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The Mains of Drum

££ - £££British, Soups,
Drumoak | Garden Centre, Banchory AB31 5QT, Scotland
+44 1330 811000
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“lunch” (41 reviews)
“cullen skink” (14 reviews)
“scones” (19 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, Soups, Scottish, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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Drumoak | Garden Centre, Banchory AB31 5QT, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

While out at Banchory for a drive on Sunday we stopped at this resutarant for a coffee But instead we noticed the food that was being served ? so changed from the coffee to the meal selection, the placed was packed with travellers, service was...More

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

Thank you very much for your five star review on Trip Advisor. We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your fish and chips. This is one of our most popular dishes. We look forward to you visiting us again soon. Kind regards Emma

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Received a warm welcome from very friendly staff and the afternoon tea was superb with lovely freshly made sandwiches, tasty light scones with fresh strawberries, jam & cream, a real treat, followed by a selection of cakes which looked tasty and were all delicious. We...More

Thank Maureen930
CraigAF76, Manager at The Mains of Drum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for your five star review on Trip Advisor. We are extremely pleased to read that you enjoyed your afternoon tea and look forward to you visiting us again soon. Kind regards Emma

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in here on the way to Banchory, They offer a variety of food for lunch and breakfast. Decided that I would have the scrambled eggs on toast. Absolutely delicious, they obviously add cream to the eggs which I was not sure I would like...More

Thank TeenyBognorRegis
CraigAF76, Manager at The Mains of Drum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your five star review on Trip Advisor. We are very pleased to read that you really enjoyed your breakfast and that you were able to have a window table to admire the lovely surroundings we have here at The Mains of Drum....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to stop here for something to eat before we went onto Drum Castle. My girlfriend had macaroni cheese, and I had the spicy chili con carne. We were both happy with our dishes. Warning: The chili con carne was hot and spicy. We...More

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

Thank you very much for your review on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to read you both enjoyed your lunch and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards Emma

Reviewed 12 October 2017

Excellent afternoon tea made all the better by our wonderful attentive waitress. It was just perfect and cannot recommend the restaurant highly enough.

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

Thank you for your lovely review on Trip Advisor regarding your afternoon tea experience. We are pleased to read you really enjoyed it and would recommend us to others. We look forward to you visiting us again soon. Kind regards Emma

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

I have been visiting Drum since it first opened. It is a great destination stop. There is a large selection of gifts/cards/household/garden/pet/clothes etc. There is a cafe/restaurant upstairs accessed via stairs or lift. Good selection of foods and drinks with gluten/dairy free options. Toilets always...More

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to read that you have been visiting us since we opened and we look forward to you visiting us again soon. Kind regards Emma

Reviewed 3 October 2017

We ordered sandwiches with side salad, sweet chilli chicken was tasteless think they forgot to put in sweet chilli, salad the same, just thrown on plate no dressing at all, not worth the money we paid for them, won’t eat here againMore

Thank nahcub63
CraigAF76, Manager at The Mains of Drum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

I am sorry to read that you did not enjoy your lunch. We lightly coat the chicken with sweet chilli sauce in order to cater for those who do not like too much spice. If you had mentioned to a member of staff at the...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017

visited on Sunday 1st October late afternoon , service at till / teas and coffee was terrible must have waited 10 - 15 minutes to be served, young girl on till, plenty staff around but no one helping. one couple got there hot order whilst...More

Thank Linda D
CraigAF76, Manager at The Mains of Drum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

I am sorry to read that you had a longer than usual wait at the till for your tea/coffee. At the weekends we have two members of staff on each till so perhaps they were assisting another customer or stocking up with crockery they required....More

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Looking forward to next time, food lovely & freshly prepared, surroundings pleasant, bright & clean. Staff friendly and efficient.

Thank audreyj21
CraigAF76, Manager at The Mains of Drum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

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

Reviewed 2 September 2017

Excellent all the way, sandwiches, scones, traybakes and tarts. Friendly staff and cleanliness shines out! Can't wait until my next visit, which will be one of many.More

Thank trishjbond
CraigAF76, Manager at The Mains of Drum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you very much for your lovely review. I am very pleased to read you have rated us the best afternoon tea in the area. I will pass your lovely comments on to our team who will be very pleased to hear. We look forward...More

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Calum M
13 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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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, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:30
Monday
09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:30
Thursday
09:00 - 17:30
Friday
09:00 - 17:30
Saturday
09:00 - 17:30
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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