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The Winking Owl

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British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub
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123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
+44 1479 812368
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12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Description: Opening times: Monday to Thursday: 12 noon until 11pm Friday to Saturday:...
Opening times: Monday to Thursday: 12 noon until 11pm Friday to Saturday: 12 noon until 1am Sunday: 12:30Pm until 11pm Food Served: Monday to Saturday: 12 midday until 9:00Pm Sundays: 12:30Pm - 9:00Pm If you'd like to have a meal, please phone to book a table to avoid disappointment as we are very busy at peak times of the day.
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  • 53
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely food

Location was ideal on the main road into Aviemore. The staff were attentive and friendly, the food was delicious (a tad pricey but worth it) would definitely recommend to eat here if in the area. Ideal for families, couples or business dinners. 9/10

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
LinziSheerin
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

found this place whilst staying in a nearby hotel, Great menu, Great food, Great service what more could you want......

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Location was ideal on the main road into Aviemore. The staff were attentive and friendly, the food was delicious (a tad pricey but worth it) would definitely recommend to eat here if in the area. Ideal for families, couples or business dinners. 9/10

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1 Thank LinziSheerin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent, rang a little after 6 to book and they got us a table for 5 at 730 no problem. I had the steak and ale pie (made with local Cairngorn ale, seen below) and couldnt have been more satifsfied after a full day of skiing. The venison and chickpea were also orderd ajacent to me to what I construed... More 

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Thank Dominic W
Greenock, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very friendly atmosphere prompt service food fantastic and awesome service from Amanda..... Well worth a visit great selection off local beers too all in all a very nice dinning experience ...!

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2 Thank craigie4
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was superb, staff was magnificent and the place is family friendly and relaxing Had a good time apart from the good food.

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Thank Adrian S
Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Varied menu, large portion sizes and tasty. Waiter was friendly, attentive and asked if we wanted the meals for the children before or at the same time as the adults, makes it so much easier to get the younger ones food cut up etc before our foods arrives. It was timed perfectly so we were all eating at the same... More 

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1 Thank Betterthanok
Elgin, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yet another awesome meal at The Winking Owl! Great atmosphere! Food was amazing and the choice of drinks was good. Free Wi-Fi too. Love it!

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Thank katemurray2015
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Winking Owl was recently taken over by Cairngorm Brewery and thank goodness for that! We've always loved the Owl and have visited several times over the years. In the last couple of years it went from brilliant, to a bit ropey, then are you kidding?! It seemed like those in charge just didn't care, and that it looked like... More 

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1 Thank Andy M
Samantha F, General Manager at The Winking Owl, responded to this review

Dear Andy Thank you for your fantastic review. We try to provide great food to match our great beers! Your feedback is important to us and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Winking Owl and Aviemore! Cheers! Sam More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely atmosphere excellent food and fantastic service. Wonderful eating out experience to be repeated shortly. Ten out of ten for our waiter Matthew.

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Thank Gwynne L
Samantha F, General Manager at The Winking Owl, responded to this review

Thank you for your great feedback - we really appreciate you taking the time to write a review. We look forward to welcoming you back very shortly! I will pass your comments to Matthew, who will be delighted. Many thanks. Sam More 

Inverness, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely meal ,varied menu good prices service was excellent service very attentive waiter worth a visit I had macaroni with real chips real good cup of coffee too

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Thank 533ann55
Samantha F, General Manager at The Winking Owl, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback we are so glad you enjoyed your meal. We look forward to seeing you again. Cheers. Sam More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Aviemore and the Cairngorms  >  Aviemore
  • Phone Number: +44 1479 812368

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 36
  • Cuisine: British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene

Description

Opening times: Monday to Thursday: 12 noon until 11pm Friday to Saturday: 12 noon until 1am Sunday: 12:30Pm until 11pm Food Served: Monday to Saturday: 12 midday until 9:00Pm Sundays: 12:30Pm - 9:00Pm If you'd like to have a meal, please phone to book a table to avoid disappointment as we are very busy at peak times of the day.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?