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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” (27 reviews)
“steak” (16 reviews)
“cranachan” (4 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Bar, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Deshar Road | Boat of Garten, Boat of Garten, Aviemore PH24 3BH, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here one evening while staying in Grantown because we thought it would be a step up from the places we had found there. There was nothing wrong with it, but it did not turn out to be worth a special trip.

Thank mjaberry
Reviewed March 5, 2018

evening meal and breakfast good quantities and well presented staff so helpful and were not breathing down waiting for you to finish it was all very leisurely

Thank richards12014
Reviewed January 22, 2018

We visited here for lunch on Christmas Eve with our two long haired miniature Dachshunds and were made to feel very welcome. We had the Haggis Pakora and Soup of the Day followed by Duck Breast and Lamb Shank, all the food was beautifully cooked,...More

Thank hubbotrelo
Reviewed January 10, 2018

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 January 3, 2018

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 December 16, 2017

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

1  Thank kennethnormington123
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
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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 - $31
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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, 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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