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The Druie

Certificate of Excellence
Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish
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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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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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

Thank Megan S
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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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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63 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank Nancy M
Achiltibuie, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 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 

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, 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?