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Aspects Restaurant

Seafood, International, Wine Bar, Scottish
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Macdonald Aviemore Resort, Aviemore, Scotland (Formerly Aspects Restaurant & Bar)
01479 815123
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent staff, refined restaurant, serving great meals

Aspects Restaurant - a refined and comfortable restaurant, serving great meals, displayed beautifully and tasting fantastic (the choices of flavours and textures in each dish complement each other perfectly). The staff were fantastic, particularly Stephanie Frouillou, the Restaurant Supervisor... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
FionaB709
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Innerleithen, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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English first
Innerleithen, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Aspects Restaurant - a refined and comfortable restaurant, serving great meals, displayed beautifully and tasting fantastic (the choices of flavours and textures in each dish complement each other perfectly). The staff were fantastic, particularly Stephanie Frouillou, the Restaurant Supervisor, who, throughout our stay was always on hand at breakfast and dinner to ensure everything was run to perfection, despite the... More 

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Orkney
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

We have stayed in the Highlands Hotel many times but have always eaten in town, due to the bitter cold and an early start we decided to eat at the on site Aspects Restaurant. I thought it would be the usual fodder dressed up as "Michelin quality" alas to my surprise it was an excellent meal with an extensive wine... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The food was very nice and well presented... The staff are polite and helpful... The ambiance is relaxing. The ground floor has a bar and log fire during cold weather...

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General M, General Manager at Aspects Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor. I am glad you enjoyed your meal with us. I will pass on the comments on to the team who will be delighted to hear them. We at the resort aim to go above and beyond to exceed our guest’s expectations. I Look forward to... More 

2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I stayed at the attached hotel and elected to eat there as my first choice (Old Bridge Inn) was full, and most of the others didn't appeal due to their busyness. Well, there is no doubt that the restaurant is very well appointed, with plenty of room and space. When I visited however, the FOH was a bit chaotic. It... More 

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General M, General Manager at Aspects Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for posting your review. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your meal with us, however I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your overall stay on the Resort. I will pass your comments onto the team as our aim here at the Resort is to achieve and exceed our guest’s expectations,... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

I don't usually write reviews but after mine and my partners visit on christmas day I felt I had to. We chose here for our christmas day dinner and were very dissapointed. Firstly we were greeted by a man who for xmas was so misrable and also said that we had booked for 3 people which I replied no it... More 

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General M, General Manager at Aspects Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for posting your review. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us. I will pas your comments onto the team as our aim here at the Resort is to achieve and exceed our guest’s expectations, please accept my sincerest apologies that you felt this were not forthcoming during your most... More 

Turriff, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

While our starter and main dishes were nice and well presented overall service was poor and dessert a disaster. After being told the chocolate fondant would "take 10-12 minutes in the oven" we had to ask where our deserts were at the 25minute point. They both appeared but the fondant had overcooked crispy areas on the outside, was cold in... More 

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General M, General Manager at Aspects Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on Trip Advisor. I am disappointed to hear that you would not dine here again. I do not and will not tolerate poor service from any area of the hotel. Please be assured that the comments you have made will be addressed with the Restaurant Manager. I would... More 

Perth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We ate here twice when we stayed at MacDonald resort (November 2013 and June 2014) and were disappointed. Food was pretty poor. Fish was tiny and was all shrivelled up and the chips were old. Not once did staff ask us if everything was OK. We saw other customers being ignored. We definitely won't be back.

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General M, General Manager at Aspects Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am disappointed and surprised to read that you would not return to Aspects. One of the things that sets Macdonald Hotels and Resorts apart is our dedication to serving only the highest quality food, using the finest seasonal ingredients and sourcing the best produce available to us. I can only apologise for the issues that you experience.... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Our group enjoyed a lovely meal at this restaurant in the Highlands. The waitstaff were personable and very pleasant. The food was delicious with top notch presentation. My appetizer was a soup with potato and leek that tempted me to lick the bowl. I had a fish entrée that was perfect, with just enough sauce to compliment the fish. Desserts... More 

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General M, Manager at Aspects Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on trip advisor. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay. I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. Kindest regards Lindsey Randall Operations Manager More 

Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is the fourth time Mt wife and I and once again we really enjoyed the whole experience. Sure, the cocktails in the bar are a little expensive and the wine prices are definitely at posh hotel levels. But the food is fantastic - always a bit different and innovative - and amazing value for money.

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General M, Manager at Aspects Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review on trip advisor. The management team and staff look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Kindest regards Lindsey Randall Operations Manager More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

But the star of the show let it down (main course). Opted for the ribeye steaks but unfortunately they were nothing to write home about, flavourless and overcooked. Service, canapés and wine however were very nice.

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General M, Manager at Aspects Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on trip advisor. I am pleased to her that your enjoyed the canapés and wine. I am sorry to hear that the steak let us down. I will certainly pass this on to our Head Chef. On Saturday night in Aspect's we now have the beef carved at the table.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Macdonald Aviemore Resort, Aviemore, Scotland (Formerly Aspects Restaurant & Bar)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Aviemore and the Cairngorms  >  Aviemore
  • Phone Number: 01479 815123

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, International, Wine Bar, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

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