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All reviews game pie pavlova cullen skink salmon steak haggis ice cream fish and chips who showed us to our table wonderful evening my other half food was fantastic
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked dinners here on a friend’s recommendation.We were staying in Ballater for a few days and wanted to try somewhere different.We took a taxi up and back,it was definitely worth it. Lovely menu and the staff were so nice and friendly. The food was delicious,we’ll...certainly return next time we’re in the area.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 August 2021

Been coming to Braemar lodge cabins for the last 15 years we always have at least one to two meals here during our weeks holiday, Always spot on delicious food Wine and great service.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 10 October 2020 via mobile

I can honestly say this was one of the most enjoyable restaurant visits my wife and I have ever had. This says slot considering the world we all currently live in and the restrictions restaurants have to deal with. The food was excellent, special mention...to the Chicken Mirror which my wife loved. The service was polite, friendly and efficient. The surroundings lovely and overall just a really enjoyable meal. The hospitality industry is really suffering at the moment and meals like this remind how nice going out can be. Well done!More

Date of visit: October 2020
bailey1Braemar, Owner at Braemar Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2020

Hello John Sorry for not replying sooner Thank You for your lovely review Glad you enjoyed / Hope you visit us again Regards Ronnie

Reviewed 1 October 2020

We booked a reservation for 7.45 on the phone the previous night and when we arrived at that time were told the table wasn't quite ready so could we wait in the bar. In the end we waited 35 minutes before being brought to our...table at the otherwise not especially full restaurant. As far as we could tell, everyone else in the bar was also waiting a similar time to go to their seats (although we don't know if they had reservations or had just walked in). The food was good enough, although nothing to write home about in particular (which surprised me given the consistently good reviews online). My wife enjoyed her Highland game pie and I had the chicken Morrone. The portions were generous, which was nice. We did both really like our desserts - I had the honeycomb pavlova and she had the cheese board. The staff were a mixture of delightful and friendly, and pretty uninterested (in particular when they removed the wrong vegetables from my wife's main!). Because of the covid rules, we also had to be out the door by 10pm, which given we didn't even take our seats until 8.20 was a tad frustrating, but that's not their fault. A bit more of an apology (or even an offer of a free drink for example) would have been appreciated given the very long wait for a table despite the reservation.More

Date of visit: September 2020
bailey1Braemar, Owner at Braemar Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2020

Hello, I find your really strange / weird ?. Restaurant not especially full ? Now Now socially distance ?. / Food was nothing to write home about in particular ?.YOU ENJOYED YOUR HIGHLAND PIE.?. THE PORTIONS WERE GENEROUS WHICH WAS NICE ?. YOU REALLY ENJOYED...More

Reviewed 29 September 2020

We had a three course here and could not fault a thing. The baked Alaska was the best dessert we have ever had. Best place for food in Braemar.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 27 September 2020 via mobile

Kindly fitted us in at last minute. Food was SUPERB! Scallop starter and Lamb main some of the best I’ve ever had. Great service and lovely staff. Everyone in our group thought it was outstanding.

Date of visit: September 2020
bailey1Braemar, General Manager at Braemar Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2020

Thanks for you excellent review Hope to see you again

Reviewed 26 September 2020 via mobile

Nothing really wowed us at the Braemar Lodge restaurant. Lamb was tough and overcooked, macaroni cheese was sludgy and lacking flavour. Not sure this deserves to be rated the number one restaurant in Braemar, but we didn’t eat elsewhere in town during our stay. The...waitress seemed a bit grumpy. Staff were wearing gloves and diligently cleaning tables, which was one positive.More

Date of visit: September 2020
bailey1Braemar, Owner at Braemar Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2020

Was it not you that was looking for money off ?. and were not happy when it was refused. It is also strange you eat everything (cleared your plates). We serve 60 - 90 meals each evening and your is the only complaint we have...More

Reviewed 24 September 2020

There were 7 of us on holiday and they fitted us in for a meal. Staff were brilliant and food was fantastic, we all had something different and it was a wonderful evening. Will definitely visit when are up that way again. We ate on...a subsidised rate (which made a big difference to the bill) but would pay full price without question.More

Date of visit: August 2020
bailey1Braemar, General Manager at Braemar Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2020

Thanks for your lovely review Hope to see you again

Reviewed 21 September 2020 via mobile

We had a very nice evening meal here. We booked in advance and were warmly greeted by the staff. The restaurant was tastefully decorated in the Scottish style with both Scottish and British dishes on the menu. The only disappointment was not being able to...accommodate my Mother's request for a half portion of any main dish and had to choose from the children's menu. She also requested a special coffee with Tia Maria but was told it had to be whisky. When the coffee came, it was a muddy brown colour and had not been made properly. However a different waitress approached us, said of course my Mother could have her coffee and made a new one as requested. We would certainly return, the food was freshly cooked and well presented but would appreciate if they could accommodate frail elderly with half portions.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 26 August 2020

First venture dining out in months and it was such a treat. The fish and chips were amazing and the service was great. Great value with the eat out to help out scheme but even at full price I would highly recommend a visit. The...honeycomb pavlova was heavenly :)More

Date of visit: August 2020
bailey1Braemar, General Manager at Braemar Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2020

Thanks for your excellent review

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13 January 2020|
Response from derekw23 | Reviewed this property |
They really only have a restaurant come bar so I’m not sure
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5