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The Druie

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Café, Family Fare, 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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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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Good for:
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 113
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Beautiful wee place for a stop on the way to the West Coast

A friend took me here for coffee after a walk around loch an eilein last week. What an unexpected gem of a place. It's right on the road and an prefect for a stop after a walk around Loch Morlich or any of the local walks. Lovely understated décor, friendly if a bit forgetful staff and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
lynnie1515
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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201 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A friend took me here for coffee after a walk around loch an eilein last week. What an unexpected gem of a place. It's right on the road and an prefect for a stop after a walk around Loch Morlich or any of the local walks. Lovely understated décor, friendly if a bit forgetful staff and absolutely delicious home baking... More 

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I popped into this cafe after a morning walking to Loch an Eilein for coffee and cake. I was on my own but it was a nice atmosphere to sit a relax after a pleasant walk.

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

So glad we stopped here as it was an absolutely delicious salad lunch. I love venison anayway, but this was particularly good, as you would expect from being straight of the estate. Seared and sliced in a roasted beetroot and goats cheese salad ... perfect. Great quality food served here.

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We decided to pop in to the café after an afternoon of mountain biking, having worked up an appetite. We arrived and it was busy (always a good sign) but we managed to get a table. A few minutes later, one of the staff came to take our order (soup and a sub) only to inform us that they stop... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

After a walk from Rothiemurchus to Loch An Eilein, the cafe was a warm welcoming place with friendly staff. After a comment from a previous tripadviser reviewer, we both opted for the burger, a great choice! The burger itself was delicious - both the meat seeming of good quality and also cooked really nicely - the optional extras really good... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Very welcoming cafe .great soup and enormous home made scones.lovely coffe and cakes.as every thing is freshly prepared you sometime have to wait but all the wraps burgers salads etc are worth the wait.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The Druie fare is well worth the wait for a table. Scones are large and fab looking but carrot cake is the best. At £2.75 it's not cheap but it's so moist and absolutely scrumptious.

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
180 reviews 180 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This is a lovely place to stop and have a drink and a bite to eat. They do a superb Cullen Skink - fish soup and their scones are lovely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We go to the Druie a fair bit and think it is the most consistently good cafe in the area. The coffee is always great and scones fresh. The staff are freindly and unlike some other well reputed cafes in the area, they are still freindly and welcoming when people are queuing out of the door on a busy day.... More 

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Aberdeenshire Scotland
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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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: Café, Family Fare, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?