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The Druie

Rothiemurchus Centre | Inverdruie, Aviemore PH22 1QH, Scotland
01479 810005
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Ranked #14 of 49 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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

A disappointing afternoon visit for a coffee we thought we were never going to get! There's a lovely outside spot and after venturing in to attract staff we were told they would come out to take our order. 10 mins later we had to go back in as no one had bothered to come out. It took another 15 mins... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

We popped into the busy cafe on Monday lunchtime and were lucky to get a table for 3. I ordered the soup and sub combo, both of which were delicious and even though I thought the sub looked a little small the hearty portion of soup made up for it. I was nice and full by the end. I ordered... More

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Marvellous restaurant with first class food together with customer service in a relaxed atmosphere. Really pleased we found this restaurant!

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

Thanks you for this, we are delighted that you enjoyed the Druie and very much appreciate your feed back - we are all really care that each guest has the experience that you enjoyed. I hope that you will return when you next visit Aviemore. More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A great location next to the visitor centre. The venue is perfect and we were initially pleased to find this cafe. The service to start with was incredibly blunt with a waitress abruptly saying that we could only have drinks and cake (we said that this was perfect and just what we wanted but she turned and walked away without... More

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

We are very proud of the produce we serve in the Druie cafe restaurant and I am delighted that you experienced this, however we very disappointed and I am truly sorry that your experience was not as we would expected. Following our busiest ever summer we have recently recruited more staff and following your comments I will personally be working... More

Wakefield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is a lovely little cafe with some amazing home made cakes. Great for a light lunch after walking in the area.

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

Many thanks for this, we very much appreciate all feed back. All our food including our cakes and breads are freshly baked on site from our own and local produce wherever possible and change throughout our opening hours. I hope that you will return when you next visit Aviemore. More

Perth, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Rothiescot, General Manager at The Druie, responded to this review

Thanks you for this, we have had our busiest year and it is important to us that every guests has an outstanding experience. We are delighted that you enjoyed the Druie and I hope that you will return when you next visit Aviemore. More

Thurso, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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Rothiescot, General Manager at The Druie, responded to this review

The Druie team are both disappointed and delighted having read your review and we are very sorry that you were made to feel uncomfortable during your recent visit to our cafe restaurant. If a member of staff was not wearing uniform they were new or on trial, and we must be especially careful that they receive better induction and ongoing... More

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

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