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“Highly recommend!”

The Cairngorm Hotel
Ranked #5 of 64 Restaurants in Aviemore
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$20
Cuisines: Scottish, British
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 9 June 2014

We had an evening meal in the hotel and the following day the food on the steam which had been supplied by the hotel was excellent on both occasions. We had to wait a bit for a table on the Saturday evening but the system in place ensured we got one as soon as it was cleaned and set. The selection of food was vast and we couldn't make our minds up! When the food arrived we were not disappointed as it was delicious, hot, well presented and plentiful! The staff were so friendly, helpful and polite despite being so busy.The next day they excelled again when arriving at the train station after explaining the previous evening that I was unsuccessful in trying to book first class for the steam train since it was a surprise for my husband for our 3rd wedding anniversary yesterday. The staff checked to see if first class had become available but unfortunately it had not. On arrival the next day we were informed they had been able to upgrade us to first class and the whole trip was an experience of a lifetime. Excellent food, service and amazing scenery!!! Thank you all guys from the bottom of our hearts! Hope to be back soon!

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Thank Jan186532
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Front of house is awesome service - the staff are tuned in for the speed of a very busy restaurant - even when busy and you think it will take ages - the food arrives quickly. Very extensive menu and some good food on it - ok - the prices have crept up over the years but still reasonable value for some of the great dishes. We always say the Cairn is just like a finely oiled machine - busy busy but the correct meals always arrive quickly. Only grumble is the salad which is served with all the meals I seem to choose - it used to be a lovely variety of lettuce and peppers and tomatoes etc etc all chopped up with a lovely dressing on top - now they have changed to the ghastly flowery lettuce the red flowery one that tastes disgusting and we always leave it now - bring back the chopped variety salad! We use this a lot for lunch and dinner and always enjoy the meal.

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Thank Susan S
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

The Cairngorm Hotel Restaurant in Aviemore is always a good spot for dinner. We've eaten here several times and always find the service excellent, the food tasty, and the prices reasonable. In the area I think it is the most consistent place to dine. Not fancy or pretentious, but just always good.

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Thank Bob J
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

My husband and I recently spent a week walking in the Aviemore area and the Cairngorm hotel is the best place to eat by far. The service is quick and friendly, the food great anf the atmosphere also good. After a hard days walking it is the perfect place.
It might be worth booking ahead if its a Saturday night.

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Thank BinnyCapeTown
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Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile

Arrived just after eight aware you can't book but no problem...soon found a table and food was well cooked and plentiful. Very kind to elderly father

Thank madmichele
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