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The Dairy at Daviot

Daviot Estate | Daviot, Inverness IV2 5ER, Scotland
+44 1463 772976
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (66 reviews)
“ice cream” (37 reviews)
“cakes” (29 reviews)
Open Now
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Healthy, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
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LOCATION
Daviot Estate | Daviot, Inverness IV2 5ER, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 256 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice staff. Good service. Pity my lunch wasn't. Had a baked potato with cheese and chutney. Potato burnt outside and tepid inside. Cheese there was hardly any and chutney. If it wasn't for the coleslaw it would not have been worth eating. Not impressed. Maybe...More

Thank Andrea M
amccinv, Guest Relations Manager at The Dairy at Daviot, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Andrea Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us and for taking the time to review your visit. We are sorry to hear you were disappointed with your meal. We would like to find out when this was so if you could...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Taken here for a surprise lunch today (March/Wed/noon). Very welcoming and friendly service. Focaccia & Rosemary Panini with Mexican Chicken and Salsa was absolutely delicious. Superb Sticky Toffee pudding. Whole menu looked good. Options for Gluten Free good. Would definitely recommend.More

6  Thank Lynne C
amccinv, Guest Relations Manager at The Dairy at Daviot, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Lynne Thank you for taking the time to review your surprise lunch with us. We are so glad you had a lovely time, the sticky toffee is always a hit with both customers and staff! We hope you will join us again soon to...More

Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Visit today for lunch with friends. Staff were friendly & attentive. Food was good, didn’t have to wait long for our order to arrive. Coffee was good , not the usual bitter tasting stuff you get in cafes. Fire was lit making the restaurant warm....More

1  Thank Sarasota21
amccinv, Guest Relations Manager at The Dairy at Daviot, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Sarasota21 Thank you for taking the time to review your visit with us. We are delighted you enjoyed your meal, and you found the food good and the service friendly. We always try to make sure the fire is lit and the room is...More

Reviewed 27 February 2018

We stopped here on our journey from Edinburgh to Ullapool. A friendly welcome from a lovely young girl, who was most helpful. We both our enjoyed our tasty ice cream in front of the burner!

7  Thank 747MrsH
amccinv, Guest Relations Manager at The Dairy at Daviot, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Hello 747MrsH Thank you for taking the time to review your visit! I'm glad we could give you a comfortable and friendly place to stop on your long journey North! We hope to see you on your return trip. :)

Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

We drove out of Inverness for a taste of Scottish snow and a tasty meal and chose The Dairy.... nice warm welcome and lovely soups with bread for our lunch. Friendly staff and a good range of food options on offer, spacious dining area, was...More

1  Thank DougalWestWales
amccinv, Guest Relations Manager at The Dairy at Daviot, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Hello DougalWestWales Thank you for leaving us such a lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit, the views really are stunning at this time of year! Thanks again and we hope you will pop in next time you are in the area!

Reviewed 17 February 2018

Leaving Aviemore behind we were hoping to find a place to stop for lunch before arriving in Inverness. We must of found the only one!!! Turning off the main road we drove up to the Dairy and the Café at Daviot. The modern annexe to...More

4  Thank Julie G
amccinv, Guest Relations Manager at The Dairy at Daviot, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Hello Julie Thank you for leaving us such a lovely and comprehensive review! We try to have a good variety of food for all visitors, the Cullen Skink is always a firm favourite so we hope he enjoyed it. We have just re opened 7...More

Reviewed 15 February 2018

Just back from an excellent lunch - Cullen Skink soup plus freshly made sandwiches - more than enough! Coffee was freshly made and all with a friendly smile. The other guests had freshly prepared fish with beautiful chips! It was cold and wintery outside but...More

2  Thank James G
amccinv, Guest Relations Manager at The Dairy at Daviot, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Hello James Thank you for taking the time to review your meal with us. Cullen Skink is always a firm favorite with visitors, and the perfect thing to warm you on a cold day. We hope you will pop in again soon! :)

Reviewed 22 January 2018

I have so far eaten at half a dozen restaurants in Inverness and The Dairy is so far my favourite restaurant. It is a very unassuming place, but the food is the best I have had around Inverness. The menu is not fancy, but the...More

5  Thank junglemate
amccinv, Guest Relations Manager at The Dairy at Daviot, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Hello junglemate Thank you for taking the time to review your meal with us! We are so glad you enjoyed visiting us both times, our chefs are simply fantastic at what they do! If you ever did want to dine with us in the evening,...More

Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

We go occasionally to the Dairy for lunch, usually when cycling or skiing nearby. Today we got there about 1pm after skiing close by, looking for lunch. After waiting ages to get seated, it was not busy, we were seated in the large circular room,...More

Thank Kt S
amccinv, Guest Relations Manager at The Dairy at Daviot, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Hello Kt S Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are glad you enjoyed your meal, the chef we have is absolutely fantastic! We are sorry the stove wasn't lit, we try and make sure it is on every day especially at...More

Reviewed 11 January 2018

Visited today, my husband and I had soup,and daughter had scone,and lasagne. Everything was lovely, The fair haired bespectacled waitress who served us was very friendly. Will visit again.

2  Thank car0lineurquhart
amccinv, Guest Relations Manager at The Dairy at Daviot, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Hello Caroline Thank you for the lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed your meal with us. Your daughter has good taste, as lasagna is a favourite of mine also! We look forward to your next visit with us soon.

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Jim H
14 November 2015|
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Response from Abigail M | Property representative |
Hello Jim Thank you for your enquiry. Would it be possible for you to give an email or contact number so that the Café can contact you ? Kind regards Alison
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13 - US$31
Meals
Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monday
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Daviot Estate | Daviot, Inverness IV2 5ER, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 1463 772976
  • E-mail
Description
The Dairy at Daviot is a warm and family friendly destination. Take advantage of our cafe or our luxury self catering cottages set in stunning surroundings just south of Inverness. We have our own secluded beauty spot for you to enjoy less than 8 minutes from the town. We have outdoor seating at the cafe and a solid fuel stove inside so that you may join us no matter what the weather brings.
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