A new Aberdeenshire bistro, cafe and tea room is set to open in the coming weeks.
The Carriage in Ballater will open to the public on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 of August.
Located within the historic Old Royal Station the eatery is part of His Royal Highness Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay The Prince’s Foundation.
The foundation is about supporting people to make the most of their community.
The eatery’s sister venue The Rothesay Rooms is also a part of the foundation.
The Carriage will consist of a cafe and bistro as well as a Royal tea room and a private dining room which can cater for up to ten people. Within the private dining room lies three palettes of wood and a stain glass window which was the only items to not perish in the fire which destroyed the building in May 2015.
The afternoon tea is priced at £18 per person and £25 for champagne afternoon tea.
Dishes in the bistro will include pork terrine, prawn cocktail, fish and chips, ribeye steak, sticky toffee pudding and custard panna cotta to name a few.
There is also a bar area which will serve craft beer, wine and a variety of spirits.
Throughout the day sandwiches, salad, soup, cakes and coffee will be served and the bistro will be open in the evenings and the cafe will be open during the day.
A replica carriage of Queen Victoria’s royal train carriage has been restored by the Grampian Transport Museum and will eventually be renovated inside to provide an area for customers to sit and enjoy drinks ahead or after dinner reservations.
The Old Royal Station had been the final stopping point for members of the Royal Family heading to Balmoral.
For more information on the eatery visit www.thecarriageballater.co.uk