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The Winking Owl

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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Gastropub
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123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
+44 1479 812368
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Gorgeous burgers with great service in a nice place. Also good kids meals. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Penny S
Manchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After reading some of the reviews on TripAdvisor, we thought we'd give The Winking Owl a try when we visited Aviemore for the day. Little did we know that Aviemore was gearing up for "Thunder in the Glen" and was filled with Harley Davidson enthusiasts and motorbikes. The car park for the Winking Owl itself was handed over to the... More 

Thank mancmanomyst
Oslo, Norway
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102 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came on a beautiful day in the afternoon without reservation and it was very busy, so we had to wait to get a table. Since the sun was shining it was no problem to relax outside in the sun with a cold beer, and 30 minutes to wait is no problem. Found the service very good and friendly. Food... More 

Thank sivling
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good quality pub grub with a Scottish twist. The haggis pakora starter was delicious, as were the scallops. Excellent craft beers from the local brewery on tap. Recommended

Thank Trevor K
Gerlingen, Germany
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As a vegetarian this was one of the few places with excellent food and beer! As a family of five we all really enjoyed the meals here and came again. But the place is popular and you should reserve or come with some time, which you can easily kill at the bar enjoying the excellent beers.

Thank Virendra S
Inverness, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped here for a late supper and from the moment we stepped into the restaurant we received a warm welcome despite the restaurant being busy with all hands on deck. After a short wait we were shown to our table by our waitress Charlie, who took our drinks and food order double quick. The restaurant has a mix of normal... More 

Thank Michael M
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The sun may not always shine in aviemore but when it does it is nice to sit outside in summertime. Particularly important if you have a couple of dogs in tow and don't want to leave them in the car. The outside menu shrinks to very basic snacks and burgers due to health and safety. Suspect this is because food... More 

Thank Craig M
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and a lovely atmosphere. My mum had the burger which was homemade and came with fab onion rings and lovely chunky chips. As a veggie I'm normally sick of risotto but this one sounded good and it was! Definitely book ahead as we were lucky to get a table just before 9 on a Thursday night.

Thank mbt1502
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the winking owl without booking and were very happy with the food and service. It was reasonably priced and great food. Staff were very attentive and everyone enjoyed the experience. I particularly enjoyed the venison which was superb. Would recommend to all

Thank Warwick I
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to the cairngorm before on previous trips to aviemore and always enjoyed it. We went on Saturday night with friens who had never been and altough it was very busy didn't have to wait long to get a table. The staff are always very pleasant and efficient. The meal was excellent and couldn't be faulted. Our friends... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $33
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Gastropub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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
Opening times: Monday to Thursday: 12 noon until 11pm Friday to Saturday: 12 noon until 1am Sunday: 12:30Pm until 11pm Food Served: Monday to Saturday: 12 midday until 9:00Pm Sundays: 12:30Pm - 9:00Pm 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?