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Aviemore PH22 1RB, Scotland
44 (0)1479 861261
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  • 8
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  • 18
    Very good
  • 20
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Superb Views

The views are staggering from Ptarmigan, there is a special viewing area, however the food is not as good as the restaurant at the car park.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
Andrew P
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The views are staggering from Ptarmigan, there is a special viewing area, however the food is not as good as the restaurant at the car park.

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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40 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

A very unremarkable self-service cafeteria offering a limited range of hot food served from hot plates rather than freshly cooked, plus the usual cakes and buns, teas and coffees and soft drinks. I did however offer a warm haven from the minus 22 degrees Celsius outside air temperature, as well as some superb views down into the Spey Valley and... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I spent a lot of time on the mountains as a youth and decided to take my new wife. This place is a gem. Good prices not pricey to go up on the funicular railway and when you get there you get the view all the way to Inverness! What a place, just watch the skiers if you go out... More 

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North Lanarkshire
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We visited the Ptarmigan restaurant on top of the Cairngorms which is the UK’s highest restaurant, but it is more like a cafeteria. Although we did not eat we had warm drinks – coffee and the hot chocolate which I can recommend, was delicious. The older staff member who took our money never said one word to us, we might... More 

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Bedale, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Admittedly we came here during Feb half term so it was bound to be busy but it was a bit ridiculous. Picked my son up from ski school just outside at 12. Cued for 45 minutes to get food that was like a Luke warm school dinner yet cost £8 per dish and then my 5 year old and I... More 

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Aberdeen
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79 reviews 79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

It's a great feature to have at the top of the mountain for visitors or snow sports enthusiasts fancying a bite to eat or drink. I love the soups very warming when temperatures are sometimes -15! I usually have a glass of white wine too. Fantastic views & good atmosphere

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Nice to come in out the cold i wouldn't come here for the food but for the view, very busy when the skiing is good so quite hard to get a seat

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East Kilbride, Scotland, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Please get more seating in the Ptarmigan or open up the mid station café again as the seating is not sufficient for the people on the hill!!!! Also what has happened with the food?? It was awful! the soup was vile and the chips were cold and limp. The standard I would have expected sadly lacked!

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127 reviews 127 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Came here on a clear day and the views were amazing which made up for the astronomical prices they charge for simple fare.

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50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Having been up to the ptarmigan a few times and never tried the hot choc we took a trip up on the funicular to get one! The name hot choc mountain is spot on it is served in a huge cup & is piled high with mini marshmallows & whipped cream. When we got through the topping we were disappointed... More 

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  • Address: Aviemore PH22 1RB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Aviemore and the Cairngorms  >  Aviemore
  • Phone Number: 44 (0)1479 861261

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