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The Murly Tuck Cafe

The Old School 3 The Square, Tarves, Ellon AB41 7GX, Scotland
+44 1651 851489
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (3 reviews)
“soup” (7 reviews)
“cake” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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The Old School 3 The Square, Tarves, Ellon AB41 7GX, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What a pleasure to find this little gem out in deepest Aberdeenshire. A perfect place to eat in the village of Tarves which has its own distinctive character and well worth a visit. The cafe is a great eating experience, and one to repeat, especially...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jack7_13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Scottish breakfast as you may get in many other places but sems to be better cooked and using better quality ingredients. Good service.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank RetiredExpat2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Murly Tuck is a small welcoming cafe where the staff and management try their best for all customers. The place can get busy as it is popular with both locals and others from Ellon etc. I often drop in for a coffee as it serves...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Boatsold
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Recommended by a family friend but you clearly only welcome if you are a local & regular visitor. We booked in advance & were seated quick enough, but had to wait 20 mins before anyone approached us to take our order - even then we...More

Date of visit: October 2018
4  Thank 766aileend
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Great place for a coffee and a bacon roll in the morning or the full breakfast (Muckle breakfast). Also, soups and sandwiches etc at lunch time. Nice cakes and buns too. Service is friendly - highly recommended.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Alister1960
Reviewed 20 October 2018

This is a great place to go for that late breakfast, a cuppa with a sticky bun or soup and a sandwich although more substantial choices are on the menu. It has a relaxed feeling (not too noisy) with nice wooden seats and tables and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Bligey
Reviewed 14 October 2018

When we got into The Murly Tuck it was definitely a hectic day and all the people working there looked stressed. It took a long time before anyone acknowledge us, and no one came to take our order. The waiter got our orders wrong, and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Kristinmaarie
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Have visited three times in the past month. Have had a soup and sandwich, coffee and scone, and coffee and wonderful Windsor cake. All first class in a smallish but very interesting tearoom.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank HKGELLON
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

This was my first time there but won't be the last, the meal was great, it was clean, the toilets were spot on, the staff so friendly and efficient and on top of that there were lovely gifts to buy. Well pleased with everything

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Nice friendly coffee shop in the heart of Tarves. Nice food, nice atmosphere and nice staff. Tarves is a surprisingly pretty little village. We liked the way of reserving tables with the time written on so you could chose whether you wanted to sit there.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank cooperman64
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Old School 3 The Square, Tarves, Ellon AB41 7GX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Ellon  >  Tarves
  • Phone Number: +44 1651 851489
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