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The Boat Hotel Bistro

$$ - $$$, British,
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%
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Open Now
8:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Deshar Road | Boat of Garten, Boat of Garten, Aviemore PH24 3BH, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ultimately this was our fault for seeing the prices and assuming it was a higher end place than it was. The large pub style menus should have given us a clue. The only reason I am writing this review is that the manager I spoke...More

Thank An386
De K, Manager at The Boat Hotel Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good day Thank you for taking the time to review us and for your feedback. We take all our customers feedback very seriously. We would like to find out more about your experience and to personally apologies to you for your experience on this occasion....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Service is the best thing about this place. The food was shocking I have never eaten such a terrible scampi and chips and my husband thought the same about his meal of vegetable hot pot. The prices are far to expensive the standard of...More

Thank Rosemary R
De K, Manager at The Boat Hotel Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Day, Rosemary Thank you for taking the time to review us and for your feedback. We take all our customers feedback very seriously. We would like to find out more about your experience and to personally apologies to you for your experience on this...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent cuisine presented by friendly staff in the dog friendly bar. The atmosphere is welcoming and the beer is very good.

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De K, Manager at The Boat Hotel Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good day Thank you for reviewing The Boat Country Inn restaurant. We are really pleased you enjoyed your meal with us as well as our great service and atmosphere. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards The Boat Country Inn

Reviewed August 20, 2017

we dropped in for a meal this evening on the off chance of a table for 4 and grated by a very pleasant gentleman, at reception . and taken to the restaurant , give the menu lol at best a menu you could get in...More

Thank liz m
Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

Very nice to drop in for lunch or evening meal. Great service and food along with reasonable prices. Dogs very welcome.

Thank PCMcNeil
De K, Manager at The Boat Hotel Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2017

Good day Thank you for reviewing us. We are pleased to hear you were happy with our great service and delicious food. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards The Boat Country Inn

Reviewed August 14, 2017

We had dinner here. The man who greets you is very friendly and happy to chat/advise. He had recommended my venison was done medium rare which I was happy to go with. My husband asked for his sirloin steak medium. The massive plate of nachos...More

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Manageratseaforth, Manager at The Boat Hotel Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2017

Good day, Michelle Thank you for taking the time to review us. We take all our customers feedback very seriously. We have passed on your feedback to our Head Chef and Restaurant Manager. We sincerely apologies for letting you down on this occasion with your...More

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Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

We went for a family dinner with 4 adults and 2 kids. We hadn't booked but were given a table straight away. Our server was very friendly and struck up some good banter with the kids. The food was typical pub grub type of fare...More

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Manageratseaforth, Manager at The Boat Hotel Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2017

Good day Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are really pleased to hear you were happy with our service and food. We hope to welcome you back. Kind Regards The Boat Country Inn and Restaurant

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Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

Stopped here while on the Strathspey Railway hungry and looking for a good pub lunch. We hadn't booked but I asked at the bar if they had a table for us for lunch. The lady behind the bar never answered me but handed me menus...More

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De K, Manager at The Boat Hotel Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good day Thank you for taking the time to review us and for your feedback. We take all our customers feedback very seriously. We would like to find out more about your experience and to personally apologies to you for your experience on this occasion....More

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pops79
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$11 - $30
Cuisine
Bar, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
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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Description
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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