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Venachar Lochside

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Venachar Lochside Trossachs Leisure | Loch Venachar, Callander, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK17 8HP, Scotland
+44 1877 330011
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10:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Glasgow
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited for lunch today and was pleasantly surprised at just how good this gem of a place is. For a start the views from the restaurant across Loch Venacher towards Ben Venue are breathtaking, so imagine our delight when the food arrived looking just as beautiful but a damn sight tastier. Unfortunately we had decided to skip starters, however, my... More 

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Alva, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made a last minute booking here last Sunday and were delighted with the wonderful food. Stunning views and locally sourced produce. I had Loch Venachar trout imaginatively served with gnocchi. Husband raving about his Cullen Skink and pork belly. Certain things are supplemented but well worth a visit. Waiting staff could not have been more helpful even volunteering to... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With the water of Loch Venachar almost lapping your feet the location is really nice, especially when compared to what else is available in the area. The service is very welcoming, the menu varied and the quality of cooking first class. That is presumably why it is very busy. If you are travelling any distance to visit you would be... More 

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SCOTLAND
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been here many times over the last few years and I think every time it just gets better and better. The food is absolutely delicious and presented so well. Today I had the trout, amazing is the only word I can use to describe how delicious it was. My husband had the chicken and he thinks it was quite possibly... More 

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Glasgow
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131 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our way to Callander stopped here for lunch and had the soup of the day and the fish platter to share. Fantastic food and would definitely recommend going. Great to get a seat at the window to look over the loch and on a good day there are seats to sit outside.

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dumbarton
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Passed it a couple of months ago, and had made a mental note to visit. Was not disappointed. Location is fantastic, and no matter where you were seated you had a view of the loch. Really busy for a Monday, but had a warm welcome from Sam, who was very informative about the food, and wine choice for my, non-driving,... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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231 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

We came for a celebration meal and this was so much better than anything we might have expected. From the unassuming outside you might think this was a simple lake side cafe but far from it ... forget the rest, this is the best. The location is amazing and the views across this lovely Loch are stunning (even in February!)... More 

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West Lothian, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit here. The view of loch venachar is beautiful. The choice of food was excellent as was the quality when it arrived. The staff also provided excellent service.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Fantastic views ! Wonderful food and lovely friendly welcome ! Consistently high standard of food , comfortable surroundings.

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Bristol
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75 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We popped in for a coffee and ended up staying for lunch. It was truly lovely. We arrived without a booking and it was very busy. Space was found for us. The roast beef two ways with Yorkshire was sublime. The views of the loch were splendid. We didn't have room for cake but they did look amazing. Interesting selection... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 31
Cuisine
Cafe, European, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
Monday
10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 18:00
Friday
10:00 - 21:00
Saturday
10:00 - 21:00
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
Description
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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cumbernauld
over a year ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom

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