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“Cosy, friendly with good food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Boat Inn Restaurant

The Boat Inn Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 11 Restaurants in Aboyne
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, European, British, Pub, Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Cosy, friendly with good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

We love taking our kids here for a meal. The food is dependably good and the portion sizes are great.

Be sure to book as this is a very busy place in an area with few alternatives.

Look out for the train going around the restaurant - it is a great way to get the kids to eat their dinner!

Service is variable.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Aarau, Switzerland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“full house”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

There were so many people there when we arrived that we couldn't get a table in the main part of the restaurant. Be sure to book in advance. However, staff were very friendly and served us food at the bar. The food was very good and I would eat there again and the service was too, even though they were very busy.

Visited February 2013
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2 Thank tracy2013
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Mildenhall, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“food ok service terrible”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

i stayed at the Huntly Arms and visited the Boat inn the food was ok nothing to write home about but the service from a woman called margaret was terrible she obviously has issues with english men the type of service myself and my clients recieved was (slap food on table if you dont like it go away) i took my clients back to The Huntly and were welcomed with open arms margaret obviousy needs a course in manners and if she hates her job and customers find another job but i will certainly be finding another restaurant

Visited January 2013
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5 Thank don o
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aberdeenshire
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151 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“A good lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

called in for lunch as I pass it regularly good menu not to much on it which is good had an excellent Cumberland sausage the staff were friendly and helpfull will visit again and the service was fast in and out in 25 min

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank stewartdick
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Switzerland
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A nice place for a meal in Aboyne”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2013

Warm decorum and very nice service, for a great typical (and generous) scottish plate tastin'!
A place where, even strangers like us tourists, feel scottish to the bones!
Highly recommended for a for a decent, yet very affordable and coachy, dinner break.
Quite lovely natural!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Almux
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