We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 49 Aviemore Restaurants

The Winking Owl

123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
+44 1479 812368
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #22 of 49 Restaurants in Aviemore
Price range: $9 - $34
Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Scottish, Gastropub
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: Food Service: Until 9:30 PM Under new ownership and has just re-opened after a complete refurbishment.

Hotels travelers are raving about...

Write a Review

224 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    75
    74
    35
    15
    25
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Chester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

Called in on the way past,food and service perfect,Mac Donald take note as this pub will leave you trailing in there wake

Was this review helpful? Yes
Aviemore, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

The experiance we had last night was amazing at the Winky, great service, amazing food and outstanding ambiance. The decore was very fitting to the enviroment, small tables for two or large wooden tables for the larger groups a great place for a special occasion or just a quick pint of trade winds after a day of snowsports on Cairngorm... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Invergordon, Scotland, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

wow went for a bite to eat at first when they told us 2 of our faves were not on the menu didnt leave us much with a choice that i liked so i decided to go for the chargrilled burger (im not a big fan of burgers) my gosh im so glad i did it was beautiful homemade and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Aviemore, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

The Winking Owl used to be one of the best places to go in Aviemore for a good pub meal. However over the last few years it went down very badly. After reading an article in the local paper that Cairngorm Brewery had taken it over, we went for lunch to try it out. It was great. The new look... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Went for dinner on sat 20th dec 2014,they didn't have seats left and we hadn't booked,they fitted us in which was a great start to our night,my wife had a steak and I opted for the steak pie recommended by the waitress,my son had the burger and fries off the kids menu,we had a fantastic meal and couple of drinks... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kathmandu, Nepal
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I have returned to Strathspey this week to visit my sons for Christmas. We wanted to have dinner together and one of my sons suggested The Winking Owl as he had recently heard great reviews from friends. It had been many years since I was last in the WO, a favourite bar and restaurant in the 70s and 80s. Under... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Came here to recharge our batteries after a long day in the hills. We walked into a good, pleasant atmosphere and ordered drinks at the bar. We spied other people's food and decided to eat here. No regrets, honest good value pub food. Will be back.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

Went in to see the refurb, presently surprised so clean and fresh. Nice bar selection, good knowledge if staff I tried a new gin and got it with a slice of Apple, really nice attention to detail. Ended up staying for food and was really pleasently surprised, fantastic. Will be back .

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Scotland
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Attended here for our office Christmas lunch - 8 persons. Staff were very welcoming and attentive throughout the meal. Good menu and reasonably priced. Most of us had the traditional turkey with all the trimmings which was superb, a couple had the sea bass which was also very good and a couple had the veggie choice - beetroot risotto, which... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

we last tried the winking owl a few years ago while on our annual holiday to Aviemore, last time we were there it was cold and very "tired". i read that the owners of the Cairngorm Brewery had taken over the lease so as we are a fan of their Ales we thought we would re aquaint ourselves with The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3

Travelers who viewed The Winking Owl also viewed

Aviemore, Aviemore and the Cairngorms
Aviemore, Aviemore and the Cairngorms
 
Aviemore, Aviemore and the Cairngorms
Aviemore, Aviemore and the Cairngorms
 

Been to The Winking Owl? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Winking Owl

Address: 123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1479 812368
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Aviemore and the Cairngorms  >  Aviemore
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 9 - 34
Cuisine: Scottish, Gastropub

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Winking Owl staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?