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Potarch Café and Restaurant

Potarch is a family and dog friendly Café & Restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere. We aim to consistently offer a wholesome menu using fresh and seasonal produce from our farmland, moorland and the local area. During the summer, relax on our decking area and enjoy your meal with a glass of wine or locally brewed ale, while looking out over Potarch Green and across the fields to the River Dee. For our younger customers we also have a large children's playarea which includes a sand pit and wendy house.

At Potarch we think that honest, local and good quality food is important.

We work with the Ballogie wildlife rangers and farm team to create moor-to-door and farm-to-fork meals, focused around our wild venison, seasonal beef and lamb.

We have a skilled butcher, chef, and baker on-site, and the speciality coffee that we serve is made by the former Head of Coffee for Allpress Espresso.

Autumn Opening Times

September - November 2020

Friday - Sunday

10am – 4pm

Takeaway - Order anything from our menu to takeaway or pre-order your picnic for collection within our opening hours

Outdoor Seating - In our lovely garden area

Indoor Seating - Please book ahead


Ballogie Boxes

Make-at-home meal boxes using produce from our moorland, forests, farm, and the local area

Our classic menu includes: the Sunday Roast Box, BBQ Box, Brunch Box + specials / seasonal boxes

Available to Pre-order


360 Tour


Click on the links below to view samples of our menu; please note that our menus change regularly to include fresh seasonal produce.

Breakfast Menu

Lunch Menu

Dinner Menu

Drinks Menu


Potarch Cafe & Restaurant
Nr Banchory
AB31 4BD
Tel: 013398 84468
Email: Potarch@ballogie-estate.co.uk


Potarch Cafe & Restaurant dining area
Potarch Cafe & Restaurant outside decking area
 ballogie estate potarch bridge


Potarch Café and Restaurant is located on the B993 just off the A93 on the south side of Potarch Bridge and next to our luxury self-catering property Potarch Lodge. It is also just a 15 minute drive on the North Deeside Road (A93) from the villages of Banchory and Aboyne. There is ample parking in our new car park. 

Ballogie Estate MTB


Potarch Café and Restaurant is close to the River Dee and a perfect location for enjoying outdoor activities on the estate, including our beautiful woodland walks or organised fishing outings and field sports events. Potarch is also one of the hubs on the Deeside Way, which stretches 41 miles from Aberdeen to Ballater, thus making it the perfect rest stop for cyclists and walkers. Within the grounds of the Café and Restaurant we will also have a well-equipped children’s play area.