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Ptarmigan Dining

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, Aviemore PH22 1RB, Scotland
44 (0)1479 861261
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 8
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  • 24
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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Feel let down by the Restaurant, no option for a child unless they eat big portions, Not great options for a 5 year old or 3 year old. Went else were because of this. I will go again but take my own food...Also Please provide a way of getting Jacket potatoes out of the "hotplate" tub without having... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Rehovot, Israel
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18 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The view from the restaurant is spectacular; the food significantly less so. We ordered some soups and a meal of sausages with fries and peas, for adults and kids. Even the kids barely managed to get the sausages down, and the quality of the side dishes was low. Dishes that I saw in other peoples' plates looked even less appetizing,... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

Feel let down by the Restaurant, no option for a child unless they eat big portions, Not great options for a 5 year old or 3 year old. Went else were because of this. I will go again but take my own food...Also Please provide a way of getting Jacket potatoes out of the "hotplate" tub without having to use... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This is only a self-service cafe with a very limited menu. Whilst the views are spectacular the food is mediocre. Baked potato at £4.50 plus &1.20 per filling, 2 bowls of soup and roll for £9. Very overrated.

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LINCOLNSHIRE ENGLAND
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Went up on the funicular railway. I would say this is a cafe rather than a restaurant. Not too busy when we visited and we were lucky enough to sit in a comfy leather settee looking out of a large picture window onto the amazing scenery which is breathtaking. Went outside onto the viewpoint where the howling gale brought the... More 

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Jackson, Wyoming
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The café gets lots of traffic from skiers, walkers and tourists who take the funicular but it's a bit shabby even so. I had a coffee in a cup that was heavily stained, the tables had not been wiped down properly and the floor was strewn with crumbs and other debris from the previous day (or week?). It wasn't at... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Hot spiced mulled wine & hot chocolate with marshmallows and skooshy cream. The restaurant was very busy around 12pm with skiers coming in for a heat and warm food. Tables are at a premium and geared more towards a quick dining experience for the skiers than a relaxing restaurant for visitors. The service is lacking, ran out of napkins and... More 

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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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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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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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 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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  • 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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