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Ptarmigan Dining

Aviemore PH22 1RB, Scotland
44 (0)1479 861261
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Ranked #35 of 48 Restaurants in Aviemore
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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English first
Largs Scotland
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Self service with hot food furthest from check out then you have to wait quite a while to be served with tea/coffee so possibility of food getting cold when cafe is busy. Tasty soup and reasonably priced given location. Obviously the views are spectacular and the best thing about the restaurant. Tables were cleared quickly and there was a microwave... More

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201 reviews 201 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is the highest restaurant in the uk ak at 1039m above sea level. The catering is essential cafe dinning which is nit to expensive considering it has to be delivered up a mountain. Views are spectacular. The tables were cleared and cleaned as they were vacated which is good. Food was cool due to the queuing and slow till... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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100 reviews 100 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

After taking the expensive funicular railway up Cairngorm you enter the Visitor Centre. The views are great, apart from the multitude of snow fences close by. The restaurant is more like a cafeteria with a limited institutional menu. The food is OK but certainly not going out of one's way to eat. prices are near average. Views are good. Staff... More

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Wishaw, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We visited the highest restaurant in Scotland during a walking trip across the Cairngorms on a wet day. After a one hour hike from the Ski Centre the Ptarmigan restaurant appeared out of the mist. The restaurant was fairly quite on this wet day in September. The staff were very friendly and although the fruit scones were very dry, unlike... More

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

we visited today and this is the first time we have eaten here the food was very good staff were helpful can recommend the fish and chips. The steak pie is good kids meals good value for money

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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We visited the restaurant in April after riding on the mountain railway and meeting my husband at the top with the 2 small dogs? We telephoned before visiting and was told the dogs would be welcome in the restaurant only to discover at the top of the mountain with nowhere else to go that they were not allowed in? My... More

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

If you don't want to carry your lunch around with you then this should do the trick. Considering it has what is essentially a captive audience it was reasonable value and most of my friends who bought the burger meal deals got more food than they were expecting. Certainly better value than the slope food in France. More modest options... More

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261 reviews 261 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

How many eating places do you get to visit at this height and with such spectacular views- you have to compare like for like and no, its not a restaurant its a canteen style cafe at the top of a mountain - don't expect romantic dining or cordon bleu food ! Given the monopoly and the uniqueness I was expecting... More

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

For a start I'm not sure what some reviewers are expecting. It's a restaurant built to princaply cater for skiers and snowboarders 1,000m up a mountain. Things are going to be a little more expensive and every ski centre I've been to has the same cafe/canteen style service so you can eat quickly and get back out on the slopes.... More

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We ate in this restaurant both days that we skied on Cairngorm Mountain. The food is good and locally sourced which we liked. There was good variety, from soup and hot meals to delicious cakes. It was ideal to refuel us during a day's skiing.

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

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