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Bandstand Restaurant

Crescent Road | Braeval Hotel, Nairn IV12 4NB, Scotland
+44 1667 452341
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“steak” (54 reviews)
“fish and chips” (29 reviews)
“monkfish” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, European, British, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Crescent Road | Braeval Hotel, Nairn IV12 4NB, Scotland
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Bandstand Restaurant
1. Ales and Whiskys
"The range of beers and whiskies is wonderful, and so is the food"
casa_tyr
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2. Fresh Seafood
"fresh seafood, good service and a wonderful view"
Stephanie
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3. Sunday Carvery
"Super choice of perfectly cooked roasts and great value for money."
John
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1 - 10 of 675 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We recently had dinner at the Bandstand restaurant. The place was quite busy, and when I booked a table the previous day I had to compromise on our timing. In the bar I enjoyed a pre-dinner pint of a local real ale, but when my...More

Thank jcM4668LJ
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed July 1, 2018

We were staying in Nairn and looked online for a Resturant. We booked for an early meal at 6:30. The Resturant had a couple of family's with young shildren but the were fine and showed that it was family friendly We had asked about G&D...More

1  Thank ianandkaren2015
MHMHolding, Owner at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2018

Thank you so much for your king remarks - I will pass this on to Jodi!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant with a great atmosphere and locket staff. We visited twice as the food was so good. I'm gluten free but there were so many options on the menu but the best part was the sticky toffee pudding being gluten free and it was...More

Thank robyngore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch here today and thoroughly enjoyed it. Good varied lunch menu and we opted for the small fish and chips. The Scottish tablet ice cream was to die for!! The meal was excellent and just what we required. The staff could not have been...More

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here one evening "on spec" and enjoyed ourselves so much that we returned two days later. On both occasions the food was excellent. Although the seafood dishes seem to be their speciality, the venison was wonderful as well. Starters and desserts were also...More

Thank S-Davnall
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited one evening whilst in Nairn. Very old fashioned restaurant with mismatched furniture. Staff were efficient but not particularly friendly. Good sized menu with lots of choice. Unfortunately I chose the fish pie which was meant to contain salmon, haddock and prawns. It should have...More

Thank Grinda
MHMHolding, Owner at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'm sorry to hear your comments about the fish pie. Will pass this onto the Head Chef. The mix of furniture in the decor is deliberate choice to give the restaurant variety. I'm sorry if that wasn't to your style taste.

Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Professional and friendly service from the moment I called to book a table through to leaving at the end of the meal. The food was superb, we all had different dishes and all were equally delicious. The monkfish was the tastiest I’ve ever had. The...More

Thank hebehouse
MHMHolding, Owner at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

We went down to eat without a reservation and were able to get a table straight away. The service was quick and staff were polite. We both ordered steak and it was cooked as requested and was very tasty indeed. I also managed a delicious...More

Thank Ruth T
MHMHolding, Owner at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your detailed feedback. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed the experience and would visit again.

Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Awful - just plan awful experience. Entered restaurant at just past 8 PM to see 3, 4 spot tables vacant. Hostess said she “did not know when they would have a table available”, but directed us to the bar where she said the same menu...More

Thank Steve S
MHMHolding, Owner at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

My staff gave me feedback about you on the evening you visited. So, I am aware in detail of what occurred. You arrived during an extremely busy service and had not booked. Although you could see empty tables, they were pre-booked by guests who had...More

Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Four of us had dinner on August 8. We had a very good view of the water and activity. They have the most extensive list of scotch whiskey. Two of us ordered the Balvine 1509. The most expensive drink I ever had. Yes it was...More

Thank Jerry G
MHMHolding, Owner at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments and for your visit. I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed the Whisky List!

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Lorraine B
December 12, 2016|
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Response from MHMHolding | Property representative |
We don't allow dogs in the Braeval hotel anywhere. However, dogs are allowed in the bar in The Havelock Hotel.
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Brian M
February 28, 2016|
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Response from JustCheckinBristol | Reviewed this property |
Hi You may struggle to get a wheelchair though the front (Side) entrance but from memory the rear access door should be able to accommodate a wheelchair. If in any doubt call them on 01667 452341
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Brian M
February 28, 2016|
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Response from Hillmanimpman | Reviewed this property |
Yes it has from one entrance.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10 - $39
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Friday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crescent Road | Braeval Hotel, Nairn IV12 4NB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Nairn
  • Phone Number: +44 1667 452341
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Braeval Hotel
Description
The Bandstand Restaurant is a charming restaurant overlooking Nairn beach. The glass fronted restaurant has stunning sea views. Dishes are freshly prepared from locally sourced produce. Lunch and dinner are served daily. Sunday Carvery lunch is very popular and booking is advised. Voted CAMRA Highland Pub of the Year 2014 and Highland Food & Drink Awards finalist 2014. The imaginative menu includes a wide choice of vegetarian and gluten free dishes. The Bandstand is famed for its excellent range of real ales (9 hand pumps) and for its whisky list which includes over 140 single malt whiskies.
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