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The Druie

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British, Cafe, Scottish
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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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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
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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  • 158
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
WHY???

Went here for coffee on the last day of our holiday, which was a shame as we all loved it. It is fab, a great cosy little cafe with an amazing menu, not huge but lots of interesting items, I could have eaten it all!! I had a cheese scone and the men had Cullen Skink, all fantastic. Slight let... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
mhairi h
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Isle of Arran, United Kingdom
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Isle of Arran, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for coffee on the last day of our holiday, which was a shame as we all loved it. It is fab, a great cosy little cafe with an amazing menu, not huge but lots of interesting items, I could have eaten it all!! I had a cheese scone and the men had Cullen Skink, all fantastic. Slight let... More 

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1 Thank mhairi h
Perth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice and cozy place. Quite small but very lovely. Food is absolutely delicious. Staff are great. Thanks!

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1 Thank Aiby B
Evanton, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Visited today for lunch. Nice menu and friendly staff. I ordered the Cullen skink and a half baguette which both looked delicious however my cold had progressed to not being able to taste anything! How annoying! Only reason I have marked down is that the young waitress dropped the bowl of soup onto the table which fortunately stayed upright. Boiling... More 

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1 Thank Neil D
derbyshire
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Ordered bruschetta but got plain brown bread with lettuce on top. Waitress seemed confused and said she would ask the chef about it. They reduced the bill but it was very poor. No loo roll in the toilets and chef could be heard swearing in the kitchen. Obviously a bad day!

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Thank sunr00m4u
Rothiescot, General Manager at The Druie, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at The Druie. The team are all extremely sorry you had such a disappointing visit, and will make sure that no other customers has the same experience. We are very concerned about your bruschetta - we have changed the description and made sure the waitresses always ask how... More 

Cumbernauld, Scotland, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We visited here around 2pm when we had returned from a 3 hour hike and were looking for a snack. People were still having lunch but no problem just to have coffee and homemaking. The choice made it difficult but we decided on two very large cheese scones, coffee and hot chocolate. Delicious. Staff very friendly. Nice place yo visit.... More 

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1 Thank Pat C
Dumfries, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

During our stay on holiday - we have had three lunches at the Druie - it is always friendly warm & welcoming - staff helpful and excellent service. They do the best Cullen skink in the world & today was extra special as the girls were trying out a quiz!!! The homemade soda bread with the soup is really lovely.... More 

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1 Thank Shellbrook
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Another great trip to the Druie. Fab and unusual tea/coffees which are available to buy in the farm shop if you want to take some home. Cakes are to die for. Great service as always.

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Thank Claire B
Greenlaw, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

The coffee and hot chocolate are to die for. The cakes and scones are superb. The atmosphere and ambience are so cozy. Just don't want to leave. Trouble is I stay here and my wife shops like crazy next door. Love this place.

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1 Thank Kim516
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

My sister and I stopped in past the Druie for a mid morning snack, and were not disappointed! It was delicious! I opted for a glass of juice and a bacon roll which was amazing! My sister went for a cappuccino and home made cake, both of which she couldn't stop 'mmm mmm ing' at! A really lovely cafe with... More 

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1 Thank JenMarM
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Well worth a visit if you're in the area. Delicious variety of cakes, scones & other treats to pick from with delicious coffees to accompany. They also serve lunch which sounded scrummy. There's a shop attached to the cafe which has all sorts of local delicacies & gifts to buy.

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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: British, Cafe, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

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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