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Bandstand Restaurant

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Crescent Road | Braeval Hotel, Nairn IV12 4NB, Scotland
+44 1667 452341
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12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
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Perth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food. Friendly and efficient staff. Cosy pub. Comfortable restaurant overlooking the sea. Very fair prices. Good enough for a return visit. We went twice during a 4 night short break

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Thank RRMCL
MHMHolding, Manager at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you. I'm pleased you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again. More 

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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The food is excellent, everything was tasty and beautifully presented! The portions are quite generous.

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Thank Aline S
MHMHolding, Owner at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you. I'm pleased you found it of good value and enjoyed your visit. More 

Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

A good meal in a welcoming pub with a lovely ambience. Friendly, smiley staff too! Would definitely return!

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MHMHolding, Owner at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and for taking the time to post your review. We appreciate it. More 

Chabanais, France
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63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Booked here after reading others' comments. Agree with most of them. Very quiet but hadn't realised there were more folk in the bar and around the fire. Good food and service, all you want really. Sensible prices.

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Thank Craig M
MHMHolding, Owner at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. It's true he log fire does attract customers to eat in the Bar on a cold day in Spring! More 

Dumfries
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

This restaurant appears to be in the same ownership as the Havelock but has a slightly higher quality of food and ambience plus a great view over the seafront. Cosy bar behind the restaurant.

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MHMHolding, Owner at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for visiting the Bandstand. More 

Bergen, Germany
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Had a team business meal here, the steak was superb, everyone was happy with the meal, it was good value and service with a smile and a bit of bants. Perfect 👌

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MHMHolding, Owner at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you. We very much appreciate your business and your comments. More 

Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The food here is amazing and very good value for money. The steak was good and everything was well presented.

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MHMHolding, Owner at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your generous review. It's very much appreciated. More 

Nairn, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Have had a number of meals here. With the odd exception the food has been great. Visited last week and had the humble haddock and chips. It was very good and clearly fresh haddock. The beer is always excellent. The staff are always friendly and helpful

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Thank gerryf540
MHMHolding, Owner at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you. We do appreciate your repeat custom and hope to live up to your expectations every time. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Stayed in hotel and had breakfast which was really good fresh produce which was cooked to order. Lovely view overMoray Firth from restaurant. Also we wanted a light snack and staff were happy to accommodate this by letting us order a few side dishes which were all delicious. Homely atmosphere in bar area.

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MHMHolding, Owner at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and the food in the restaurant. Thank you for your feedback. More 

Kiltarlity, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Great haddock and chips today, cooked perfectly and quick service too. Would have been 4.5 stars if served on a plate. Great view too.

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Thank JohnMacRae1962
MHMHolding, Owner at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. (In case anyone is confused about the comment regarding the lack of a plate ...... our fish and chips are served on a wooden platter instead of crockery. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$39
Cuisine
Bar, European, British, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Groups, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
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
  • 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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