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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
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Rosemarkie, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

The four of us tourists visited twice, once for afternoon cakes and once for lunch. The staff were extremely efficient and friendly. The ambience, fire and surroundings makes for a long stay. The settee ideal for walkers just off the Trossachs Trail. The food is quite expensive but is secondary to the general cleanliness and ambience. We could have set... More 

Thank David W
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

A really dreich day but the atmosphere at Venachar lochside and tempting menu cheered us up no end. Even though it was misty and wet the lochside view was stunning and made us want to come on a summers evening. Sunday lunch was cooked to perfection and the sharing platter good value and everything home made.

Thank Wendy S
Fife, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

Had a lovely meal here. Myself and husband enjoyed our meal only problem is there is no kids meal and the menu a little too rich for children. Great location for a restaurant.

Thank DH2707
Irvine, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

we queued to get in and we're not disappointed. I had a vegan salad ( I'm not even a vegetarian). Absolutely first class great tastes and textures. Muscles sweet and juicy. Chips enormous and delicious. Huge range of fantastic cakes for afters with a very good coffee. We'll be back. Well worth the drive.

Thank Jim M
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169 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

Stopped here for tea and cake on our way home from Lochearnhead. Great bakewell tart, great coffee and walnut cake. A proper flat white coffee for my wife and decaffeinated tea for me. We were there at lunchtime and could see other people's food. The mussels looked magic and the fish and chips were enormous. I think we will book... More 

Thank BioToxic1
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

This was our place favourite for lunch in the area – we visited twice before. The views over the loch are still beautiful. But this third visit was a disappointment in terms of food. I ordered scallops from the specials list. I believed it was a main as it was placed between main meals. I was warned that the dish... More 

4 Thank Martin D
Callander, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

A return visit to the Venachar Lochside and not disappointed. Great menu made from fresh ingredients... Recommend the sharing boards, they're huge! Highly recommended. Great setting, stunning views, well worth the trip.

Thank Garry F
Trooz, Belgium
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73 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

Translate English French Spanish Detect language French English Spanish Une vue magnifique pour un lunch sur la terrasse encore accessible en ce magnifique dimanche d'octobre. La nourriture était très bonne. Dommage le manque de coordination pour nous amener notre entrée en que le plat A magnificent view for a lunch on the terrace still accessible in this beautiful Sunday in... More 

Thank Annedetrooz
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

I visited on Saturday 19th for the wedding exhibition as I thought this could be a nice place to get married next year. On arrival downstairs seating area was very busy, nice to see of course! We we went upstairs to browse the wedding arrangements, on first impressions I thought it could do with a good clean, there were dirty... More 

3 Thank cloud_567
Falkirk, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

We stopped off during a birthday visit to Doune and Callander for a bite to eat. We waited so long to be seated, with tables very obviously available and staff walking past us, or even worse ignoring us to answer the phone, that we turned on our heels and left. First impressions count and we won't stop next time we're... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 31
Cafe, European, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 21:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?