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Potarch Café and Restaurant

At Potarch we think that 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.

Potarch is family and dog friendly and has a relaxed atmosphere. 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.

Due to the threat posed by the new strain of Covid-19, we have taken the decision to remain closed for January 2021

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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 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.