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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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Inverness, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I struggle with places like this. Everything on the menu sounds really good and you struggle to make your choice. I had to send the waitress (who was very good) away twice as I ummed and aahed over the menu. I finally settled for a fish dish in some sort of broth - I'm can't remember how the menu described... More 

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Thank Colin L
Nairn, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I live close to this restaurant and have eaten both lunch and dinner there many times over the past several years, including recenty, and have almost always had a very good meal. Last Sunday was, however, the first time I have eaten the Sunday 'carvery' lunch there. I started with the 'soup of the day' - it was excellent, my... More 

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Thank Bill C
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we ate here as part of a very large group I'd say approx 50 people. This was no problem for the carting team. Food was lovely. Staff were friendly. The place was clean. It was dark when we were there but it would have had lovely views if it were daylight. Well done to the team!

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Thank naomimolyneux
MHMHolding, Public Relations Manager at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks. We're so glad you enjoyed your evening. More 

Barcelona
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99 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband parents and I enjoyed a lovely meal at this restaurant during recent short trip. The selection of food and drink was excellent. The food was delicious . Great gluten free selection . Well worth a visit especially for the view.

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

Thank you for your comments. We have a reputation for catering well for special dietary requirements. Providing imaginative, tasty dishes for gluten free and vegetarian diets is a routine part of our menu and very important to us. More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Okay, the food is very good and the beer menu is even better, but what makes the Bandstand so special is the friendliness of both the staff and the customers, it felt like we had been coming here for years, rather than it being our first visit.

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

How lovely to hear you felt this way on your first visit. We aim to make everyone welcome, so thank you for your comments. More 

Thurso, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Lunch with friends food and service excellent very friendly staff good varied menu great value for money

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Thank Lyn R
MHMHolding, Owner at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for such a generous review. Much appreciated. More 

Inverness, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Lunch on a nice sunny day, and the views from the restaurant over the Moray Firth were rather fine. The staff were helpful and attentive and certainly not intrusive. Had the carvery roast beef and pork, which were served in decent quantity and with the usual accompaniments. The beef itself was pleasant enough, but lacked any hint of pink, so... More 

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Thank barry m
MHMHolding, Owner at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for giving your feedback. The Sunday Roast is good value at only £10 for 2 courses and is generally well received (and busy). Our normal restaurant dinner menu is of a different style and quality and it might be more to your taste. More 

Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Booked dinner here whilst staying in Nairn for the night. Selected it based on the ratings/feedback on Tripadvisor. Were fortunate enough to get a window seat which has lovely views out to sea. Good choice of food, decent service & restaurant pretty busy which is always a good sign. Both my hubbie & I went for the cod option which... More 

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MHMHolding, Owner at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us your feedback. Much appreciated. More 

Welwyn, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Restaurant of Braeval Hotel next to large bar known for its wide beer and whisky selection and TV sports. Try it out when Scotland are playing a rugby international! Tasty food especially fish/sea food with friendly and prompt service. However the advertised local beers were not available. Fine views from the restaurant out beyond the Nairn bandstand to the Moray... More 

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Thank RMartinL101
MHMHolding, Owner at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. Regarding the beer range - it varies widely during the week, so sometimes you may drop by when a local beer has just finished and something else is put on. Normally around 9 different ales to choose from. More 

Tsawwassen, British Columbia, Canada
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a lovely place to have a meal whether it be breakfast, which is included in the price of an overnight stay, or for dinner after enjoying a day shopping in the quaint town of Nairn.

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Thank Marci C
MHMHolding, Owner at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you. We really appreciate your comments. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$38
Cuisine
Bar, European, British, Soups, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free 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
Romantic, Cheap Eats, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
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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