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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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Achiltibuie, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After reading a leaflet in our self catering house my husband and I were looking forward to visiting the druie for lunch. When we arrived it seemed busy and we waited at the door where there was a sign asking us to wait to be seated. It appeared that two or three members of staff looked at us without saying... More 

2 Thank Lucy G
Rothiescot, General Manager at The Druie, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to tell us about your unacceptable experience at the Druie. My sincere apologies and I know that the rest of the team will be very upset that you had this experience. We share your belief that outstanding service is a priority and do alot of training with the staff to ensure that... More 

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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Called in for coffee and cake in the morning, quite a few staff on duty it seemed but service wasn't the quickest with staff hanging around a bit. Though once served coffee was great and the best cheese scones we have had for a while. Returned later for Cullen skink but the place was busy lots of tables outside taken... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a lifelong fan of scones I have to say that these are the best I've had in any cafe in Scotland. Always freshly baked and a decent size. My daughter even insists on going here when we're on holiday just to have a scone, and she's only eight. Staff are always really nice and helpful. The addition of the... More 

2 Thank WeLoveAlba
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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192 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Conveniently situated by Rothiemurchus this was an excellent choice for lunch. The Cullen Skink was really good - I urge you to try it. There was also an appetising display of cakes on display making it difficult to choose. There is outdoor seating where dogs are welcome and a free car park just down the road. The food was definitely... More 

2 Thank Tony G
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous setting with outdoor seating, lots of indoor tables, delicious cakes and food - a really lovely varied menu well worth a look even if you're only passing through the area. Children's menu was also very good, reasonably priced and good portion sizes. Great shop, toilets, lots of parking and very friendly staff.

1 Thank James R
Appleby-in-Westmorland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice spot - good food - lovely staff but just not enough to service Must be loosing opportunities as people waiting then walking away Expensive for what it is but certainly worth a visit when in area

1 Thank andrewmX5221XQ
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Three visits in five days, so it can't be bad! The staff are fantastic. Both friendly and helpful. Whilst the menu is not extensive, the food is fresh and of good quality. The soup is lovely, the best in the area. The cakes and scones are great. We had to wait on two occasions for a table but it was... More 

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Healthy quick lunch. Sandwiches, soup, etc. Great cakes and a kids menu. Cute gift shop next door. Very busy at peak hours.

1 Thank professionaltourists
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Look no further!!! This is the best place in the whole area for breakfast rolls,lunch, brunch, coffee & cake,scones etc. Everything is freshly prepared,staff are super efficient & it is delightfully situated in an old schoolroom. Not to be missed and you will not be disappointed!

1 Thank Robbiet58
Paisley, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in to up the energy levels after a bike ride. The last couple of times we had tried to get a table for lunch they were full - a good sign. This time we were earlier so no difficulty in getting a table. The tea and coffee were good, as was the tray-bake.

1 Thank Ken R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $38
Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?