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Ralia Cafe

Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish
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A9 at Newtonmoore, Newtonmore PH20 1BD, Scotland
+44 1540 670066
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Alia is a great stopover halfway across the Cairngorms whilst traveling north or south. Whether one is driving or in the case of the little feathered friend flying, Ralia offers sustenance to all travellers. Personally I prefer the hot chocolate and chocolate muffins to breadcrumbs, but we all have our personal favourites.

Thank Ruwan_Uduwerage
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stopped here on the way to and from the coast, glad we did! Food was good, and the views from the windows seats were great - mountains to look at and birds feeding. (Tomato and Red Pepper soup was a favourite!)

Thank Adrian B
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

stopped here 16 Feb 2017 Lovely rest area setting a good place to break your journey for a coffee and a cake the coffees were freshly made and hot .The staff were polite and friendly .The café was clean and well presented Would recommend it if you are on the A9

Thank 2godaytripper
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156 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went in here for lunch and glad we did! Bacon sandwich was delicious as was the soup. Our kids were happy munching on popcorn as they weren't that hungry. It was really clean and the staff were friendly. Although we didn't use them, I thought it was a lovely idea that they provided phone chargers for customers to use.

Thank Lynne1153
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really busy wee place! But nether the less, service with a smile and really very good value for money! First time I've stopped here en route to the North - will definitely stop here again! Nice one Ralia!

Thank GIW22
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped off here on a recent trip up to the Scottish Highlands and decided to stop off again on our way back home. The setting is really lovely. This place is well situated for long drives on the A9 and is plenty set back from the road with ample parking. It had a small area for walking our Dog,... More 

Thank lpowe
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229 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Good roadside stop serving good coffee and lite bites in café. Friendly service, good parking, useful toilets

Thank Albanach
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

First time stop here, not a big choice but just what's needed, hot flavoursome homemade soups,3 different flavours.with chunks of homemade bread. Also on offer sandwiches, and cakes teas coffees and juice. Toilets are down the stairs from the cafe and are public, basic but clean, great we stop off when doing the long drive to or from Inverness

Thank Cathy G
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

The staff were very friendly and the setting is very pretty, but the range of food offered is extremely limited and not particularly delicious - other than prepacked, refrigerated sandwiches, a few soups and one type of toasted sandwich, there wasn't much else on offer. If you're after something VERY simple/light, this might be the place for you but it's... More 

Thank TFSR
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

travelling from Edinburgh to Inverness we needed a place to stop for refreshments. We stopped at the only place for miles around The Ralia Cafe. This place is just perfect. It has fresh homemade food, from soups to sandwiches, cakes and crisps, the price is reasonable and far far better than any services you normally stop at. 10 mins free... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: A9 at Newtonmoore, Newtonmore PH20 1BD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Badenoch and Strathspey  >  Newtonmore
  • Phone Number: +44 1540 670066
Cafe situated on the A9 offering a range of freshly made sandwiches, soup, snacks and freshly ground coffee and tea.

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