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Bandstand Restaurant

Crescent Road | Braeval Hotel, Nairn IV12 4NB, Scotland
+44 1667 452341
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Bar, European, British, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Crescent Road | Braeval Hotel, Nairn IV12 4NB, Scotland
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Bandstand Restaurant
1. Ales and Whiskys
"The range of beers and whiskies is wonderful, and so is the food"
casa_tyr
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2. Fresh Seafood
"fresh seafood, good service and a wonderful view"
Stephanie
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3. Sunday Carvery
"Super choice of perfectly cooked roasts and great value for money."
John
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1 - 10 of 632 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Resteraunt was quiet but the staff were lovely and friendly. Menu had a good choice of both lunch & dinner. Food was well displayed on the plate, hot & very tasty. Very reasonably priced. Would visit again

Thank Lesley C
MHMHolding, Manager at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for the positive review! We look forward to seeing you again!

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Lovely seafood. Good value. Very relaxed friendly staff. Absolutely beautiful view. Loads of whiskies (160+) on offer and the selection of ales at the bar was impressive. Shame I was only there for one night before flying back to Bristol.

Thank John Y
MHMHolding, Owner at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

Thank you for your comments. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately our visit on this occasion was spoilt by the food not being up to the usual standard. The restaurant has a lovely outlook and the staff were pleasant and kept busy. When food had to be returned there was no quibble, but it meant...More

Thank Retired052
MHMHolding, Manager at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review. I am sad to hear that on this latest visit we weren't able to match your previous experiences. As you mention yourself this is not up to our usual standard and I am sure we will be able to rectify...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Credit were credit is due, I reviewed it a few years back and was disappointed the menu in the conservatory had changed. Haven’t been back, until now. Superb and excellent words I would use now, the staff 2 nice young ladies and John behind bar,...More

1  Thank NairnGolfer
MHMHolding, Manager at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for this wonderful review and I am exceptionally happy the work we have been putting into the restaurant is paying off! We are glad to have you back and we will see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would like to leave a review. My daughter and myself had lunch here yesterday 27/03/18.We arrived 10 mins before they close for lunch ,the gentleman who served us was very polite showed us to a table and politely asked us to order quickly as...More

Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was so impressed with the service given by The Braeval Hotel, especially Morag. I was looking for a venue in Nairn that could take up to 30 guests for a private lunch. Morag offered us the Bandstand restaurant, and having never visited before, and...More

Thank Privatepike
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff. Food was lovely. Haggis Bon Bon’s as a starter followed by chicken and mushroom linguini. View of the sea was spot on, helped by the fact it was a nice evening.

Thank Rabmac72
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Last minute break in Nairn. Bar bust after rugby game but managed to get a table. Service was Excellent, ale outstanding and food exceptionally good. Decent prices and great quality food. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Ann B
MHMHolding, Manager at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Great to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! Thank you for the lovely review.

Reviewed 21 February 2018

We stumbled across the Bandstand Restaurant and ventured inside to see if there was a table free for lunch. Luckily we got the last table and were glad we did. A carvery was on offer, but we were short of time and not hungry enough...More

Thank Alison T
MHMHolding, Manager at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

We are glad you enjoyed your lunch with us. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Five of us ate in the Bandstand this week and no one left disappointed. The food (a good selection of bar menu classics and a range of restaurant dishes and a kids menu too). The conservatory has views across the Nairn links and the Moray...More

Thank GC1515
MHMHolding, Owner at Bandstand Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Thank you for your lovely comments. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your visit and especially glad to hear that our service was appreciated.

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Lorraine B
13 December 2016|
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Response from MHMHolding | Property representative |
We don't allow dogs in the Braeval hotel anywhere. However, dogs are allowed in the bar in The Havelock Hotel.
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brian m
29 February 2016|
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Response from JustCheckinBristol | Reviewed this property |
Hi You may struggle to get a wheelchair though the front (Side) entrance but from memory the rear access door should be able to accommodate a wheelchair. If in any doubt call them on 01667 452341
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brian m
29 February 2016|
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Response from Hillmanimpman | Reviewed this property |
Yes it has from one entrance.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 42
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Television, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
  • 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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