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The Winking Owl

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British, Pub, Gastropub, Scottish
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123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
+44 1479 812368
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Opening times: Monday to Wednesday: 11am until 12 midnight Thursday to...
Opening times: Monday to Wednesday: 11am until 12 midnight Thursday to Saturday: 11am until 1am Sunday: 12.30Pm until 12.00 Midnight Food Served: Monday to Saturday: 12 midday until 9.30Pm Sundays: 12.30Pm - 9.30Pm 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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    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 21
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  • 26
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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
The best chunky chips around!!

Quick and friendly service. Food : amazing! Burgers were massive and the chunky chips were the best chunky chips I've tasted! Couldn't finish it! Would totally recommend and would visit again. Great Value for money too!! Came here on a random drive and asked trip advisor where's best to go - it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Jilly1992
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Elgin, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Bar scene
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English first
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We had tea at this lovely place would highly recommend :>) Burgers were ace, great service and good location and lovely staff :>)

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Quick and friendly service. Food : amazing! Burgers were massive and the chunky chips were the best chunky chips I've tasted! Couldn't finish it! Would totally recommend and would visit again. Great Value for money too!! Came here on a random drive and asked trip advisor where's best to go - it lead us here! 😀😀

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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

very busy place, food seems to be prepared with proper attention, just the portion was a bit to small for us (also given the price). Lots of different beers available

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Chorley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Lovely atmosphere , great food , scallops are amazing. We booked a table in advance , just as well , the restuarant was packed by 7.30pm.

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Aberdeen, Scotland
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Nice pub to spend an evening in - particularly in Winter when they do mulled wine and cider. My husband and I enjoyed picking the tuners through the juke box.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

A couple of weeks ago we had a meal here with friends. Everything was delicious, service was great very efficient and happy to advise on the menu. Its very popular so would recommend u book a table to avoid disappointment will definitely be back highly recommend 😊

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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This cosy and friendly restaurant has a great menu. Our children chose from both the kids' and main menus so there was something for everyone. There were great traditional Scottish choices with a modern spin on many of these and they were beautifully presented. It was really busy when we visited but we were served quickly and really enjoyed our... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The Winking Owl was on the main street of Aviemore and was really friendly. Didn't stay long but had a good time there. Would go back :)

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

Thank you very much for your review; we're delighted that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to the next one! More 

Roeselare, Belgium
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Thank you, Winky, for the delicious meal we had! My parents and I have already enjoyed your dishes twice now (in 4 days ;-)). We actually took the same thing the second time, but we didn't mind because it was just too good. The Ribeye is simply the best I've ever eaten. The chips are very tasty, and so are... More 

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

Thank you very much for your lovely review and we're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your meals with us! We hope to see you again on your next visit to Scotland. More 

Chesterfield
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The place is really nice inside and really friendly. We called in for a drink and decided to book a meal for the next night as was told it gets busy and they were right. I was full when we arrived so this is a positive and lots of tables reserved. The staff are very friendly and the atmosphere is... More 

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

Thank you for your full review and the feedback, which we'll discuss at our next staff meeting. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your views - thank you! 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 - 39
  • Cuisine: British, Pub, Gastropub, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene

Description

Opening times: Monday to Wednesday: 11am until 12 midnight Thursday to Saturday: 11am until 1am Sunday: 12.30Pm until 12.00 Midnight Food Served: Monday to Saturday: 12 midday until 9.30Pm Sundays: 12.30Pm - 9.30Pm 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 - 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

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