Traditional dishes in an extraordinary setting

Celebrating immaculately executed British classics and seasonal cuisine; The Carriage’s inviting menus showcase locally sourced ingredients and can be enjoyed throughout the day.

Seating at the Café, the Carriage Ballater

Friday-Sunday | 10am-4pm


Our café in the bright and airy platform area operates an informal counter service for lunch serving sandwiches, soups and hot and cold drinks plus seasonal dishes including salads and quiches in the summer and pies and stews in winter.

Afternoon tea at the Carriage Ballater

Friday-Sunday | 3pm sitting


Our tearoom in the cosy, wooden-panelled station building offers traditional and champagne afternoon teas, including finger sandwiches, fresh scones, delicious cakes and sweet pastries. There are sittings throughout the day, booked in advance.

Seating at the Bistro, the Carriage Ballater

Re-open in April


In the evening, The Platform becomes a bistro offering a thoughtful selection of good quality, good value dishes as well as a wine and drinks list. Tables are bookable as well as open to walk-ins.

Private dining room at The Carriage Ballater

Private Dining

For an extra special meal or banquet, discover our bespoke dining packages, available with advance booking in the charming Royal Waiting Room.