can enjoy warming up with great coffee or your choice of tea by our cosy woodstove while you read the papers or benefit from our free wi-fi. You can also browse in our Outdoor store which can be accessed through the Bothy.

We welcome families with children, can be accessed easily on one level for those with mobility difficulties and have water tubs for pets at our outside tables. Whether you are here on holiday enjoying the many sights and activities in the area or simply passing through, you will always be made welcome at the Bothy.

43 Bridge Street
Royal Deeside

013397 55191

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Awarded three AA rosettes each year since 1997, The Darroch Learg was the first in Scotland to receive the AA’s new “Wine List of the Year”. The restaurant opens into a conservatory adding special charm to a candlelit dining experience. Beef, lamb, venison and game are sourced locally and fish and shellfish is delivered from Aberdeen and the west coast.

56 Braemar Road
Royal Deeside
AB35 5UX

0133 9755443


The Deeside Inn - Situated in the heart of Ballater, this hotel’s panelled entrance and log fires instantly demonstrate its friendly atmosphere. With a cosy lounge bar, traditional restaurant and lounge, the Deeside Inn is perfect for relaxing after a day's sightseeing in Royal Deeside. Ballater Golf course is a short walk away and there are opportunities for walking, fishing, cycling and a visit to Balmoral.

13-15 Victoria Road
Royal Deeside
AB35 5RA

013397 55413


At Hilton Grand Vacations at Craigendarroch, The popular Keiller Brasserie and Lounge are named after the Keillers of Dundee who built the main house in 1891. They form part of the facilities for Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Craigendarroch just outside Ballater in Royal Deeside. Savour traditional and modern cuisine, uniquely prepared with delicious ingredients in relaxed comfort and elegance, for exceptional value. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner or afternoon tea. Open to non-residents year round, serving daily from 8.00am – 9.30pm. Specialty Coffee, Handmade Cakes & Pastries, Lite Bites & Nibbles, Hearty Sandwiches, Steaks, Salmon & Savoury Grills, Delicious Desserts, Craigendarroch Favourites, Sunday Lunches, Afternoon Tea. Reservations are highly recommended for the Keiller Brasserie.

Braemar Road
Royal Deeside
AB35 5XA

013397 55858


Well known for high-quality modern Indian food. The menu makes use of fresh local produce. Telephone for a reservation or take-away.

2 Church Square
Royal Deeside
AB35 5NE

013397 55611


The Glen Lui Restaurant and Bistro Bar offers good food and wine in relaxing surroundings. We have outside dining facilities on our decking overlooking the golf course where you can enjoy a meal or just a drink in the good weather. Open daily for bar lunches from 12 until 2.30 p.m. dinners from 6p.m. until 9 p.m. Coffees and home baking also available.

Invercauld Road
Royal Deeside
AB35 5RP

013397 55402


Enjoy the warmth of log fires, fine malts and superb cuisine at the Loch Kinord Hotel in the beautiful, rustic village of Dinnet in the heart of Royal Deeside. The ala carte menus in the elegant dining room have won an AA Rosette for culinary excellence. Bar lunches and suppers are available in our Lounge. Catering available for small functions.

Ballater Road
Royal Deeside
AB34 5JY

013398 85229

Although Ballater is a small village, we have a variety of restaurants serving local dishes as well as Indian and Chinese cuisine.

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