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The Boat Inn Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, European, British, Pub, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
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Charlestown Road, Aboyne AB34 5EL, Scotland
+44 1339 886137
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Friendly restaurant, good for families. Service quite slow. Food was good but not great. Had to go and ask for the dessert meal and the bill, as no one came to check whether any of the people had finished their main course

Thank tandemqueen
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Over priced - less than average food - poor service - difficulty booking in the first place - bady managed - over charged - wished i had not stayed here - definitely would not recommend anyone to stay here

Thank Mandy W
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868 reviews
564 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location next to the river Dee. Also great choice of gins. The menu is short and to the point making it easy to choose. What an excellent sirloin steak and very very good Thai chicken curry. Even served to me by a Thai! Service was good even on a busy evening

1 Thank David M
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok. Not a big menu. Staff friendly but then forget about you. Dont go here as often as we used to. .

Thank Jojo677
Poole, United Kingdom
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575 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a really nice Sunday lunch after cycling from Edinburgh. Food was good, prices were fair and the service was good too

Thank adammawright
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No frills welcoming pub/restaurant with a nice fire to lend extra atmosphere. Food was first class and the staff were very friendly and attentive. Lemon sole was particularly appreciated by two of our company. But for me it was the best sticky toffee pudding I've ever tasted. ☺

Thank Steve M
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dropped in past on a Sunday evening to find the restaurant half full busy. The atmosphere was good with a mix of tourists, families, and a small party. The decor is pleasant and the staff are friendly. Food was good and reasonably priced. Nothing remarkable but certainly nothing to criticise either.

Thank EgoRonay
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked a meal for 12 at the Boat Inn for my mum's 70th birthday. The staff were brilliant, putting up decorations I had taken in earlier and couldn't do enough for us. Staff were very attentive and the food was great as usual. I would recommend the Thai green curry and the haddock and fries. Atmosphere is good too,... More 

Thank Jen9129
Leicester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When you first walk in, you are met by friendly staff with smiles on their faces! Very warm and tastefully decorated. The food was excellent, never before have I had such fresh fish and delicious chips and I have my suspicions the haddock was taking a course of steroids before it met its grizzly death! The rooms very warm and... More 

Thank philhopkins84
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68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I called in here after an early morning hike, I loved the sign that said muddy boots, kids and dogs welcome. However I didn't feel totally comfy in my (not so muddy) boots. Felt like I should've made a bit of an effort. There was a large party in when we arrived but no one else. We... More 

1 Thank Ray-JayS

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, European, British, Pub, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Charlestown Road, Aboyne AB34 5EL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Aboyne
  • Phone Number: +44 1339 886137

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?