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The Winking Owl

) #3 of 42 Restaurants in Aviemore ££ - £££ , British,
123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
+44 1479 812368
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“haggis pakora” (33 reviews)
“burger” (89 reviews)
“scallops” (30 reviews)
Open Now
12:30 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 847 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

It's great to know that you can have a two year gap between visits and the standards don't drop. I once again went for the scallops for a starter and my son had rabbit skewers. It was our first time ever eating rabbit meat -...More

Thank Puffbubble
Reviewed 3 days ago

Food was good quality and the service really friendly. Menu varies and provides a good range at a reasonable price. The gents loos are rather unusual with red urinals!

Thank 251Purpleannie
Reviewed 4 days ago

Next visit after last year. Not the cheapest of places, but good drinks prices, food always good, attentive staff, well worth a visit.

Thank AberdeenJim_W
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were only in Aviemore for a few days and we ate here twice. The food was really good and they had a nice range of local beers. The atmosphere inside was lovely and staff were very friendly.

Thank Victoria T
Reviewed 4 days ago

I had a quick lunch here and really enjoyed it. The staff were friendly and the service was quick. I particularly enjoyed the haggis pakora and would recommend that you try it. They have some excellent Cairngorm Brewery beers on tap so I had one...More

Thank jamesjmcl
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It is very busy so we reserved a table, very good service and food. Menu is a bit short, but I've never been a fan of endless menus. We had salmon, regular burger and vegetarian burger, all was very good.

Thank Frode J
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stopped here for drinks and evening meal. Cannot fault it! We were given friendly and helpful service by the barman and a very warm welcome from the restaurant manager. We had lovely views from our table and the waiter during our meal was courteous,...More

Thank howesd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here on our first night in Aviemore after a bit of an iffy start (We were being shown to a table and then had to wait on the waiter double checking what time it was reserved from his attitude wasn't wonderful. However the...More

Thank Jessica D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a large place but very comfortable, has some great beers and good food. The atmosphere and staff friendly.

Thank Dor47
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Airless, dark atmosphere in the restaurant but great tasty food and a nice view on mountains. We can fully recommend fish and chips and lamb.

Thank Paweł L
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Fiona C
27 February 2017|
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Response from Newman1306 | Reviewed this property |
Hi if you phone the winking owl tomorrow on 01479812368 we can help you there :)
16 February 2017|
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Response from Victoria T | Reviewed this property |
Yes definitely 😁
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$32
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Badenoch and Strathspey  >  Aviemore
  • Phone Number: +44 1479 812368
  • E-mail
Opening times: Monday to Thursday: 12 noon until 11pm Friday to Saturday: 12 noon until 1am Sunday: 12:30Pm until 11pm Food Served: Monday to Saturday: 12 midday until 9:00Pm Sundays: 12:30Pm - 9:00Pm If you'd like to have a meal, please phone to book a table to avoid disappointment as we are very busy at peak times of the day.
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