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“One of the most delightful cafes I've been to”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Red Roof Cafe Gallery - CLOSED

Red Roof Cafe Gallery
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 3 - USD 19
Cuisines: Cafe, British, Scottish, Soups
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Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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!
Southampton, United Kingdom
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“One of the most delightful cafes I've been to”
Reviewed 3 January 2012

Although somewhat difficult to get to, the Red Roof Cafe is worth the effort. The phrase "off the beaten track" is often thrown around but definitely fits the description here. The cafe is a very old building that has been refurbished and welcomes guests with a warm cosy interior.
The people were warm and friendly and plenty of locals dropped in to have a chat and a coffee giving it a wonderful embracing charm. We had their platter featuring peat smoked salmon, smoked ham and crowdie cheese served with self made onion bagels and oat crackers and greens sourced from a farmer up the road. For those who love their greens, the greens are an incredible collection of flavours. The unassuming variety hid an array of flavours ranging from aniseed. mustard, horse radish, fennel to a fiery pepper. I was even given an extra bag to take away with me when I commented on it.

The cafe sits in a pleasant valley and eating outdoors would have capped the day were it not for our visit being in the depth of winter. I totally recommend it as part of any exploration of that part of the island.

  • Visited December 2011
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1 Thank Benhyk
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
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“Festive Supper Party Night”
Reviewed 29 December 2011

My wife and I attended the Festive Supper Party on 17th December. The food was magnificent, all home made, and totally flawless. The meal was served as if we were at a dinner party not in a formal way as you would expect in a restaurant. The result was an atmosphere unlike anything I have experienced anywhere else. The entire meal simply oozed quality, from the cheesy scones topped with Skye crowdie and peat smoked salmon, through the wild venison casserole with all the trimmings to the sublime chocolate brownie and home made mince pies. This was then topped off with a concert from Craig and Elly and a good old fashioned sing song. If these Supper Party Nights do not become a regular feature of the Red Roof then I will lose all faith in humanity and leave the planet forthwith.

  • Visited December 2011
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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“Eat, drink and be merry”
Reviewed 26 December 2011

The Red Roof Gallery, a gem found in Glandale, Isle of Skye.

We were invited to a private Christmas supper £25 per head, it was fantastic, great food, smoked salmon, venison, chocolate pud, what could better that, yes it was the live music provided by Elly and Craig, a perfect pre Christmas sing along in a wonderful setting.

Exceptional value, beautifully executed. Thanks you to all.

  • Visited December 2011
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1 Thank diggy1
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skye
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“Wonderful Christmas Supper”
Reviewed 26 December 2011

We attended the Red Roof Christmas Supper on December 17th. It was fantastic evening, superb food, great atmosphere, and excellent live music after with Elly and Craig. We eagerly look forward to their next event. Denis and Rose

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hawley PA USA
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“Fabulous find for lunch”
Reviewed 9 December 2011

Located on one for those meandering ,sheep clogged one lane roads that proclaim rural Scotland ,The Red Roof is a reclaimed cottage beautifully remodeled into a gallery serving great tea and coffee, simple but imaginative lunches-try the oat smoked ham and the crowdie cheese with onion marmalade- and terrific breads and cakes. Truly worth the effort to find if you are in Waternish- and even if you aren't.

  • Visited November 2011
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