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Venachar Lochside

Venachar Lochside Trossachs Leisure | Loch Venachar, Callander, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK17 8HP, Scotland
+44 1877 330011
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“cullen skink” (73 reviews)
“cakes” (89 reviews)
“mussels” (39 reviews)
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10:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
European, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Venachar Lochside Trossachs Leisure | Loch Venachar, Callander, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK17 8HP, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Above standard food served at lunchtime, with mugs or bowls of soups and quality café fayre available in a spectacular lochside setting. Range of drinks including gins and beers, although only one draught beer in this small café. Good friendly service.

1  Thank David T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simply put this meal was amazing and one of the very best meals I have ever had. My wife and I had been visiting the area for our Wedding anniversary and just before traveling home we decided that we wanted to enjoy the beautiful views...More

Thank Roscoeman2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our recent wedding at Venachar Lochside was simply incredible and my wife and I can't thank Sam, Andrew, Meghan and the team enough for making sure that everything ran smoothly. Not only were they so easy to deal with in the many months leading up...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit and will most definitely be back. Situated in the most beautiful location. Staff were welcoming and friendly. Restaurant ambience was lovely, very relaxed, lovely interior and obviously that view speaks for itself. The food was absolutely delicious, my husband and I had...More

Thank KelpiesPearl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great lunch with the girls last Wednesday. Glad we booked as it was very busy. The service was excellent and the food fabulous. They also serve the local gin from Callander McQueen Gin - an Extra Bonus. Will be back again soon.

Thank Lorraine I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our 3rd visit, on a very cold day. It has a very modern and cosy vibe, and a log fire. A great view over the loch. An excellent choice of food. We both had scampi for a light lunch. This was not the...More

Thank SheffieldArtist
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We have visited be.fore infrequently as we only manage to drive up to the area maybe once or twice in a year. This time I booked for lunch as we were celebrating our wedding anniversary and going on previous visits we chose here and expected...More

Thank Fifer7
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We fell upon this wonderful restaurant while enjoying a drive & thank goodness we did. Absolutely wonderful food & perfect service, in a beautiful location. The meal here was the best we've enjoyed in Scotland. Actually, might just be one of the best meals anywhere!...More

Thank Leone H
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We had our wedding here in September and it was absolutely perfect! From beginning to end, I was just amazed by how well it all went. In the run up to the wedding I had computer issues and lost all the data from my hard...More

1  Thank climber_jo
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Only stopped for a coffee and cake, both lovely, staff helpful and views are breathtakingly beautiful even on an overcast dreary day.would deffy return!!

Thank Osar88
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26 April 2017|
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Response from Lindsey B | Reviewed this property |
Not sure
11 March 2017|
Response from Chucky12345 | Reviewed this property |
Coming out of Callander towards Strathayre take the left after the woollen mill where the Lade Inn is, towards Brig O Turk. It's 10mins out that road before Brig O Turk
14 April 2015|
Response from Lucy G | Reviewed this property |
You can sit outside with your dog on the terrace - which is lovely. Dogs aren't allowed in the building.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 33
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Venachar Lochside Trossachs Leisure | Loch Venachar, Callander, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK17 8HP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park  >  Callander
  • Phone Number: +44 1877 330011
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Venachar Lochside has a beautiful location on the banks of Loch Venachar, 10 minutes from Callander. Our menus offer fresh, seasonal and local produce. We have facilities for idyllic lochside weddings and functions in addition to great trout and pike fishing from both boat and bank.
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