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Bandstand Restaurant

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Crescent Road | Braeval Hotel, Nairn IV12 4NB, Scotland
+44 1667 452341
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12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
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17:30 - 21:00
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Wigan
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a meal here twice while on holiday in Nairn. Menu very varied from venison to fish and chips all nicely presented by very friendly and efficient staff and reasonably priced with a three course meal for two people,including drinks, costing less than £50. On a beautiful sunny evening with the view across the grass promenade area to the sea... More 

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Nairn, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bandstand staff are an absolute credit to this establishment, we had a few questions about menu and everything was dealt with very accurate and professional. Food was delicious and well presented. My desert of lemon tart was to die for,,, especially the really sour sauce...loved it. Would definitely recommend.

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Thank lorrainerobertson
MHMHolding, Owner at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm delighted to read your comments about our staff and will be pleased to pass this on to them. Thank you. More 

Pitlochry, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

popped in for an evening meal recently having been before and thoroughly enjoyed it. this time however felt let down with service and food

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Thank ch00chter
MHMHolding, Owner at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear about your experience. If you would like to contact me with more details, I'd be happy to listen. More 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband really liked his meal of smoked salmon and prawn linguini my venison was good but the potatoes were too dry for my taste.

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Thank Norma D
MHMHolding, Owner at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your visit. More 

Newmarket, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The range of beers deserves comment,CAMRA recommend the bar and rightly so.The food is mostly the pub standards but well executed and the fish and chips deserve particular comment being both good quality and well presented.

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Thank 364tilley
MHMHolding, Owner at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the food and the beers. Thank you for your comments. More 

Escondido,Ca
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in without reservation, on a Friday night, got seated within 5 minutes. I ordered wine, and Venison, my wife got fish and chips. Fish and Chips were "huge", damn near a whole fish. Very good. The Venison was slightly tough, but still tasty. Not the best place I've ever ate, but OK. I'd probably go back.

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Thank IHeel
MHMHolding, Owner at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm pleased to hear that you wold return. Thank you for your feedback. More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great dinner with sea view seating! Easy walk to the beach. Friendly staff...Must try the Fish and Chips!

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Thank Tim O
MHMHolding, Owner at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your generous review. Much appreciated. More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly staff, good food at reasonable prices. Definitely more than "just" pub food! We had the big steak (around 16pounds) and the venison (15 pounds), it was both delicious, tender and juicy. The added sauces were tasteful but didn't spoil the delicious meat's taste. The dessert was tasty but the cream had already been standing there for a while,... More 

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MHMHolding, Owner at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We appreciate your feedback. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic restaurant. Great staff. Food great. Was here midweek as it was nice and sunny so took a drive. Well worth the visit.

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Thank rachel w
MHMHolding, General Manager at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your generous rating. Very much appreciated. More 

Inverness, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we got a table for 3,one ordered Soup and the other two ordered Pate one with oatmeal biscuits and the other with Bread, ( part of the Sunday carvery) ordered drinks(guiness,wine and Coke, waitress came back to ask if it was 2 soups and 1 pate, we ordered drinks and also asked for a jug of water, soup arrived and... More 

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MHMHolding, General Manager at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this review

I apologise for the problems you had with service during your visit. Unfortunately, we had severe technical difficulties on Sunday with tills crashing and order printing problems due to internet problems. This occurred on one of our busiest days in the year during our annual beer festival. The young lady who served you was a brand new member of staff,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$38
Cuisine
Bar, European, British, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crescent Road | Braeval Hotel, Nairn IV12 4NB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Nairn
  • Phone Number: +44 1667 452341
  • This restaurant is at Braeval Hotel
Description
The Bandstand Restaurant is a charming restaurant overlooking Nairn beach. The glass fronted restaurant has stunning sea views. Dishes are freshly prepared from locally sourced produce. Lunch and dinner are served daily. Sunday Carvery lunch is very popular and booking is advised. Voted CAMRA Highland Pub of the Year 2014 and Highland Food & Drink Awards finalist 2014. The imaginative menu includes a wide choice of vegetarian and gluten free dishes. The Bandstand is famed for its excellent range of real ales (9 hand pumps) and for its whisky list which includes over 140 single malt whiskies.

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