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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 2013
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
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

What a fantastic place to find! Excellent coffee, an extensive and delicious range of teas and delicious cakes and light meals. The service was so friendly and welcoming, and the building itself is a croft which has been simply and sensitively remodelled into a cafe and gallery. certainly worth going out of your way for.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

we visited this little gem for lunch on our way to neist point, and found that it had a great but simple menu for all tastes.there was fish, meat and cheese prepared delightfully and also soup which varied on a daily basis.home baked scones rounded of a very pleasant lunchtime and the staff were very pleasant and efficient

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Leeds, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We drove for an hour from our cottage near Uig to get to this little gem of a place. Continuing our Isle of Skye seafood crusade, we both ordered the Fisherman's lunch - smoked salmon with mackerel pate, oatcakes and bread. The mackerel pate was divine - I'd never eaten it before, now I buy it all the time! The... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We stopped for a cup of tea after a very long walk to Neist Point. It was wet & windy so we needed something warm. The Red Roof Cafe did not disappoint. My husband & I each had a lovely cake. I had a hot chocolate and he had his very first Chai tea, to which he has not become... More

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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013 via mobile

We called in after a walk to Neist Point on a whim and were not disappointed. Fabulous baking and delicious light lunches served with a smile. Despite being a bit out of the way the red roof is visible for miles so make the effort, you will not be led wanting.

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Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

This was our second visit to Red Roof Cafe and yet again it did not disappoint! It was a windy wet day when we visited and the cafe is so warm and sheltering we didn't want to leave!! It is a little hidden away in the Glendale valley close to Neist Point (also worth a visit), but it's well worth... More

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Glasgow, UK
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112 reviews 112 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

....is when you arrive late pm and there is nothing left. Good or bad.....depends on your point of view. The scone was great and the citrus curd tasty. The overall simplicity and freshness of the menu is impressive considering they source locally. However it is small and the acoustics are such that you hear every dish being rattled and the... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We visited the Red Roof Cafe Gallery after being soaked to the skin on a walk back from the Coral Beach at Dunvegan. What a special little place, friendly, simple, sustainable. The scones were to die for, as were the lovely fish platter and children's platter with home-made oat cakes, artisan cheeses and breads, freshly picked salad leaves adorned with... More

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

This place is well worth the drive for lunch or afternoon tea. The site is charming and the story behind the restoration of this place is quite special in itself. The homebaked goodies were delicious and fair trade tea and coffee were really, really good. The staff were so warm and friendly. It is a perfect stop along the way... More

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Cambridge, UK
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Not the easiest place to find: we were on the verge of giving up but were glad we persisted. Beautifully converted 'blackhouse', the space inside is light and airy. The staff were warm and welcoming - and the food's not bad either! Even though we visited rather late in the season, the place was still busy - a sure sign... More

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