The Mains of Drum

The Mains of Drum, Drumoak, Banchory, Drumoak AB31 5AN
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Our award winning restaurant is situated on the top floor of our building. Offering everything from coffee and a cake to delicious hand-crafted specials, we really do have something for everyone! Open from 9:00am - 3:30pm we are the ideal location for lunch, coffee or for one of our signature afternoon teas!

Reservations

Booking Notes:

Time Limits: Please be aware your booking is subject to a time limit of one hour and thirty minutes.

Business Info

  • Address: The Mains of Drum, Drumoak, Banchory, Drumoak AB31 5AN
  • Cross Street: The Mains of Drum
  • Cuisine: Desserts | Sunday Brunch | Vegan | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Tearoom
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Breakfast | Brunch | Lunch | Other |
  • Parking: Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash | Android Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 01330811000
  • Features: Takeout Available, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Dining Alone, Quiet Conversation, Vegetarian, Quick Bite,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Monday 9:00 - 16:15
Tuesday
Tuesday 9:00 - 16:15
Wednesday
Wednesday 9:00 - 16:15
Thursday
Thursday 9:00 - 16:15
Friday
Friday 9:00 - 16:15
Saturday
Saturday 9:00 - 16:15
Sunday
Sunday 9:00 - 16:15
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.68 out of 5 stars based on 2585 votes

Overall: 10/10
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May 14, 2022
Susan W.
Having been coming on holiday twice a year since it opened the standards have been consistent. Excellent food, service etc.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 08, 2022
Gayle A.
Lovely setting and helpful staff. Good service and quality.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 31, 2022
Catriona R.
Fantastic all round! Would definitely recommend to anyone .

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 28, 2022
Lorna M.
Delicious Afternoon Tea & superb service, thank you

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 28, 2022
Evelyn R.
Thought that tables could have been better spaced out as we were beside a very loud speaking man, otherwise perfect.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 27, 2022
Margaret R.
The Mains of Drum is always consistent in all aspects. Well organised, the best scones and of course friendly and efficient staff. There is ample car parking and of course a store with a wealth of products to please everyone. The staff have gone above and beyond during the COVID pandemic. An excellent destination.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 26, 2022
ANDREA W.
Staff were knowledgeable about food allergies and the importance of avoiding cross-contamination. There was a great range of genuine gluten free cakes on offer. All staff were pleasant and welcoming, and the lady at the till was particularly helpful and friendly, and she made a lovely hot soya latte. Cannot fault this place.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 25, 2022
Lena W.
Once again we had a lovely coffee in clean surroundings. Can’t fault it.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 24, 2022
Audrey B.
Very quiet, calm and peaceful atmosphere very relaxing

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 23, 2022
Sheila M.
Always a Joy to go there.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 18, 2022
Brenda D.
Had a really lovely afternoon, staff was excellent as always came by table to make sure we was ok and to see if we needed anything.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 17, 2022
Netta M.
Easy to navigate on website. Food lovely, excellent friendly service. Our first visit since March 2020, so good to be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 17, 2022
Lorraine K.
Absolutely hands down the best sandwiches and scones in an afternoon tea I’ve ever had. Couldn’t have been offered more tea if we’d had a personal urn at our table!! Nothing to improve on in my opinion.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 16, 2022
Catherine M.
Whole experience perfect

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 16, 2022
Tasha D.
Very efficiently and safely run. Well done

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 15, 2022
Carol M.
Always very clean. Helpful staff. Good selection of food

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Mar 12, 2022
Doreen F.
My husband and I had a lovely lunch at Drum, we both chose the soup and dessert. He had Cullen Skink which was nice and creamy and full of fish, I chose the Sweet potato, carrot and coriander soup. We both had Pineapple sponge and custard which was delicious. We noticed the prices had gone up from our previous visit but this is expected. Otherwise we both agreed the food was excellent.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 12, 2022
Janet B.
On-line booking worked a treat. On our arrival a member of staff greeted us courteously and showed us to our table. Ordering of food was easy and it was certainly delivered in a timely manner. Everything which was cooked was piping hot and the sandwiches had a good filling in them. No complaints and we will take lunch here again in the future. The restaurant is very clean and the atmosphere was unobtrusive. You cannot hear other diners conversations and they presumably cannot hear yours. Soft furnishings look good but also baffle noise and in this instance they certainly did what they were designed to do.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 04, 2022
Nan M.
Always impressed with Drum, The staff and food is excellent.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 04, 2022
Christina M.
Always enjoy a visit to the Main’s of Drum restaurant; the staff are always welcoming and the food consistently very good. Garden centre, gift area, dog and bird food too, it’s got all I want for a wee jaunt out of town. Thank you all.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 22, 2022
Glen S.
Feel like the drinks are overpriced, overall 10/10

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Feb 17, 2022
Elaine C.
Excellent service and food was delicious.

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Feb 12, 2022
Bernard H.
Delightful

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Feb 12, 2022
Meg D.
Excellent friendly staff - fresh baking very good- care taken over cleaning and spacing Whole centre is a delight to the eye Pleasure to visit

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 11, 2022
Alexandra d.
Always good and great service

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 10, 2022
Linda R.
Delicious soup and fresh bread

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 09, 2022
Elma R.
Staff welcoming and friendly and breakfast excellent and good value for money.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 07, 2022
Gabriela V.
The food was absolutely lovely and the staff ever so friendly.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 05, 2022
Kathryn B.
We will be back. Thank you.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 03, 2022
Arthur W.
We often call in for a breakfast snack. The staff are always welcoming, very friendly and helpful.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 29, 2022
Lynda M.
Always good food not too noisy

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 28, 2022
Edna A.
For us, perfect as usual!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 22, 2022
Joan S.
Lovely, helpful staff. Coffee and scones first class. Return customer because the food and service is always excellent.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 21, 2022
Jane M.
Always a delightful experience visiting the Mains of Drum. Welcoming staff, high standards and good value.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 18, 2022
Helen F.
Every thing good .No improvements required

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 15, 2022
Brenda B.
Very pleasant all round with lovely friendly staff most enjoyable.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 15, 2022
Aileen T.
Always have good food and staff are nice and helpful. Will be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 13, 2022
James W.
We regulars at Drum. The staff are so welcoming nothing too much trouble Food consistently good What not to like

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 13, 2022
Susan B.
It’s always a pleasure to have coffee or lunch there. The restaurant is always clean and bright. Noticed three windows open too which is good to see.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 12, 2022
Winifred R.
We felt very safe and enjoyed our coffee and scones

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 12, 2022
Jennifer B.
I love the staff, they are all so friendly especially if I’m alone.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 12, 2022
Ellen R.
We enjoyed our meal very much and even although we were half an hour late in arriving due to a puncture we were made welcome. Coffee was lovely as were the scones and the Cullen skink delicious. The macaroni was slightly tasteless apparently - maybe requires a different cheese. We will be back again soon, thank you.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 11, 2022
Harry G.
Nice lunch friendly and helpful staff

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 11, 2022
Alistair T.
Always made to feel welcome. Food arrives within 10 minutes of ordering. Staff friendly and helpfull.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 10, 2022
Karen W.
Reserving (and changing numbers) extremely easy on Table Agent and the Mains of Drum never disappoints with consistently good service and food. I like that we can reserve a table here, unlike the other garden centre in Banchory, as it means our aged parents can go straight to table. Drum gets 10/10 every visit from us.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 07, 2022
Jeremy K.
Very well organised and very clean. Pleasant reception by staff and had to move tables away from the window table as it was a very cold day and the room had very effectual high level ventilation. The food was very tasty and prepared quickly. A very enjoyable lunch

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 06, 2022
Dianne I.
Very friendly staff, hygiene high standard, we all enjoyed our meal.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 05, 2022
Sheila P.
We had afternoon tea ,excellent in every way, from in minute we entered the restaurant to the minute we left Excellent if there was more than 10 stars would be +++++

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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Jan 04, 2022
Patricia H.
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Overall: 10/10
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Jan 01, 2022
Alan J.
Good food in a nice and safe setting with attentive staff.