Whether you’re looking for excellent Scottish cooking (traditional or modern), for a tasty bar supper, an Indian, Italian, good old Fish & Chips, a morning coffee or afternoon tea, we know where you should go.

We’ve tried almost all of them! (An arduous job but somebody had to do it).

For such a small village, we have a good choice of places where you can get a bite to eat and a nice drink.

There’s something to suit most tastes and budgets, without you having to travel too far afield. Indeed, the ones in Newtonmore are all within easy walking distance of Clune House.

So, what’s on offer? (For the ones marked with an *, it is best to book. We’ll happily do that for you.)

In Newtonmore:

The Balavil Hotel*

Just 200 metres up the road, The Balavil is “our local”. Fraser and his team offer a good choice of well-cooked, reasonably priced dishes in a very friendly atmosphere.

The Glen Hotel.

A 15 minute stroll along the Main Street takes you to the Glen, where Chris & Kim provide a wide ranging menu in a welcoming, pub-like setting.

Letterbox Restaurant*.

Douglas & his team offer another choice for where you can dine of an evening. Good food and relaxed service in a restaurant environment.

The Wild Flour.

A really friendly cafe where you can enjoy a nice cuppa, good home baking and delicious light lunches.

Antlers and Toshacks Tuck Shop.

Two other cosy places for a cuppa, sarnie or light daytime meal. Here in Newtonmore, you’re spoilt for cafe choice!!


The village also has a great wee place offering good International Cuisine. Choose between takeaway, perfect for watching that sunset from the comfort of your car or, if you prefer, there’s a few tables where you can sit in.

In Kingussie:

The Sugar Bowl.

Fay & Russell do wondrous things in their cosy corner cafe – great coffees and smashing grub too. Perfect for a morning cuppa, a light lunch or afternoon tea.

The Tipsy Laird.

Following a recent refurbishment, we’ve been hearing good things about this dog-friendly village pub, which offers an extensive menu of freshly cooked dishes.

Joe’s Chippie and Haddock Bay.

Both are top-notch chippies with great fish & chips, other things too and really friendly staff.

Further afield.


Not too far north of us, about 15 minutes by car, in Aviemore, there’s an even wider range of bars and restaurants.

 Boat of Garten – Anderson’s Restaurant.*

Put simply, in our view, it doesn’t get any better than this. Steve and his team have built a superb reputation as one of the area’s best places to go for dinner. In our view – the best. It is well worth the 25 minute drive.