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Bandstand Restaurant

€€ - €€€, European, British
Crescent Road | Braeval Hotel, Nairn IV12 4NB, Scotland
+44 1667 452341
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (52 reviews)
“fish and chips” (28 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, European, British, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
Crescent Road | Braeval Hotel, Nairn IV12 4NB, Scotland
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Bandstand Restaurant
1. Ales and Whiskys
"The range of beers and whiskies is wonderful, and so is the food"
casa_tyr
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2. Fresh Seafood
"fresh seafood, good service and a wonderful view"
Stephanie
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3. Sunday Carvery
"Super choice of perfectly cooked roasts and great value for money."
John
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1 - 10 of 613 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A lovely place with great views from restaurant. Good food and great staff. Can hear yourselves have a conversation!

Thank Chappers22
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Lovely seafood. Good value. Very relaxed friendly staff. Absolutely beautiful view. Loads of whiskies (160+) on offer and the selection of ales at the bar was impressive. Shame I was only there for one night before flying back to Bristol.

Thank John Y
MHMHolding, Owner at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

Thank you for your comments. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 2 days ago

had to visit the bandstand bar to try the real ale and was not let down , if you like ral ale and you are near drop in I'am sure you will not be disapointed

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is warm and well maintained. The staff are friendly and helpful. Mid range price wise and the food is good. Not the best meal I've had there on this occasion but still nice.

Thank Pixiest21
MHMHolding, Owner at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to give us your comments. Always room for improvement!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our previous Summer visit was to the Restaurant, with great views overlooking the sea. This time we sat in the bar with the glorious low Autumn sun streaming in on our table. We were not famished, so decided to have one large fish and chips...More

Thank grahamnairn
MHMHolding, Owner at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for posting your detailed, and kind comments. We really appreciate this and your repeat visits.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We try to book a table at least a week in advance when we go here,great food,good prices, love to try the different real ales on draught,

Thank Degs5311
MHMHolding, Owner at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your generous review. It's lovely to have this feedback.

Reviewed 9 October 2017

We had quite a nice meal here (Scottish fish pie and wild game casserole). Service from staff was efficient but perfunctory.

Thank Hamlaha
MHMHolding, Owner at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry to hear service did not meet your expectations.

Reviewed 2 October 2017

My colleague and I popped in for a bar meal this Friday. we really enjoyed our visit. There were lots of Ales to choose from, I chose Happy Chappie, which was really good. We had a bar meal in the little snug area. Both choosing...More

Thank Phil J
MHMHolding, Owner at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and detailed feedback.

Reviewed 1 October 2017

So nice to find a restaurant that had gluten free and vegetarian options! I had the vegetable stroganoff served over GF pasta, which was delicious. There was plenty for the next day's lunch. My mom had gluten free fish and chips, which tasted just like...More

Thank Jennifer W
MHMHolding, Owner at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you. I'm delighted to read your comments and glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 27 September 2017

Recently called in here for lunch. We both ordered the chicken, bacon and mayonnaise club sandwich. The serving size was enormous (with chips and salad) and the sandwiches were fresh and delicious. The view over the water in the restaurant is also impressive however we...More

Thank OzTonto
MHMHolding, Owner at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely comments.

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Lorraine B
12 December 2016|
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Response from MHMHolding | Property representative |
We don't allow dogs in the Braeval hotel anywhere. However, dogs are allowed in the bar in The Havelock Hotel.
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brian m
28 February 2016|
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Response from JustCheckinBristol | Reviewed this property |
Hi You may struggle to get a wheelchair though the front (Side) entrance but from memory the rear access door should be able to accommodate a wheelchair. If in any doubt call them on 01667 452341
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brian m
28 February 2016|
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Response from Hillmanimpman | Reviewed this property |
Yes it has from one entrance.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$40
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Television, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crescent Road | Braeval Hotel, Nairn IV12 4NB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Nairn
  • Phone Number: +44 1667 452341
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Braeval Hotel
Description
The Bandstand Restaurant is a charming restaurant overlooking Nairn beach. The glass fronted restaurant has stunning sea views. Dishes are freshly prepared from locally sourced produce. Lunch and dinner are served daily. Sunday Carvery lunch is very popular and booking is advised. Voted CAMRA Highland Pub of the Year 2014 and Highland Food & Drink Awards finalist 2014. The imaginative menu includes a wide choice of vegetarian and gluten free dishes. The Bandstand is famed for its excellent range of real ales (9 hand pumps) and for its whisky list which includes over 140 single malt whiskies.
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