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The Mains of Drum

Drumoak | Garden Centre, Banchory AB31 5QT, Scotland
+44 1330 811000
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (48 reviews)
“cullen skink” (17 reviews)
“scones” (26 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 am - 5:30 pm Hours
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Drumoak | Garden Centre, Banchory AB31 5QT, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 189 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit to cafe although have been in attached garden centre a few times. It was very busy at lunchtime but staff managed very well. Really great for a light lunch or snack plus looked like homemade soups which after seeing them we wished we...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 373colinb
CraigAF76, Manager at The Mains of Drum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. All our soups are homemade fresh everyday using locally sourced and grown produce. There is always the choice of two soups and Cullen Skink. We look forward to you visiting us again soon. Kind regards, Emma.

Reviewed 21 November 2018

Visiting friends in Aberdeen, this was my first time in Scotland. At my friend's suggestion, I ordered the cullen skink. It was marvelous! The salted haddock pieces int he creamy broth gave an unforgettable flavor that lingers on my tongue still. My husband chose a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RenaM65
CraigAF76, Manager at The Mains of Drum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review on Trip advisor. Kind regards Emma.

Reviewed 21 October 2018

Viisited on Saturday 20th October late morning, service at till / teas and coffee was terrible must have waited 20 - 25 minutes to be served, young girl on till, plenty staff around but no one helping. I had to clear my table . Cappuccino...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Aldo M
CraigAF76, Manager at The Mains of Drum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry that we never met your expectations on your visit, however had you mentioned on your visit that you were unhappy with your cappuccino we we have happily rectified this for you. If you wish to discuss this...More

Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

We have never been disappointed with the food at the Mains of Drum. Lovely place for home made soup, well filled sandwiches and baking, and good for all ages. Nice, relaxed atmosphere.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ScotlandAliH
CraigAF76, Manager at The Mains of Drum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

Thank you very much for your review. We look forward to you visiting us again soon. Kind regards Emma

Reviewed 7 October 2018

Visiting Banchory and was looking forward to having scrambled eggs at Mains of Drum. However on arrival there was a new breakfast menu and no scrambled eggs to be seen. We ordered instead the two breakfasts, one meat and one vegetarian. We were not disappointed...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank TeenyBognorRegis
CraigAF76, Manager at The Mains of Drum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review The Mains of Drum. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. We do have scrambled eggs on toast on the menu, it is listed as 'free range egg on toast - your choice of egg on toast'. We...More

Reviewed 6 October 2018

Today was a stunning, sunny day with blue skies and wispy clouds. On our way back into Aberdeen we stopped off to have a look around. The huge car park area is stunningly set with the addition of plants, trees enhancing the business. Inside the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Carol H
CraigAF76, Manager at The Mains of Drum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Thank you for your review Carol! I look forward to seeing you again soon at The Mains of Drum. -Fraser

Reviewed 3 October 2018

This is a wonderful Garden Centre which offers a wide selection of garden plants and gardening supplies as well as a fine gift shop, quality outdoor clothing and shoes, and an excellent restaurant. I shop here regularly and can always find just the right item...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Devanha99
CraigAF76, Manager at The Mains of Drum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Thank you for your thorough review. We are lucky to have many knowledgeable people in our plant team. Kind regards, Fraser

Reviewed 3 October 2018

Each time we have been at drum we always have had something very tasty to eat. There is so much choice, there are gf options and a childrens menu. Sundays are always busy and getting a seat by the window to watch the birds is...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank lucidaestima
CraigAF76, Manager at The Mains of Drum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Thank you for your kind review of The Mains of Drum. We hope to see you again soon. -Fraser

Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

We always come here for plants garden centre staff very friendly helpful and knowledgeable. Especially Jimmy his happy smiling face is on the point of sale dotted around the plant area. Not much he doesn't know. Also whilst there visit the restaurant good food and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank debbiedownie82
CraigAF76, Manager at The Mains of Drum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Thank you Debbie. Jimmy is our in-store celebrity! Lots of people travel from afar to see him and get advice on plants. Kind regards, Fraser

Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

This is one of the best meeting places A variety of seating abounds. Great choice of snacks and meals. Ideal shop and garden centre too....if just a little pricey...But...very handy....and...they even sell quails eggs in the Food section...A treasure of a shop

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Morag S
CraigAF76, Manager at The Mains of Drum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Thank you for your review Morag. We hope to see you again soon. -Fraser

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Calum M
14 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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22 April 2016|
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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
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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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