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The Boat Hotel Bistro

Deshar Road | Boat of Garten, Boat of Garten, Aviemore PH24 3BH, Scotland
+44 1479 831258
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good34%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
Travelers talk about
“fish and chips” (24 reviews)
“steak” (16 reviews)
“cranachan” (4 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Deshar Road | Boat of Garten, Boat of Garten, Aviemore PH24 3BH, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a lovely quaint place to eat. The food was top class and the staff were very helpful. My only complaint was that there was 9 in our party and we waited for over 40 minutes before we were seated because someone had made...More

Thank Roseanne E
Reviewed 1 week ago

A return visit for us. Good service, good choice on menu and a cracking meal on a cold and snowy night. Breakkfast next morning was also excellent with good quality produce. We look forward to our next visit.

Thank Rittmr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last night at the Boat Hotel and had such a fantastic stay here once again with family. Look forward to staying at the Boat again!

Thank Rory S
Reviewed November 16, 2017

took ages to serve and when we did get the sunday lunch it was cold not good at all for the cost of it i should have gone to mcds

Thank kennethnormington123
Reviewed November 16, 2017

The best one around... The Boat Hotel is not a Hotel, it is an experience!! The Boat of Garten means "you have to be registered at the Boat of Garten" Every time I come back to 'Da place to be, I found new improvements and...More

Thank Vicksters84
Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

We only stayed for drinks on our first night in Boat of Garten but the service was first class and the staff very friendly and accommodating . Whilst we didn’t eat here, we did see some plates coming out and they looked delicious. Will def...More

Thank Mandste
Reviewed November 1, 2017

Reasonable prices, good selection , dined in pub atmosphere as 5he restaurant has absolutely no atmosphere.

Thank Eileen C
Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

Hoped off the Speyside railway trip and went in for lunch. We were met with a warm welcome from the staff. The lounge was very nice, old style with a lovely wood burning fire. This lounge is dog friendly which was great for us. The...More

Thank Mike A
Reviewed September 17, 2017

Very surprised. We couldn't find anywhere else to eat in the area so went into the hotel but probably our best meal on our holiday so far! We ordered the lamb Sunday roast and before even seeing it, decided to split one between the two...More

Thank jenjenmarx
De K, Manager at The Boat Hotel Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2017

Good day Thank you for your review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your meal with us. We hope to welcome you back during your next visit to The Boat of Garten. Kind Regards The Boat Country Inn and Restaurant

Reviewed September 8, 2017

Everyone at our table 5 of us had different meals and every meal was delicious, I had the fish pie, it was the best I'd ever had. The staff especially our waiter gave the most amazing service. Truly the best food of the entire holiday,...More

Thank K1941WLdonnab
De K, Manager at The Boat Hotel Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2017

Good day, Donna Thank you for taking the time to review The Boat Country Inn. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our delicious food as well as our great service. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards The Boat Country Inn

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July 10, 2017|
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Response from lisa f | Property representative |
Hello, Yes we are a child friendly hotel. You're more then welcome to visit us with your family.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$11 - $30
Bar, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Deshar Road | Boat of Garten, Boat of Garten, Aviemore PH24 3BH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Aviemore and the Cairngorms  >  Aviemore  >  Boat of Garten
  • Phone Number: +44 1479 831258
  • E-mail
Boat Bistro & Bar. There are few places in the Cairngorm National park where food, wine and location come together as beautifully as The Boat Bistro, we showcase rustic and seasonal fare and re-imagined classics, featuring vegetables, fruits and herbs grown locally combined with produce sourced from the British Isles. Poached, squeezed, pressed, steamed, grilled, wilted, roasted, battered and seared. Our utterly delicious food, from first thing in the morning to last thing at night, will melt on your tongue and always leave you wanting more. Our menus comprise contemporary interpretations of classic British dishes. Our Lunch and Dinner menus also feature daily Best of British specials. It almost goes without saying that we use fresh, local, seasonal produce as the norm.Breakfast offers you a range of cold dishes and freshly baked pastries from the larder. As well as a fully cooked Scottish breakfast, you can order anything from delicate smoked Scottish Haddock to meltingly beautiful Eggs Florentine. If there’s anything else you’d like to eat, just ask. We’re not too posh or proud to make boiled egg and soldier. The Osprey Bar is warm and welcoming, the perfect place to meet, the bar is full of quiet corners. Tuck yourself away with a paper. Enjoy a quiet romantic moment. The Boat Bistro & Bar, you'll find:Best of British specials every day.Breakfast, lunch and dinner, contemporary interpretations of traditional dishes using fresh local produce. Extensive malt whisky selection. Early Bird Dining. We welcome everyone to experience the Bistro & Bar, including guests not staying at the hotel.
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