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Rock Salt and Snails

) #5 of 20 Restaurants in Ballater ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Cafe, British, Scottish
2 Bridge Street, Ballater AB35 5QP, Scotland
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“snails” (33 reviews)
“pie” (15 reviews)
“cakes” (27 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Scottish, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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2 Bridge Street, Ballater AB35 5QP, Scotland
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Reviews (249)
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely welcome, and able to accommodate our party of 7. We had a variety of meals from the menu, the children's platter was good quality, although the menu was a bit too adventurous for my daughter but the staff were happy to accommodate her request...More

Thank Vixgbr
Reviewed 5 days ago

After a long walk this was a lovely spot to relax, have a fresh pot of tea and lovely cake. Service and refreshments excellent. Well worth a visit.

Thank Sarahanne08
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A real find - lovely homemade soup to start followed by house salad and deerstalker pie :). Yummy - just what we needed and pretty unexpected

Thank Alison H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely location, sat outside enjoyed alfresco dinning. Food was lovely, fresh and very tasty. Staff were so friendly. Gluten free options available and the apricot and coconut cake was delicious.

Thank Kerrymc72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We noticed that this cafe advertised lunch-time food to take away. As it was a lovely day we thought it would be nice to sit on the green and eat. So we ordered sandwiches from the menu and indicated this was to take out. As...More

2  Thank algaihgo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to have a pie for lunch. Don't go for the surf and turf because you get quite little for the amount the amount they charge. Pies are the way to go in this restaurant.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely place used on two occasions this visit. An upmarket cafe with unusual food and lovely coffee. Great cakes and a very friendly staff

Thank Robin P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off here for a coffee and cakes, really impressed. If we hadn't already eaten would have loved to have stayed for a bite. The coffee and Bakewell tart I had were great. It was very busy but we were taking away so didn't mind...More

Thank AngieHam76
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had breakfast in Rock Salt and Snails two days in a row. It was so good that we have to come back, the very next day. The moment you enter the cafe you are welcome by a smile of a sweet...More

Thank Kristine H
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Went there with family for a quick refreshment. Very nice cakes etc. Tea pot provided a lot of cups of tea! It is dog-friendly​ too which was a bonus for us as we had the dog with us. Nice staff. Good service. Will return.

Thank S16JGS
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Bridge Street, Ballater AB35 5QP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Ballater
There's lots of reviews for Rock Salt & Snails in Aberdeen but they have just opened in Ballater.