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Bandstand Restaurant

Crescent Road | Braeval Hotel, Nairn IV12 4NB, Scotland
+44 1667 452341
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (52 reviews)
“monkfish” (7 reviews)
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Bar, European, British, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
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"
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2. Fresh Seafood
"fresh seafood, good service and a wonderful view"
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3. Sunday Carvery
"Super choice of perfectly cooked roasts and great value for money."
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Reviews (662)
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1 - 10 of 604 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our annual trip to Nairn for the Wine and Crime afternoon was proceeded by lunch at the Bandstand. Starting with an exceptional choice of real ales. Our meal certainly did live up to expectations. We started with breaded Queen scallops , nicely presented but a...More

Thank Richard D
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 25 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

I dine here frequently on my visits home to Nairn, the staff are very friendly and always obliging , they have varied selections of Menus for The Bar Area and for The Restaurant, both are very good ! My particular favourite (recommended) is The Monkfish...More

Thank Lorna H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed 2 meals here and both were very good. The menu offers a range of options at various prices. For the beer drinker there are several real ales.

Thank Sludger134
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If looking for a good place to eat in the area then this ticks all the boxes. Not the best but perfectly adequate for a good night out.

Thank Keith F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a large platter of vegetables, salads, hummus, and bread. Also a steak with peppercorn sauce. . Very extensive scotch list.

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

Thank you for your review. I'm glad you appreciated our Whisky List - with 170 single malt whiskys, it certainly can be described as extensive!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Restuarant on the advice local knowledge of others in Nairn & we were not dissapointed with lovely food & veiws over the Grass land prior to the Loch, The Food was of average tasting and the service being the same.

Thank geordieboy200
MHMHolding, Owner at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for giving us your feedback.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the sunday cavery was delicious, staff were friendly and the view from the window was stunning. definitely worth a visit!

Thank RachelLynn95
MHMHolding, Owner at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm delighted you enjoyed your visit so much. Thank you for your generous review. Sunday Carvery is usually busy, so worth booking in advance.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Does what it does well. This is a great local, best place in Nairn for a few beers. The restaurant is a conservatory at the front of the hotel/ pub. Food is good, and the same menu is served in the bar. Nothing fancy, but...More

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

Thank you for your lovely comments. We appreciate it.

Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful spot with amazing views, cosy tables. Very busy showing its very popular.. beautiful food, I had the fish and could nearly not get through it.. big serves. Restaurant prices.. good service considering how busy it was.

Thank AlllyS
MHMHolding, Owner at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your very kind comments. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your visit.

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Questions & Answers
Lorraine B
13 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.
brian m
29 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
brian m
29 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
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$41
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
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
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Braeval Hotel
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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