Clachan Grill (Bar & grill)

5 Bridge Square, Ballater AB35 5QP, United Kingdom

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So far with a assessment of 4.6 stars out of 5 and the rating is based on 5 scores.

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Opinions of Clachan Grill at (Aberdeenshire)

Sarah Erban

The food was very tasty - exactly what we needed after a day of hiking in the woods. We turned up dressed quite inappropriately for fine dining, wearing our hiking boots and rucksacks, but we got a table outside in the sun and the staff made sure we were well looked after.

H Byrne

Service was kind of gruff, we were encouraged to order on the app despite the person being at the table to tell us that. It also wasnt busy at the time 🤷🏼‍♀️ Food was enjoyable but very limited vegetarian options. Nice outdoor area and loved the kilts.


Clachan Grill *a hidden gem* and one of the best restaurants in Ballater. After a long day of visiting Ballater, eating ice-cream and enjoying the sun and the sightseeings, we felt a bit peckish... We tried a place who unfortunately served food starting with 1700pm. I couldn't wait so we made our way down the street towards the bridge... and there we found this nice Scottish restaurant - Clachan Grill. The Restaurant, as you will see in the photos attached to this review, has a Scottish ambiance. Staff nicely dressed in traditional Scottish outfit, tartan carpet, pretty thistles in large vases and large chandeliers with giant ornamental anthers hanging from the ceiling. If you love a nice evening out and an enjoyable meal in a luxury and cosy at the same time restaurant and a great ambiance, this is the place for you! A member of staff dressed in traditional Scottish outfit welcomed us, very polite and very kind offered us a table ( although we didn't book one) He was so kind to read the menu for me so I can make a choice ( due to the fact that I forgotten my glasses). The service was very prompt, drinks and food came in time and were of high standards. We had two soft drinks - clear apple juice and Pepsi and two meals - Peterhead haddock and Steak burger, followed by two big sticky toffee puddings * to die for*. Portions are a very good size, freshly cooked and very delicious. I'm usually not very keen on French fries. Believe me, these fries that came with the haddock as well as with the burger were sooo tasty and absolutely melting in your mouth. No idea how they cooked them but they're the most delicious French fries I ever tasted. I did expect the bill to be as higher as the look of the restaurant. Surprise, It wasn't!! I could have had my meal one more time (obviously I couldn't, not even if I wanted as I was full up!!) Well, I'll come back! and I'll recommend this Restaurant to each and every single friend and person I know Clachan Grill restaurant, very highly recommended! ***** - Thank you Chef! And thank you to the staff!

Belen Lopez

We were having lunch today my husband and I and we enjoyed a lot. The food was exquisite, well presented and fantastic flavour, the staff was really friendly and the place has a lot of charm. Glad we found this place to have lunch and I definitely recommend it!! Dog friendly if your dog is well behaved!!

Sarah Crisp

It was late afternoon and we didn’t think anything was open when we stumbled across this lovely little place after our walk up Albert’s Pyramid. Very accommodating, great food and the fire was roaring … perfect end to our day!! Highly recommend :)


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Opening hours of Clachan Grill at (Aberdeenshire)

3 to 9:45pm
3 to 10:30pm
3 to 10:30pm
3 to 10:30pm