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The Boat Hotel Bistro

Deshar Road | Boat of Garten, Boat of Garten, Aviemore PH24 3BH, Scotland
+44 1479 831258
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (27 reviews)
“cranachan” (5 reviews)
“haggis” (8 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Deshar Road | Boat of Garten, Boat of Garten, Aviemore PH24 3BH, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Cycled down from Aviemore and stopped here for a small refreshment. Lovely old building and the bar has bags of character We were seated and offered table service ebpven though we were lycrached up! Good service and a nice atmosphere

Thank David K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in here for an evening meal due to staying in the area. Felt it was over priced although there wasn't much option. Both had the steak pie which tasted unusually sweet, was ok nothing special unfortunately!

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found the food ranged from great, to poor rapidly. Dinner great, but breakfast poor. Soggy half cooked toast with over cooked poached egg. Dinner pork belly was delicious. The rooms...trickle of water from the taps, so could literally barely shower (top floor room). The...More

Thank Terriemariefox
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty, well cooked food with hearty portions in a welcoming atmosphere. The hotel could do with a bit of sprucing up, but the service and general ambiance was really good.

Thank thescoobypig
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal here. The staff were friendly and very accommodating especially as we had two noisy boys with us. I'd definitely recommend the food, it was lovely

Thank LeelaKed
Reviewed 14 September 2018

My wife and I enjoyed our meal at the Boat Hotel while staying in the village. Although the dining room was busy, mostly with hotel guests, the service was efficient and friendly. Both my wife's salmon and my haggis were well presented and very tasty....More

Thank 14malabar16
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely Bistro, it also has very friendly staff who all had a smile when they saw me, a very vibrant and warm bar/restaurant. The menu is quite impressive and the food was delicious. There seemed to be a mixture of hotel guests and locals in...More

Thank johnoleary7
Reviewed 27 August 2018

had lunch at Boat of Garten. Lovely window seat looking out onto the station. Staff were nice and the food I had was excellent with good sized portions.

Thank NMcD
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

The Boat House Inn has a really inviting atmosphere outside as welle as inside. The seating is really generous so one is left with a certain privacy. We had a Sanwich/Soup and a Supreme Chicken for lunch - one of the best homemade brocolli soup...More

Thank Anomisimona
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed the Apple pie with double cream, was luscious!! I didn't eat anything else. The restaurant was done up nice, excellent location over the river and easy to reach via the canal. Beautiful views.

Thank miracle1Bucks
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11 July 2017|
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Response from lisa f | Property representative |
Hello, Yes we are a child friendly hotel. You're more then welcome to visit us with your family.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$29
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Deshar Road | Boat of Garten, Boat of Garten, Aviemore PH24 3BH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Badenoch and Strathspey  >  Aviemore  >  Boat of Garten
  • Phone Number: +44 1479 831258
  • E-mail
Boat Bistro & Bar. There are few places in the Cairngorm National park where food, wine and location come together as beautifully as The Boat Bistro, we showcase rustic and seasonal fare and re-imagined classics, featuring vegetables, fruits and herbs grown locally combined with produce sourced from the British Isles. Poached, squeezed, pressed, steamed, grilled, wilted, roasted, battered and seared. Our utterly delicious food, from first thing in the morning to last thing at night, will melt on your tongue and always leave you wanting more. Our menus comprise contemporary interpretations of classic British dishes. Our Lunch and Dinner menus also feature daily Best of British specials. It almost goes without saying that we use fresh, local, seasonal produce as the norm.Breakfast offers you a range of cold dishes and freshly baked pastries from the larder. As well as a fully cooked Scottish breakfast, you can order anything from delicate smoked Scottish Haddock to meltingly beautiful Eggs Florentine. If there’s anything else you’d like to eat, just ask. We’re not too posh or proud to make boiled egg and soldier. The Osprey Bar is warm and welcoming, the perfect place to meet, the bar is full of quiet corners. Tuck yourself away with a paper. Enjoy a quiet romantic moment. The Boat Bistro & Bar, you'll find:Best of British specials every day.Breakfast, lunch and dinner, contemporary interpretations of traditional dishes using fresh local produce. Extensive malt whisky selection. Early Bird Dining. We welcome everyone to experience the Bistro & Bar, including guests not staying at the hotel.
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