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The Druie

Rothiemurchus Centre | Inverdruie, Aviemore PH22 1QH, Scotland
01479 810005
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Ranked #13 of 43 restaurants in Aviemore
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Wigan
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213 reviews 213 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We arrived here for lunch on recommendation. Good parking just off the main road. Entrance combined for estate shop and the cafe however there was a small queue of several people waiting to get in the cafe all crowded in to the entrance for both. Several minutes passed and no acknowledgement despite being clearly disabled. Had a quick look in... More

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Rothiemurchus, Manager at The Druie, responded to this review

As always the Druie team work extremely hard to look after customers and this has led to the our cafe restaurant being extremely popular with regular guests and visitors alike. This does mean that we have a waiting list from time to time particularly during the very busy lunchtime period. This however does not excuse us from acknowledging people waiting... More

Edinburgh
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94 reviews 94 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

A favourite stop when visiting Aviemore and Rothiemurchus. Lovely range of cakes and food in the cafe or you can sit (if warm enough outside on the benches with tables). It has a nice feel rather than some of the chain like cafés in town.

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Rothiemurchus, Manager at The Druie, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoy the Druie. Thank you for letting us know and hope to see you here again soon. More

Edinburgh
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Had been for a walk around a near by lake,and stopped here for lunch. Food was really nice,3 burghers my wife had soup and a scone.The burghers were the tastiest I have had for a while,unfortunately my kids burghers didn't have the cheese that they asked for,the waitress did bring the cheese,but then forgot my wife's scone,no harm done really,but... More

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Rothiemurchus, Manager at The Druie, responded to this review

Many thanks for visiting the Druie Cafe & Restaurant and taking the time to review your experience. We take all feedback, whether positive or negative very seriously and act on what you tell us. I can only apologise that our normally high standards of service were not achieved during your recent visit. We constantly train our staff and following your... More

Biggar, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This venue is a tea-room trying to be a restaurant and I found it a little confused! We had to wait at the door to be seated and while there were a lot of staff on hand the service was slow. The cake and coffee was good so no complaints with quality. I just think they could reorganise things to... More

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Rothiemurchus, Owner at The Druie, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know about your experience at The Druie. We installed a new coffee machine last week which has speeded up service significantly but we hear what you say and must do better. The Druie is in the headmaster’s room of the old village school; Victorian buildings have character but you have to work round the limitations... More

Huntsville, Alabama
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

My daughter and I were planning to have a small snack while waiting for a riding session but everything looked wonderful and the staff was amazing so we decided to have a bit more than just a snack. We split a meal and then came back the next day because we had really enjoyed what they served. It was conveniently... More

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Rothiemurchus, Owner at The Druie, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed your visits to the Druie. Thank you for telling us. More

Ayr, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We visit the Druie twice a year and their home baking is second to none - best scones ever! Would recommend going there if anyone visiting the area.

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Rothiemurchus, Owner at The Druie, responded to this review

The kitchen team are passionate about making the best scones; thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed them. Do hope you can enjoy them again soon. More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We now visit the Druie almost as soon as we arrive on holiday in Aviemore because of the warmth of the welcome by the staff who quite remarkably go to great lengths to remember our names. It is a great place to stop for a lunch, made from local produce, or just for a coffee with homemade scones and cakes.... More

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Rothiemurchus, Owner at The Druie, responded to this review

Thank you for telling us how much you enjoy the Druie. The whole team love making our visitors happy and it is really good to hear that they succeed, We look forward to welcoming again soon. More

Inverness
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Never disappointed when we visit here .. The only problem is the place is so popular /busy getting a seat can sometimes be difficult . Every table was occupied throughout or visit yet service was spot on. I had a home made burger and it was as far removed from what the U S style big boys sell as cheese... More

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Rothiemurchus, Owner at The Druie, responded to this review

We’re so glad you enjoy the Druie, thank you for letting us know. We try to make the best burgers – being able to use our own pedigree Highland beef, dry aged for a month makes a huge difference. We are working towards starting lunch service earlier to try to reduce the queuing. Hope to see you again soon. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

Had the most amazing hot chocolate yesterday . Made by the lovely Claire . Best I've ever tasted .Both ladies who were working were lovely .They provided me with lots of local knowledge & information . Looking forward to my next visit .

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Stopped for a and received a very warm welcome from the staff. Lovely welcoming atmosphere. Lovely setting and decor.

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