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The Bandstand Bar & Restaurant

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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US$11 - US$42
Bar, British, Scottish, Gastropub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews steak fish and chips haggis cheesecake salmon ice cream moray firth real ale beer festival great beer sunday lunch lovely meal the sticky toffee pudding cooked to perfection fantastic food first class evening meal
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful views over the beach,,meal was lovely,staff excellent ,every time we are in nairn this is where we go for our evening meal

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last minute decision to eat here but couldn’t fault it! Lovely staff who couldn’t be more helpful and delicious food, very quickly served! A great choice!

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place, room very comfy and staff very pleasant. Got soup for starters and burger for my main, was 1st class , will be back 😁

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great cullen skink - really delicious! Not all cullen skinks are tasty cullen skinks but this one is definitely worthy of another visit! Prompt service, friendly staff - very pleasant visit.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

We received a very welcome return from all the staff on our return here on Wednesday evening. We sat outside for a glass or two of Prosecco before going to the restaurant to a table with a great view and next to a very welcome...radiator. The staff were very attentive . I started with the haggis meatballs and there was plenty of flatbread to soak up the delicious whisky sauce. I followed it with steak pie served with perfectly cooked vegetables and separate gravy. My niece throughly her meal also. We ended up outside with a glass of red wearing gloves and scarf! I hear today a marquee is going up. Well done Paul and thank you to the chef and staff for making our evening special.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 15 March 2021 via mobile

Had a takeaway Mother’s Day meal due to Covid Lockdown. The food was of excellent quality and very tasty . Looking forward to returning once Lockdown lifts

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 14 March 2021 via mobile

Thank you so much for our Mother’s Day meal that was delivered to us. Everything cooked to perfection and plentiful.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 3 January 2021 via mobile

The Bandstand may be closed due to Pandemic but a take away Sunday Roast is certainly well worth booking. With a choice of starters, mains and deserts all that was missing was the view. Collected and walked home and the foodwas still piping hot and...very tasty.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 15 December 2020 via mobile

Nipped into the bandstand for a cocktail, ended up staying for several hours! Adore the staff there and their excellent service plus friendly chat, even got free nibbles ;) and they were delicious. Will return many times, see you soon!

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 10 December 2020 via mobile

Visited the bandstand today for a spot of lunch, very friendly welcome from Ally and Morgan. Food was excellent and my husband who loves his real ale said that it was in very good order. The restaurant looks out over the stunning beach. All in...all an excellent experience, we will definitely be backMore

Date of visit: December 2020
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Lorraine B
12 December 2016|
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Response from havelocknairn | Property representative |
We don't allow dogs in the Braeval hotel anywhere. However, dogs are allowed in the bar in The Havelock Hotel.
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
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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Frequently Asked Questions about The Bandstand Bar & Restaurant

  • Yes, The Bandstand Bar & Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

  • The Bandstand Bar & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4