With our scenic River Dee backdrop, we're ideally located for locals and visitors alike. Warm and welcoming, we promise to serve our delicious, Scottish fare with a side of Northern hospitality.
A carefully designed menu reflects the diverse ingredients Scotland has on offer, drawing inspiration from Scottish classics, while elevating them to the level of a modern Grill.
An ideal location for a lunch or dinner, pop in for a taste of the Cairngorms
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Aberdeen Angus Featherblade of Beef
Caramelised onions, Ayrshire bacon, Crisp cauliflower cheese, Agen prune, Braising Jus
Free Range Scottish Chicken Breast
Classic Choucroute, smoked ham hock, Confit chicken thigh, garlic butter, Squash & carrot puree
Crisp Deeside Confit Lamb Shoulder
Haggis, crushed turnip, peppercorn sauce
Lovely surround, exceptional service and the food was amazing.
Very nice, staff friendly, food was all lovely but the fillet steak was exceptional!
Yet another fabulous meal at the Clachan Grill. Cannot fault anything. The food, the staff and restaurant are outstanding.
Very nice ballater find,
Lovely evening in this local place
Great place for a birthday celebration! Quality food and great service!
Lovely dining experience
Great food and exceptional service
Really warm welcome to this amazing restaurant. Modern furnishings and contemporary cuisine. Excellent value for money. Would go again if we lived closer 😀
Fabulous food with a warm welcome and a wonderful warm fire on a dreich Aberdeenshire day!
The quality of food was very good, especially the deal on Chateaubriand. Only slight constructive and well intended criticism was the lighting level could have been a bit dimmer in keeping with the informal and pleasant atmosphere. Otherwise we had a great dining experience with top notch grub and good value for money. We will definitely be back to the Clachan Grill when next in Ballater. Thank You.
Delicious food and friendly service will come back again next year
Pleasant atmosphere. Unobtrusive but good service and food was excellent.
Lovely evening. Restaurant warm and inviting. Greeted on arrival and shown to our table. Menu nice, but small selection. Food served promptly. Well presented and delicious! All in all a lovely evening.
Once again a fabulous meal. It was my birthday and received a complimentary drink for the two of us. Will definitely be back.
Very nice Sunday lunch. Cosy restaurant with great menu.
Three courses, incredible value. Quality, taste and presentation of food is outstanding. If in Ballater certainly go along.
Very positive dining experience, only thing i would add is maybe the Wine is alittle expensive a glass.
lovely food and very pleasant staff would thoroughly recommend.
Lovely salmon dinner and delicious chocolate/orange dessert! Owner of restaurant was at the next table and he gave us wonderful ideas of what to do on the Isle of Skye!!
Enjoyed the food - I had nice if a little bland celeriac soup and then feather blade of beef. Wife’s meal of salmon followed by chicken were better plates. I did ask for some mustard with my beef but not provided without explanation by young waitress. However overall nice meal.
The roast beef looked nice but was very chewy and a disappointment. Pub grub can do better than this.
The restaurant was quite busy for a rainy Wednesday night and we were greeted with a warm welcome. The food was lovely as was the service we received. We both had 3 courses and there was no complaints from either of us. I would certainly recommend this restaurant.
My wife and l booked in advance, she is a vegan. The food was wonderful, with excellent service and a good choice of wine.
Outstanding as usual; excellent but modest menu; prompt service and reliable courtesy
Food was delicious and cooked to perfection. Very relaxed and comfortable setting
We both had the confit lamb shoulder to start. I had chicken and my partner had the fillet steak, perfectly cooked. Excellent meal in pleasant surroundings
Steak was perfect. Starter too small for the money. Staff seemed to be stressed by the guests. Maybe better without?
Even with free tables it was not possible to add a friend of us to our table....
We will not go there a second time.
We had a beautiful Sunday lunch here, the roast beef was delicious, succulent and plentiful. However they forgot the roast potatoes- I don’t know why I didn’t ask! But when I mentioned it at then end, they were very apologetic and didn’t charge for the desert course. Really good food and Ballater is a great spot for a walk around after lunch.
A superb meal on a very busy night for them (the night before the Highland Games). Great ambience and a simply delicious meal. As seasoned diners, would thoroughly recommend
Steaks were fantastic, chips really tasty and the sauce was fab
We had an extremely good meal here at very late notice. They were very accommodating of our late arrival due to a delayed flight and all our food was delicious and beautifully presented. Highly recommended. We look forward to a return visit when back in the area.
Food was exceptional and we had such a great experience, we went again a few nights later. Definitely eat here, but make a reservation. We saw lots of folks come in, but no room!
Great food and fantastic service as always. Our favourite restaurant in the area
Great food and service! Exceeded our expectations.
Service was average
Had to ask twice for beer we ordered
Asked for raw onions to which they had none!’
Asked for recommendation on steak or chicken and the answer we got was “I don’t know as I don’t eat red meat “
Steak was good though
Absolutely fantastic restaurant, our experience couldn't have been any better.
Lovely relaxed atmosphere, without being too noisy or too quiet.
Staff friendly and helpful.
Oh my gosh, it was absolutely off the scale delicious.
Beautiful local produce, sensitively cooked for phenomenal flavours.
11/10, will be going again.
Very nice meal to celebrate a friend’s birthday. 3 courses all very tasty. Service efficient.
Small menu, and our two dishes, the ravioli and the beef blade, were delicious and well prepared. They happily substituted the vegetable for the beef dish. The night we were there they were short on servers, so service was very slow. The two servers were kind and apologetic. We didn’t mind as it allowed us to have a leisurely dinner.
Very nice evening out with the family. Busy on a Monday evening which wax a good sign. Excellent and friendly service. Relaxed atmosphere. Food was fine.
Excellent all the way around. Wish they were open on Tuesday and would have ate there again. Highly recommend.
Amazing food! We enjoyed all the meals we ordered! Highly recommended!
Excellent Sunday lunch with very generous portions. A little surprised that rice pudding was a cold dessert but tested very nice.
Clachan Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 235 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.