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Red Roof Cafe Gallery

Holmisdale, Glendale IV55 8WS, Scotland
01470 511766
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Ranked #1 of 2 restaurants in Glendale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $13
Cuisines: Scottish
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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95% Recommend
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English first
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great little cafe, limited choice on menu (compared to other places generally) but what was offered was lovely. Homemade soup (delicious), variety of platters, all with homemade bread or cheese scones. Daughter had child's platter (cheeses, ham, chunky bread, apple, salad, oatcakes) eaten with gusto! Selection of lovely looking homemade cakes but we were too full to indulge.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Loved the friendly greeting followed by a quirky menu which was different without being pretentious. Hate cafés/eateries who only offer kids chicken nuggets and beans. My kids eat well and they loved it here. Cheeses were beautiful, edible flowers, bread and accompaniments were all a lovely touch, even the drinks were something different, cakes were mouth-watering and service top notch.... More

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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

We first went here just after it opened and thought we had found a real gem. Subsequent years it was good, but this year it just wasn't up to its usual standard. We had hoped for a late lunch but having sat down we were told lunch wasn't served after three. We opted for cakes which were a bit tasteless.... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This little cafe came highly recommended, so, whilst holidaying on the Isle of Skye, we decided to try it. It is situated in a remote location on a single track road.We were welcomed warmly on arrival . The small cafe was full-a good testament to an excellent eatery! We were shown to a table in 5 minutes, and ordered the... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We were recommended this little coffee shop/restaurant/gallery by an artist we spoke to in Glen Coe. It was on our way to Neist Point lighthouse so decided to stop. We are very glad we did. the gallery and work is excellent and the coffee shop and cakes were even better!! Would recommend you find time to visit as it was... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Loved the red roof cafe. We visited on a really sunny day and it was such a bonus to be able to sit outside. We were the only ones there when we went (we arrived just as it opened) and the service was excellent. Food was nice. Really homely place to eat.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

lovely tea rooms in remote location with great service and lovely scones! Heather tea a delight and and well worth a visit.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed my Mulligatawny soup with giant cheese scone. The others had the delicious ploughman's-type lunch with inventive salads/flowers and tasty oatcakes and home-made bread. Great value, too. Recommended.

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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

There are no paninis here... but they have a fantastic "lairds lunch" which leaves you thoroughly stuffed with goodness. This is not a typical cafe other than they have coffee and art for sale on the walls, all the rest is special. The food is excellent and tasty, ethically sourced and well presented. The service is genuinely good, these people... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We arrived hungry and thirsty having driven for hours through the highlands and stopping off at various places and art and craft centres. Given a warm welcome huge steaming bowls of soup,and reviving coffees. Very welcome after the driving rains .

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