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West High Street, Inverurie AB51 3SA, Scotland
+44 1467 670850
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10:00 - 16:00
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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419 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came in for a coffee and scone and had a warm welcome. The service was quick and efficient from someone who really seemed to care and be interested in what they were doing. The coffee was tasty and the scone was very good. It tasted home-baked. The place was busy without feeling that they wanted to rush us out.... More 

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Thank headbeeguy
acornmanager1, Manager at Acorn Centre, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review headbeeguy, You have captured the essence of the Acorn Centre perfectly! We aim to provide true hospitality and make everyone feel welcome. I'm glad you liked the scones and you are right - they are homebaked as is all our food. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Acorn Centre soon. Regards Mike... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice place for a coffee or light lunch. Always busy, but good atmosphere, nice light lunch menu, scones, cakes etc.

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Thank Margaret W
Inverurie, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Returned here after a long time and found that it was exactly as it had been 2 - 3 years ago. It's coasting along on goodwill from Church members and it's charitable status. In reality this is a poorly run operation producing pretty bland food - it appears the kitchen doesn't have the confidence to season the food it serves!... More 

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1 Thank Hoppolocos
acornmanager1, Manager at Acorn Centre, responded to this review

Dear Hoppolocos, Many thanks for your review. Referring back my response to your first review, I am sorry to hear that you have not changed your mind. We have had a recent influx of new volunteers which may account for the service level and this will be addressed in due course as they build in confidence and experience. My apologies... More 

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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Delicious homemade food and a warm welcome await you here! The premium sandwiches of the day are always very tasty, as is the homemade soup, cakes and daily specials

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Thank Leisa24
acornmanager1, Manager at Acorn Centre, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely review Leisa24! We like to mix things up a little with our daily specials, so there is always something a little more adventurous to try. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Acorn Centre soon. Regards Mike Michael Pickford Centre Manager More 

Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Went here for a coffee and cake. My friend asked about gluten free biscuits and was given a long list of cakes available. My choice of lemon drizzle cake was also on the gf list. It's was light and moist with plenty lemon flavour. Pleasant atmosphere and friendly staff .

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Thank Midhill
acornmanager1, Manager at Acorn Centre, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review Midhill, We always try to make sure that we can offer a varied selection of low gluten items - indeed most of our menu items are adaptable to suit with soups and crepes that are made with gluten free ingredients and gluten free bread available for our sandwiches. We have also begun stocking Dairy Free... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

The staff were charming. Visited a few times, never disappointed with service or food. They always serve such lovely soup, their sandwiches are nice and good value. Do leave some space for their tray bakes, very yummy

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Thank shuzhenk
acornmanager1, Manager at Acorn Centre, responded to this review

Dear|Shuzhenk, Many thanks for your great review and advise to other diners - tactical ordering is always a good idea, so do make sure you check out the cake trolley first! We look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes Mike More 

Ellon, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Visited today for a light lunch. Warm, friendly service. We were led to a spotlessly clean table and the orders were taken quickly. Not long to wait and 2 delicious meals were served to us. Very reasonably priced and a pleasure to visit. This was our first time but it certainly will not be our last. Thoroughly deserving of a... More 

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Thank georger140
acornmanager1, Manager at Acorn Centre, responded to this review

Dear georger140, Thank you so much for such a glowing review! I will take great delight in sharing this with our staff and volunteer team - it's superb when their hard work is recognised. We look forward to welcoming you back! Regards Mike Michael Pickford Centre Manager More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

My friend and I visited today. We were greeted by a very pleasant young man who escorted us to our seat. A young lady took our order at our table and brought it over for us. We had delicious Cullen Skink broth with bread and butter, then the cake trolley was wheeled over for us to make our selection. All... More 

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Thank Christine B
acornmanager1, Manager at Acorn Centre, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review Christine! I'm really pleased you enjoyed your welcome and service at the Acorn Centre recently. We do our best to make things as easy as possible for our customers by providing table service and find this is appreciated by many as a welcome change from standing in a queue or making people carry their own... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

There are lots of gluten free lunch options here, crepes and sandwiches. I had a Brie and mango chutney gf crepe which was very tasty. Great value and big portions too. Very speedy service- will definitely be back!

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1 Thank RR030916
acornmanager1, Manager at Acorn Centre, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review RR030916! Since we opened nearly nine years ago, we have made a concerted effort to service a range of dietary needs. Not only do we make savoury items with gluten free ingredients, but our baker also turns out a superb selection of cakes and bakes as well. We strongly believe that just because you avoid... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I have visited the Acorn Centre many times and that should speak for itself. There is a lot of thought put into their menu so that it is never run of the mill. The restaurant itself if very clean and bright, the staff (who are all volunteers) are exceptionally attentive and well versed on the menu.

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1 Thank Helen H
acornmanager1, Manager at Acorn Centre, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review Helen, This review is particularly pleasing to read because it demonstrates something we work very hard on - consistency. As you allude to probably 80% or more of our custom is repeat business. The key is not taking our customers for granted and we hope you continue to be a customer and we'll do our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$25
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Tuesday
10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 16:00
Thursday
10:00 - 16:00
Friday
10:00 - 16:00
Saturday
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West High Street, Inverurie AB51 3SA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Inverurie
  • Phone Number: +44 1467 670850
Description
Housed within the West Church of Inverurie and is a community-focussed enterprise of the Church of Scotland

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