Prince Charles is to open a new restaurant.

Prince Charles

Prince Charles

The Prince of Wales will open the Ballater Station Bistro and Tearoom in Ballater, Aberdeenshire, Scotland - where he is known as the Duke of Rothesay - which will be his second eatery in the town.

According to The Herald newspaper, the restaurant is scheduled to open its doors in summer 2019.

The bistro is expected to serve British dishes made from local produce, and the tea room will offer finger sandwiches and homebaking products for sale.

It will be part of the redevelopment of the Old Royal Station building, which was destroyed by fire in May 2015.

Kenneth Dunsmuir, executive director of The Great Steward of Scotland's Dumfries House Trust, said: "The objective of our outreach programme is to extend opportunities and lend assistance to communities.

"By playing our part in the restoration of the Old Royal Station at Ballater, we are aiming to bring the village back to its former glory, allow people to gain an insight into the significance of the building, and give tourists another reason to visit beautiful Royal Deeside."

This comes after Charles opened the Rothesay Rooms restaurant, and a Highgrove Shop, in Ballater in November 2016 after the town was hit with flash floods in December 2015 when the River Dee burst its banks.

Asked how the idea came about, the prince said he got the idea from local butcher Barry Florence, who said to him, "Why don't you put a Highgrove Shop in Ballater?"

Charles previously explained: "That is what really started this whole idea. It was entirely due to my going into Sheridan's butchers to see how they were getting on.

"There has been a lot of effort in the last six months or so since the disastrous floods that did so much damage to poor old Ballater."

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