Newtonmore and the local Badenoch area has a wide selection of food and drink outlets and producers. The waters of the River Spey are world famous for both the salmon that return to spawn in the river and its clear sparkling water which is the base ingredient for the Speyside whisky industry. The local hills abound with deer and game which is exported around the world to eager consumers. Local chefs and bakers use the wonderful local ingredients to create memorable meals for you to savour while you are in the area.
Newtonmore village boosts several producers including Meikles of Scotland that makes Stags Breath whisky liqueur; Simpsons Game produces locally caught game and venison; cafes inspired by the local ingredients showcase their skills in making delicious cakes. Free range eggs can be purchased direct from the producers. A new addition to the area is the Cheese Neuk in Kingussie.
These are some of our favourite suggestions for great cafes for a post re vitalizing walk tea/coffee and cake.
The Wild Flour
Hot drinks and freshly made cakes, sandwiches and soups. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options available. This lovely cafe is a family run business and they pride themselves on service and the freshness of their food. It is short walk from Steading 5 or an ideal end point on your walk around the village. Plenty of parking in the Main Street in front of the cafe. Food is made to order and different soups are on offer every day. Local art is displayed on the walls plus artist cards for sale.
Main Street in Newtonmore, PH20 1DA Open daily
Tel. 01540 670975
The Glen Hotel
Open daily for great pub food from breakfast to evening meals. Freshly made food and friendly service. Located 5 minutes walk from Steading 5 but also has ample parking for guests. As it is popular with tourists and locals alike it is best to book in advance for a table reservation. The food is freshly made and in ample portion sizes. A blackboard of daily specials is offered in addition to the main menu.
Main Street, Newtonmore PH20 1DD Open daily
Tel. 01540 673203
The Letterbox Restaurant
Lovingly prepared local food, cooked to ordered with a daily menu adapted to the seasonal produce. Good wine list to accompany the delicious food. This is our favourite restaurant for a special meal and even better it is in walking distance! Parking is available in the free car park located at the rear of the restaurant. Fresh fish is often on the menu and delivered direct from the producer on the Scottish fishing ports.
Main Street, Newtonmore, PH20 1DP Open Daily 5pm - 10.30pm Monday-Sunday
Tel. 01540 673231
The Druie Cafe and Rothiemurchus Estate Farm Shop
Delicious local seasonal food, ideal for a refuel after a walk around the local beauty spot of Loch an Eilein. The Farm Shop stocks beef, venison, trout, heather honey and home baking. Car parking in front of the farm shop. The food shop is a delight - you can find all you need for making your own very special meal.
Booking for a variety of outdoor adventure activities including landrover tours of the estate, canyoning, clay pigeon shooting is also available from the shop.
Open Daily PH22 1QH
Tel. 01479 812345
The Antlers Cafe
Main Street, Newtonmore
Beautiful decor, friendly staff and lovely food in easy walking distance from Steading 5. We recommend their breakfasts! A holiday is not complete without a full Scottish breakfast. Here they will make you their version either vegetarian or meat options.
Open daily PH20 1DA Tel. 01540 673798
Based in the Newtonmore Industrial Estate, just near the Newtonmore train station, Alba Chocolate specialize in making handmade chocolates using Fair trade ingredients with no preservatives or colours. They hold Open Days and regular very enjoyable chocolate making workshops for small groups. Parking available.
Tel 01540 673 847 or www.albachocolate.co.uk