Aviemore Restaurants

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    Old Bridge Inn: Excellent, but...

    by iaint Updated Sep 14, 2012

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    My B&B suggested this place for dinner. I’ll often follow a lead like that, if I like the place I’m staying. It worked in Rome. Why not Aviemore.

    I was slightly apprehensive because the last time I’d been there was 20 odd years ago, on a fun trip with my ex. I wasn’t sure if going back was right.

    Well, the food was great. Garlic broth with fish and a scallop. Lamb - just pink. Tender and juicy. A crême brulée with bramble (ie blackberry) granita. Small portions for the main course and dessert. No bread with the soup unless I wanted to pay £2 extra.

    Dessert was £5. Main course £18. This is a pub - OK a gastro pub - type restaurant, and not a white cotton tablecloth place.

    Service was excellent, as was everything except the bill. Just under £39 for one. I had a G&T and a glass of red wine as well as the 3 courses.

    Overall good, but not good value for money.

    Favorite Dish: The garlic & fish broth. Unusual and really good.

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    Cairn Hotel: great roadside stop

    by iaint Updated Apr 4, 2010

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    Walked into this place at lunchtime on Easter Saturday. The couple in the corner looked up, and then reverted to ignoring each other. The kids at the pool table paused to look at the stranger, then carried on. The bar staff perked up at the prospect of some work to do.

    Cute little boozer in a cute little village! Big wood fire blazing away. Snow all over the place outside.

    Staff all either Aussie or eastern European - efficient and friendly.

    Food - see below - was quick, cheap and good. £8.50 with a large Coke.

    Certainly perked me up after a tedious trip north on the A9 - the usual numpties, caravans & campervans. Gave me renewed focus for the last hour of my drive - over spectacular Dava Moor past capercaillie & 5' snowdrifts.

    Favorite Dish: Has to be the venison sausage casserole!

    It's all I had.

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    • Road Trip

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    Craggan Mill: Lucky find!

    by iaint Updated Jun 28, 2009

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    I stumbled on this place as I wandered the Speyside roads looking for lunch one sunny Saturday in June. I'd noticed it several times before whilst driving past on that road, and this time took the plunge.

    Definitely a good move. Excellent menu, friendly but unobtrusive service, very good food AND it was good value. Cost me about £15 for 2 courses, a Coke and large espresso.

    Had roast pork as main course. Good and filling.

    The place has atmosphere and a comfortable feel to it.

    OK, it's not in Aviemore but well worth the detour (and I don't plan on a Grantown page).

    I've been doing my research after the event, and the place has a very good reputation. The owners have published a book of recipes using whisky.

    The restaurant doubles as a gallery, and has an outside eating area.

    Favorite Dish: Prawn & crab risotto. Full of flavours.

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    La Taverna: fantastic pizza

    by iaint Updated Feb 24, 2008

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    Pleasant place. Some tables have a panoramic view of the nearby Cairngorm mountains.

    Service was quick and efficient, if not exactly friendly. Has a well priced buffet from 12 to 4.

    Well worth a visit.

    Favorite Dish: I had a Calabrese pizza.

    Huge! Spicy!

    Excellent.

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    • Mountain Climbing
    • Skiing and Boarding

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  • Royal Tandoori: Best Indian in Scotland

    by jenny.budge Written Feb 11, 2008

    Amazingly good food, very generous with Poppadoms etc without overcharging and they leave the pickle tray with you for the duration of the meal if you wish. Huge prawns in the shell, tender lamb and very fresh sauces laced with garlic and fresh coriander. This place never dissapoints. Unbelievable value to be had with their business lunch offers from £4.95 for 2 courses.

    Descent wine selection also. Good friendly service.

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  • Cafe Mambo: Tuesday's - 2 for the price of 1

    by partyboy9411 Updated Apr 3, 2007

    Don't miss the 2 for 1 deal on Tuesday evenings. A nice drop in, cafe bar, where everyone (locals, ski instructors etc) seem to visit during the course of the evening. They also have wifi access, which is suprisingly fast (as long as you keep buying beer/coffee etc).

    Good value meals to be had.

    Favorite Dish: 'Mean Muchacho', chili burger - Its big and bad!

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    • School Holidays
    • Backpacking

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    The Old Bridge Inn: Tasty Pub Food - Small, Cosy and Popular

    by scotlandscotour Written Apr 29, 2004

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    Real food, well prepared and cooked.
    Restaurant, Specials Board or Bar Menu.

    Good value local produce - no chips or bought in meals. But no expensive frills either - just good, honest food.

    Also noted for Real Ales, Wood Fire, Picnic Tables beside the River Spey ...
    ... with views of the Cairngorm Mountains. Has musical entertainment some nights and sundays, but generally feels like a quiet locals bar. The place to go for an afternoon in the sun, or a wood fire and a pint after the skiing.

    Favorite Dish: Haggis, Neeps 'n' Tatties
    Vegetable Chilli
    Beef Casserole

    Nothing too fancy, but in a country of poor food, and Aviemore is generally worse than average, this is not bad.

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    • Food and Dining
    • Beer Tasting

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    Various: Local bars

    by deeper_blue Updated Oct 7, 2012

    Aviemore has a good selection of local pubs with good atmospheres and more importantly good beer. Try the Winking Owl or The Old Bridge Inn.

    Favorite Dish: Beer or whisky

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