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The Winking Owl

123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
+44 1479 812368
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

So, we didn't visit the Winking Owl as they had no space for the night with reservations, so that is one suggestion to make reservations. But, we did visit the Bothy Bar below with some of the similar food. One note to the Winking Owl/The...More

Thank Lance R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went here for dinner on a Saturday night and was disappointed by the food. The portions are large but it’s definitely not a case of quantity over quality. Would highly recommend the steak pie!

Thank Emma F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great little find for having a dram! The food was a little pricey and of small portion. Had to go to a local takeaway after to stop the hunger pains! The whiskey of the month was of a good standard and competitively priced. Service was...More

1  Thank CleopatraLuxor
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

All round, very tasty meal, but the standouts are the Cullen skink soup and the mushy peas. Beer battered haddock fish of the day was tasty, though had a slight sweet taste to it. Attentive service and reasonable prices.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with my family (3 adults; 1 toddler) and we all enjoyed our meal. The kids menu was great (Steak dinner for a 2 y/o!), and the 'adult' menu was sufficient. Two of us had burgers that were well cooked (with a really nice bun...More

Thank Nicola K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place for families and friends. The place had a great vibe to it, friendly and welcoming. Been here a few times over the years and would always return!

Thank JMadsen76
ian j, Manager at The Winking Owl, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi J Madsen Thank you for your review and glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to our restaurant and bothy bar and hope to see you again sometime in the future ian

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading reviews we were looking forward to eating here, however we were disappointed. A few of us ordered steak - at £20 we expected more than just grizzle - we were lucky to get a few bites without grizzle. Setting was nice and staff...More

Thank Mrsvlg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I visited this evening. The food we had was below par and although could not be faulted, was very overall so average. A pie so stuck to the dish it had to be carved out, roasted veg turned out to be a...More

Thank Rotherwood125
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a low-key pub-restaurant where the star of the show is the quality of the food. The service was friendly, the beers are good, but the food is OUTSTANDING! Tasty, and plentiful. Our B&B host recommended this place, and he suggested the steak pie....More

1  Thank Steve M
ian j, Manager at The Winking Owl, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Steve thank you for your review and glad you hear you enjoyed your food in the winking owl and hope you had an enjoyable time in Aviemore Hope to see you again

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

really good food and ales nice staff great views new bar just opened down stairs not bad at all will be back

Thank m19wna
ian j, Manager at The Winking Owl, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to our restaurant and bothy bar and hope to see you again sometime in the future ian

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Fiona C
28 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 :)
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Yes definitely 😁
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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, Vegan Options, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
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
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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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