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The Cairn Hotel Restaurant

) #2 of 4 Restaurants in Carrbridge €€ - €€€ , British,
Main Road, Carrbridge, Aviemore PH23 3AS, Scotland
+44 1479 841212
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (12 reviews)
“pudding” (8 reviews)
Closes in 19 min
17:30 - 20:30All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Main Road, Carrbridge, Aviemore PH23 3AS, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 233 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here is simply great. Plenty of choice and full of flavour. You definitely wont be disappointed. The staff are brilliant and attentive. 5 Stars all round.

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was recommended to eat here by a local B&B and was thoroughly impressed. Had the most amazingly tasty seafood risotto in the evening, then went back the following lunchtime after a walk to have the home-made burger, which someong on the neighbouring table had...More

Thank ash1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Over 5 nights visiting the Cairn to sample several of the local draught ales (3 on tap) all of which were kept perfectly, I stayed the 5th night (an extra night) at the adjoining integrated hotel/guesthouse. It's the Highlands so guess what - 20+ malt...More

Thank Bigman2012
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Cairn Hotel whilst on holiday in Carrbridge. Despite having a party of fourteen we were welcomed by the friendly staff and shown to our tables promptly. The food was lovely and locally sourced. Each day there is a specials board which on...More

1  Thank John M
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We ate here with family and the level of service and quality of the food were excellent .I would certainly recommend visiting if you are in the area :)

Thank Hancocks
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We were staying at the Carrbridge hotel, just a stones throw away and visited the Cairn hotel by way of a change. The bar was packed and had a great atmosphere but the traditional beer was the real highlight.

Thank Ian_1616
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Been out for the day and realised it was too late to prepare our own meal so called here . We have been several times before but mostly just for a drink in the bar . Nice and warm, comfortable and very busy. This time...More

Thank Terry W
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We have eaten here a few times when in the area and have never been disappointed. Last visit I had the tempura prawns, large portion size and excellent quality.

Thank dru77
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Stayed for 4 nights, was made to feel very welcome by staff and locals as it is the local pub too. Great food, evening meals were great and breakfast great. Staff were very helpful with local knowledge and places to see and things to do....More

Thank Guffers
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We stayed in a local B&B "An Sealgair" and the owners recommended this resturant. It was a Saturday night and was busy, but well worth the wait. Great food and service. Great local beer, try the Wayfairer.

Thank Mark G
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Nearby Attractions
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Menu query ... Hey guys I may have read the website menu wrong however just wondered if they do Sirloin Steaks? Many thanks in advance !
25 June 2017|
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Response from Garry M | Reviewed this property |
Hi again, i had a meal in the Cairn two months ago and the food was fantastic.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Carrbridge, Aviemore PH23 3AS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Badenoch and Strathspey  >  Aviemore  >  Carrbridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1479 841212
  • E-mail
An authentic highland inn, offering a rustic friendly ambiance to provide a genuine taste of highland hospitality.

Our food is wholesome homemade cuisine using the best local, seasonal ingredients to create a gastro-pub style menu coupled with a relaxed and friendly standard of service.
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