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The Druie

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Scottish, Café, Family Fare
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Rothiemurchus Centre | Inverdruie, Aviemore PH22 1QH, Scotland
01479 810005
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: The Druie takes its name from the burn(river) that rushes behind the...
The Druie takes its name from the burn(river) that rushes behind the restaurant and always seems in a hurry to carry clear, sparkling mountain water from the Cairngorms to the River Spey. We are open daily 9.30am - 5.00pm for locally roasted coffee, locally sourced tasty lunches,leaf teas and delicious homemade cakes, with a focus on dishes prepared from lovingly home produced beef from our pedigree herd of Highland cattle,our velvety venison from the ancient forest of Rothiemurchus and seasonal produce from specialist producers, served in a relaxed, friendly environment. Whilst enjoying your coffee or lunch at the Druie, you can enjoy the exhibition of local artwork which changes each month, especially selected by Ellie, who manages the Gallery at Loch an Eilein and is also a member of Creative Cairngorms.
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Good for:
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 110
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Service with a smile

Very welcoming cafe .great soup and enormous home made scones.lovely coffe and cakes.as every thing is freshly prepared you sometime have to wait but all the wraps burgers salads etc are worth the wait.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Pat W
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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195 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Very welcoming cafe .great soup and enormous home made scones.lovely coffe and cakes.as every thing is freshly prepared you sometime have to wait but all the wraps burgers salads etc are worth the wait.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The Druie fare is well worth the wait for a table. Scones are large and fab looking but carrot cake is the best. At £2.75 it's not cheap but it's so moist and absolutely scrumptious.

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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176 reviews 176 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This is a lovely place to stop and have a drink and a bite to eat. They do a superb Cullen Skink - fish soup and their scones are lovely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We go to the Druie a fair bit and think it is the most consistently good cafe in the area. The coffee is always great and scones fresh. The staff are freindly and unlike some other well reputed cafes in the area, they are still freindly and welcoming when people are queuing out of the door on a busy day.... More 

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Aberdeenshire Scotland
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106 reviews 106 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We did not book, but I would advise it, as very popular. Excellent food Cullen skink, Best Bangers and mash that I have had. Good burgers.we were all very happy, lots of nice cake on offer. The restaurant is lovely decorated, will eat here again. Very nice gift shop attached, also a deli, bought some mince to make a chilli,... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I've stopped here a few times to pick up some very tasty meat from the Rothimurchus estate. The quality is first class. My only complaint would be the slight air of snobbery. The folk in front of us in queue received far better service than us. Should we have put donned our tweed and riding boots too? The staff member... More 

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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120 reviews 120 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Great stop off for tea/coffee and cake. Great service, good price and thoroughly enjoyable. Located by Rothiemurchus Centre at inverdruie with parking outside,

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Simply excellent. Staff service like you always want but don't often get. Very attentive and genuine. Swift too without feeling rushed (importantly). Great selection of home bakes and although we didn't have a more substantial lunch, I loved the attention to "local" produce. Cosy feel, yet vibrant in this great little hub. We'll be back for sure.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Recently discovered this former school now a pleasant cafe / snack establishment. The coffee of good quality and served items are just delicious. Orders taken at counter and then served to seated customer. Wood burning stove adds to comfort and atmosphere (winter time) The younger of the waitresses is of of a very pleasant disposition, shame the elder is not... More 

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Rothiescot, Manager at The Druie, responded to this review

It’s our pleasure to fulfill our Guests’ expectations; we are all really sorry and disappointed that a member of our full-time staff did not do this, thank you for letting us know. We will be glad to welcome you again in the near future and trust that all the staff will give you a friendly and efficient welcome and service.... More 

Morecambe
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Lunch here today, two of us had Cullen Skink and another had Lentil & veg soup with soda bread, delicious. Friendly staff and cakes looked great if only we had the space!. Could do with expanding the cafe.

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Rothiescot, Manager at The Druie, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for spreading such excellent review on TripAdvisor. We are happy You loved our food and our service and apologise that you had no room for our cakes. We realise that we are a victim of our passion for delighting customers we need a bigger restaurant and we also need a bigger kitchen although it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rothiemurchus Centre | Inverdruie, Aviemore PH22 1QH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Aviemore and the Cairngorms  >  Aviemore
  • Phone Number: 01479 810005

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 38
  • Cuisine: Scottish, Café, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

The Druie takes its name from the burn(river) that rushes behind the restaurant and always seems in a hurry to carry clear, sparkling mountain water from the Cairngorms to the River Spey. We are open daily 9.30am - 5.00pm for locally roasted coffee, locally sourced tasty lunches,leaf teas and delicious homemade cakes, with a focus on dishes prepared from lovingly home produced beef from our pedigree herd of Highland cattle,our velvety venison from the ancient forest of Rothiemurchus and seasonal produce from specialist producers, served in a relaxed, friendly environment. Whilst enjoying your coffee or lunch at the Druie, you can enjoy the exhibition of local artwork which changes each month, especially selected by Ellie, who manages the Gallery at Loch an Eilein and is also a member of Creative Cairngorms.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?