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The Winking Owl

) #3 of 42 Restaurants in Aviemore $$ - $$$ , British,
123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
+44 1479 812368
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“haggis pakora” (33 reviews)
“burger” (89 reviews)
“scallops” (30 reviews)
Open Now
12:30 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
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11 - 20 of 847 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stopped having steak and ale pies some time ago as they were always so disappointing, very little meat and full of gravy. Having read the reviews on trip advisor on the Winking Owl pies my wife and I both thought we'd try one. Wow,...More

Thank AlanfromBarton
Reviewed 1 week ago

From what we saw this was the only real 'pub' in the centre of Aviemore, with most places being more bars/restaurants. The thing I loved about this place is the 'drinking tables' and wish more places would do this. Whilst it was predominantly a restaurant...More

Thank Francesca G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Extremely rude service the server question us on our order when he bought the wrong dish out and then he slammed the dishes on the table .... the manager was equally as rude . Plus did you really have to deep fry the avocado on...More

Thank Chefclaire2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went for a late lunch with family, searching for a good steak (and we did find it!) We first choose our beer, among their local selection (I'd recommend the wildcat one! Strong, but great!). Then, we started with the scallops which were unbelievably delicious!...More

Thank Blanca C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Family and I visited this brilliant Pub\Restaurant a few Weeks ago whilst on Holiday in Aviemore. We'd always wanted to try it and I'm very glad we did. The Food was excellent, especially the Steak Pie! They have a great selection of locally brewed...More

Thank simpson348
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of tables had reserved signs on them but we were able to get a seat - it was a mid week rainy evening so quite thankful we got in. Food service was speedy, menu had good choices. Seats were benches but plentiful space between...More

Thank Gillso
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We holiday in Aviemore on an annually basis and this was our first visit to The Winking Owl in 9 years. During several visits we tried the burger, haddock & chips & steak & mushroom pie - all were delicious!!! Great selection of bears &...More

Thank tmcp2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lunch time visit, so had sandwich, which came with soup as well. a full sandwich, with all trimmings. Very satisfying

Thank Gaynor4321
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice surroundings and the staff were pleasant and unobtrusive, the food was great and a very good selection of drinks.

Thank mjcopcutt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Busy bar/restaurant with good food and good beer. Not cheap but worth it. The Highlands food is improving. I remember when all you could get was fish and chips in aviemore.

Thank GordonSmith186525
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Questions & Answers
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 :)
16 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
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
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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