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The Winking Owl

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££ - £££, British,
123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
+44 1479 812368
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“haggis pakora” (38 reviews)
“burger” (96 reviews)
“scallops” (34 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had never been to the Winking Owl before, but after reading positive reviews we thought we’d give a try. Upon arrival we were unsure where the entrance to the restaurant was! There were a number of doors to choose from and it was not...More

Thank Matt F
Reviewed 3 days ago

We booked here for a large party of 20 odd people.Staff who looked after us were very friendly and looked after all our needs.Food was of a good quality and well presented and despite the large party and being really busy service was 1st class.I...More

1  Thank Stuart R
Reviewed 5 days ago

The evening meal was ruined by the appalling behaviour from a group of six youths who were chanting and blowing whistles during my meal . No one from the staff approached them re this behaviour. They should have been asked to quieten down or leave....More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called to book a table for Fri evening and was told it was full but if we called in they'd try to accommodate us if possible. Struck lucky and got seated straight away. I had Venison my pal had the pie which had been recommended....More

1  Thank Jon W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good quality pub grub in this small restaurant. It is popular so better to book ahead. Portions are generous and the food is tasty. We can recommend the steak pie and the fish and chips, with a shared flatbread as a starter - if you...More

Thank Ken R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been a few times and the food is really tasty and good. I highly recommend the fish of day with beer batter with chips. Yummy. It was haddock and it soft and crumbles away from the folk.

1  Thank cjlottie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time for me and the starter of haggis, tatties and neaps hit the spot and was enough for lunch..... good steak sandwich plenty of chips and the soup of the day - tomoto and chilli - and salmon sandwitch on great granary hit the...More

2  Thank Jeanette C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited recently and although busy we were able to get a table. Food was excellent with great variety to choose from. Only one regret, wish I could have had the pie as it looked great! I had the burger which was excellent, definitely recommend and...More

1  Thank kjg100
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic busy restaurant. Fairly small inside and very popular so book otherwise it's a long wait for a table for food. Food came out quickly, very high quality. Good beer selection available too.

1  Thank 264beach12345
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time here and so impressed booked for a second night. The menu isn't extensive but the quality is spot on. Staff get a 10 out of 10. Ratings section on this site not working but would give 5 stars across the board.

1  Thank DittoGG
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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$35
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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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