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Ptarmigan Dining

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Aviemore PH22 1RB, Scotland
+44 1479 861261
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LINCOLNSHIRE ENGLAND
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015

Went up on the funicular railway. I would say this is a cafe rather than a restaurant. Not too busy when we visited and we were lucky enough to sit in a comfy leather settee looking out of a large picture window onto the amazing scenery which is breathtaking. Went outside onto the viewpoint where the howling gale brought the... More 

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Jackson, Wyoming
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138 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2015

The café gets lots of traffic from skiers, walkers and tourists who take the funicular but it's a bit shabby even so. I had a coffee in a cup that was heavily stained, the tables had not been wiped down properly and the floor was strewn with crumbs and other debris from the previous day (or week?). It wasn't at... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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637 reviews
416 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2015

Hot spiced mulled wine & hot chocolate with marshmallows and skooshy cream. The restaurant was very busy around 12pm with skiers coming in for a heat and warm food. Tables are at a premium and geared more towards a quick dining experience for the skiers than a relaxing restaurant for visitors. The service is lacking, ran out of napkins and... More 

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Thank Falkirk_Tiggs
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2015

The views are staggering from Ptarmigan, there is a special viewing area, however the food is not as good as the restaurant at the car park.

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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61 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015

A very unremarkable self-service cafeteria offering a limited range of hot food served from hot plates rather than freshly cooked, plus the usual cakes and buns, teas and coffees and soft drinks. I did however offer a warm haven from the minus 22 degrees Celsius outside air temperature, as well as some superb views down into the Spey Valley and... More 

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Thank Alasdair M
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2015 via mobile

I spent a lot of time on the mountains as a youth and decided to take my new wife. This place is a gem. Good prices not pricey to go up on the funicular railway and when you get there you get the view all the way to Inverness! What a place, just watch the skiers if you go out... More 

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Thank millington101
North Lanarkshire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2015

We visited the Ptarmigan restaurant on top of the Cairngorms which is the UK’s highest restaurant, but it is more like a cafeteria. Although we did not eat we had warm drinks – coffee and the hot chocolate which I can recommend, was delicious. The older staff member who took our money never said one word to us, we might... More 

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Bedale, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

Admittedly we came here during Feb half term so it was bound to be busy but it was a bit ridiculous. Picked my son up from ski school just outside at 12. Cued for 45 minutes to get food that was like a Luke warm school dinner yet cost £8 per dish and then my 5 year old and I... More 

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Thank Emily W
Aberdeen
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2015 via mobile

It's a great feature to have at the top of the mountain for visitors or snow sports enthusiasts fancying a bite to eat or drink. I love the soups very warming when temperatures are sometimes -15! I usually have a glass of white wine too. Fantastic views & good atmosphere

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Thank RubyLady
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2015 via mobile

Nice to come in out the cold i wouldn't come here for the food but for the view, very busy when the skiing is good so quite hard to get a seat

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aviemore PH22 1RB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Badenoch and Strathspey  >  Aviemore
  • Phone Number: +44 1479 861261

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?