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The Winking Owl

123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
+44 1479 812368
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Ranked #22 of 50 Restaurants in Aviemore
Price range: $9 - $33
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
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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.

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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very good food,nice and help full staff amazing burgers roll was little to dry but rest very tasty. Nice beer from local brewery.warm and comfy. Perfect place for diner with friends and family.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Fantastic food, really just great quality and value and the lads that worked there where jenuine and curious. It will be a must visit for us whenever we are in Avimore.

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Aberdeen
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21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Visited for lunch in January. Food served was excellent and cairngorm beers served were very good. Can't fault the service. If you want great food, excellent beer with fast pleasant service then head to this location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

In Aviemore with youngest daughter and boyfriend who had been advised to steer clear of Winking Owl. What a mistake that would have been!! Old news. The new owner/management Cairngorm Brewery have created a gem. We were there early and spent some time at the bar having been welcomed by some of the locals as long lost friends. The selection... More 

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Samantha F, Manager at The Winking Owl, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your super review and we look forward to your next visit! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We had a great value for money tasty meal here one evening after spending a chilly day hiking in the Cairngorms. The beer is very good also. The only drawback preventing this establishment from receiving 5 stars is the fact that it is no longer dog-friendly.

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Samantha F, Manager at The Winking Owl, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review and we're glad your enjoyed your meal. Although we don't allow dogs in the bar, we have an area where they can be left safely and we provide water bowls so you don't have to leave your pet at home or in the car. More 

Highlands
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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The Winking Owl has to be now one of 'the' places to eat in Aviemore - new management, new chefs, new staff, new menu! On the strength of our first visit, last night, this will very quickly become the place to eat in PH22 ! An interesting varied menu, (all 'home-made' & freshly prepared) sensibly-priced, with enthusiastic, efficient staff, guarantee... More 

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Samantha F, Manager at The Winking Owl, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your great review and we're delighted you enjoyed your meal with us! More 

The Stunning Highlands
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128 reviews 128 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We called in for lunch yesterday and I have to say it was just superb with the kind of menu I like, where you are not quite sure what to order as there are at least 4 things you so want to try :-). The staff were so friendly even managing to organise a lovely winter scene from the window... More 

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Samantha F, Manager at The Winking Owl, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review - we really appreciate you taking the time. We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food so much and look forward to your next visit, although I'm afraid we can't always guarantee snow! More 

Stromness, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We went on a quiet Sunday evening for a meal with our two children and were not disappointed. The service was friendly and attentive, the food came quickly and was lovely and the children went home well fed and happy- as did we.

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Samantha F, Manager at The Winking Owl, responded to this review

We're so pleased that all your family enjoyed their meal with us and thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. More 

glasgow
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Really good food. Nice staff and a good choice of menu. I would recommend you book as it was very busy when we were in and a lot of people were turned away

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Samantha F, Manager at The Winking Owl, responded to this review

Thank you very much for writing this review - our chefs are really pleased to know that you enjoyed your meal so much! More 

athens
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Excellent local beers and perfect food!(my favourite beer was cairngorm gold)I loved the starter with the bluecheese!!!

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Samantha F, Manager at The Winking Owl, responded to this review

We delighted you enjoyed our food and beer and thank you so much for writing this review! More 

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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 - 33
Cuisine: Scottish, Gastropub

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