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The Druie

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Rothiemurchus Centre | Inverdruie, Aviemore PH22 1QH, Scotland
01479 810005
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Perth, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have come to Aviemore for many years during the October half term break and have lunched here often and shopped in the Estate farm shop. We, like many others, had just returned from a bike ride around nearby Loch an Eilein and almost passed up due to the crowd but an outside table became vacant and the sun was... More 

1 Thank David D
Melrose, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've visited Aviemore a number of times over the last few years and no trip is complete without a visit to the Druie for coffee and cake and a wander around the farm shop. The cakes are fab (this time I had a salted caramel and popcorn cupcake) and the setting is beautiful. One of my all time favourite places!

1 Thank Baboid
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we are up in this area, either for hill walking, husky racing etc we always make a point of having something to eat here. The staff are always welcoming even when it's extremely busy, the quality of the food together with the portions are great. The size and quality of the cakes and scones are second to none,... More 

1 Thank Hamishthegreat
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I requested 2 take away coffees, given it was busy that afternoon but the queue had cleared, we were turned away and told they were not doing take always because they were "understaffed and over worked". I figured taking away a coffee would be less work than sitting in but apparently not

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

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your disappointing experience at The Druie restaurant café. We are very sorry - the way you were spoken to was not acceptable. It is very important to us that every customer has an outstanding experience; immediately we your read your review, we met to find out what had gone wrong... More 

Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Stopped off here a few times whilst in Aviemore. Food is excellent and the staff are all very friendly. It is joined onto a souvenir shop, and a farm shop which we used on a few occasions, and were very impressed with the quality. Highly recommend this place!!

1 Thank AlanFirths
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

We popped in on a very busy Sunday afternoon and had to wait for a table. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and when we finally got seated service was quick and efficient. I ordered the burger, my husband went for the Cullen Skink. Both were freshly cooked and piping hot. The burger was lean and tasty with salsa... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here,great banter with staff who could not have been more helpful.Cullen skink was very nice and the coffee is the best by far,try the flat white you won't be disappointed.Finally spoils for choice with the cakes and biscuits all lovely.Well done all 👍

1 Thank Brendan M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Stopped here after a trip on the Fenicular Railway and well worth it. Beautiful setting and better value and quality than the mountain top cafe

1 Thank Norman R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Great cafe, good coffee and terrific scones (absolute the best) but the staff do seem somewhat preoccupied ... One engaged in a lengthy conversation with the guests on one table (over 5 minutes) one eating at the till .. They all seemed somewhat stressed and a little disinterested. When we paid the member of staff was holding a conversation with... More 

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Galashiels, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

A deli, a shop and a small restaurant all in one! Also near to lovley walks and attractions! The coffee shop opens early and has good coffee (need a double shot if you like it strong) with excellent scones etc. Lunch is a laid back good food experience too. A good range of foods with some really nice salads. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $38
Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?