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The Mains of Drum

Drumoak | Garden Centre, Banchory AB31 5QT, Scotland
+44 1330 811000
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (43 reviews)
“cullen skink” (15 reviews)
“scones” (24 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Drumoak | Garden Centre, Banchory AB31 5QT, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 177 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

My parents are frequent visitors to this lovely garden centre and they love the food in the cafe, so on my recent visit we went here for tea and scones after a walk round Drum Castle grounds. My father used to be a baker so...More

Thank maisymeg
Reviewed yesterday

Lovely restaurant. Lovely setting. Lovely food. Reasonable prices. Service seriously slowed up by having the coffee served at the same place as the till. Tea drinkers rule😆

Thank Caroline B
Reviewed 3 days ago

I think this is the third time we have stopped here for lunch so they must be doing something right. This time we had the Cullen Skink/sandwich deal and a ham and cheese sandwich. The Cullen Skink was a bit better than the last time...More

Thank Neil G
CraigAF76, Manager at The Mains of Drum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and will discuss your comments with the Kitchen team.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We often go here as it’s just on our doorstep, my favourite visits are for Breakfast ...... it’s so fine, today I had the scrambled eggs they were excellent. We also had a look round the plant area which is lovely too 😆 I highly...More

1  Thank Nicola H
CraigAF76, Manager at The Mains of Drum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you Nicola! We hope to see you again soon. -Fraser

Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place - fantastic food with a super choice , lovely atmosphere and such friendly helpful staff. Garden centre offers a huge range of plants and flowers plus there are lots of other things to buy e.g. clothes , garden furniture etc. Definitely recommend...More

Thank caroldonald
CraigAF76, Manager at The Mains of Drum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your lovely review of our garden centre. We were extremely pleased to be awarded one of the best gardens centres last year and pleased to read that you loved your latest visit. Our team work very hard to provide excellent...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

An exceptional garden centre with a large and diverse stock of gifts, plants, garden items, foods, etc. The buildings are eye catching and the car parking areas are of a high standard. The range of high quality and unusual items in the garden area was...More

Thank Rossergruffydd
CraigAF76, Manager at The Mains of Drum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review of our garden centre. The house martins at the tower and the ducks and swans in the pond are always a talking point here. It's great to see the cygnets grow in to beautiful adults. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can get a great lunch here, excellent menu, lovely service , well worth a day out, we come every year ,mostly twice when we’re up on holiday,

Thank Janet H
CraigAF76, Manager at The Mains of Drum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are pleased to read that you like to visit us when you are up here on holiday and we look forward to you visiting us again soon. Kind regards, Emma.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Mains of Drum never fail when it comes to high quality afternoon teas . The sandwiches are oozing with delicious fillings, the scones light and tasty and a delicious assortment of tray bakes and cakes washed down with your choice of tea or coffee...More

Thank 492linda
CraigAF76, Manager at The Mains of Drum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your lovely review of your afternoon tea. I will pass your comments on to our team who will all be delighted and we look forward to you visiting us again soon. Kind regards Emma

Reviewed 11 July 2018

Went to Drum Castle for a visit and then popped into Mains of Drum for lunch. We had very tasty roast vegetable soup and sandwiches. The soup was hot and very nicely seasoned. The toasted sandwiches were delicious wit( very generous fillings. Lovely home baking...More

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

Thank you for your lovely review. We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your lunch and a wander around the garden centre and we look forward to you visiting us again soon. Kind regards Emma

Reviewed 9 July 2018

So it's not the poshest, most expensive place in the world to meet friends for a bite to eat - but it's clean, tidy, friendly staff in a beautiful setting. The shop is really enjoyable for a browse and there is a large range of...More

1  Thank HankBrogieLabrador
CraigAF76, Manager at The Mains of Drum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. We are pleased to read you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to you visiting us again soon. Kind regards Emma

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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, Groups, Local cuisine
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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