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The Golden Larches

Balquhidder Station | Lochearnhead, Balquhidder, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK19 8NX, Scotland
+44 1567 830262
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak pie” (6 reviews)
“patties” (4 reviews)
“toasties” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Balquhidder Station | Lochearnhead, Balquhidder, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK19 8NX, Scotland
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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Yesterday was our 3rd visit to the Golden Larches and yet again we were delighted with the quality of food and service. The restaurant is family- run and clearly they put their whole heart into making sure that the business has this cosy, friendly feel...More

Thank Agnieszka F
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Stopped off on a gloomy night for quick bite and ended up having a three course meal. Everything was so fresh and delicious. Staff couldn't be any more helpful and made the whole experience all the nicer. Would definitely come back!

Thank kpaltrow80
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Great service, great food & hearty portions and very reasonably priced. Have been popping into this restaurant over the past 4 year and can’t fault the place. We popped in on Sunday and had the steak pie and the fish & chips followed by sicky...More

Thank arransumm3r
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We had Fish and chips, x 2. It was half the normal size and was obviously out of a packet, tough horrible 1960's school dinner. Where did all the dinner ladies go after Jamie Oliver? One must be working here. £ 24. The young girl...More

1  Thank Haggis E
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

We are staying locally and decided to pop in for dinner on Saturday. It looked quite with only one car in the carpark, usually a worrying sign. However once in doubts where pushed aside. There was only one other table in but they stop food...More

Thank bunny5770
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Been in a couple of times now for breakfast and it's decent. So we went back. Nice sized portions and friendly attentive staff. Pretty close to where we stay too so handy. We will need to try their lunch stuff next time we return.

Thank Phantom M
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Me and my family are here and found the service and the food excellent and the staff are so friendly can highly recommend them

Thank tfarries
Reviewed 21 July 2017

had been here many years ago when living in Edinburgh and this was the best place to eat but is now under a different management

Thank john a
The_GoldenLarches, Owner at The Golden Larches, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Thanks for your feedback "john a". We are glad that you came back but disappointed that you could not tell us at the time of your visit what was missing for you. Where did we fall short of your expectations? Anyway, thanks again. Alistair

Reviewed 20 July 2017

After driving for a long time with few lunch places we happened across Golden Larches. It was perfect. Long menu, many options, homemade, great service, friendly, easy - ticked all the boxes. They are doing a great job and obviously love what they do.

Thank MafaldaNordica
The_GoldenLarches, Owner at The Golden Larches, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Thanks for your great feedback. We do love what we do and we appreciate when our customers enjoy a visit and a meal with us. We hope to see you again. Alistair

Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Soup and burger excellent value and really hospitable local fare and easy going and friendly atmosphere

Thank TikoScot
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Questions & Answers
Janet Y
29 April 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from The_GoldenLarches | Property representative |
Hi Janet, We do not do High Teas. We prepare a wide selection of meals and have cakes and scone. We just don't combine the two as a high tea. Thanks for your question, Alistair
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 24
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Balquhidder Station | Lochearnhead, Balquhidder, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK19 8NX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park  >  Balquhidder
  • Phone Number: +44 1567 830262
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The Golden Larches is a privately owned restaurant/coffee shop with rooms which lies within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National park, on the A84 tourist route between Stirling and Lochearnhead.In this stunning location, the Golden Larches proprietors, Alistair and Alida Buchan and all their staff offer personal attention to service in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. With comfortable rooms and some of the best Scottish food available, we will ensure that you have a memorable visit.The Golden Larches at Balquihidder Station is the perfect location to unwind and explore the outstanding natural beauty of Scotland. Visit us and enjoy the warm friendly service and modern comforts of thisrestaurant with rooms. Our bedrooms are all individually decorated and have en-suite facilities and our cosy restaurant is ideal after a hard day of walking, shooting, fishing, golfing, cycling, bird watching, motorcycling or just relaxing.We look forward to welcoming you to the Golden Larches
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