Close by the famous Strathspey Railway in Avviemore you’ll find The Boat Bar & Bistro . This is a stylish, smart hotel which retains warmth and charm. The stylish restaurant is a fitting backdrop in which to enjoy accomplished cooking with Scottish produce and some traditional cuisine on offer including a number of Scottish favourites such as Cullen Skink, Salmon and Cranachan as well as regular International dishes. The Boat at Boat-of-Garten is a Scottish country pub & restaurant with rooms reflecting rural charm and a rustic, friendly character. Afternoon tea is also available – excellent scones and homebakes.
“Our picturesque surroundings in the heart of the Cairngorm’s provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured beers, lagers and fine wines gracing our bar. With cosy log fires and various seating area’s you’ll be very happy soaking up the atmosphere in unspoilt surroundings.
There are few places in the Cairngorm National park where food, wine and location come together as beautifully as The Boat Bar and Bistro. Offering a casual and hearty pub style menu with our own take on classic dishes and speciality nights throughout the week, our most popular being Tuesday Fish and Chip Night. Our Chef’s choice weekend specials menus are sure to dazzle on date nights or add that something special to an evening out.
Retiring to the pub is an effortless affair at The Boat. Here you will find The Boat’s extensive range of over 50 whiskies and variety of Gins including some local Scottish distilled favourites.”
Editor’s Note: Worth trying the Market Menu with seasonal dishes including Roast Scottish Salmon with a herb crust, blackpudding mash, cabbage and a Sloe gin jus or Balmoral Chicken with clapshots and whisky sauce.