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High St. Merchants

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Scottish, Brew Pub, Cafe
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 07/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have returned again this week, twice in fact, and not been disappointed with the continuing superb food and service. In my opinion the Flat White here is the best in north Scotland. I’ve actually not had better anywhere in Scotland, so maybe it’s the...best in the country. The food continues to be superb. We had an extensive lunch the first time. My wife had the soup - excellent. I had a charcuterie which was just fantastic. The second time was coffee and cakes. Again, just supreme. The service was its usual friendly and efficient one. If you are in the area make time for a visit, you won’t be disappointed.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped for lunch on Friday. Beautiful food - we ate in the courtyard as had dog with us - all made welcome and dog given biscuits! But I stopped again on Sunday for a coffee, and definitely felt, as a cyclist, I was a...problem. ( Although I didn’t leave bike in the safe courtyard ( fire escape?) and I didn't scratch the front window with it !) soured my experience Ah well. Plenty other eateries in Grantown.,More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time we ate at this superb cafe , the Buddha bowls are to die for . Fantastic food and fantastic friendly staff , the chef puts his heart into his food and you won't be disappointed. Lots of vegan meals and...also do gluten free we drove a 6 hour return journey and spoke about the food all the way home .More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 8 May 2022 via mobile

Lovely cafe on the Main Street in Grantown on Spey. We went in for morning coffee and cake. We had Frangipan which was delicious. Staff really friendly and welcoming.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 13 April 2022 via mobile

5 of us visited for lunch today. All thoroughly enjoyed our bagels. Very busy quirky wee place, staff were excellent and friendly. Highly recommend a visit

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 18 February 2022 via mobile

Wow! What a find! A lovely cosy place with great staff and outstanding food! A memorable fish pie served with a fresh tasty salad, bread and butter. Would also like to commend them on their “Covid care”. They ensure that everyone sanitises their hands and...take great care to throughly clean the tables and chairs between customers.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 29 January 2022 via mobile

We had a great experience at the High Street Merchants. It was busy when we arrived I can see why! A great varied menu- we enjoyed Swayze bagels and cauliflower mac and cheese in front of the fire- and friendly staff! The food was excellent...and very fresh. Would definitely return!More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 22 November 2021

Great lunch in this warm and welcoming cafe. Staff were friendly and efficient and food was fantastic - really fresh and good quality ingredients. Interesting and varied menu, and so pleased to see several tasty vegetarian choices not just one bland vegan option which seems...to have become standard in many places now! We will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 21 October 2021 via mobile

Love this place. Been going there for years and the service is always friendly, the food good. Just wish it was open 7 days a week- But they work so hard they deserve a break

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 28 September 2021

Not a huge menu, but quality is better than quantity. The food was innovative and cooked to perfection. The service incredibly friendly and efficient The cost modest. The atmosphere was relaxed and it was our best meal during the short stay. No problem in recommending...and we will be returning soon.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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9 October 2021|
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Response from B8350MPir | Reviewed this property |
Don't think so.
12 August 2021|
Response from Carole R | Reviewed this property |
Yes outside area is great for dogs
10 October 2017|
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Response from chloeanderson9 |
Yes, there is a lovely garden area that allows dogs :)
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Frequently Asked Questions about High St. Merchants

Yes, High St. Merchants offers takeaway services.

Yes, High St. Merchants is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

High St. Merchants is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5