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The Mains of Drum

Drumoak | Garden Centre, Banchory AB31 5QT, Scotland
+44 1330 811000
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (44 reviews)
“cullen skink” (15 reviews)
“scones” (22 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Drumoak | Garden Centre, Banchory AB31 5QT, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 164 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The restaurant was well set out, clean and well decorated. The toilets were spotless. The service was average as was the food, we had baked potatoes that were just warm enough, we very nearly sent it back, I can always wait for my food to...More

Thank Albert S
CraigAF76, Manager at The Mains of Drum, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to read that you were unhappy with your baked potato. If you wish to discuss this any further please do not hesitate to contact me on 01330 811000. Kind regards Emma

Reviewed 3 days ago

Service was pretty good but the food terrible. Bread bun around burger was inedible and like a rock cake. The cheese was hard and stuck to the bread bun so it was inedible too. Chips were not hot. Went out instead of eating it. Spent...More

Thank Twinnyuk
CraigAF76, Manager at The Mains of Drum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your feedback and I am sorry we did not meet your expectations on your visit. If you wish to discuss further please do not hesitate to contact me on 01330 811000. Kind regards Emma

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely garden centre with an excellent restaurant and good choice of menu. Also plenty of seating and very nice staff. Have visited there often and definitely recommend it.

Thank billandjoyceforbes
CraigAF76, Manager at The Mains of Drum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much for your lovely review and we look forward to you visiting us again soon. Kind regards Emma

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I traveled all the way across the Cairn O Mount for Sunday Lunch at The Mains Of Drum. We arrived just after 1pm and expected it to be busy and we were not wrong. We took our place in the queue about a dozen back...More

1  Thank Ecktheblek1
CraigAF76, Manager at The Mains of Drum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your feedback and I'm very sorry we did not meet your expectations on this visit. We have just recently extended our lunchtime service until 3pm but our busiest period still remains between 1-2pm. I do hope you will return again soon however...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

clean and friendly establishment with a varied menu. The food is very good and enjoyable and on completion there is the garden centre to browse in.

Thank Charles B
CraigAF76, Manager at The Mains of Drum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to you visiting us again soon. Kind regards Emma

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here to have a coffee. Really good selection of food including what I now know to be a rowie! Coffee was delicious, just perfect. Fine selection of gifts etc and the clothes area was interesting to. Very friendly and helpful staff.

Thank kazwo
CraigAF76, Manager at The Mains of Drum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon at The Mains of Drum. -Fraser

Reviewed 28 April 2018

The Garden Centre has won many awards but it will never win one for its food. Watery soup, a cremated baked potato, with the smallest salad I think I've ever seen with half a cherry tomato. Not a great advert for what is a very...More

Thank Sean61
CraigAF76, Manager at The Mains of Drum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Thank you for your review. If you wish to discuss this further please do not hesitate to call me on 01330 811000. Kind regards Emma

Reviewed 26 April 2018

I was invited to have Sunday lunch at this restaurant within the garden centre. It seems to be a popular spot for lunch but similar to another local garden centre restaurant, the price is slightly too steep for the quality of food. Although there were...More

Thank hcw092011
CraigAF76, Manager at The Mains of Drum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Thank you for your review. Kind regards Emma

Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Have visited mains of drum restaurant many times. Often me, my mum, grandma and auntie book for afternoon tea and the sandwiches are so fresh and you can have whatever you like, unlike many afternoon teas where you just get what your given. The scones...More

Thank Leezers6
CraigAF76, Manager at The Mains of Drum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thank you very much for your five star review. We look forward to you visiting us again soon. Kind regards. Emma.

Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

It’s been a while since I was last here. Great lunch again. Egg mayonnaise sandwich which comes with salad and crisps. Fresh and tasty. Then after some shopping we went back for a fine piece and drink. Lovely tray bakes. Highly recommend.

Thank mortisha1969
CraigAF76, Manager at The Mains of Drum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thank you very much for your five star review. We look forward to you visiting us again soon. Kind regards. Emma

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Calum M
14 September 2017|
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Response from CraigAF76 | Property representative |
Yes, we welcome dogs in the garden centre. However for hygiene reasons we only allow guide dogs in the restaurant.
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22 April 2016|
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Response from CraigAF76 | Property representative |
Hi, you can find our menus and prices from our webpage by selecting the heading Eating then restaurant. Hope this helps you. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us on 01330811000.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Drumoak | Garden Centre, Banchory AB31 5QT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Banchory
  • Phone Number: +44 1330 811000
  • E-mail
Description
We are a family owned and run Garden Centre set in beautiful landscaped grounds on the A96 between Peterculter and Banchory just beside the village of Drumoak. Since opening in 2009, we have now become a superior shopping destination on Royal Deeside for not only beautiful plants and all things for the garden, but have also created an award winning giftware department too. We pride ourselves on giving a personal service and delivering beyond expectations every time and remain Scotland's only Five Star Garden Centre.
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