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The Druie

Rothiemurchus Centre | Inverdruie, Aviemore PH22 1QH, Scotland
01479 810005
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Ranked #13 of 46 restaurants in Aviemore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $38
Cuisines: Scottish, Café, Family Fare
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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.
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English first
Perth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Outside seating available. Good menu choices at a fair price. Friendly, efficient service. this place is always busy. easy to see why.

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Thurso, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Today I was lucky enough to find an outside table in the shade, so I went inside to order. The waitress (who I am assuming was a supervisor because she wasn't wearing the usual uniform and seemed to be calling the shots) asked me "Are you sitting outside, are you on your own?", I replied that I was and was... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Dropped in for a quick coffee and couldn't resist one of the fantastic looking cakes (I had their chocbit slice which was ace) lovely decor/environment and their mocha was AMAZEBALLS - really nice coffee topped with a chocolate drizzle and crumbled flake, best mocha I've had in Scotland so far. Not the cheapest and not dog friendly (at least inside)... More

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Rothiescot, Manager at The Druie, responded to this review

We are delighted that you enjoyed the Druie so much, thank you for taking the trouble to tell us. The coffee beans are specially roasted in Perth and our team take so much care and pride in making them into the best coffee possible. One customer wrote to us that it was 'the best coffee in the universe' but we... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The Druie is lovely. It's small and quaint but not overcrowded in seating. The selection of cakes are lovely, the home made soup is delicious and the time and effort put into making the design on top of the coffee just shows the pride the staff have in their work. Hopefully visit for dinner next time I'm in Aviemore

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Rothiescot, Manager at The Druie, responded to this review

Thank you very much for this recommending the Druie. We have a small committed team who are grateful for you appreciation. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. More

Sunny Queensland. AUST
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We had cappuccinos and a selection of their cakes and slices.Delicious but I don't think low calorie. Not far out of Aviemore and definitely recommended place to stop.

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Rothiescot, Manager at The Druie, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this - low calorie cakes are not our speciality. The staff aim to make the best coffee, cakes and scones and we look forward to seeing you again soon to enjoy them. More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Always pop in at least once when up in Cairngorms. Visited twice this holiday. Both times had coffee and cakes/scones. Delicious as usual. one particular staff member can be a little frosty but mostly they are really nice. Particularly like it because we can sit outside, but under cover if raining with the dog!

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Rothiescot, Manager at The Druie, responded to this review

Thank you very much for letting us know how much you enjoy our cakes and scones - all homemade, Very sorry one of the members of staff is sometimes a little frosty, they will all try harder to make sure that visitors can always enjoy their their lovely friendly personalities. We look forward to welcoming you here again soon. More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

I went today expecting the best, this was not followed , service was really really bad, we were a group of 6 and 4 of us only got ours , we had to ask twice for the following and in the end did not get wa we asked for , because we confrounting the young girl her attitude was disgusing... More

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Rothiescot, Manager at The Druie, responded to this review

We are extremely sorry and embarrassed that the service went so wrong and really have no excuses for this. The Druie Team work so hard trying to offer the best service and unfortunately due to the unexpected business levels on a Monday (that would normally only be seen during peak season or at a weekend) they were unable to do... More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

Service was extremely poor, ordered coffee and cake for 3 people, which I would say is a simple order. It took 3 reminders for the cakes to come, the waitress' attitude was attitude was appalling.

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Rothiescot, Manager at The Druie, responded to this review

We are extremely sorry that you had such a bad experience at the Druie. On Monday, the number of customers was exceptional and the weather meant that people could only sit inside so we were managing a long waiting list for tables and inundated by requests for takeaways'. However, there is no excuse for the service you received and we... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

Good coffee, but shocking service. Hot drinks served promptly but had to ask for accompanying scones and cakes to be served, arrived AFTER coffee finished.

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Rothiescot, Manager at The Druie, responded to this review

We are extremely sorry and embarrassed that the service went so wrong and have no excuses for this. The staff were overwhelmed by 70% of our customers arriving within 90 minutes, during what was already a busy day due to the weather. The Druie team really do care that each customer has an exceptional visit and we will look at... More

Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We enjoyed our lunch of home made soup and cheese scones. The best cheese scones we had ever tasted. Well worth a visit.

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Rothiescot, Manager at The Druie, responded to this review

Thank you for telling us how much you enjoyed your visit. The staff are extremely proud of the scones they make, they want them to be the best any customer will have anywhere, so are delighted to have succeeded! Hope we see you again soon - do try the fruit and plain scones which are also amazing! More

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