There is a fantastic choice of options when it comes to having something to eat and drink in the area. Anything from fine dining to a quick bite to keep you going so you can move onto the next adventure, Aviemore and its surrounding area have plenty on offer. Here are some of our personal favourites that we recommend you give a try.
The Old Bridge Inn – Dalfaber Road, Aviemore. Really good food, great atmosphere and often live music later on. Excellent selection of beers, wines and locally sourced food. We would advise booking, especially during holiday periods or weekends. Their number is: 01479 811137. Walking to the Old Bridge Inn takes about 15-20 mins along the path from Blaeberry Cottage, or 10 mins drive.
Ben Macdui’s – Grampian Road, Aviemore, next to the train station. The newest bar in Aviemore, serves really good food and a good selection of beers and wines. Their number is 01479 811754.
The Cairngorm Hotel – Grampian Road, Aviemore. Good food and a lively bar.
Roo’s Leap next to the train station in Aviemore. Good burger place with an Aussie theme. The number is 01479 811161.
La Taverna, situated on the roundabout at the far end of Aviemore. Good Italian food served all day with a good atmosphere. Best to book at busy times of year. The number is 01479 810683
There are a number more a little further afield:
Andersons – Boat of Garten, Tel: +44 (0)1479 831466
The Cross – Kingussie (fine dining and perfect for a very special occasion) Tel: +44 (0)1540 661166
The Cairn Hotel – Carrbridge (good food and a very good pub) Tel: +44 (0)1479 841212
Cairngorm Brewery – Tel: +44 (0)1479 812222. If you are into your real ales then a visit or a taste of the locally brewed, multi award winning beers from the brewery are worth a try.
The Mountain Café – located above Cairngorm Mountain Sports on the main street in Aviemore. Excellent food, coffee and fantastic breakfasts. Very good children’s menu & incredible cakes! Be prepared to queue for a table at busy times. Tel: +44 (0)1479 812473
Cobbs Café – located on the main street in Aviemore opposite Waterstone’s and next to Ellis Brigham. Very good coffee, cakes and sandwiches/panini. Tel: +44 (0)1479 811266
The Druie – located at Rothiemurchus. 20-30 mins walk from Blaeberry Cottage. Open for Breakfast, Teas/Coffees/Cakes and Lunch. Tel: +44 (0)1479 810005
Mambos, located in the main street in Aviemore. Bar & Café serving food all day. Tel: +44 (0)1479 811670
The Potting Shed, Inshriach – well worth a visit for tea/coffee, fantastic cakes and bird watching. Tel: +44 (0)1540 651287