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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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17:30 - 21:00
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Nairn, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was amazing. Canapes were spot on the pate was great the turkey as moist as it could be and the sweet was to die for. All set in pleasant surrounding.

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Thank Colin B
MHMHolding, Owner at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this review

It's lovely to receive this feedback. Thank you for your comments. More 

Inverness, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I decided to try Lunch out on Xmas Day this year. We went to this Hotel and were not disappointed. Our lunch (second sitting) was served, on time and at a nice pace and we never felt rushed. The standard of meal was excellent and the staff very attentive and friendly and all 5 courses were of... More 

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Thank tommymac20
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely wonderful Christmas Day experience- the usual high quality food, excellent wine, varied menu choices, great value, friendly personal service, in the attractively decorated Bandstand restaurant. Thank you Gordon, Morag, Simon and all the team.

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

I'm delighted you enjoyed your day. Thank you for your kind comments. More 

Nairn, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I use the Bandstand Restaurant, at the Braeval Hotel, fairly regularly and find it excellent. However on Christmas Day they really were outstanding. We went with another couple and we all really enjoyed it. The food was first class and the service exceptional - we'll be first in line to book for next year!

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Nairn, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

4 of us ate here on Xmas day for the second year in a row. Superb food and service. Tables well spaced and not crowded. Great choice of food, ales and wines. Oh, and whisky... Also great for lunch and dinner at any time of year.

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

Thank you for choosing to dine with us once again on Christmas Day. I'm glad you enjoyed the day and your kind remarks are much appreciated. More 

Nairn, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice spot. Friendly relaxed atmosphere. Perfect place for a swift half or two. Great service always. Highly recommend.

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Thank Nae-fear
MHMHolding, Owner at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments. Good to hear. More 

Inverness, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

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
MHMHolding, Owner at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this review

I agree, that's a good dilemma to have! Thank you for your lovely review. (The fish dish you enjoyed was the baked CANNON OF COD finished with a smoked tiger prawn and mussel broth, with herb mash, buttered asparagus and lemon dressed micro herb salad). More 

Nairn, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

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
MHMHolding, Owner at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind remarks. It's lovely to hear that we at a regular venue for you. That's much appreciated. More 

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 15 November 2016

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 31 October 2016

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 

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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$37
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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
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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