Was staying the weekend in Aviemore, not here thankfully, but on walking up to the resort, saw a huge billboard, advertising the Atrium Restaurant, which were doing a special offer, on a 'Traditional Roast Carvery'. Brilliant, we thought, as the offer was buy one and get the other one free. On the sign there was a picture of a huge roast joint of beef or pork, with fluffy yorkshire puddings at the side. Great, we thought, so popped into the restaurant and confirmed with the supervisor, that this was indeed the deal, and it would be available on Sunday, and told us there was no need to book. Excellent, we said, and went away, looking forward to this feast. Sunday morning, had a wander around this lovely area, skipping a large breakfast, in anticipation of our 'Traditional Roast Carvery'. As this offer was only available from 12pm till 12.30pm, we arrived at 11.45am and thought we would have a drink in the bar. The barmaid said 'will be back in a minute', and that was the very last we saw of her!!! While my husband was standing at an empty bar, I had a look at the drinks list, to see what wine was available, Well, I was so glad I did, as the prices were RIDICULOUS !! A glass of rose' was between £7.50 and £8.00 ! WHAT!!!!and a can of coke was £2.85. So, as there was no-one there anyway, thought we might skip this. The 'CARVERY' opened at 12.00pm and we went up to the counter, wondering where it was??? The chef appeared from through the back, with a big carving knife, still confused, we asked him what there was?? 'This is it' he said, and pointed to a joint of BACON !!!!!!!! and a jug of gravy?? and some mashed potato, roast potato and carrots and red cabbage, completely free of garnish or indeed flavour !! I pointed out that I had bacon for breakfast and didnt want it again, so he said, well you can have that then, and pointed to a dish of lasagne, curried vegetables or sweet and sour something !! I would have walked out at this point, but my husband was starving, so went along with it, and had the lasagne and roast potato, Dry and tastless, as expected. My husand went for the bacon, also tastless along with everything on his plate. He THEN asked me why I hadnt walked out !!! I complained to the supervisor, who didnt really care, as she was busy putting our money in her till. !!! I dont know in what country this is a 'Traditional Roast' but it certainly isnt Scotland, as we have a sunday roast every week and I have never had BACON !!! The fact that there was only 3 couples having lunch sort of explained a lot. The big advertising board at the bottom of the road, was a total mis-representation of what was ACTUALLY on offer. We were furious, as we could have gone to a proper restaurant in the village, and had an ACTUAL roast dinner cooked properly. There are many lovely places to eat in Aviemore, but this is NOT one of them. Sort of spoiled our weekend away, as we spent a long time looking forward to a Sunday roast that we havnt had to cook ourselves. It is about time the Macdonald Resort got a grip, and stopped treating their customers with the indifference that they do, they are not THAT exclusive, like they think they are, people can go elsewhere, and we certainly will in future !!!
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