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Ptarmigan Dining

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Aviemore PH22 1RB, Scotland
+44 1479 861261
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6 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

More of a cafe than restaurant but with nasty, greedy central London prices. Everything else excellent though, viewing terrace, small exhibitions & train ride to top excellent.

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Thank Ian C
Penzance, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Nice view from table - paid £4.50 For sandwich which not much in it bad music in what should be quiet place - check out man didn't have any manners. Not Good experience need more customer service training ! No walking allowed as conservation area

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1 Thank CORNISHGIRLXX
Devizes, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

We visited here one Sunday afternoon along with many others. As we climbed the stairs to the restaurant, we wondered if there would be any space but when we arrived the restaurant was half empty, so we were able to get a table easily. We were with a friend and we each had a jacket potato with different fillings. We... More 

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Thank Chris H
Romsey, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

Ok for quick bite, but really nothing special. Average quality, bit expensive, captive audience. Enjoy the view but don't expect anything other than basic food and cleanliness.

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Thank Bluerhinodoris
Aviemore, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

The service in the ptarmigan yesterday which is never good, surpassed itself and can only described as appalling. Regulars understand there are logistical problems which lead to unnecessary queueing but that's no excuse for such dreadful customer service which began at the food station when a member of staff asked me for my order and then proceeded to walk away... More 

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3 Thank Hellym50
cheshire
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102 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

We had a memorable cheese and bacon scone here, so far so good. However the day was not enhanced when my husband slipped on the hard packed snow on the "Viewing Terrace". The funicular and mountain are a wonderful experience. Most of the people are there for the skiing, and are fairly fit. However, many of the visitors were disabled... More 

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3 Thank deanbolly
Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

Great view and clean. Couple of hot choices and soup. Should have sandwiches or filled rolls available, I had a Jacket potato that wasn't as well cooked inside as it could be, served with "tons" of chopped red, yellow, green, orange pepper, thank goodness I like peppers! My cake was actually very nice but no idea what it was supposed... More 

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1 Thank Christine E
Bordon, United Kingdom
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196 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

You would only visit here as part of the Cairngorm mountain experience after travelling up on the funicular railway. Let's be honest - this is a self-service cafeteria with very basic, limited food of a standard akin to a poor motorway service area. We are a captive audience, of course, and the views are amazing. Just don't visit for the... More 

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2 Thank kevinfff
derbyshire
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

The best mushroom soup ever. Helpful staff, loads of people but quick service, good chilli and Mac cheese. Well worth the trip up the hill

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Thank sunr00m4u
Hampshire
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

This restaurant is in a spectacular location with amazing views, but completely let down by poor quality, expensive food and unfriendly staff. It is not difficult to serve up basic, tasty, good quality meals but this place does not manage it. The staff could do with a lesson in customer service, just a smile might help. We warned other customers... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aviemore PH22 1RB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Badenoch and Strathspey  >  Aviemore
  • Phone Number: +44 1479 861261

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?