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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 good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (37 reviews)
“cakes” (29 reviews)
“macaroni cheese” (11 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, British, Healthy, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
Daviot Estate | Daviot, Inverness IV2 5ER, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited today to break long journey with coffee and scones and arrived about 20 minutes after opening. Very disappointed with Cheese scone which had been heated up in microwave, obviously to disguise the fact it was stale, and had gone doughy and stuck to the...More

1  Thank Lissie54
amccinv, Guest Relations Manager at The Dairy at Daviot, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Lissie, thank you for your review. We are sorry your visit the the dairy did not meet your expectations, would you please email cafe@dairyatdaviot.co.uk with the date of your visit to discuss further. Thank you.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here on Sunday for a family meal before spending the day with the kiddies. Our order of Soup and sandwiches was taken promptly by a smiling young waiter. Food was quick to arrive and was just great as you would expect from the glowing...More

4  Thank davie18809
amccinv, Guest Relations Manager at The Dairy at Daviot, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Davie, thank you so much for your lovely review. We are glad that you and the little ones enjoyed your time at the Dairy, and we hope to see you again soon :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I chose the Dairy on a recommendation and anticipated a lovely Sunday Lunch after the Culloden 1746 Run. I was told I would need to book as they are so popular and it was very busy indeed. I was happy to see Sunday Roast on...More

1  Thank Alastair G
amccinv, Owner at The Dairy at Daviot, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We really appreciate you taking the time to bring this to our attention. Our staff obviously did not achieve their normal service standards on this occasion and I do apologise for that. As for the quality of our Beef, I can advise that we only...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We pass this place regularly and keep saying "we must go" so we decided Sunday lunch en route to Inverness. Situation just off the A9, it's positioned in a stunning part of the countryside and the building itself is beautiful. As you enter, you walk...More

Thank Fionapink
amccinv, Guest Relations Manager at The Dairy at Daviot, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Fiona, thank you for taking the time to review us. We are grateful for all the lovely comments, and we are glad we served your favourite! I am a little confused about the title since the review was so positive, we would love to...More

Reviewed 14 October 2017

We called in on a Saturday morning- no other customers at all. Shown to a table in a VERY cold dining room, given the menus, and the waiter left. We could hear him and someone else talking around the corner. And talking. And talking. When...More

Thank travelfan196
amccinv, Owner at The Dairy at Daviot, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

My sincere apologies for the lack of service on your recent visit. The staff concerned have been advised of your comments and I am grateful you brought this to my attention. Could you provide an email address so that I can contact you with a...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

The table, chairs and their arrangement were too similar to a school dining hall. The initial service was attentive and prompt. Our food was good especially the lamb shoulder. The young staff thereafter were too interested in talking to each other and didn't pay attention...More

Thank g0rd0nmatthew
amccinv, Guest Relations Manager at The Dairy at Daviot, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello g0rd0nmatthew, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad you enjoyed the lamb shoulder, it is also a favourite of mine! I am sorry that the rest of your visit was not as enjoyable. Please do get in touch...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017

After seeing Red Kites swoop and dive amongst the Black Isle countryside, we visited the Dairy at Daviot having seen the sign at the roadside for our afternoon 'fly'. What an excellent place with a large seating area and most welcoming staff! The choice for...More

2  Thank Sandy C
amccinv, Guest Relations Manager at The Dairy at Daviot, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Sandy, thank you so much for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us, the Red Kites are always a wonderful sight! We hope you will join us again for lunch (or maybe another scone!) in the future.

Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

First visit after passing the sign for this place for years and was pleasantly surprised. Great setting, friendly, efficient staff and very nice food. Take the poor reviews with a pinch of salt - especially Mike M. Try it for yourself and see that they...More

Thank Traveller190573
amccinv, Manager at The Dairy at Daviot, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Traveller190573 and thanks very much for your review. We’re really please you enjoyed your time with us and can’t wait to have you back. We appreciate all of your comments.

Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Having read some of the awful reviews this establishment have received , I am struggling to believe they went to the same place!!!! I arrived today with a young friend and her baby in a push chair. The young, very friendly and efficient waitress showed...More

1  Thank Littlech3f
amccinv, Manager at The Dairy at Daviot, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Littlech3f and thanks so much for your kind words. We’re also very pleased you chose to ignore them! We really appreciate your taking the time to leave us feedback and are really glad you all enjoyed yourselves. Hopefully your friend’s baby will enjoy our...More

Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

We were driving to Fort George and we saw the sign for this cafe just as we were discussing where to stop for lunch. As we walked into the cafe we said to each other " this is a nice surprise". The interior was clean,bright...More

Thank Peter S
amccinv, Manager at The Dairy at Daviot, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Peter. We’re so pleased you stumbled across us! Just want to say a thank you from the team for your lovely review. We’ll all look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Hope you enjoyed Fort George :)

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Jim H
15 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$12 - US$29
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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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