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The Druie


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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,
US$6 - US$38
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Cafe, British, Healthy, Scottish
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Off-Street Parking, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Staying locally we have visited and enjoyed lunch a few days at The Druie, we found all of the staff very friendly, food delicious and the home made cakes delicious, especially the Millionaires Shortbread! We often bought ingredients from the farm shop and deli to...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank RachaelBell01
Rothiescot, Manager at The Druie, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

What a great review - thank you for sharing it and I am so pleased you enjoyed The Druie and our Rothiemurchus Farm Shop. As you realise we care about delicious food, how it is grown and where it comes from. It is a labour...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in here for lunch, 2 x adults, 1x 4 year old. Not much choice, husband had steak sandwich, I had cheese. Had to send mine back as it had mayo on which was not declared on the menu. Wanted soup really but it was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Rothiescot, Manager at The Druie, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for writing this - we really want to hear from our customers so we can make sure everyone has a great visit, which is why we have freepost comments forms in the front hall and in the Druie. There is always a manager...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only in Aviemore for the weekend and needed a good walk after a long train journey, so walked the 20 minutes to the cafe from the town. Arrived to a nearly full room, but we're shown to a table for two straight away, and saw...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank nickw7coc
Rothiescot, Owner at The Druie, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow - thank you for sharing this amazing and informative review; the baking fairy will be twinkling. It was lovely to meet you and hear how much you enjoyed your visit and I hope to welcome you here again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here for lunch after a morning of clay pigeon shooting (which I would thoroughly recommend!) I had the cullen skink and beef sandwich and my wife had the soup and salmon sandwich. Both were great, and we were feeling pretty chuffed with life warming...More

Date of visit: January 2019
3  Thank bigladsimmo
Rothiescot, General Manager at The Druie, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow, I've never thought of chocolate bit slice as life changing - thank you for this amazing review. Where do I start to respond? Delighted you would thoroughly recommend the clay shooting and that you enjoyed the cullen skink, soup, salmon sandwich and the log...More

Reviewed 8 January 2019 via mobile

Tried a couple of times to get in here as it was so busy. Managed to get lunch and well worth the wait! Had sausage with caramelised onion in a baguette with salad and an assortment of vegetable crisps which was delicious. Good presentation and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank carolannw308
Rothiescot, Manager at The Druie, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

I am delighted you were successful and enjoyed your visit to The Druie - thank you for sharing this helpful review. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

Staff were warm and welcoming. Table service offered with kids menus and colouring pages. The pencils provided were lovely and came with a sharpener so the girls could really get stuck in. They girls had ham sandwiches which came with crisps and a little salad....More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Rothiescot, General Manager at The Druie, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2019

I am delighted, as our team will be that your party enjoyed The Druie - thank you so much for sharing this great review. We try really hard to think of all the details as well as the bigger things that make a visit really...More

Reviewed 13 December 2018 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
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Rothiescot, Manager at The Druie, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2018

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 10 December 2018

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 15 December 2018

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 December 2018 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 6 December 2018

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 13 November 2018

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 25 November 2018

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

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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
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
26 August 2015|
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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