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Ballater & Royal Deeside Restaurants

The Deeside Inn - Food and Drink

Our restaurant is located on the ground floor of The Deeside Inn in the very heart of Ballater and enjoys views out to the front of the hotel. The restaurant has been fully refurbished as part of our overall programme and comprises a mix of tweeds, burgundy and natural fabrics.

The restaurant floor has been stripped back to natural wood and this is complemented by the burgundy shade on the walls. The tables are finished off with local slate place mats and crisp white linen napkins. In the cooler months we light the roaring log fire to provide that extra glow.

Hearty, filling meals
Food is served throughout the day. Our menu offers a large selection of fish, grill and game alternatives with some local classsics thrown in for good measure - try our Deeside Steak Burger with sides of mushroom, cherry vine tomatoes and chunky chips or our Deeside Game main course, accompanied by whole baby onions and bacon lourdons bound in a plum tomato and red wine sauce. We always have a roast on in the restaurant and can therefore promise the best in cold cuts should you fancy a salad platter.

Our new breakfast menu provides the choice of either continental or full breakfast options with Scottish favourites such as homemade porridge, Stornoway black pudding, smoked salmon and Finnan haddie all appearing. If you really want to relax and enjoy your break, take advantage of our 'breakfast in bed' option which is available from 7.30am to 10.30am. All you have to do is let us know the night before and we'll serve it at a time of your choice.

The colours used in our lounge are warm, cosy and welcoming with the added bonus of a real fire to provide extra warmth when required. Sink into one of the large settees to catch up on the papers or relax throughout the day in comfortable surroundings.

Ceilidh Bar

One of the most popular parts of The Deeside Inn is the superb new ceilidh bar. It offers a variety of beers and wines and a wide range of malt whiskies - with the Malt Whisky Trail nearby, there's a great selection to choose from. Locally, there are lots of Speyside malts on offer or you may wish to try one of the heavily peated Islay malts or a more neutral Highland dram. We offer an extensive wine list from easy drinking sauvignons to full bodied merlots. Alternatively, favourite spirits are on the shelf as a cool aperitif as are liqueurs, enjoyable after a good meal.

Download our A la Carte Restaurant Menu

Download a Sample of our Daily Changing Six Course Taster Dinner Menu

Download our Wine List

hotel was lovely, with delicious food and great service. Rooms were modern and with all the ammenities you would need. breakfast is a cold buffet with hot plates brough to your table, again this was delicious and as much as you could eat.  
deborahmackay - Trip Advisor Member on The Deeside Inn

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