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The Druie

Rothiemurchus Centre | Inverdruie, Aviemore PH22 1QH, Scotland
+44 1479 812345
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (118 reviews)
“cullen skink” (55 reviews)
“scones” (72 reviews)
Open Now
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Healthy, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
Rothiemurchus Centre | Inverdruie, Aviemore PH22 1QH, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 466 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A great wee cafe with excellent food. It is known to be popular for lunch in Aviemore however I never realised just how popular!! Upon arriving it was very busy, with 3 people infront of me being told it would be a 20-30 minute wait....More

2  Thank Emma W
Rothiescot, Manager at The Druie, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are delighted you enjoyed your visit, thank you for this wonderful review. We looking forward to seeing you here again and hope you don't have to wait so long next time.

Reviewed 1 week ago

As a regular visitor to Aviemore we often pop into The Druie for coffee or lunch. I love a good cappuccino and I can honestly say that they serve the best coffee in the area - full of flavour and piping hot, just how it...More

1  Thank StickyToffeeQueen
Rothiescot, Manager at The Druie, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're delighted you enjoy our coffee - we have a great team, our bean roasters in Perth, a barista trainer whom we work closely with, the helpful guys who look after the coffee machine machine etc. So pleased you enjoyed lunch at The Druie -...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are regular visitors to the Druie when in Aviemore. They have a fabulous choice of cake (highly recommend GF brownie) and one of the best hot chocolates (go for the large!) The atmosphere is really lovely around Christmas too. My only complaint is that...More

Thank fiona579
Rothiescot, General Manager at The Druie, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Its so good to hear that The Druie is part of your visit to Aviemore - thank you for this review. We have a wonderful new baker - just delivered a basket of 'Scotch Dumpling' cooking apples from the garden for her to make yummy...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you need to stop for lunch then the Druie is a must visit. The quality of the food was excellent as was the coffee. Though i did have 2 shots in my cappuccino. The Druie was full when we arrived so we were expecting...More

Thank Scott S
Rothiescot, Manager at The Druie, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so pleased you enjoyed The Druie - the team appreciate you taking the time to write this great review and award 5 bubbles - thank you. Looking forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tosay I was lucky to have the best gluten-free brownie I've ever tasted at the Druie. Extremely pleased to find they use delicious beans in the cafe by the Bean Shop from Perth, too. Cafe up the road used terrible beans so I wasn't expecting...More

1  Thank Kenny G
Rothiescot, General Manager at The Druie, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this lovely review - we are building new team at the Druie and they are over the moon that you enjoyed your visits so much. We believe that people coming here to enjoy some of the amazing scenery, natural and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had 2 very disappointing visits to the Druie last week. On the first occasion we arrived at 3.15pm to be told that we could not have soup. Fair enough- we were quite late for lunch- except tables either side of us were both being...More

2  Thank Mrs Julie W
Rothiescot, General Manager at The Druie, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We appreciate you telling us of your disappointment with The Druie; thank you. We are very sorry you could not order soup at 3.15, unfortunately, at the moment we can only take orders for lunch up to 3.00. We understand how difficult it is when...More

Reviewed 11 September 2018

We have visited both for tea and cake and for lunch. Never disappoints. Custard Cream pastry star item. Lunch menu this week included grills from the barbecue - star item Venison Burger . Soup and sandwich also outstanding quality and value. Cullen Skink soup one...More

Thank SUSSEX020
Rothiescot, General Manager at The Druie, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

How kind of you to write this review - thank you. The team behind the Druie and Farm Shop want to make people happy and enjoy Rothiemurchus; its been a very challenging summer and they very much appreciate you taking the time to write this....More

Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

As a former unbridled enthusiast for the Druie, I was looking forward to a sit outside lunch with my friend and her new puppy Hector. A very strange thing has happened to this really great cafe. It has become host to what I can only...More

3  Thank Mike M
Rothiescot, General Manager at The Druie, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Thank you for being a fan of the Druie ; we are glad we were able to make Hector happy but very sorry that currently we can only offer table service and barista prepared coffee insideThe Druie, the outside tables are now to enjoy self...More

Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Came specially again after last year's visit to have that coffee again....boy, is it smooth and full of taste....though the cakes we had with the coffee were just as yummy! Such a friendly place too!More

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Rothiescot, General Manager at The Druie, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thank you very much for this great review - we are delighted you love our coffee as its really important to everyone here that our customers can enjoy the best coffee. The beans are specially selected and roasted by hand by John and Lorna Bruce...More

Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Having visited the Druie on many occasions with family and dog we arrived on Wednesday with our dog, expecting the usual fabulous food and drink. However, we were disappointed to find that there was no longer table service outside but we were expected to collect...More

2  Thank Fearless243997
Rothiescot, General Manager at The Druie, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

We are very sorry you were disappointed by your experience at The Druie - thank you for this helpful feedback. During the summer we became overwhelmed by the numbers of customers - who were either very patient or became very annoyed with long waits for...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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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