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The Aurora Hotel

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2 Academy Street, Nairn IV12 4RJ, Scotland
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Nairn, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked a table for an early Birthday treat. Very cosy restaurant , the staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was wonderful, with a great choice on the menu. The portion size was huge ! We would highly recommend this wonderful family run restaurant.

Thank varden72
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu options were good and the food I ordered was very tasty. The hosts were pleasant and friendly and price was affordable.

Thank Willowette
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We went to the Aurora whilst on holiday in Nairn after reading reviews on here. We had a lovely Italian meal and chatted to the friendly hosts. We would definitely return again if in the area.

1 Thank ihatecrocs
Dallas, Texas
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The Aurora Hotel has a wonderful Italian restaurant with seating in a dining room and in a glassed in atrium type room. I sat in the atrium. Very pleasant atmosphere and very relaxing. I had a delicious meal - spaghetti with prawns and garlic bread. The staff was very friendly and attentive. Service was very good. Prices were very reasonable.... More 

1 Thank Jan H
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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231 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Motorists on the main road from Inverness to Aberdeen in the north of Scotland have to pass through the little town of Nairn on the Moray Firth. This is one long line of traffic and few will have the time to notice the Italian Restaurant of the Aurora Hotel. This is a pity as they are missing the opportunity to... More 

1 Thank GrampianScotland
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Family run resteraunt. Italian - we really enjoyed our meal. Good to find this type of Italian eatery in Nairn.

Thank Michael G
Wadsworth, Ohio
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Food was very good here. They were able to make my food without garlic, which is a plus for me. The chicken is good and my husband enjoyed the lasagna. The restaurant needs a little better physical maintenance work, but overall a very good meal.

Thank Rita_Ohio
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Ok it is a bit tatty. When we entered our hearts dropped. Oh dear mistake. However room was beautifully clean. I was knackered and starving and ordered a starter and a main and for the only time I can ever recall this happening was told that it was too much and I'd never eat it all. Hey ho went with... More 

Thank Andrew C
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83 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Visited here while in business nearby. Stayed two nights in a single room in the attic. Small, but perfectly formed. TV, hospitality tray, cramped but functional bathroom en-suite and a nice big window. Very little noise through the night. Free parking for around 8 cars at the rear of the hotel too. Staff efficient & friendly. I'd return if I'm... More 

Thank bc_webster
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Went as other places full. Decor is old fashioned but don't let that put you off. Service was excellent and food better! I had calamari and I can honestly say they were the best I've had- crispy batter and soft squid rings. No children's menu but they do half portions of pasta which are very big. Word of warning- garlic... More 

Thank Helen D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Academy Street, Nairn IV12 4RJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Nairn
  • Phone Number: 01667453551

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?