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The Winking Owl

$$ - $$$, British,
123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
+44 1479 812368
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 911 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good selection of local beers on offer and the bar is quite cosy. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Could do with more vegetarian options on the menu, as the only main seemed to be a curry made with beetroot. The cheese board was...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were heading back to our accomodation after a night out in Aviemore. Popped in to have a couple drinks. Staff friendly and plenty of tables.

Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Six of us went to this restaurant on a Tuesday evening to find it was closed. Telephone voicemail confirmed this. Apparently place closes Monday and Tuesdays in November. Went the following night without booking. The place was busy. The young lady who met us told...More

Thank Powersec
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank AleMan87
Reviewed 10 November 2017

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 9 November 2017 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 9 November 2017 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 6 November 2017

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 8 November 2017

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 5 November 2017 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 8 November 2017

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 5 November 2017 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 8 November 2017

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 :)

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Fiona C
27 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 :)
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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, Vegan 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, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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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