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The Boat Hotel Bistro

) #3 of 3 Restaurants in Boat of Garten $$ - $$$ , British,
Deshar Road | Boat of Garten, Boat of Garten, Aviemore PH24 3BH, Scotland
+44 1479 831258
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  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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Deshar Road | Boat of Garten, Boat of Garten, Aviemore PH24 3BH, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We checked into the hotel and decided on dinner in the pub and it was one service calamity after another. The server took our order, but when the drinks arrived the bartender only had half the drinks. He said the waitress hadn't put the others...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly, wide menu, daily specials. Tuesday night is "fish and chips" night where for a very reasonable price you get amazing fish and chips accompanied by a glass of wine/soft drink. The batter was light, crispy and full of flavour. The fish was clearly...More

Thank Nicola R
Lisa F, General Manager at The Boat Hotel Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Nicola, THank you very much for your review. Good to hear you enjoyed your dinner with us, we looking forward to welcome you back soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My mother booked this restaurant for a large family meal and I didn't feel I could complain too much at the time as it was a treat out and I wasn't paying the bill. We ordered two rounds of drinks and on both occasions the...More

Thank lisagrace83
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay at the Boat Hotel - the staff were less than competent but their muck-ups were hilariously funny. It became a game of guessing what the next fop-ah could be. That said the staff were very polite and welcoming. We would go...More

Thank Wilf A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in Boat of Garten and 8 of us went on Sunday having booked before, I've never seen such a small roast in my life and this is pub fare! If one is running out stop selling that dish. Then returned a few days later...More

1  Thank TthomasT
Reviewed June 14, 2017

After a long day out we stopped here for an evening meal after finding out they accepted dogs in the bar area, The staff were welcoming and brought a bowl of water for the dogs but this was the best part of the evening. The...More

2  Thank Alan L
Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

Hubby and I stayed at the hotel for 2 nights, we ate in the bar on our 2nd night as we were too late arriving on the first. We were given a small table in the corner of the bar, and then told we would...More

Thank Sandra W
Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

Fab outdoor area when the sun is shining! Try the Haggis pakora! Lovely. Live music when we arrived - but had the dogs so sat outside. Lovely spot

Thank MrsBeden
Lisa F, General Manager at The Boat Hotel Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review. We would like to see you soon.

Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

We have been regular visitors to The Boat Hotel for 22years. In that time it has changed hands several times, sometimes with a positive result but sometimes not so. On Saturday evening, I managed to get a booking for 6pm....nothing later as apparently they were...More

3  Thank Fernlea64
Reviewed June 4, 2017

A friendly atmosphere and good service at the bar, but the food was average only. Portions were small, and my wife's chicken supreme was overcooked. The Boat is expensive too. At half the price the value would still be average.

Thank Robert H
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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
$10 - $29
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
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
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
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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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