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“Soup-tastic”

The Cairngorm Hotel
Ranked #7 of 60 Restaurants in Aviemore
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $19
Cuisines: Scottish, British
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Soup-tastic”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

Popped in for lunch, fish and chips for myself was a little on the 'had it a thousand times' but it was good, my wife's macaroni and chips was tasty but huge.

Have a soup, you must have a soup at the restaurant, i beg of you have a soup. We both had the cream of curried parsnip soup, now its a bit of a mouthful to say but a wonderful soup to taste. If i'd not been in polite surroundings i may just have picked up the bowl and licked it clean.

Oh, just in case you missed it, HAVE THE SOUP.

  • Visited November 2012
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Try the Soup”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Went here for a bit of luch, we all had the soup, piping hot and so thick your spoon would stand
up in it......

  • Visited October 2012
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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“A Tasty Treat”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

On arriving for our anniversary dinner we were seated in a secluded corner and we got the romantic personal feel in what turned into a busy restaurant. This did make catching the waiting staffs' attention a little tricky, but fortunately there wasn't much need.

The starters were excellent, a good range of 'different' dishes on offer without many safe 'could cook it myself' offerings. The portion sizes were perfect, satisfying but not over filling leaving room for the main courses which were excellent. I had the venison which was well cooked with an rich sauce, my wife had the belly pork which was beautifully cooked.

The only negative on the whole evening was one of the pieces of my cheese board was the end of the end piece but the staff changed it for a fresh one when asked. I'd recommend this restaurant, because even though it was busy we didn't feel left out.

  • Visited October 2012
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London
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319 reviews
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“Went out their way to serve us”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

Our coach back from Stornaway stopped in Aviemore for a lunch break. We had just 45 minutes. We crossed the road to the Cairngorm Hotel. The restaurant was packed with people and we thought we were out of luck.

We told the staff of our limited time, they found us a table and we quickly ordered the roast of the day that came in double swift time. There was a considerable amount of food on the plate and we enjoyed it. Service was swift and professional from smartly uniformed staff who not only looked like they knew what they were doing but proved it.

Decent bottle of CYT (Concha Y Toro) Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 and we enjoyed our lunch without having to rush and we made it back to the coach in time, replete, refreshed and happy.

The welcome and service here was much appreciated by us.

  • Visited September 2012
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Ok food but rude service”
Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

We ate during highland buffet night. Food and service were ok and reasonable value for money. Poor rating is down to bar staff. Older barman was curt and unhelpful when we asked about liqueur coffee choices and was really unfriendly. Then the female barmaid said we could move to the reception area to drink our drinks despite us being completely happy where we were. Maybe we had taken one of the local's stools at the bar? So we felt very unwelcome and promptly left the bar. Bit disappointing really.

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