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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%
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“haggis pakora” (37 reviews)
“beef pie” (15 reviews)
“scallops” (32 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Superb menu, beautifully cooked food, served by great, fun staff. We love to come for a few drinks, and recently broke habit by coming for dinner too. The menu, whilst maybe a little small, is sufficiently varied, and cooked to perfection. Cosy, but energetic venue,...More

Thank Kate L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great views and tasty food. Even impressed the professional cook in our party so it must be good! Went on a day with a reduced menu due to staff illness but still good range and quality.

Thank BTay16
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were staying in Aviemore and had a lovely meal here on Valentine's night. I had scallops to start followed by the venison. The food was good as was the wine. Not too expensive either. Staff really friendly and efficient. We often eat here when...More

Thank AliB365
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were a large group of 20 with some kids and the Winking Owl did not dissapoint. Beer was excellent and the food was very good. A few of the little bites are pretty good, especially the chipolatas and also the garlic flatbread with gorgonzola....More

1  Thank Dodie68
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice, warm and homely feel to this place. The food was plentiful and delicious and the service was spot on. The craft ales weren't to my taste but they seem to be popular! Only negative was that the room temperature was very high but...More

1  Thank Corrin B
Reviewed 1 week ago

my wife and i visited a few times during our break very warmly and great ales we found it cheap too.

1  Thank joseph28679
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for lunch or dinner. Love the Cullen Skink but it is very filling so if you are having a sandwich with this it is best to share a sandwich as they are also generous. Superb hamburgers, fresh made by the chef.

1  Thank Sandy R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Snow was bad so just wanted to walk from my resort to somewhere local. Service friendly despite the weather and had a well stocked bar.

1  Thank gordi_graham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here for a few scoops of alcoholic juice. Had some lovely local beers, but I can’t remember any of their names. One thing I will say though is that I was slightly disappointed by the lack of owl paraphernalia. Yeah there was one...More

2  Thank Alex K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well served real ales. Cracking bar staff, Moderate prices. Clean bright. Its clearly a restaurant but they seemed happy enough for a sad old guy to have a couple of pints. Would go back.

1  Thank jim m
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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
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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