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The Boat Hotel Bistro

$$ - $$$, British,
Deshar Road | Boat of Garten, Boat of Garten, Aviemore PH24 3BH, Scotland
+44 1479 831258
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Overview
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good34%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (24 reviews)
“steak” (17 reviews)
Closes in 22 min
All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Deshar Road | Boat of Garten, Boat of Garten, Aviemore PH24 3BH, Scotland
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11 - 20 of 275 reviews

Reviewed 21 August 2017

we dropped in for a meal this evening on the off chance of a table for 4 and grated by a very pleasant gentleman, at reception . and taken to the restaurant , give the menu lol at best a menu you could get in...More

Thank liz m
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Very nice to drop in for lunch or evening meal. Great service and food along with reasonable prices. Dogs very welcome.

Thank PCMcNeil
De K, Manager at The Boat Hotel Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Good day Thank you for reviewing us. We are pleased to hear you were happy with our great service and delicious food. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards The Boat Country Inn

Reviewed 14 August 2017

We had dinner here. The man who greets you is very friendly and happy to chat/advise. He had recommended my venison was done medium rare which I was happy to go with. My husband asked for his sirloin steak medium. The massive plate of nachos...More

Thank Michelle S
Manageratseaforth, Manager at The Boat Hotel Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Good day, Michelle Thank you for taking the time to review us. We take all our customers feedback very seriously. We have passed on your feedback to our Head Chef and Restaurant Manager. We sincerely apologies for letting you down on this occasion with your...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We went for a family dinner with 4 adults and 2 kids. We hadn't booked but were given a table straight away. Our server was very friendly and struck up some good banter with the kids. The food was typical pub grub type of fare...More

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Manageratseaforth, Manager at The Boat Hotel Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Good day Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are really pleased to hear you were happy with our service and food. We hope to welcome you back. Kind Regards The Boat Country Inn and Restaurant

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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped here while on the Strathspey Railway hungry and looking for a good pub lunch. We hadn't booked but I asked at the bar if they had a table for us for lunch. The lady behind the bar never answered me but handed me menus...More

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De K, Manager at The Boat Hotel Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Good day Thank you for taking the time to review us and for your feedback. We take all our customers feedback very seriously. We would like to find out more about your experience and to personally apologies to you for your experience on this occasion....More

Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

This hotel is looking a bit tired and the food was only just average. We had eaten here before about six years ago, but we didn't enjoy this visit as much.

Thank LEY237
Reviewed 27 July 2017

We had a nice round table, we had various meals ranging from Steak to pie and mash. The food was nicely presented but could of both tasted better and been hotter. Service was ok but slow.

Thank 652graham
Reviewed 21 July 2017

We checked into the hotel and decided on dinner in the pub and it was one service calamity after another. The server took our order, but when the drinks arrived the bartender only had half the drinks. He said the waitress hadn't put the others...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Very friendly, wide menu, daily specials. Tuesday night is "fish and chips" night where for a very reasonable price you get amazing fish and chips accompanied by a glass of wine/soft drink. The batter was light, crispy and full of flavour. The fish was clearly...More

Thank Nicola R
Lisa F, General Manager at The Boat Hotel Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Dear Nicola, THank you very much for your review. Good to hear you enjoyed your dinner with us, we looking forward to welcome you back soon.

Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

My mother booked this restaurant for a large family meal and I didn't feel I could complain too much at the time as it was a treat out and I wasn't paying the bill. We ordered two rounds of drinks and on both occasions the...More

Thank lisagrace83
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pops79
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 29
Cuisine
Bar, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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