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“Fantastic food, great experience”

The Cairn Hotel Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 4 Restaurants in Carrbridge
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $23
Cuisines: Scottish, British
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: An authentic highland inn, offering a rustic friendly ambiance to provide a genuine taste of highland hospitality. Our food is wholesome homemade cuisine using the best local, seasonal ingredients to create a gastro-pub style menu coupled with a relaxed and friendly standard of service.
Durham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fantastic food, great experience”
Reviewed May 16, 2012

The Cairn is an unpretentious pub which looks fairly average from the outside but venture inside and you find a varied menu of great food with a warm atmosphere and friendly and helpful staff. Highly recommended.

  • Visited May 2012
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great value, good food, big portions, nice atmosphere”
Reviewed May 11, 2012

You know how in some remote but touristic places, you'll only find one or two restaurants that will serve expensive bad food, because they know you'll be too tired to drive to the next town after a day hiking? Well that certainly isn't the case here! Looking at the menu we thought the prices were quite reasonable, but we only realized how fantastic the value was when our food was served! It was all really good, very nicely presented, and the service was very friendly. Our Sunday roast was a little mountain of food on a plate, and I've rarely felt that full after a meal in a restaurant. Add to that a nice selection of good beers and a quaint atmosphere, and you'll understand why this was such a pleasant surprise!

  • Visited June 2011
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1 Thank Romain P
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great pub food”
Reviewed May 7, 2012

Stopped here for some pub grub but ended up having the best meal of our week in Scotland and one of our cheapest. Service was very friendly, meals came quickly and food was excellent. Definitely worth a detour.

  • Visited April 2012
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2 Thank Nick U
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