Mum (aka Jenny's) 5 favourite places to eat local to the cottage


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Finally, it’s Jenny’s turn to share her 5 favourite places to eat and we are back to the topic of food! There are times when you just fancy not cooking and so I thought I'd share some of my favourite places that don't involve washing up!


1.Just twenty minutes’ drive, or an adventure by bike through the Slochd, is Tomatin and the café, called JP at the Strathdearn views of the viaduct are amazing and the scones are MASSIVE.  The hub here is owned by the community and you will find a wee shop, tennis courts, office space and an electric vehicle charging point etc.  It’s a great place with an outside area for the kids.

2. If you are feeling like a stroll, I enjoy a walk to the hotel in Boat for a glass of something or a warm drink and pastie from the village shop/post office.Did you know the owner of the latter used to live at our cottage?

3.The Old Bridge Inn, is hidden behind the railway station down by the river.Not only does it have a great fire, outdoor area but also a wide variety of food.  Sometimes you will find live music as well.  A great place and one that we don’t get to visit as often as we would like.

4. The Coffee Corner Café Aviemore has always been a place for us to visit.I like the cheese scone with soup combo and Malcolm the bacon rolls.  It can be very busy so be prepared to wait.

5. Route 7 café Aviemore is conveniently located in a shop (Highland Home Centre) and is also near an access point for the Speyside Way.We haven’t been for a while but checking out their social media the Yorkshire pudding wrap (Sounds inspired from Junior Bake off) is a must for 2021.

So once Lachlan gives you his top 5 you will have nearly 15 different locations to visit for food which is more than a weeks worth (or two!)…. We welcome your suggestions and comments but that should be enough to get ‘your teeth into’ ;-)