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The River Bothy

Portland Estate Office A9 Road, Berriedale KW7 6HE, Scotland
+44 1593 751569
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Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Portland Estate Office A9 Road, Berriedale KW7 6HE, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This café offers home-cooked food and nicely presented teas. Staff are friendly and keen to please. I consider it to be just a little overpriced but can't fault the food and service.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Compo-in-Caithness
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wasn’t sure if this place would be open out of season so checked their website. Stopped off today on the way back from Wick. What an absolute gem of a place. Fabulous food, lovely service, cosy and warm, loved everything. Huge cake portions and so...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BarneyMum
Reviewed 5 December 2018

This afternoon myself and five friends had Afternoon Tea at the River Bothy. The whole experience was excellent. The food was delicious and the service first class. We were made to feel welcome and nothing was too much trouble. The surroundings are very tastefully done...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kathleen H
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

We went for afternoon tea it was blooming amazing £18 per person all the tea you could drink, lovely fresh sandwiches salmon & cream cheese, egg mayo, chicken salad and the cakes, pancakes and scones ohhh my so many and so very tasty. We had...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mrs-D-Mackay-1606
Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

Between Pitlochry and John O Groats, there is not much on offer for weary travellers in the way of convenient & hearty food. I managed to grasp a weak 4G signal in order to see what was recommended on TripAdvisor and as we were winding...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank L290HNjamesh
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Stopped here as it has been recommended by friends. We loved everything about it. Beautiful building, decor is gorgeous. Nice big car park and even in November it was busy, very popular with locals too, so shows it is a great place to eat. Menu...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tina M
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

We came across this charming cafe & deli on our road trip around the North Coast 500 on a busy Saturday. The staff could not have been nicer and a quick pit stop easily turned into a relaxing lunch as well as (delicious) takeaway cakes...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 459colette
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful discovery this tea room was. We had visited Clynelish Distillery and got chatting to a member of staff who recommended driving a further 20 mins north and we would discover a great place for lunch. We arrived at approximately 1.15 pm and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 690mandyc
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely, friendly & accomadating staff. The food was lovely & the selection of cakes & deserts are out of this world!!!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Melanie S
Reviewed 18 October 2018

This place is a gold nugget! We found this as we were out driving and stopped for lunch. The menu choices were great (soup and sandwich) was plenty to fill you up and the hand made deserts was the perfect topping to finish it off....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jamessD7782YE
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 13
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Portland Estate Office A9 Road, Berriedale KW7 6HE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Caithness and Sutherland  >  Berriedale
  • Phone Number: +44 1593 751569
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Sitting on the North Bank of the Berriedale River, just off the A9 and the NC500 route, The River Bothy is a little pocket of happiness where we serve the very best quality fresh food, drinks and cakes in a characterful and relaxing setting. Here you can enjoy genuine, home-made food prepared in our kitchen and sample some of the finest coffees and speciality teas. Pop in for Breakfast, Morning Coffee, Lunch or Afternoon Tea. Our range of professional catering services includes: Wedding Catering and Outside Catering. A take-away food service is also available for delicious sandwiches and light lunches. We are open every day from 10am – 4pm, why not pay us a visit, relax and let our friendly staff make it a unique and enjoyable experience. We will close from Friday 22nd December until Mid March 2018.
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