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Potarch Café and Restaurant

Potarch Café & Restaurant is located next to Potarch Lodge, the Café & Restaurant has a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere. We aim to consistently offer a wholesome menu using local, fresh and seasonal produce. 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.



TEL: 013398 84468

EMAIL: Potarch@ballogie-estate.co.uk


Autumn and Winter Opening Times

(15th September - May 2020)

11am - 4.00pm          Monday - Thursday (last orders from the kitchen 3.30pm)

10am - 10.00pm        Friday - Saturday (Last orders from the kitchen 8.30pm)

10am - 4.30pm         Sunday (Full menu from 10-3pm, snack menu from 3pm, kitchen closes at 4.00pm)


Please note that Potarch does not serve food between 5.00pm and 5.45pm on Friday and Saturday to allow our kitchen staff to prepare for evening service.

Evening reservations on a Friday and Saturday are recommended to avoid disappointment.


Summer Opening Times

(June 2020 - September 2020)

10am – 6pm             Monday – Thursday (Last orders from the kitchen 5.30pm)

10am – 10.30pm      Friday – Saturday (Last orders from the kitchen 8.30pm)

10am - 6pm              Sunday (Last orders from the kitchen 5.30pm)

(In addition to our regular opening times we have seasonal events and speciality evenings.)


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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
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. 

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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.