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Rothiemurchus Centre | Inverdruie, Aviemore PH22 1QH, Scotland
01479 810005
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Ranked #13 of 50 Restaurants in Aviemore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $38
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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Aberdeenshire Scotland
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107 reviews 107 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 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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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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15 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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 

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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 

Dumfries, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Our favourite lunch spot and if you like Cullen skink it is the best ever! Homemade bread and lovely fresh sandwiches along with lots of other tasty dishes off the Rothiemurchus estate. Coffee/tea and cakes good too

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Rothiescot, Manager at The Druie, responded to this review

Thank you for telling us how much you enjoy the Druie - it’s our pleasure to fulfill all our Guests’ expectations. We are waiting for your return - soon. More 

Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We stop off here every week for a treat. Always a warm friendly welcome, great smiley service, excellent food, the Cullen skink soup to die for and the cappuccino is magic. The menu is always interesting and innovative, something for everyone including the kids. Go there........

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Rothiescot, Manager at The Druie, responded to this review

Bob & Olwyn - thank you for spreading the word about how much you enjoy the Druie - it’s our pleasure and we look forward to seeing you - hopefully every week! More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is the 3rd time we have visited here, we go because the food is nice but have to say I have always found the waitresses poor & our visit recently did nothing to change my mind. One waitress in particular was very sharp and showed no interest in making it a pleasant experience, taking orders from customers she was... More 

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Rothiescot, Manager at The Druie, responded to this review

Thank you for telling us about your experiences at the Druie and in particular your most recent visit. I am so sorry and disappointed that you had this experience and can assure you that this has been dealt with and should not happen again. I cannot over emphasise the importance we attach to cleanliness and hygene and that every customer... More 

Newcastle
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We try and pay a visit every time we're in Aviemore. This time we had been out on the bikes for a few miles around Rothiemurchus forest and decided we needed to refuel with some amazing soup and a fantastic cheese scone. You really can't beat it, we were even comfortable sitting outside at the end of October.

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Address: Rothiemurchus Centre | Inverdruie, Aviemore PH22 1QH, Scotland
Phone Number: 01479 810005
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Aviemore and the Cairngorms  >  Aviemore
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
Average Prices: USD 6 - 38
Cuisine: Scottish, Café, Family Fare

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