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Ptarmigan Dining

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Aviemore PH22 1RB, Scotland
+44 1479 861261
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Workington, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

The views are fantastic but the food quite expensive which is only to be expected when you are ^on top of the world^ However for years we have stopped on the car park at the Base station to enjoy the view and have a bowl of soup or coffee without going up to the top. On visiting this year we... More 

Thank Valerie M
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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260 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch. Family of 5. Perfect food and drinks. Yes it is expensive but it is at the top of a mountain!. You will not find a mcdonalds up here.. Lovely staff. Thank you.

Thank Marie L
Boston, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Fantastic views but the prices in the restaurant are crazy for just plain and simple food comparable to fantastic places in Aviemore and outlining areas for a third of the price and far better quality. Go for the views, but then find a dining/coffee venue elsewhere when you are done! Obvious many people felt the same, empty restaurant, busy viewing... More 

Thank lrf14
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6 reviews
Reviewed 10 November 2016

More of a cafe than restaurant but with nasty, greedy central London prices. Everything else excellent though, viewing terrace, small exhibitions & train ride to top excellent.

Thank Ian C
Penzance, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Nice view from table - paid £4.50 For sandwich which not much in it bad music in what should be quiet place - check out man didn't have any manners. Not Good experience need more customer service training ! No walking allowed as conservation area

Devizes, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

We visited here one Sunday afternoon along with many others. As we climbed the stairs to the restaurant, we wondered if there would be any space but when we arrived the restaurant was half empty, so we were able to get a table easily. We were with a friend and we each had a jacket potato with different fillings. We... More 

1 Thank Chris H
Romsey, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Ok for quick bite, but really nothing special. Average quality, bit expensive, captive audience. Enjoy the view but don't expect anything other than basic food and cleanliness.

Thank Bluerhinodoris
Aviemore, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

The service in the ptarmigan yesterday which is never good, surpassed itself and can only described as appalling. Regulars understand there are logistical problems which lead to unnecessary queueing but that's no excuse for such dreadful customer service which began at the food station when a member of staff asked me for my order and then proceeded to walk away... More 

3 Thank Hellym50
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117 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016

We had a memorable cheese and bacon scone here, so far so good. However the day was not enhanced when my husband slipped on the hard packed snow on the "Viewing Terrace". The funicular and mountain are a wonderful experience. Most of the people are there for the skiing, and are fairly fit. However, many of the visitors were disabled... More 

4 Thank deanbolly
Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Great view and clean. Couple of hot choices and soup. Should have sandwiches or filled rolls available, I had a Jacket potato that wasn't as well cooked inside as it could be, served with "tons" of chopped red, yellow, green, orange pepper, thank goodness I like peppers! My cake was actually very nice but no idea what it was supposed... More 

1 Thank Christine E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
British, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aviemore PH22 1RB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Badenoch and Strathspey  >  Aviemore
  • Phone Number: +44 1479 861261

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