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Bandstand Restaurant

Crescent Road | Braeval Hotel, Nairn IV12 4NB, Scotland
+44 1667 452341
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (52 reviews)
“fish and chips” (28 reviews)
“pate” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, European, British, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Crescent Road | Braeval Hotel, Nairn IV12 4NB, Scotland
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Bandstand Restaurant
1. Ales and Whiskys
"The range of beers and whiskies is wonderful, and so is the food"
casa_tyr
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2. Fresh Seafood
"fresh seafood, good service and a wonderful view"
Stephanie
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3. Sunday Carvery
"Super choice of perfectly cooked roasts and great value for money."
John
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1 - 10 of 624 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Five of us ate in the Bandstand this week and no one left disappointed. The food (a good selection of bar menu classics and a range of restaurant dishes and a kids menu too). The conservatory has views across the Nairn links and the Moray...More

Thank GC1515
MHMHolding, Owner at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your lovely comments. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your visit and especially glad to hear that our service was appreciated.

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Lovely seafood. Good value. Very relaxed friendly staff. Absolutely beautiful view. Loads of whiskies (160+) on offer and the selection of ales at the bar was impressive. Shame I was only there for one night before flying back to Bristol.

Thank John Y
MHMHolding, Owner at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

Thank you for your comments. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came for dinner with friends and it was excellent, service very good, we all had the fish n chips, which was fabulous, large piece of fish, we had a nice bottle of Pinot Noir, we even did some whisky tastings in the bar but the...More

Thank MadcowScot
MHMHolding, Manager at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the wonderful review! We are very proud of our Fish & Chips as well as our Whisky selection. We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very welcoming staff. Great pint of beer. Very good, homemade food. Excellent experience. Would unhesitatingly recommend.

Thank boogle13
MHMHolding, Manager at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us, we look forward to welcoming you back!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took family (5 adults and 2 babies) for a sunday carvery, the staff were very helpful and the food was well priced and well worth it, as if thats not enough the view from the window seats we had were gorgeous...... Only downside was...More

Thank Jason C
MHMHolding, Owner at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm delighted that you enjoyed our Sunday Carvery. We recently improved our offering for this menu, so I'm pleased to hear that it was seen as good value. Thank you for your comments.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Bandstand Restaurant today for a light lunch and had a most enjoyable club sandwich and bowl of soup. We only wanted 1 club sandwich to share and two bowls of soup. What I particularly liked about our lunch was the fact that...More

Thank 2ama15
MHMHolding, Owner at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Thank you so much for your kind remarks. It's helpful to know that such a minor action as presenting the dish to suit individual requirements is valued by customers. We know to continue this practice in the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always enjoy the atmosphere here for lunch. Relaxed and plenty of choice on the menu. You can sit in the bar or in the restaurant looking over the park and out to sea. We had the Lasagne which was excellent accompanied by chips, salad and...More

Thank Nutkin900
MHMHolding, Manager at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the lovely comments! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for dinner one night and we both had the steak and ale pie, it was delicious! And the service was really good too! Would definitely go back again.

Thank Alice S
MHMHolding, Manager at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Very happy to hear you enjoyed our Steak and Ale Pie. We are very proud of it. Thank you for the review, we are looking forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 10 January 2018

We spent several nights enjoying the local cask beers, always excellent. The staff were always friendly eager to please. We had Christmas Dinner in the restaurant which was also excellent. Would love to go back one day.

1  Thank Richard P
MHMHolding, Owner at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Thank you for the great review! You are welcome back anytime!

Reviewed 10 December 2017

Most pubs in this country do very poor cocktails compared to what we get on the continent - lets be honest! But here they did an excellent Margarita cocktail with the correct glass including rock salt rim and at a reasonable price. The bar is...More

1  Thank MeandSally
MHMHolding, Manager at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Thank you for the kind feedback! We have been putting a lot of effort into our cocktails recently and I am so glad it is paying off. Our barmaid Ashleigh is a dab hand at a Mararita. We hope to see you again soon!

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Lorraine B
12 December 2016|
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Response from MHMHolding | Property representative |
We don't allow dogs in the Braeval hotel anywhere. However, dogs are allowed in the bar in The Havelock Hotel.
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brian m
28 February 2016|
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Response from JustCheckinBristol | Reviewed this property |
Hi You may struggle to get a wheelchair though the front (Side) entrance but from memory the rear access door should be able to accommodate a wheelchair. If in any doubt call them on 01667 452341
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brian m
28 February 2016|
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Response from Hillmanimpman | Reviewed this property |
Yes it has from one entrance.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$42
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Television, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Monday
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crescent Road | Braeval Hotel, Nairn IV12 4NB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Nairn
  • Phone Number: +44 1667 452341
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Braeval Hotel
Description
The Bandstand Restaurant is a charming restaurant overlooking Nairn beach. The glass fronted restaurant has stunning sea views. Dishes are freshly prepared from locally sourced produce. Lunch and dinner are served daily. Sunday Carvery lunch is very popular and booking is advised. Voted CAMRA Highland Pub of the Year 2014 and Highland Food & Drink Awards finalist 2014. The imaginative menu includes a wide choice of vegetarian and gluten free dishes. The Bandstand is famed for its excellent range of real ales (9 hand pumps) and for its whisky list which includes over 140 single malt whiskies.
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