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The Winking Owl

) #2 of 39 Restaurants in Aviemore €€ - €€€ , British,
123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
+44 1479 812368
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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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1 - 10 of 822 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a meal here on the eve of our walk on the Speyside Way, and had a very friendly reception from the staff, even though the place was busy, and most tables were already occupied, when we walked in without a booking. Once we...More

Thank Wanda_Lusst
Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I had dinner here upon completing our Speyside Way walk. I understand this is one of the few traditional places in town. However, the food was not very good at all - we had a charcuterie board that was sparsely populated followed...More

Thank Elizabeth P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited the Winking Owl because of Tripadviser reviews. We went for Sunday night dinner & were not disappointed. The venue was crowded, with a variety of ages and nationalities among the diners. The wait staff were cheerful and food was served promptly. The wine...More

Thank Kaye B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Pulled into The Winking Owl after a day at the Highland Games and a poor reception at Mackenize's. We were welcomed with open arms. The steak and ale is perfect. The Salmon was great. We closed our night with the a strawberry Pavlov's, sticky pudding...More

Thank Thomas K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Yes wink, wink, nudge, nudge. A very god ofering in Aviemore. Pleasant staff. A pub style menu with some genuine additions well executed. Thete's a limited but attractive range of ales and a limited but largely effective wine list. We had steak and ale pie....More

Thank 779jim
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had reservations, got a good window sitting. Staff were pleasant and the food, service was good with a reasonable selection of localally produced beers and food.

Thank Loo99car
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading good reviews about this place i was unfortunately disappointed with my visit. On arrival, there were lots of reserved tables....good sign i thought. We had rung up earlier to book a table for 6.30 but the only time we could get was 5pm,...More

Thank Toria N
Reviewed 1 week ago

friendly bar staff and good selection beer which is a big bonus for me, ordered food it was fine, basic and nothing special but worth a visit to sample the beer selection

Thank john b
Reviewed 1 week ago

great little restaurant and standard of food was excellent, well presented and tasted great - staff friendly and very helpful. had the veal and was super

Thank mekeley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was recommended by our host at the bnb in aviemore we were staying at. We booked one day in advance as recommended as it can get a bit packed. The venue is actually quite nice and has a cosy feel to it. Food...More

2  Thank Aneta K
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Fiona C
Would you be able to accommodate a party of 22 on Saturday 18 march for dinner ??
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 :)
Is this kid friendly?
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$32
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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