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The Druie

Rothiemurchus Centre | Inverdruie, Aviemore PH22 1QH, Scotland
+44 1479 812345
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch” (125 reviews)
“cullen skink” (58 reviews)
“scones” (74 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, British, Healthy, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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Rothiemurchus Centre | Inverdruie, Aviemore PH22 1QH, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 477 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stopped here for a late lunch as the mountain cafe was closed. Fairly brief menu but hearty soup and sandwich was great. Daily fresh soup. Strong coffee. Cairngorm ales. Prices slightly higher than average. Overall nice find.More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank jimbobadmiral
Rothiescot, Manager at The Druie, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

I am so glad you found us - thank you for this review and for sharing your experience. We would like the friendly welcome, food, experience to be appropriate to our amazing environment so will look how we can improve the atmosphere at quiet times...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

As we were out and about but heading back to Coylumbridge we decided on a something to eat before we got back, we arrived at 15.10 hours to be told that they had stopped serving hot food, as the internet says they are open until...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Lakesholly
Rothiescot, Manager at The Druie, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for telling us about your experience, we appreciate honest feedback. My sincere apologies that you could not have the lunch you expected; we cannot always detail times on other people websites but are now making sure that it is clear and up to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been several times in the past and loved it. Today we waited approx 15 mins on a table, not a problem. We were seated and looked at the menus on the tables. Not much my 5 yr old would eat but he’d have...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank curlyrosy
Rothiescot, Manager at The Druie, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We really appreciate good honest feedback, it helps us focus on what is important to customers so that you will make a special journey here and be confident it will be excellent. We very much want you to return and thank you for taking the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very nice - and popular - place for a good meal. Converted schoolhouse so not much room and is often very busy. Still, once in the menu is great and the soup of the day with crusty bread is well worth the visit. Very...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BigDD
Rothiescot, Manager at The Druie, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for this great review; so pleased you enjoy The Druie, the coffee and the food. Sorry about the wait, there will be a solution, just haven't found it yet! With the support of the Bean Shop in Perth, we put alot of care...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by today and were served quickly by friendly staff. The coffee was great and my huge slice of chocolate cake delicious!

Date of visit: November 2018
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Rothiescot, Manager at The Druie, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Very pleased you enjoyed The Druie and appreciate you writing this review - thank you. Hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 7 November 2018

I don't normally review a place I have reviewed before but felt this small place deserves it. It's staff are always friendly and offer excellent service and the food, though a fairly limited menu (not surprising given its size and covers) is tasty and good...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank David D
Rothiescot, General Manager at The Druie, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

I appreciate you taking the time to write this review as do the team at the Druie - thank you from us all. Delighted you enjoy The Druie - we really want and are committed to providing excellent hot drinks, food and service and it...More

Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Lovely coffee and light, fluffy mixed fruit scone! All were great and good service! Nice and cosy too. The cakes also all looked amazing! Will be back!More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ruth H
Rothiescot, Manager at The Druie, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Thank you for this review - we are so pleased you enjoyed The Druie - the scones are made by one of the best scone bakers in Scotland who was recommended by the Sunday Post's ' Search for a Scone'. Hope we can welcome you...More

Reviewed 4 November 2018

Wee break to aviemore, stopped off here in morn to visit shop, next door, decided on a quick bite to eat, coffee and toast/jam and a bacon roll for myself, excellent, good staff/prices, etc, clean, free parking, so good we returned the following morn.Cafe and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DenScot
Rothiescot, Manager at The Druie, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Delighted you enjoyed your visits to The Druie - thank you for this 5 bubble review. We cure the bacon ourselves and are told its exceptional as is our black pudding. The class rooms weren't large but we try to make sure everyone has an...More

Reviewed 2 November 2018

I went 3 times in all, on the terrace when there was a bar b que on the go. Got good service then and everything was good. Second time inside to get a warm, nice coffee and a good roll and butter. Third time sat...More

1  Thank Old_Fotofart
Rothiescot, Manager at The Druie, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am very sorry you had this experience. A friendly member of staff should have been shown you to a table inside The Druie, as we can't always provide table service outside; when we can, there are menus and numbers on the outside tables. If...More

Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Unless you want to stand there for over 10 minutes with at least three members off staff to keep walking past you and refusing to give eye contact and blatantly ignoring you. Walked out. Shocking.More

Date of visit: October 2018
4  Thank Webster91
Rothiescot, Manager at The Druie, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thank you for telling me about this - I am so sorry, as are the team. They don't understand how this happened; there is always one member of the team whose role is to welcome customers inside the front door of the Druie and show...More

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Michael1232014
24 April 2018|
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Response from Rothiescot | Property representative |
Thank you for asking, I can’t say honestly that we do, or not as well as we should. We would like to do more for Vegans, however, The Druie was developed to to offer our own outstanding home baking to go with our specially... More
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morvmack
25 October 2016|
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Response from Rothiescot | Property representative |
The Druie's outside tables are in a safe, walled area in front of Rothiemurchus Centre and are enjoyed by many dogs and their owners. They have the same menu and service as the tables inside. Only guide dogs can go into the... More
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Traveltimes57
26 August 2015|
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Response from Rothiescot | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest - One Pot Borrowed is a 'pop up' fine dining restaurant owned and run by Al Heaney and Ellie Honeybourne which uses the same dining room, prep kitchen and kitchen as the Druie cafe restaurant... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 38
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Off-Street Parking, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rothiemurchus Centre | Inverdruie, Aviemore PH22 1QH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Badenoch and Strathspey  >  Aviemore
  • Phone Number: +44 1479 812345
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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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