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The Winking Owl

) #3 of 40 Restaurants in Aviemore $$ - $$$ , British,
123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
+44 1479 812368
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“haggis pakora” (33 reviews)
“burger” (87 reviews)
“scallops” (29 reviews)
Open Now
12:30 pm - 11:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
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191 - 200 of 821 reviews

Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

Not the most salubrious of eateries but both of us had different soups and they were both delicious. We then just had the scallops and green salad. Very well cooked and good service.

Thank ErikaHorsham_WSussex
Samantha F, Manager at The Winking Owl, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2016

Thank you for reviewing your visit and we're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the food and service! We hope you'll visit again next time you're up in Scotland.

Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

Superb food and really great, welcoming staff. The Cullen skink is out of this world. Great atmosphere too and so good that we have booked to go again on Friday. The portion sizes are larger than average and the service was perfect. Great menu covering...More

Thank AlanEdwads
Samantha F, Manager at The Winking Owl, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2016

Thank you very much for your great review - it's so good to hear how much you enjoyed your meal and we're looking forward to seeing you again on Friday!

Reviewed October 31, 2016

Decided to go for a wander and drink.Very good atmosphere,layout and excellent knowledge of local beer /ale and spirits by the barman.Even though didn't eat here would of,food looked great and well presented.

Thank sue m
Samantha F, Manager at The Winking Owl, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2016

We're delighted that you enjoyed our extensive selection of craft beers and spirits - thank you very much for reviewing your visit. We look forward to welcoming you next time you're in Scotland and perhaps you'll be tempted to sample our menu!

Reviewed October 30, 2016

The local beer from the Cairngorm brewery is great. You can try 3 types for the price of a pint if you are noy sure which one to go for. The pub/restaurant was busy and booking is required most of the time. Loads of parking...More

Thank Jo M
Samantha F, Manager at The Winking Owl, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2016

Thank you for your rave review of our craft ales - it would be interesting to hear which ones got your vote! We look forward to welcoming you again next time you're visiting the Cairngorms National Park.

Reviewed October 30, 2016

We visited this restaurant as a party of 8 and the staff were friendly and the food was excellent. As we were a large party we rang to book and were given a long table to ourselves. As we were holidaying very near the Owl...More

Thank retiree190
Samantha F, Manager at The Winking Owl, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2016

Thank you very much for taking the time to post this review - the staff are delighted by their mention! We're very pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your meal and we look forward to welcoming you next time you're in Scotland.

Reviewed October 30, 2016

Went in for a drink ended up staying for a meal. Was able to get vegan food which is quite hard in Aviemore.

Thank Edna P
Samantha F, Manager at The Winking Owl, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2016

Our staff were thrilled by the title of your review - thank you! It's great to know that you enjoyed your meal - we always have a vegan option on offer. We look forward to welcoming you next time you're in the Cairngorms National Park.

Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Lovely meal in the Winking Owl after being recommended by a work colleague, service was excellent and food sensational. Would definitely recommend the pulled pork sharing nachos!! Would highly recommend booking as it is quite rightly very busy.

Thank HolidaymakerAug2012
Samantha F, Manager at The Winking Owl, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2016

Thank you for your review, rating and recommendation - we really appreciate it! We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you again next time you're up in the Cairngorms National Park.

Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

We dropped into the Winking Owl for a drink with the intention of booking a table for dinner the following evening. It was 9.30 at night and we were greeted with a stale smell as we walked through the door. The sultry barman was unwelcoming...More

Thank joabil
Reviewed October 29, 2016

We've been coming to Aviemore for years and have never tried this place before...it was an absolute delight! It's smaller than I thought but lovely staff, a great menu choice and a good atmosphere...we were there for lunch and it was delicious...this won't be our...More

Thank simpsob
Samantha F, Manager at The Winking Owl, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2016

Thank you very much for your lovely, enthusiastic review - the staff really appreciated it! We're so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed October 26, 2016

We called in at The Winking Owl mainly to see what it was like after our last visit a few years ago. We we very pleasantly surprised at the standard and quality of food and service. In the past it was more akin to the...More

Thank Barstooler
Morag_Winky, Manager at The Winking Owl, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2016

Hi Thanks for the fantastic review you have taken the time to write, I am glad that you enjoyed your lunch with us, you are correct we do recommend booking a table as we are very busy during all seasons. In the coming months we...More

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Hi if you phone the winking owl tomorrow on 01479812368 we can help you there :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$8 - $32
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
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
Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
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
Description
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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