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Red Roof Cafe Gallery

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Holmisdale, Glendale IV55 8WS, Scotland
01470 511766
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Description: Situated in Glendale on the beautiful Isle of Skye, the award winning Red...
Situated in Glendale on the beautiful Isle of Skye, the award winning Red Roof gives you a true taste of Highland hospitality with fabulous local food platters and baking, contemporary art, and evening food and music events. Set in a restored building, the Red Roof is a welcoming art and food space without the formality of a regular gallery, quirky and traditional on the outside and sleek yet cosy on the inside!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A shining red beacon

Gladly this small but very well formed cafe is quite well signposted in its own area , and as it is situated a long way off the main thoroughfare, to find it is a pleasure. Such enterprise in creating a clean, bright , well staffed, accommodating cafe is very satisfying . One accepts that the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
JohnSnel
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Esher, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Esher, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Gladly this small but very well formed cafe is quite well signposted in its own area , and as it is situated a long way off the main thoroughfare, to find it is a pleasure. Such enterprise in creating a clean, bright , well staffed, accommodating cafe is very satisfying . One accepts that the range of fare on offer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Didn't know about the Red Roof Cafe just stumbled upon it - and feel blessed that we did! Welcoming staff, lovely coffee and delicious and interesting scones. We will definitely be back x

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Just a tip rather than a review- be prepared for the fact that this place is tiny and you might not get in after a trek to find it! We visited three times and have still not managed to get in the door ?! Now, I know this is a popular place, and folk queuing out the door is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I do love this place - I like Glendale a lot anyway.Feels remote, very green, lots of little white crofts - the archetypal west highland landscape on Skye. Cakes on offer were better this time - so good we bought one to takeaway.The Sticky Toffee Cake was just brilliant.A very lovely little place to be though i do wish the... More 

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Le Lavandou, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We were delighted to find this superb little eatery within walking distance of the croft where we stayed. Under new and very enthusiastic management, offering home-made and wholesome light lunches and afternoon tea. Great scones, even better cakes and, if you're prepared to splash out, a choice of some very upmarket Lalani teas. We hope they've prospered in the summer... More 

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Didcot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Wow a real find and a gem in a beautiful setting. Staff lovely, range of teas inspiring. Lunch menus are wide from simple cheese scone to seafood and salads

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

After 4 years we were back on Sky just for one day but this was one of the places we really wanted to visit again. We were delighted to find the Red Roof just as we remembered it - excellent Food in a dream setting! And even the weather was nice when we were there in this cold and wet... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Excellent tea, coffee and cakes. The staff were very friendly and they couldn't do enough. They even chased after us when we'd forgotten a coat.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Drove a couple of miles of point to get cake and coffee at the Red Roof Cafe Gallery as there was hope there would be vegan cake at the end of the journey. We were not disappointed. A few miles down a single track and a dispute with a sheep later we were greeted with the cheery sight of the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

You can spot the red roof from across the valley and so as you drive up the road to find it you know it will be there somewhere. It seems further up the road than you think but is well worth it. The food is all homemade and is delicious. Their cheese scones were huge with home made crowdie (cream... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Holmisdale, Glendale IV55 8WS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Isle of Skye  >  Glendale
  • Phone Number: 01470 511766

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 13
  • Cuisine: British, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, Families with children, Dining on a budget

Description

Situated in Glendale on the beautiful Isle of Skye, the award winning Red Roof gives you a true taste of Highland hospitality with fabulous local food platters and baking, contemporary art, and evening food and music events. Set in a restored building, the Red Roof is a welcoming art and food space without the formality of a regular gallery, quirky and traditional on the outside and sleek yet cosy on the inside!

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