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The Winking Owl

$$ - $$$, British,
123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
+44 1479 812368
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“haggis pakora” (35 reviews)
“beef pie” (13 reviews)
“scallops” (32 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
123 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 889 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved this restaurant, we hadnt vooked a table but was accomodated straight away. I tried the beetroot curry, was told it was mild but dont be fooled its quite spicy, reslly enjoyed it. The staff were very friendly, although it was busy we got great...More

Thank 580422Carol
Reviewed 3 days ago

food was fresh and well prepared. wait staff was good. A very long wait for a table and many after us were turned away. recommend reservations

Thank AthensFrancophile
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a great evening with friends at the Winking Owl. Food was excellent (haggis pakora, venison steak, in my case) and generous portions. Great beer, too!

Thank Adrian E
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were greeted quickly and sat in the informal dining area which suited us just fine after a day hiking! The evening started off with a "paddle" of 3 locally brewed beers! and finished with a deconstructed dessert that included Turkish Delight ice cream. The...More

Thank carries477
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my service user in here last night and I have to say a huge thank you to Morag she was very accommodating and arranged for seating in the quieter area as requested. The meal was served quickly and it was delicious I would...More

2  Thank Jedlady
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived and place was busy. Took a while to get acknowledged and response was not overly friendly.from people behind the bar. Told had to wait for table despite the fact tables were sitting unused. Told they were for reservations. Waited about 20 minutes and given...More

Thank pwd1690
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most Americans are acclimated to sterile environments in restaurants. Not here. The environment was with character. We were seated promptly, by a very polite and efficient server. The menu is standard pub fare, prepared well and correctly. The Winking Owl is a customer safety oriented...More

Thank AZGolfCoachJerry
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must visit if your looking for good food, they have a great selection on the menu. It's cosy spot with a nice relaxed atmosphere and the staff are very friendly and welcoming. Plenty of choice for a beer or a dram and...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very quiet and rundown, planned to eat there but put off by surroundings. Very dated, carpet very soiled, toilets very shabby but clean.

Thank Hammilton2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful food with excellent service , not ideal for wheelchairs . Good choices on menu and service was very good

Thank Pamt0507
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Fiona C
28 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 :)
17 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$33
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
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
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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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