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The Boat Hotel Bistro

) #3 of 3 Restaurants in Boat of Garten $$ - $$$ , British,
Deshar Road | Boat of Garten, Boat of Garten, Aviemore PH24 3BH, Scotland
+44 1479 831258
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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“steak” (14 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
Deshar Road | Boat of Garten, Boat of Garten, Aviemore PH24 3BH, Scotland
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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

I booked a table to take a large group from work as a thank you for a successful season. The building & furnishings looked good, and I had high hopes for a good evening, unfortunately from start to finish the whole experience was mediocre. It...More

2  Thank Steve C
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We went for a quick meal as we were staying in a cottage up the road. The barman was very welcoming and made sure to acknowledge everyone who was waiting. the menu had great choice of traditional pub food, Scottish food, steaks and burgers. When...More

Thank elleinnad
Lisa F, General Manager at The Boat Hotel Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review. We would like to welcome you again soon.

Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We had an evening meal here as the web site made it sound very welcoming and cosy. Big mistake the dinning hall was cold echod because of the old wooden floor, was cery dated and tired looking half way through our very average meal we...More

4  Thank Colin D
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Whilst staying on Boat of Garten over Easter weekend we tried to get a table on Friday evening but they were full so we booked for the following evening. The staff were welcoming, great with our 9 year old granddaughter and knowledgeable about the menu....More

Thank jackieandgrace
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Thoroughly recommend this for good food and excellent service. Extensive menu offered catering for wide range of tastes.

Thank John L
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for a "quick" sandwich and it took over 45 minutes to be served. We each had a different type of sandwich and they were awful. I had a ham and cheese and the ham was the cheap thin stuff you get at...More

2  Thank Jsfarmer
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Stayed for a couple of nights mid week a couple of weeks ago. The staff were very welcoming and we had a really nice room with lovely views. The only thing I would comment on in relation to the accommodation is that the bathroom floor...More

Thank PerthshireScOT-IrisH
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Stayed in this hotel for a weekend and used a gift voucher to partially pay our bill. The food in the restaurant was good and the staff very pleasant. Great views from our room which looked over the steam railway station. The village is nice...More

Thank SgtCheese
Reviewed 16 February 2017

For such a small town this is a great little place where we had a great evening meal and a perfect steak!

Thank simonjdawes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Fish, scampi, steak, burgers- all of the standard favourites with chips and generous proportion sizes. Big sofas by a log fire, good for a large glass of red or a pint after a day on cold mountains!

Thank CathyGilman
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11 July 2017|
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Response from lisa f | Property representative |
Hello, Yes we are a child friendly hotel. You're more then welcome to visit us with your family.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$29
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Deshar Road | Boat of Garten, Boat of Garten, Aviemore PH24 3BH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Badenoch and Strathspey  >  Aviemore  >  Boat of Garten
  • Phone Number: +44 1479 831258
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Boat Bistro & Bar. There are few places in the Cairngorm National park where food, wine and location come together as beautifully as The Boat Bistro, we showcase rustic and seasonal fare and re-imagined classics, featuring vegetables, fruits and herbs grown locally combined with produce sourced from the British Isles. Poached, squeezed, pressed, steamed, grilled, wilted, roasted, battered and seared. Our utterly delicious food, from first thing in the morning to last thing at night, will melt on your tongue and always leave you wanting more. Our menus comprise contemporary interpretations of classic British dishes. Our Lunch and Dinner menus also feature daily Best of British specials. It almost goes without saying that we use fresh, local, seasonal produce as the norm.Breakfast offers you a range of cold dishes and freshly baked pastries from the larder. As well as a fully cooked Scottish breakfast, you can order anything from delicate smoked Scottish Haddock to meltingly beautiful Eggs Florentine. If there’s anything else you’d like to eat, just ask. We’re not too posh or proud to make boiled egg and soldier. The Osprey Bar is warm and welcoming, the perfect place to meet, the bar is full of quiet corners. Tuck yourself away with a paper. Enjoy a quiet romantic moment. The Boat Bistro & Bar, you'll find:Best of British specials every day.Breakfast, lunch and dinner, contemporary interpretations of traditional dishes using fresh local produce. Extensive malt whisky selection. Early Bird Dining. We welcome everyone to experience the Bistro & Bar, including guests not staying at the hotel.
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