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The Druie

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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
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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  • 64
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Friendly staff and great food

My husband and I had lunch here on a grey August day and found the staff very sunny & friendly. We both had the Cullen skink with soda bread which was delicious. Highly recommend anyone stops here for coffee and cake or lunch, especially after a hike to Cairngorm Mountain range!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
LynneyJay
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
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Glasgow
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

As with most places in Aviemore, overpriced and a bit of a let down. I opted for the goats cheese bruschetta which was dry bread topped with salad and goats cheese ( not the toasted bread rubbed with garlic and drizzled with olive oil that the Italians usually call bruschetta) I was also corrected by a member of staff when... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

My husband and I had lunch here on a grey August day and found the staff very sunny & friendly. We both had the Cullen skink with soda bread which was delicious. Highly recommend anyone stops here for coffee and cake or lunch, especially after a hike to Cairngorm Mountain range!

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

As a lover of a wee coffee and scone, I've tasted a lot of scones in a lot of places. The scones here exceed them all! I'm told they are made fresh daily by the kitchen staff. We'll be back for more! Excellent service too from the lovely and efficient waiting staff. :)

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Derby, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Recently stopped by for lunch here with my husband and my Mum. The menu includes lots of local produce in particular the sausages and burgers, which my mum and husband enjoyed greatly. I ordered soup of the day along with a salad but hadn't bargained for just how much I would get. The soda bread served with it was delicious... More 

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We had a coffee and cake after one of the activities at Rothiemurchus. Then we came back again for lunch. Everything was tasty and made fresh, the cakes were yummy. Lovely setting to.

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Auchterarder, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Excellent farm shop with fresh meat and other local products. The Druie cafe is also good. Excellent scones andcoffee. We went early in themorning so it wasn't too busy Friendly attentive staff throughout.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Lovely quality food and friendly attentive staff. Always something special on the board and a pleasure to see the food in the ship, eat it in the cafe/restaurant and know it is top quality. The cakes and scones are wonderful too. Nothing too much trouble.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Small cafe with outdoor seating also. Very good service with a smile! Great food using local produce...had a delicious venison and red current wrap.

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Cumbernauld, Scotland, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great little coffee shop, with a fantastic selection of home baking, the scones are to die for. Farm shop offers locally sourced chutneys, jams and game well worth dropping into

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Spending the week in Aviemore and after visiting the Druie on the day we arrived we've made it our "go to" cafe, wether that's for breakfast, lunch (love the Cullen Skink!) or just for tea and cake we've found it to be delightful. The staff are welcoming and very helpful, a must visit if in the area

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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: Cafe, British, Scottish

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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