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The Druie

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Rothiemurchus Centre | Inverdruie, Aviemore PH22 1QH, Scotland
+44 1479 810005
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Paisley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here two days, cold and hungry after wildlife photography sessions. Warmed by the coal fire and with a great plate of soup and a tasty sandwich inside use we were ready for action again. I can recommend the Cullen Skink and the beef baguette.

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very good food. Always freshly prepared. We always go there when in Aviemore. Reckon it's the best coffee and bakes in the area.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Druie is found within the Rothiemurchus Centre. A lovely restaurant to enjoy a sandwich, sub, soup (home made), or a delicious cake. Also other dishes. We wanted to visit Aviemore to hopefully see the reindeers but the day before we were advised that we needed all-weather gear as the weather was not good. This day wasn't too bad so... More 

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Dunblane, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stopped off here many times and have always left happy. Good honest food, lovely baking and lovely staff. Not a big menu, but good soup, local bangers and mash with onion gravy, Cullen Skink. You really can't go wrong!

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our Scottish chum's fave café is closed on Mondays, so she suggested we try the Druie Café. What a find! It transpires that the owners roast & mill & blend their own coffees. Mine was the best I had during my four-day visit to the Scottish Highlands: rich, smooth, tasty and satisfying. Their cakes were also a find with each... More 

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visit Aviemore regularly and always visit the mountain cafe..... it was closed today so decided to give the druie a try! Very busy little place but the table turnover was really fast, we only waited 5-10 minutes for a table, completely acceptable at lunch time! It is a very cosy little place, warm, with candles, great atmosphere! I chose the... More 

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Retford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the most fantastic cappuccino, I don't think anywhere will be able to live up to my expectation ever again ! The coffee had a fantastic after taste , mixed with the very creamy frothy milk topping and pure chocolate coating , I loved every sip to a point I could not put it down and my cup was empty... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quaint cafe that does home baking. We had lunch here on a number of times but this time it was let down by average food and poor service. The menu seems to change minute by minute depending on availability so get in quick before it goes/changes. The soup option changed by the time we were given the menu and order... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a chilly day after a walk on the estate and were lucky enough to get the last available table. Luckier still we were close to the log burner! This is a small place that offers a good choice of food with lots sourced from the local area. There were good options for vegetarians too which was very... More 

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Wishaw, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Been so many times over the years under different owners but the lovely food never looses its quality I am sorry to say I can't recal the name of the lovely girl who I assume is the manageress, I love the food the burger is so tender just the best I could go on and on soups,scones everything really well... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $38
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids, Dining on a budget
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
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: +44 1479 810005
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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