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Allium Garden Centre & Restaurant

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Ballinluig, Perth PH9 0LG, Scotland
+44 1796 482822
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Shipston on Stour, Warwickshire
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

This used to be the best place to break a journey on the A9: the café still looks much the same, but the garden centre has gone and the place now operates primarily as as an outdoor activities centre ("Nae Limits"). Although the café looked unchanged, and a large menu board was displayed, we were curtly told that they weren't... More 

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Berwick-upon-Tweed, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2015

Been here so many times ,stopping off on way to or from Inverness . Great tea ,fantastic rolls etc and the home baking is to die for and all reasonably priced . Heard from one of the waiters that the place is closing down at end of April and being bought by Nae Limits ( you know that lot that... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2015

We have been stopping here whenever we are in the area and it never disappoints. In the winter the wood burning fire is the place to be. Service is always friendly and the food is very good. The shop has a full range of gardening accessories.

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london
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2015

This is a little gem. If you can't get what you want in the garden centre, stop for some lovely homemade soup and crusty bread here. It really hits the spot and was more tasty than I expected to find. Service was prompt and friendly too. Rather than stop in to the garden centre to pick something up, I'll make... More 

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2014

Had a break at this coffee shop & garden centre on our way to Aviemore. Very clean and warm (lovely wood burner in the corner). You order at the counter, choose your own table, and then your order is brought to you. A really nice cup of coffee & great homemade cakes - even managed to get the recipe for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2014 via mobile

Stopped for coffee en route Inverness - Edinburgh. Coffee excellent. Was allowed a bacon and egg roll even though it was way past breakfast time. THE best bacon/egg roll I've had in years. Not the usual rubbish cheap roll you get so often. This one was crispy and fresh. Bacon was generous and 2 eggs. Wow! Lovely surprise.

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Thank David T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

Allium garden centre, on the A9 between Pitlochry and Perth, is a great place to stop for lunch. The food to delicious: wholesome Scottish cooking, great coffee, and wonderful cakes. The shop is good too for those essential nicknacks and they have a good eclectic range of plants. Certainly worth a visit and a place to return again and again.

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Anerdeenshire
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

Went here with my elderly parents who had been before. They were impressed by the upgrade and the cafe is very modern and welcoming. However, the welcome was a little frosty by a young girl who took the order. After ordering at the counter the food is brought to you and you pay when finished. The young boy who served... More 

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Scotland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

I'm afraid I can't comment on the food here as I left before ordering. Having looked through the uninspiring menu in the half -full cafe, I went to order at the counter and was looked through several times with no acknowledgement. Eventually a young woman addressed me, I enquired about the specials to be told very curtly there was mushroom... More 

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Newburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

I'm becoming a bit of regular at Allium - the reason? The coffee is really good and their meals are lovely. Today we had the basil ricotta and brie tart - gorgeous! It's a real gem, spotless and the staff really pleasant and helpful, oh and it's a minute off the A9. Does it get any better?

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ballinluig, Perth PH9 0LG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Perth and Kinross  >  Perth
  • Phone Number: +44 1796 482822

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?