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“Delicious food”

Balmakewan Farm Shop
Ranked #2 of 13 Restaurants in Laurencekirk
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$19
Cuisines: Contemporary, British, Cafe
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: We welcome you to Balmakewan, a small family run Farm and Farm Shop in South Aberdeenshire. We aim to offer a consistently good breakfast and lunch. Come along to try our Tea Room delights, our home made breakfast and lunch menu, our well stocked farm shop and delicatessen, as well as enjoy our gentle farm walk.
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Just what the area needs! Delicious fresh food and drink served in a quiet, clean restaurant. Because of the fine weather we were able to eat outside on a Sat night with friends. Staff always keen to be of service and weren't in a hurry to shoo us away! Not too big a menu to choose from but good range of dishes. Can recommend pork meatloaf starter, chicken n bacon melt and baileys cheesecake. Cannot wait to come back. Well done Balmakewan!

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Thank alysj260
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Balmakewan is a treat whether you are going for coffee, lunch or to the farm shop. But last Saturday (7 July 2018) was the first night (I hope of many) when Balmakewan opened their doors for dinner - once a month - initially - to see how it goes. Well - it went brilliantly! We don't have enormous appetites but the menu was really tempting and offered a wide range of options - yet we had to stick to just one course - often I will have 2 starters but decided to have a main as Mama was having just a main - she had chicken & bacon melt and I had a ribeye ordered rare. I have not had such a perfect rare steak for 5 years - so quite difficult to achieve! And Mama's dish was equally spot on. All this came with new potatoes, mixed veg and skinny fries, and an astonishingly reasonable crisp fruity Sauvignon Blanc...........and bread and butter from ordering. Absolutely thrilled to have such a special place so close. This area benefits enormously from Balmakewan so forget the McDonald's at Forfar and turn off the road 15 minutes' north to enjoy this wonderful place!

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Thank embla64
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Visited for lunch Stunning place to visit, Lovely selection of food, the scotch eggs are Devine, and the food delicious and friendly staff

Thank Mumz08
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

When you first enter the shop, it's very striking, however I felt it was lacking in fresh produce for a farm shop. The menu looked nice and had good choices, however I was not too thrilled with my ploughmans lunch, mainly because it only had one slice of crusty bread, and I would have preferred better pickle and some onions. The cheese toasties were not very appetising either, huge thick slices of brown bread and cheese.

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Thank Helena R
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

We stayed in the cottage next door and bought several items from the shop during our stay. Surprised that there was no fresh meat which we had looked forward to purchasing as we were not that far from Aberdeen. The fresh pies were delicious though and would recommend the Steak and Gravy. Thin pastry and full of meat.

Thank RITA653
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