The Balavoulin

125 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RL
$$ English

Reservations

Booking Notes:

If you are booking for a party of more than 8, you will need to call us in order to pay a deposit of £10 p/p to secure your booking.
Discretionary 10% service charge, on tables of 8 or more for dinner and 6 or more for lunch.
If you have a dog with you please let us know in advance, as not all tables are dog-friendly. Dog-friendly tables are not always guaranteed.
If you require a high chair please let us know in advance.
Any reservations made for drinks only may be refused upon arrival.

Business Info

  • Address: 125 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RL
  • Cross Street: Aviemore
  • Cuisine: English | Pasta | Pizza | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Pub
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Google Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 01479812255
  • Features: Outdoor Seating, Working Fireplace, Wheelchair Access, Free Wi-Fi, Big Screen TV,
  • Occasion: Dog Friendly,

Photos

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Evening Bookings Indoor Only 17:00 - 20:00
Breakfast - OVERNIGHT GUESTS ONLY 8:00 - 9:30
Lunch Bookings Indoor Only 12:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
Evening Bookings Indoor Only 17:00 - 20:00
Breakfast - OVERNIGHT GUESTS ONLY 8:00 - 9:30
Lunch Bookings Indoor Only 12:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
Evening Bookings Indoor Only 17:00 - 20:00
Breakfast - OVERNIGHT GUESTS ONLY 8:00 - 9:30
Lunch Bookings Indoor Only 12:00 - 15:00
Thursday
Evening Bookings Indoor Only 17:00 - 20:00
Breakfast - OVERNIGHT GUESTS ONLY 8:00 - 9:30
Lunch Bookings Indoor Only 12:00 - 15:00
Friday
Evening Bookings Indoor Only 17:00 - 20:00
Breakfast - OVERNIGHT GUESTS ONLY 8:00 - 9:30
Lunch Bookings Indoor Only 12:00 - 15:00
Saturday
Evening Bookings Indoor Only 17:00 - 20:00
Breakfast - OVERNIGHT GUESTS ONLY 8:00 - 9:30
Lunch Bookings Indoor Only 12:00 - 15:00
Sunday
Breakfast - OVERNIGHT GUESTS ONLY 8:00 - 9:30
Lunch Bookings Indoor Only 12:30 - 15:00
Evening Bookings 17:00 - 20:00

F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! We are a small family owned business and all children are welcome to stay until 11pm.
Yes! the wooden floored area of the bar is dog friendly. We do ask that there is strictly a maximum of 2 dogs per booking. And that dogs are both kept on a leash and please observe that they are not allowed on the furniture. If your usually well mannered dog is not settling we reserve the right to ask you to remove it.
We are only allowing tables to be occupied for 2 hour periods. If your table is free after your allocated time slot, you are more than welcome to stay with us for longer. Although, this cannot be guaranteed.
We are only allowing tables to be occupied for 2 hour periods. If your table is free after your allocated time slot, you are more than welcome to stay with us for longer. Although, this cannot be guaranteed.
We are opening at the moment from 12pm until late. Our lunch menu is served from 12:30pm - 3:30pm and dinner is served from 5pm - 8pm. We do recommend that you book a table to avoid any disappointment.
At the moment, no. Currently we are only taking bookings for dining, and for indoor only. It is something we may look into doing at a later period, but currently we want to give everybody as much of a chance as possible to be able to grab a table and enjoy our hospitality.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.67 out of 5 stars based on 2255 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 21, 2024
Mark S.
Very friendly staff, great food (would recommend the nachos), great choice of drinks and everyone made welcome, including dogs! Well worth a visit if you're in Aviemore.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 13, 2024
Morven T.
Great food, served quickly. Very dog friendly. Enjoyable meal

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
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Feb 05, 2024
Miriam B.
Amazing food and friendly staff

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 26, 2024
Donna M.
The staff were great, very welcoming and friendly. They do the Balavoulin credit.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 19, 2024
Kayla C.
Everything was great, but the brownie for dessert was impeccable! Such an amazing meal and drink!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 13, 2024
Iain M.
Outstanding Restaurant, Staff were great with our dog. Brilliant atmosphere in the place definitely recommend it!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
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Value: 8/10
Jan 12, 2024
Kirsty M.
I had the Chicken and Chorizo pie. It was amazing but the pastry top was too crispy. The nachos were banging too. Staff and ambiance was top notch!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 07, 2024
Harrison C.
Amazing food, lovely atmosphere and very lovely staff. Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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Jan 07, 2024
David R.
The home made French Onion Soup was excellent, I am glad I decided to have a starter instead of a desert. Our mains were very good and the portions large, in the ladies found them too large. The ambiance was very good, welcoming families and dogs. We were celebrating a birthday and the staff allowed us time to enjoy our meal and have a blather in our own time. The Balavoulin is very popular and would recommend booking a table, to avoid disappointment.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 06, 2024
Kenny F.
Absolutely lovely food, it is on the the more pricey side but given the quality and portion size it is more than worth the money. Would recommend to anyone visiting Aviemore!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 01, 2024
Bruce M.
All 10/10 staff were great & warming from start to finish! Highly recommend this place when you’re in Aviemore!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 04, 2023
Melissa W.
Rooms are cosy, service & location great too! Enjoyed the food & good atmosphere

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 22, 2023
Irene W.
Excellent service - value for money

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 19, 2023
Dawn D.
Lovely place to stay. Great food, friendly staff and nice atmosphere.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
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Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Nov 10, 2023
Sheila M.
Had fish and chips. Fish was delicious and hot. Chips could have been a little hotter. But thoroughly enjoyed. Staff were very friendly and efficient

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 08, 2023
Graham M.
Excellent.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Nov 02, 2023
Joshua F.
We love visiting the Balavoulin when staying in Aviemore, its a great family run pub that serves brilliant food! Perfect after a day hiking or cycling up the Cairngorms. Staff are always brilliant, so happy & friendly and the food is second to none, always served in large portions and tastes great. It is slightly expensive but it definitely makes up for it in quality. Cant wait to come back!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 01, 2023
Lyndsay E.
Had a great experience at the Balavoulin. Staff were so attentive, without being intrusive. Food was superb, and, one of the best breakfasts I’ve had in a long time. Everything cooked to perfection. Well done everyone!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 21, 2023
Suzie F.
Great food, great atmosphere. Always a hit when we visit. Booking in advance recommended.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 20, 2023
Stewart R.
So been every time I visit aviemore. The service,food,staff are second to none. I would like to praise the women who seems to be in charge of the bookings. She is a staff member that needs to take a bow. Thank you for sorting us out at late notice and continued to be professional at doing her job. Be back easter

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 20, 2023
Kathy K.
Friendliest staff you'll ever meet.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 18, 2023
Suzanne n.
This place is one of the most amazing places on the planet!! The food is beyond stunning. So fresh and locally sourced.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 13, 2023
Susan B.
Food was amazing, service was great.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 11, 2023
Jason N.
This is a lovely little place, would recommend. Had pre booked but was seated as soon as we walked in, drinks were quick and food was great. The pizzas are really nice and they offer you the leftovers to take with you.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 07, 2023
Melanie H.
Fantastic service by Eve. Very busy but a lovely atmosphere. All the food was fab apart from friends pizza, it had a nice topping but was hard to take a bite, a little tough on the base underneath.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 27, 2023
Andy M.
The food was fantastic, service was excellent, atmosphere was brilliant and this is far from my first time at the Balavoulin. I cannot recommend highly enough. They’re also dog friendly.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 25, 2023
Tracy E.
Great service and lovely food. Would definitely recommend and will be back

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 22, 2023
Claire G.
Table of 8 - great food and service. Nice atmosphere

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 22, 2023
Sabine L.
Petit hôtel et pub sympathiques et agréable personnel gentil comme très souvent en Écosse. Chambre simple et confortable. Même si les chambres sont au dessus du pub, on n'est absolument pas gêné. C est silencieux.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 18, 2023
Jan F.
Great atmosphere, food excellent, had a lovely evening

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 17, 2023
Sarah P.
Great place, more than happy to accommodate our Cocker Gus unlike other establishments in Aviemore. Lovely friendly staff. We had pizza and nachos that was so good we went back 2 days later and had another pizza. Will be back next time we visit Aviemore

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 15, 2023
Pat M.
Can’t fault it at all, excellent in every respect, and my dog loved it too.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 15, 2023
Paula M.
Staff very friendly and service oriented. Food was lovely

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 13, 2023
Detlef P.
Das Essen war wirklich lecker und reichlich. Wir hatten Pizza und Steak Pie und waren total zufrieden. Auch das Personal war freundlich und zuvorkommenden.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 26, 2023
shirley m.
Lovely meal tonight. Food was delicious. Service great. Staff really friendly.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 26, 2023
Wanda S.
Great place to stay and to eat and drink. Rooms are all you need, comfortable and clean and not noisy from the bar below. Staff are all lovely. Friendly, helpful, nothing too much trouble. Food is tasty, good sized portions and service excellent. Can't say enough good things about the Balavoulin!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 18, 2023
Sally C.
We really enjoyed our meal. It was my sons birthday and was his choice to have dinner with you. When we next come up to Aviemore we will definitely book again

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 11, 2023
arnold m.
Very good food and service we would definitely be back

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 10, 2023
Mark G.
That good we went back for a second meal the day after. Honestly the whole experience was outstanding, the food was amazing I'd strongly recommend it. Thank you

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 07, 2023
Jane G.
Super meal

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 03, 2023
Michael R.
A busy restaurant with a good selection of food on the menu. Staff were attentive and owner had a great way with his customers

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 01, 2023
Shona D.
Nice and welcoming pub, really busy so glad we booked in advance. Portions are massive and food was really tasty staff really friendly too

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 29, 2023
Steve T.
Great place simple menu done well consistently busy vibe and would easily recommend to others

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 27, 2023
Fiona W.
Lovely family meal. The food was excellent and the staff were great! Looking forward to returning again!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 27, 2023
Fiona T.
We had a really enjoyable meal last night. Burgers and pizzas, for adults and kids both went down well. Nice atmosphere, good service and tasty food at a reasonable price.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 23, 2023
Evelyn B.
Great reasonably priced food served by friendly efficient staff . Enjoyed the post dinner entertainment from Jono singing with his guitar

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 08, 2023
Andy B.
Clean tidy bedroom, staff pleasant , Food is fine .

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 06, 2023
Leona W.
Great food really nice staff and good value for money!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 04, 2023
Andrew I.
Busy bar/restaurant, good service from all the staff, pleasant ambience, TVs if you want to catch up on sport, pizzas were great, one of my favourite places to eat/drink in Aviemore, best to book!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 28, 2023
John M.
5 of our group ate here with no complaints

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 27, 2023
Ellen R.
Lovely waiters, polite and helpful:)

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 14, 2023
Morven T.
Great restaurant and bar. Very dog friendly and the booth we were given was perfect for our two pooches. Food was excellent and very hot. Particularly loved the pizzas.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 08, 2023
Julie S.
Friendly staff providing excellent service & the quality of the food far surpassed our expectations Would highly recommend

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 01, 2023
Elizabeth M.
Excellent location, comfortable room, shower a bit small. Food good and staff were lovely

Overall: 10/10
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May 22, 2023
Dawn D.
Lovely place to stay and eat. Food fab especially pizza and Nacho's. Great atmosphere, friendly staff. If you're staying in Aviemore try it out.

Overall: 10/10
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May 21, 2023
Lars S.
Great place, nice down-to-earth service, very good food.

Overall: 10/10
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May 04, 2023
Madeleine K.
The food was delicious but it was the attitude of the staff which made our evening such a success. Very friendly, helpful and accommodating. I am hard of hearing so found us a quieter table. Thank you.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 12, 2023
Andrew M.
We’re frequent visitors to the Balavoulin. Food is always spot-on, Struan and his staff are great, and it’s dog-friendly, which means you can make new friends

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 08, 2023
Dionne T.
Great place, excellent food and helpful staff. Will definitely be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 06, 2023
William C.
Had fish and chips the fish was amazing well worth the money

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 06, 2023
Fiona R.
5 of us were here twice this week for an evening meal and both times the food, service and atmosphere were perfect. Very dog friendly too which is a must for us. Always enjoy a visit here when we are in Aviemore.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 02, 2023
Anne R.
Lovely friendly atmosphere and amazing food

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
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Mar 15, 2023
Leon & Debbie R.
A lovely experience. Warm and welcoming hospitality. Great service. Clean and comfortable accommodation. Food was good but could offer a bit more variety. Would certainly stay again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 18, 2023
Iain M.
Food was excellent with big portions and tasty. Great value and will be back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Feb 10, 2023
Jim P.
Balavoulin staff were brilliant. My wife got stuck in transit (train delays) Staff were fantastic Thanks again

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 06, 2023
Sarah M.
Always a great atmosphere and great food

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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Feb 06, 2023
Michelle A.
Great service, very relaxing, good food

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 29, 2023
Sharon F.
Our experience was brilliant highly recommend from the food being delicious to live music (thanks Chris, from Keith) and the staff were professional welcoming and very tentative to us, Excellent, thanks to the chef and staff we will be back!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 27, 2023
Greg H.
If you want tasty food, a good selection of drinks and a nice atmosphere with your family friends and dogs then this place is a must. Best nachos, big pizzas and friendly staff. Lovely

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 18, 2023
james j.
Staff so lovely! Nachos were unreal! Best food I’ve ever had.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 15, 2023
Rachel H.
The staff were very friendly and helpful, regularly asking us of we needed anything and petting the dog with us. Although the food is a simple pub grub offering it's well done and overall very happy with the food and service.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 04, 2023
Jackie M.
Lovely staff who were very accommodating of our family

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jan 01, 2023
Carol W.
A good experience. Will return.

Overall: 10/10
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Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 29, 2022
Georgia R.
What a brilliant restaurant. The staff were fantastic and so attentive.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 19, 2022
Carol B.
Love this place at Xmas, great service and cosy atmosphere!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 19, 2022
Ruth G.
Amazing place, just what aviemore needed. Great food, great drink and lovely staff.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 05, 2022
Heather B.
We had a brilliant evening! Great atmosphere, lovely food and superb service from the lovely staff :-) Thanks again for the freebies, absolutely luv my scarf!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Dec 05, 2022
Angie G.
Had a fantastic night here with friends. Everything was amazing, the food, the staff and the ambiance. We were having such a great time we even had to be asked to leave at the end of the night as they were closing. Will definitely be back!!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 05, 2022
Annamaria B.
All good, looking forward to return!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 01, 2022
Karen m.
Great food, great friendly staff. Booked for our first night back in Aviemore so we didn't miss out. Thanks guys

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 23, 2022
Grace C.
As soon as we entered the service was excellent. Greeted by a very pleasant young man. We were given plenty time to choose what we wanted and as one of us is gluten free he checked everything was right for us. Lovely atmosphere, quality of food was excellent and really good value. We would go again and recommend anyone to go.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 21, 2022
Devon G.
Had a lovely family meal when we travelled from Dundee after the reindeer experience. Very cosy near the fire and lovely food with large portions! Will definitely be back!

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
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Nov 18, 2022
Nikki D.
Great service and food!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 27, 2022
Pierre R.
Good quality of service and food

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 22, 2022
Julie D.
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and time in The Balavoulin. The staff were great, very friendly and professional and would highly recommend the restaurant to other guests.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 09, 2022
Michelle w.
Place has a great buzz about it. Staff are friendly and always make us welcome. Food was well presented and tasty

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Oct 08, 2022
Isabelle M.
Great food, friendly relaxed atmosphere

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 23, 2022
Russell T.
Good wholesome food in a pleasant atmosphere with very helpful and friendly staff. Will definitely visit again when next in Aviemore.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 23, 2022
Nina P.
Great place to stay, very friendly staff . The food was fab , both evening meal and breakfast the next morning ...all served with a smile !. Perfect location for seeing Aviemore too. Would definitely use them again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 10, 2022
Sharon N.
The food was tasty, but our server could have been a little more interactive. However I appreciate that many hospitality venues are experiencing difficulties with staffing and therefore they may just have been tired.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 27, 2022
Nicola S.
We had a really lovely family meal. We asked for a table away from dogs and that is what we got. Loads of choice, wonderful food - just slightly pricey but not a complaint.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 13, 2022
John M.
Fantastic service, great food. Really welcoming.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 05, 2022
Jacqui S.
Lovely meal and service ..

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 29, 2022
Ewan M.
Excellent service, excellent food, staff very helpful, would come back again, perfect setting indoor and outdoor

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 26, 2022
Emma F.
Really good meal and great service! Family and dog friendly, we’ll definitely be back again. Beer garden fab too!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 1/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 15, 2022
Louise S.
Friendly staff, gluten free options that were delicious and dog friendly. Perfect.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 08, 2022
Christina M.
The staff we lovely, they were very welcoming even though they were really busy. The food was excellent and came out piping hot. There was a good choice of dishes at reasonable prices.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 02, 2022
Graeme B.
The food was excellent, the staff were excellent, all round it was a great experience. We will definitely be back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 24, 2022
David C.
The Balavoulin is a great place to go for a meal. The food quality is great and all of us enjoyed what we had. The staff were very attentive with regular checks to find out if we needed more drinks or anything else. It was also good to have staff that were willing to engage in a friendly way when asked questions such as “what is the meaning of ‘Balavoulin’?” Thoroughly enjoyable and priced at a similar rate to other Aviemore restaurants (which are all slightly on the expensive scale).

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 10, 2022
Kerry L.
I always love coming back to the Balavoulin. Always a warm welcome and a great atmosphere right in the heart of Aviemore. The food was lovely, my partner had the Rump steak and I had the Bally burger both were so tasty!! Can’t wait to come back again.