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The Winking Owl

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
+44 1479 812368
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 908 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Would happily eat almost everything on the menu. Went for the burger, very good. Big enough burger. Not many chips, could have done with coleslaw or some kind of side garnish. My friend's venison dish was stunning. Perfectly cooked meat, great cabbage garnish with cherries,...More

Thank AleMan87
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited twice during our recent visit to Aviemore. On both occasions the service and food were faultless. It is very family friendly with an excellent choice on the menu to please everyone. We only had main courses and we are glad we did as...More

Thank Cocoben2306
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for a late lunch / early dinner. It was not busy, service was great. We had the meat pie and venison - both were delish! Of course we also had the toffee sticky pudding - can’t seem to get enough of that stuff....More

Thank monicajensen78
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having visited the Winky every year for the past 5/6 years on our annual week in Aviemore we were looking forward to the return this year, the past couple of years have been excellent since Cairngorm Brewery took over and the food quality and presentation...More

Thank Angelafo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on a Wednesday night and the restaurant was half full which was a surprise. Great menu and a pleasant change to the usual pub grub available in the rest of Aviemore. Service was attentive and quick. My only slight complaint was the sausages for...More

Thank Soph1981
Morag_Winky, Manager at The Winking Owl, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks very much for taking the time to leave a review, we are glad you enjoyed your meal and have passed your comments on to our butcher for their information. Hope to welcome you back soon :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really tasty food and great service. The menu has a great selection with a variety of different dishes that makes it hard to decide what to eat. Can highly recommend the chicken liver starter and the venison main. Delicious food on a sunny Sunday afternoon!

Thank saguyinuk
Morag_Winky, Manager at The Winking Owl, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a lovely review. Pigeon bruschetta and Venison Steak are 2 of our most popular dishes so I am very glad you enjoyed them. Hope to welcome you back soon :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great wee place very accommodating when you haven’t booked we had a small wait with a few drinks before being seated all the food was amazing but the duck breast was just completely amazingly well cooked

Thank Jen B
Morag_Winky, Manager at The Winking Owl, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review, its fantastic that you enjoyed your meal so much. Hope to welcome you back to us very soon :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an enjoyable evening here with lovely food. Daughters both loved their duck, but I have to say my steak and ale pie was dissapointing. While the meat was very tender and plentiful, the puff pastry pie topping and base was very soggy and the...More

Thank sailingirl1971
Morag_Winky, Manager at The Winking Owl, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi thanks for taking the time to leave us a review I am glad that your daughters enjoyed their duck but disappointed that the venison and pie were not to your liking. I will make sure that our Chef is aware of your comments. I...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second visit here; this time we brought friends and none of us was disappointed. The food was excellent, the service friendly and efficient. Highly recommend this restaurant

Thank JenkinsFamily_11
Morag_Winky, Manager at The Winking Owl, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow what a lovely review thank you so much for taking the time to leave it. Brilliant that your friends enjoyed their visit and I hope that we can welcome you back very soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was recommended by a friend and we are so glad we had the chance to pop in and partake of some very fine Cairngorm brews :-)

Thank Lstartrek
Morag_Winky, Manager at The Winking Owl, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving us a lovely review, so glad that you enjoyed our ales and hopefully you will find the time to pop in again and possibly sample some different ones. :)

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Fiona C
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Response from Newman1306 | Reviewed this property |
Hi if you phone the winking owl tomorrow on 01479812368 we can help you there :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 33
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Badenoch and Strathspey  >  Aviemore
  • Phone Number: +44 1479 812368
  • E-mail
Description
Opening times: Monday to Thursday: 12 noon until 11pm Friday to Saturday: 12 noon until 1am Sunday: 12:30Pm until 11pm Food Served: Monday to Saturday: 12 midday until 9:00Pm Sundays: 12:30Pm - 9:00Pm If you'd like to have a meal, please phone to book a table to avoid disappointment as we are very busy at peak times of the day.
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