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Mackenzie & Cruickshank

) #1 of 2 Coffee & Tea in Forres #10 of 27 Places to Eat in Forres ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ British, Soups, Cafe
1 West Road, Forres IV36 2GW, Scotland
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (34 reviews)
“soups” (16 reviews)
“scones” (29 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 17:00All hours
British, Soups, Cafe, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1 West Road, Forres IV36 2GW, Scotland
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Reviews (121)
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1 - 10 of 121 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly staff - nice to pop in and have a lunch or coffee and browse the shop and garden centre. Soup, sandwiches, baked tatties ,meals and home bakes lovely. No so keen on the lining up to be served - when it busy it can...More

Thank bluebells12345
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review M&Cs shop and coffee shop. Staff will always help customers find a table and we have a seating policy for busy times in restaurant. We also have a small room within the restaurant which is usually quieter...More

Reviewed 13 July 2017

Great garden centre with an excellent cafe and excellent parking. We were travelling east to west and stopped over for lunch being very hungry. We chose soup of the day and enjoyed a delicious hearty plateful with lovely tasty bread, hit the spot! It is...More

Thank Sylvia M
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

We would just like to say thank you for taking the time to let us know about your visit to M&C. We look forward to seeing you the next time you are passing.

Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Can I suggest you put the cold drinks by the till, it took so long to get served my drink had got warm.

Thank Podgod394
Reviewed 21 June 2017

It was a Sunday we visited, very busy and a long que to get served, but the cake was very nice and the coffee very good.not always a fan of garden centre cafés, but I would go back.

Thank Ralfie1957
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Great place for a visit best Garden centre in the highlands. Very good gift departments restaurant first class great soups and cakes

Thank Raymond E
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Visit here quite often. Good service from friendly staff. Soups are good and the cakes are lovely with a good selection. Always a different scone to try as well. Nice to have a look round gift shop and garden centre after eating.

Thank h81p
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We have been making return trip from Aberdeen to Inverness every fortnight for past 18 months and this is a gem of a find! The car seems to stop here both going and coming Always have a special scone every day and they are all...More

Thank Liz G
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

New garden exention up and running which makes a big difference a lot more plants and accessories stocked. Pet supplies stocked now bigger and better gift department Cafe/restaurant great soups scones and the best Victoria sponge cake I've ever tasted. Heather and Peter and all...More

Thank Raymond E
Management response:Responded 2 May 2017

We love the Victoria sponge too Raymond!! Thank you for coming in to see us and we will hopefully see you soon. Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Decided to give the garden center a go when looking for food driving north. We were not disappointed and had such a nice experience we stopped on the way home the next day again. Good hearty food, lovely fresh cakes why more could you ask...More

Thank Lee2812
Management response:Responded 2 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to visit our garden centre and we hope to see you again when you visit north. Thanks for taking the time to review M&C.

Reviewed 20 March 2017

Arrived approx 2p.m, quiet but had to wait till the staff decided if they would serve us, ordered a toastie, no salad and a blt sandwich with salad, this was repeated twice to young lady. Our coffees were made and we waited , when they...More

Thank highlanders520
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Adeline R
30 March 2017|
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Response from DavidMacarthur | Reviewed this property |
Give them a buzz on 01309 696 940, I've never booked myself but I'm sure I've seen reserved seating before. I'd assume they'll move some tables together for you in the separate room tot he back of the restaurant. The staff... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 West Road, Forres IV36 2GW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Moray  >  Forres
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