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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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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
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Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
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171 - 180 of 845 reviews

Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Ate here for dinner on a busy Friday night. We initially went for a drink but when we enquired about food they were helpful in finding us a table as soon as they could. The food was lovely, freshly cooked and prepared to a high...More

Thank CJMidlothian
Samantha F, Manager at The Winking Owl, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2017

What a lovely appreciation of our staff - you've made their day! Thank you very much for reviewing your visit and we're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your meals - we look forward to welcoming you again next time you're up in the...More

Reviewed 5 January 2017

We ate here with our two young children and could not have been treated better. They were warm, friendly and fun. Nothing was too much trouble and they made the children feel super welcome putting all of us at ease to eat our meal. The...More

Thank Ruth S
Samantha F, Owner at The Winking Owl, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2017

Thank you so much for your fantastic review - our staff really appreciate it! We are delighted to hear how much you all enjoyed your meals and we look forward to welcoming you next time you're visiting the Cairngorms National Park.

Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Thabk you so much for a delicious meal last night. Prior to going I asked about vegetarian options and fish options and Morag could not have been more helpful she ordered in sea bass specially for my partner and I had an amazing beetroot burger...More

Thank Victoria T
Samantha F, Manager at The Winking Owl, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a lovely, enthusiastic review - we were delighted to be a part of your celebrations! Many congratulations to you both and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 4 January 2017

Went here on the basis of TA reviews and we were not disappointed, definitely worthy of its high rating and if we are ever in town again would go here first. Best to book as its so popular Great food which was reasonably priced and...More

Thank GEORGE P
Samantha F, Manager at The Winking Owl, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to post this great review - our staff are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your meals and their service. We look forward to welcoming you again next time you are visiting the Cairngorms National Park!

Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We had Christmas dinner here and I have to say it was great. Preset menu and friendly staff on a festive day, outstanding. Our only failing was not booking it there and then for later in the week as they were full when I decided...More

1  Thank Jlucas090866
Samantha F, Manager at The Winking Owl, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your Christmas dinner - we enjoyed your company! Thank you very much for reviewing your visit and for the reminder to book at busy times. We look forward to welcoming you again next time you're in the...More

Reviewed 4 January 2017

We had a great meal here and a great atmosphere. Good choice of menu with traditional Scottish food as well. Steak pie was excellent and good happy service was given.

Thank HarryNorthYorkshire
Samantha F, Manager at The Winking Owl, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the steak pie and the service and we look forward to welcoming you again next time you visit the Cairngorms National Park!

Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Chose this place based on trip advisor reviews, and it did not disappoint. Good atmosphere, friendly service, and the food was excellent. My husband described the burger as being up there with the best he has tasted. Juicy homemade burger, decent sized. Hand cut chips...More

Thank Donna_1Y
Samantha F, Manager at The Winking Owl, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

Thank you very much for your detailed and enthusiastic review - we really appreciate you taking the time to post it. We look forward to welcoming you next time you visit the Cairngorms National Park!

Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Hearty home cooked food, served by fab staff who know a thing or two about customer service. The steak, ale and mushroom pie is not for the feint-hearted, full to its crispy pastry lid with succulent local beef, thick gravy and mushrooms. And the fish...More

Thank Lindsay G
Samantha F, Manager at The Winking Owl, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

Fab review! Thank you so much for taking the time to give such detail and we are all delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your meals and drinks. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

Reviewed 3 January 2017

myself and My wife loved popping in on our travel up an down the a9 as a wee break, this time we went for a visit on the 27th december 2016 we sat down ordered our drinks, then a waiter came n took our order,...More

3  Thank Jonathan M
Reviewed 3 January 2017

This place is consistently great.The steaks are amazing,size and flavour just fab. The haggis pakora,well their very very tasty.Can not fault this place,service,food BRILLIANT,well done again guys

Thank Julie K
Samantha F, Manager at The Winking Owl, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

What a great review! Thank you so much for taking the time to post it - we are really appreciative! We look forward to welcoming you again very soon.

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Fiona C
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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 :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$32
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 01:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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