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The Winking Owl

€€ - €€€, British,
123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
+44 1479 812368
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“haggis pakora” (36 reviews)
“beef pie” (14 reviews)
“scallops” (32 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Ate there 3 nights in a row in a party of 6. All food very good and very filling. Good choice of handpump beer.

1  Thank John S
Reviewed 2 days ago

We adopted this place as our home from home during our two week stay close by in Carrbridge. The bar is a lovely place just to sit and relax, they have a great selection of Gins and Whiskies and good beers on tap so we...More

1  Thank hubbotrelo
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Saved our visit here to the last night of our 5 days in Aviemore Been here 2 years ago with good memories of a quality meal and were not disappointed. Great beer choice from Cairngorm brewery. Local produce cooked in an innovative but unpretentious way....More

1  Thank KatrinaN711
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing staff and food and atmosphere, we'd highly recommend it! We loved it so much we ate there both nights we were there! They sold exquisite fudge (we were told the secret ingredient is white chocolate buttons) for £5 if they have any left which...More

1  Thank MayaWoodit
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic lunch with all the boys. Great food and local beers served by good staff. Give the front door a good pull, it’s not locked!

1  Thank euan b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here was excellent. It was a quiet Sunday night when I ate here but it had a nice atmosphere.

1  Thank Flyingsolo739
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fave with all our family. Summer, Winter and weekends Always a great place to eat, especially the burgers and Cullen Skink (8.5/10). Currently closed !!! Presumably refurb or new owners?

1  Thank tfbbuk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a nice lunch here. Fantastic steak sandwich, fresh doorstop bread, beautifully seasoned and cooked steak and nice accompaniments. Hubby had pork burrito and came well recommended also. Decent enough kids selection (all at £5 plus drink and dessert) but there’s nothing much in main...More

Thank hollybolly31
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the beef pie and was totally overwhelmed. It's on the money for value with plenty of meat but too much in fact. Not enough vegetables with the pie and the menu reads gold gravy????? More like bisto!!!!! Why don't chefs just write a menu...More

Thank Beverley H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had 4 night stay in Aviemore for a winter walking trip so managed to try 4 different restaurants during our stay. All were good, but the food at the winking owl was exceptional. Highly recommended.

Thank mark911Bridgwater
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Fiona C
27 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 :)
16 February 2017|
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Response from Victoria T | Reviewed this property |
Yes definitely 😁
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$35
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
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
  • E-mail
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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