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Closing times may vary by restaurant. Please speak to a member of our team at your local restaurant for the most up to date timings. At selected restaurants, our last food orders are at 9pm and last drinks orders are at 10pm (On Sunday it is 9pm). Please reserve your table online to avoid disappointment.

Brewers Fayre Mains of Balquharn

Fun for the kids in our Indoor play area. Call the restaurant to book play.

Portlethen restaurant details




AB12 4QS

Breakfast serving times

Mon - Fri 6:30am - 10:30am
Sat - Sun 7am - 11am 


Lunch & Evening times

Mon-Sat 11.30am - 11pm

Sun 12pm - 10.30pm

Facilities - Call to book

Outdoor play area: No booking required

Indoor play: All week 12pm-7pm

Kids birthday parties

Outdoor dining

The menus

brewers fayre mid week deals dishes

Big Deals on Weeknight Meals*

Do you fancy a mid-week treat? At Brewers Fayre, we've launched a selection of tempting weeknight deals to elevate your dining experience. Available each night from 6pm, Monday to Friday.

Monday - Pub Classics from £7.99
Tuesday - Brewers Burgers from £7.99
Wednesday - Fish and Chips are only £7.99
Thursday - Great Value Grills from £8.99
- Curry night only £7.99

 What's not to love! BOOK NOW and find your happy place.

*Offer available only on selected sites

our garden


Enjoy fantastic pub food in our garden with a range of great dishes including pub classics and tasty puds. Our kids menu is full of favourites your kids will love. We offer a full range of drinks to complement your meal - choose from crisp beers and ciders to great gins and plenty more. Relax and let us serve up the perfect meal in our garden.

Keep the kids busy this school holiday

We encourage you to phone your local site to book your play session in advance, however we do welcome walk-ins in our quieter times.

Kids' Play At Brewers Fayre

All of our restaurants have activity sheets to keep little ones entertained whilst you dine with us but did you know...more than 60 of our restaurants have indoor play areas?
From slides & climbing frames to colourful activity packs, our play areas are BURSTING with fun for little ones. We are more than just soft play too – there are plenty of activities happening all year round, from discos, to crafts, messy plan to quizzes.

For only £4.50  for 90 mins of play the kids can run wild whilst you sit back and relax. Pop in and join in the fun today, we guarantee there will be smiles all round!

birthday parties

Get the party started

Looking for somewhere to host your child’s special birthday? Look no further than PLAY AT. We have a fun filled party that your little one and their friends will love and for only £11.49* including a dedicated Party Host to make sure everything runs smoothly, it’s great value that wont break the bank. Hip Hip Hooray!!!

Kids can enjoy a 2 hour party, a yummy, nutritious 2 course meal and drink and an exciting party bag for each child! Better yet, you can leave all the decorating to us AND every party-goer will get FREE play at their next visit! And did we mention, the Birthday child goes FREE?! Book your child’s party with us today. Contact us to find out more. 


Enjoy a meal and drinks outside in our great garden, keep the kids entertained and let them blow off some steam in our outdoor play area.


Call to book your Play session at this restaurant

Mains of Balquharn Brewers Fayre Aberdeenshire

Our team
Whether you’re planning big group bookings in Aberdeen or midweek meals with the kids, come and join us at the Mains of Balquharn Brewers Fayre for delicious dishes and service with a smile. Thanks to our laid-back atmosphere and friendly team members, our cosy bar and restaurant in Portlethen is ideal when you’re looking for great places to eat in Aberdeenshire.

Our location
You’ll love the location of our Mains of Balquharn Brewers Fayre when you’re searching for family restaurants in Aberdeenshire. Originally a local farmhouse, we’ve been serving up mouth-watering meals in our Portlethen Brewers Fayre for over 20 years now! Come and visit us near the popular town of Stonehaven and all the top attractions in Aberdeen.

Why we love Aberdeenshire
When it comes to picturesque places to visit in Scotland, don’t miss out on exploring Aberdeenshire. Whether you’re visiting the historic Dunnottar Castle, relaxing with a stroll around Newtonhill Beach or enjoying one of the many hiking trails near Portlethen, our Mains of Balquharn Brewers Fayre is close to some of the best things to do in Aberdeen. 

Frequently asked questions

Wondering what to eat when you’re dining out in Aberdeenshire? Our Kitchen Manager Dariusz recommends our mouth-watering Mixed Grill, or our tasty Big Stack Burger – two of our most popular Brewers Fayre meals! If you fancy a sweet treat for afters, don’t miss out on delicious desserts like our Apple & Blackberry Crumble or our Triple Chocolate Brownie. 

Looking for tasty Sunday roasts in Aberdeenshire? We’ll be serving up the best roast in town at the Mains Of Balquharn Brewers Fayre from 12pm every Sunday, so you can tuck into mouth-watering cuts of turkey, gammon and beef with plenty of roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings and more on the side. Plus, kids can enjoy their own tasty Sunday lunches in Aberdeen too! 

Get your morning off to a great start with us at the Mains Of Balquharn. Our Portlethen Brewers Fayre serves up delicious, all-you-can-eat breakfasts in Aberdeenshire every morning, so you and the family can tuck into Premium Sausages, Back Bacon Rashers, eggs cooked your way, and more. Plus, ordering our Premier Inn Breakfast means you can help yourself to our tasty continental selection, too, including fresh croissants and muffins, fruit and cereals, and American-style pancakes. What’s not to love? 

If you’re looking for family friendly restaurants in Aberdeenshire, then you’ll love dining with us at the Mains Of Balquharn. Our Brewers Fayre kids’ menu lets little ones build their own three course meals for just £4.99, so they can tuck into tasty starters, enjoy delicious and nutritious mains like Oven Baked Poppin’ Chicken or Ten Veg Tomato Pasta and finish it all off with a delicious dessert! Plus, up to two under-16s eat breakfast for free when one adult orders a full Premier Inn Breakfast or Meal Deal!

Thanks to our exciting soft play area, our Mains Of Balquharn Brewers Fayre is perfect if you’re looking for things to do with the kids in Aberdeenshire at mealtimes. Kids up to 145cm tall can enjoy our indoor play area all week from 12pm-2pm and 2:45pm-7pm! We have an outdoor play area, too, ideal if you’re visiting Portlethen in the summer.

From mid-week meals to special occasions, we welcome all kinds of group bookings at our Mains Of Balquharn Brewers Fayre. You can book tables for up to 16 people online through our website, or call us on 01224 783 856 to find out more about our Brewers Fayre group bookings in Aberdeenshire. If you’re planning events in Aberdeen for more than 16 people, you can either give us a call to book or select ‘other’ for the number of guests on our Brewers Fayre booking page and submit an enquiry with us.

If you’re planning summer holidays in Aberdeen, we’re an ideal spot to visit if you’re looking for restaurants with outdoor dining in Aberdeenshire. Come and join us for family meals in Portlethen or drinks outdoors next time you’re nearby!