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The Winking Owl

) #3 of 40 Restaurants in Aviemore ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , British,
123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
+44 1479 812368
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“haggis pakora” (33 reviews)
“burger” (87 reviews)
“scallops” (29 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
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11 - 20 of 820 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So lovely and welcoming would defo be going back staff are friendly and efficient atmosphere amazing food amazing too just a well run place x

Thank Caz Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in for a few drinks on Friday night after shopping and found staff to be very friendly and accomodating. Booked a meal for the following night (recommend booking) and sat at a table overlooking the beautiful scenery of the mountains. Ordered the scallops for...More

Thank TipsyAberdeenshire
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for dinner on a Sunday, friends had praised the place and they weren't wrong. Staff, food especially the steak were very good.

Thank thetheyerkid
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is hoppin'. We booked an hour prior to arrival and were lucky to have done so. Great food and friendly wait staff.

Thank travcav
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited many times before, usually to eat and service and food have been really good. We visited Aviemore with relatives from South Africa on Tuesday and although we had no need to eat thought it would be nice to show them our favourite...More

Thank Shona H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had to drink outside as dogs not allowed inside shame as looked a great menu . Great for camper vans as they get to stay over night in car park

Thank Kaz0503
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food,average prices,under new management used to be dog friendly unfortunately no dogs allowed now so we did not stay.

Thank JFC53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Winking Owl os a lovely little pub. The burger was brilliant and to wash it down I had the 'paddle' (It is 3 half pints of the local beer from Cairgorm Brewery. Sheepshagger, Trade Winds and Wild Cat are great beers. Staff were nice...More

Thank 822simon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here on the recommendation of our B&B host. The food was fresh and well prepared The portions were generous, so no room for a shared Sticky toffee pudding which was also very good.

Thank photogs2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped for lunch after tackling the horrors/joys of Tree Zone in Aviemore. I started with the rabbit skewers, which were absolutely amazing. Partner had the haggis pakoras and said they were great, both served with lovely accompaniments (chilli jam with pakoras, some sort of delicious...More

Thank rachel2jenkins
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Questions & Answers
Fiona C
28 February 2017|
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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 :)
17 February 2017|
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Response from Victoria T | Reviewed this property |
Yes definitely 😁
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 32
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
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
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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