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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)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
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111 - 120 of 822 reviews

Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Looking around Aviemore it seems like you have a lot of choice of pretty mediocre food. Decent fare aimed at keeping everyone in the family happy. This place is a pretty rough and ready local version of a ski resort bar. But, the service is...More

Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Very welcoming, busy bar. From the outside it does not look like much. However it is a hidden gem. Great beer and gin selection. The menu is perfect for an evening after adventuring.

Thank Colley88
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We have visited the Winking every time we are in Aviemore. We have never been disappointed. We visited twice this week the burger with haggis was really good and my wife hade the steak pipe which was packed with filling. Our second visit we shared...More

Thank Adrian W
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Over ten years ago when it was a pub with food we only got as far as a few steps in the entrance and left because our feet were sticking to the filthy carpet. This place has been transformed in appearance and is now more...More

Thank Killeboy
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Nice menu and friendly staff in a cosy setting. Can get very busy at weekends. Try their Cullen Skink - wonderful.

Thank Sandy R
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Had previously visited Winking Owl for drinks and food looked amazing Booked for a birthday meal for party of 5. Great that the restaurant is obviously very popular but on arrival extremely hot and packed We were squished onto a table for 4. Very difficult...More

Thank Tommy246
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely food, great selection of craft beers and gin, great atmosphere - only one complaint way TOO hot! Other than that would definitely recommend and return ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Thank emmapark29
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed a meal on Saturday night. There was a good selection of craft beers and the food was plentiful. Friendly staff, drink and nice food What more do you want?

Thank rogertaboyle
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We came to Aviemore originally in 2016 and skipped eating here due to the menu - not your standard. This year, based on the review we have it a go and really wasn't disappointed. The place itself is beautiful with the big glass windows and...More

Thank tottielou
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This is the first Bad Review i've ever done!!! Normally i would have explained my thoughts at the premises, but as no one asked me how the food was and weren't bothered when i was leaving i thought i'd write it down. Basically the food...More

Thank Peter N
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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$ 33
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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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