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The Druie

Rothiemurchus Centre | Inverdruie, Aviemore PH22 1QH, Scotland
01479 810005
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Ranked #15 of 49 Restaurants in Aviemore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $38
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Looking for somewhere for a nice laid back birthday lunch..........decided on the Druie and couldn't have been more delighted. I chose to have a burger. ( usually a dodgy choice and I wasn't expecting too much, but I couldn't have been more wrong.) Said burger arrived with fresh salsa, salad and potatoes ,all beautifully seasoned and fresh. The burger was... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Had lunch here today. Really exceptional quality food, lovely attentive service and great ambiance. It's small and popular so be prepared to wait at busy times (they don't take reservations). Menu is short but food really super delicious with meat from the Rothimurchus estate Coffee and cakes a-mazing!! Also have a children's menu. We noticed that they're doing evening meals... More

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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127 reviews 127 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We were driving slowly around the valley, and arrived here at stomach o'clock. So, suitably worn out from far too much relaxing, we tucked into a splendid cullen skink before giving in to the temptation of the adjacent farm shop - such wonderful cakes.

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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Hard to fault this place, it's always high on the list to visit for lunch when we are in the area. The meat couldn't be sourced any closer unless the cows were at the table. Delicious burger, amazing hot chocolate and bright, friendly staff. What more could you wish for?

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Following a 9 miles hike round the Rothiemuchus estate in the blazing sunshine we were in need of some sustenance in the form of cake and coffee - we were not disappointed. A good selection of home baking greeted us inside the cafe with something for everyone. Great cappuccinos with a generous crumble of chocolate flake atop the foam which... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Nice, cosy little spot with a nice, friendly atmosphere. Only bacon and egg roll available for breakfast (not even toast). However, great selection of cakes and good coffee. Would return.

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

I was delighted that you enjoyed your recent visit to the Druie Café. Thank you for letting us know that you expected toast, currently it is not available as we do not use sliced bread anywhere on our menu. We're very proud of produce and totally committed to ensuring it is served to the highest standards possible this does mean... More

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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

I was very disappointed f when I read your review of the Druie café restaurant - both for you and for the team who are so proud of the excellent customer service they deliver every day. I believe we were simply far busier than we expected and planned to be, this however does not excuse any member of the team... More

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 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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Rothiescot, General Manager at The Druie, responded to this review

Thank you for telling us about your visit - as you say, because the soup is filling, also everything we offer is freshly made every day, most customers seems to find it enough but we are always trying to do better so we will be looking at offering more. The coffee beans are specially roasted and blended for us in... More

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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
12 helpful votes 12 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

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