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The Winking Owl

123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
+44 1479 812368
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“haggis pakora” (38 reviews)
“burger” (99 reviews)
“hand cut chips” (14 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
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Reviewed today via mobile

Went for a pint after dinner. Miserable female bartender was borderline rude. We asked about a list of scotches and pricing. It's behind me, and walked away. Seemed as the only people they talked to were locals/regulars. Don't waste your time

Thank 50bash
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A bit miffed when I first went there as they wouldn’t give us a table when it looked like they could have fitted two in. So left with the hump. Anyway decided to grudgingly book for a return try Glad we did. The thing about...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed good food and service at reasonable price. In the center of Aviemore its convenient and large carpark. Some building work ongoing but did not effect our visit.

Thank pauluky2k
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were 3 people who came for dinner, it’s very popular so the waitress practically forced us to book a table. We had soup of the day, Cullen Skink & haggis pakora for starters, 2 fish & chips for main & cheese burger. The Cullen...More

Thank Tina H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

So, when I first saw this I thought they were talking about a skink (the lizard). Nope!! It is smoked haddock! The soup is smoked haddock, potato and leeks in a creamy soup! It was served with a Scotch egg on top. It was very...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food: Terrible. Not a salad on the menu, except a caprese (minus the basil and covered in sundries tomato). We thought we’d be safe with fish & chips and a cheeseburger... but the burger was remnant of cardboard- bland and dry. Fish was very greasy,...More

Thank nycmeow
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was here on the 9th of June for the first time and I will be back again the food is really nice and the staff very friendly and helpful I really enjoyed my first visit 👍

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here on the off chance after visiting Balmoral. Had no reservation (it was very busy!) - but only had to wait a few minutes while a table was prepared. Food was fantastic, nicely presented, and the service was superb - despite the fact that...More

Thank 515mike2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been out all day at the Highland Animal park & Rothiemurchus estate so were hungry when we arrived at our pre booked table( worth booking in advance). The four of us all had the Cheese Burger which was excellent.Tne service was very quick...More

1  Thank Andy T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Winking Owl was recommended by our B&B host and we were glad that he advised us to book a table since it is obviously popular! Although busy we were seated with plenty of space between tables and while we could hear the music it...More

Thank Emily R
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Fiona C
February 27, 2017|
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Response from Newman1306 | Reviewed this property |
Hi if you phone the winking owl tomorrow on 01479812368 we can help you there :)
February 16, 2017|
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Response from Victoria T | Reviewed this property |
Yes definitely 😁
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $33
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
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
  • E-mail
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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