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“Great place to eat and view the wildlife” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Speyside Heather Centre

Speyside Heather Centre
Skye of Curr, Dulnain Bridge, Grantown-on-Spey PH26 3PA, Scotland
+44 1479 851359
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Description: An award winning centre in the heart of Speyside, Attractions include a Gift Shop, Exhibition, Art Gallery, Antiques Shop, Traditional homely food served all day in the Clootie Dumpling Restaurant, Freshly made soups are a favourite and of course Starthspeys largest Garden Centre with a large selection of hardy plants & over 300 different Heathers from which to choose a living part of Scotland to take home with you.
Beziers
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great place to eat and view the wildlife”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Spent several great hours here. We had a decent meal and spent a long time watching and photographing the birds from the useful observation posts. We thought the antiques centre was closed up for winter so - pity we missed that. The owner was very helpful and guided us to the best spot to see red squirrels, though sadly none appeared while we were there - our patience was the problem, not the squirrels! The receptionist was great to talk to and gave us loads of local information. We will return when we can to see more wildlife and the heathers in bloom. Highly recommended.

Visited February 2013
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English first
Nethy Bridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Tasty, affordable food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

WE frequently visit the restaurant with my husband last week. We love the great selection of soups and the options for the clootie dumpling. The staff is always helpful and nice. We love the garden centre so we'll be visiting again in the spring.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great shop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Full of fantastic stuff and you should have the Cloutie dumpling. Loved the garden centre and great things to buy.

Visited February 2013
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Inverness, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“great place to eat,enjoy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

me and my husband visit the heather centre many times a year and we have never had a problem with food or staff. i do not agree with the dugsbaws review, but everyone has there own say. food is always good, just love the soups, always homemade. my husband always had dumpling with stags breath which is his fav. garden is always at its best spring and summer with the most colourful flowers,we always make trips to pick up our spring and summer plants.wild life area is wonderful in the summer we take our coffees out and could sit for hours watching squirrels . staff are always helpful and polite and are happy to give advise on garden side. we were in last week and love the new floor in restaurant. whatever ur doing keep up the good work and will be back in spring for our plants,and dumpling.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Buckie, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“wonderful food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The heather centre is between Aviemore and Grantown, the restaurant offers a limited menu but the mince and tatties with nepes is superb. The restaurant also has a large menu of clootie dumpling - most sweet but some savoury. During the meal you can check out the birds and red squirrels on the feeders outside via a webcam.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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