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The Dairy at Daviot

Daviot Estate | Daviot, Inverness IV2 5ER, Scotland
+44 1463 772976
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible6%
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“ice cream” (35 reviews)
“cakes” (32 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Healthy, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Daviot Estate | Daviot, Inverness IV2 5ER, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great venue, location, service and food! Would highly recommend! Just a few mins from town, plenty parking and very tasty freshly cooked food.

Thank annadhubh
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've visited The Dairy a few times and each time it's been more disappointing than the last. On the latest occasion we were meeting a friend on our way south and thought The Dairy would be convenient. The coffee was dreadful - lacklustre taste and...More

Thank jomo6058
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Large parking area. Good enclosed childs playing park. Good selection on menu. Spacious dining area. If weather is suitable you can eat outside.

1  Thank highlandgardener
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped off on way back home to Perth, very poor access road and entrance care needed , well presented very young staff . Bit expensive for being so remote food was ok . Clearly a hobby not a buisness for the ownersMore

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

Hi Colin, thanks for your review. We have to admit to being a bit baffled by your feedback. The cafe is open all day 7 days a week and definitely isn't a hobby! We would really love to hear more of your views to better...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here on Sunday. It was very busy but not surprising ,an excellent family venue. In lovely rural setting. The food and service was excellent. And there is a fabulous ice cream parlour next to the venue serving top grade ice cream. We had excellent...More

Thank jimbirnie513
amccinv, Guest Relations Manager at The Dairy at Daviot, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hello jimbirnie513, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your thoughts on tripadvisor, we really appreciate it. We are delighted that you enjoyed the food and that the service met your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drove 20+ miles on day off work as heard the Dairy did a nice afternoon tea and wanted a treat. Had to evenntually find someone to take my order, ordered, then the waiter returned to say they wouldn't do afternoon tea for one person. Left...More

1  Thank ellie333Inverness
amccinv, Manager at The Dairy at Daviot, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Ellie, I am so, so sorry to hear about your experience with us. I would really like the opportunity to explain why this has happened and to apologise to you personally. Would you please email cafe@dairyatdaviot.co.uk with the time and date of your visit...More

Reviewed 18 June 2017

Pulled off the fast/busy main road and found this oasis of calm!! Only stopped for coffee n cake but both were delicious. The setting was so tranquil, the place spotless and the Lady who served us friendly and efficient. Ice Cream looked delicious too!

1  Thank Paul E
Reviewed 31 May 2017

This is probably the best ice-cream we have ever had. The honeycomb and salted caramel are to die for!! It is noticeable that the ingredients are fresh and the flavors are different than the average ones you might see at the store. We pulled off...More

1  Thank megan5T
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Excellent afternoon tea for 2! Three tier stand with smoked salmon and cucumber sandwiches plus ham and cheese on tasty brown bread, two scones with fresh cream and jam, two vanilla slices, two chocolate crispy slices and two carrot cake slices .... wow! Massive pot...More

1  Thank lynne2706
amccinv, Guest Relations Manager at The Dairy at Daviot, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Hello lynne2706, Thank you very much for the lovely review, it is most appreciated. We are delighted that you enjoyed your afternoon tea with us and look forward to welcoming you back soon :)

Reviewed 7 May 2017

Stopped here today around 12.30 and had the oddest black Americano coffee - hot and the right consistency but absolutely flavourless. Not weak, just tasteless! And for that we paid £2.50 per cup. Nice setting though.More

1  Thank DannyRat1
amccinv, Guest Relations Manager at The Dairy at Daviot, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Hi DannyRat1, Thank you for taking the time to review us on tripadvisor, we are sorry that your recent visit did not meet your expectations and we would like the opportunity to rectify this. Would you mind sending us the details of your visit, who...More

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Jim H
14 November 2015|
Response from | 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
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$29
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 17:00
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
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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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