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Cawdor Tavern

Cawdor, Nairn, Scotland
01667 404 777
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Ranked #8 of 33 restaurants in Nairn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $37
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Traditional country pub and restaurant serving modern Scottish food with flair. Situated in the beautiful conservation village of Cawdor, close to the famous Cawdor Castle, Cawdor Tavern offers a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere to enjoy a simple bowl of home made soup or full three course meal all made from fresh local ingredients.
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English first
Malaga, Spain
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Another great surprise in our visit to Scotland. Great and calm place, tasty food. Excelent people...

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Moray, Scotland
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134 reviews 134 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Something had gone wrong in the kitchen on the evening we visited. I actually don't know what happened as 3 different members of staff gave us 3 entirely different explanations! The result was an hour delay for all diners between starter and mains. The staff were clearly embarrassed but their reaction was strange; they hid! Seriously, disappeared. So starter plates... More

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Scottish Borders
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76 reviews 76 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The service, vegetables with the mains and price of some dishes let down the Cawdor Tavern, but it was still a very good meal, which says so much for its potential. The starters, soup and pate, were very good, as were the mains - a steak and a steak pie. However the vegetables which came with the mains had clearly... More

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San Francisco, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

This is a lovely place with a "traditional" decor-very warm, cozy and picturesque. There were 4 of us and we all felt our food was excellent. The service was a little slow, but it's a relaxing restaurant, not a fast food experience. Best food we had in our time in the UK.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

After seeing on the internet my husband and I thought we would give it a try. Our sons are coming to visit soon from Australia and America so we were looking for a lovely Scottish dinning experience for them. Staff were not very welcoming in fact I would say they are doing a job they don't like. We both had... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

By chance was told to go and eat there, proved to be a great choice, had the smoked fish main course and have never tasted hearings like it, all food on the table was brilliant . service good staff helpful.If you up near Inverness plan a visit!

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We went to the restaurant for lunch this weekend. The tavern is set in pleasant rural surroundings and the mock-olde restaurant is a pleasant place to eat. The menu selection is mainly average pub dishes with some more exciting specials, although items are a tad over-priced. Our food was served quickly and tasted fine, but was not of a quality... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

my girlfriend and I visited Cawdor Tavern twice this weekend, the first time was just for drinks and the second was for a late meal. As a pub it is very nice, the bar is cosy with comfy places to sit and some tables outside too for when the weather is nice. A TV on the wall showing sport too... More

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Dundee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

Food is great and well presented. Venison burgers are great. Menu is varied and will suit most. Good selection of drinks. Cant beat a few drams next to the open fire. Dog friendly pub too.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My wife and I went to The Cawdor Tavern for a mid week evening meal last week. It was exceptionally busy with a mix of families couples and quite a lot of tourists. The selection on the menu was excellent with a huge choice and a real challenge in making a firm choice. I suspect that anything would have been... More

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