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“Perfect Sunday Lunch” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Harbour Cafe - Loch Venachar

The Harbour Cafe - Loch Venachar
Trossachs Leisure | Loch Venachar, Callander, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK17 8HP, Scotland
+44 1877 330011
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Ranked #1 of 35 Restaurants in Callander
Cuisines: Bakery, Seafood, Scottish
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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.
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Perfect Sunday Lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Had lunch here last weekend for my first time and it won't be the last, couldn't fault it. Food came quickly, served by lovely waitresses and the views were beautiful. I had the burger which was a huge portion, my family all had the fish and chips ( as they do everytime they visit!) and we had lovely hot chocolates and scones. Fantastic wee place, can't wait to bring my friends!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bellshill, United Kingdom
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“sunday lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

First time we have stopped here , will not be the last! Great food, excellent service , overall a very great wee place!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Great views, shame about the food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

The view is one of Scotland's finest, but what a pity about the food. The Cullen Skink was watery and the vegetables were raw, which we were told is the way the cafe likes to serve them. The chicken soup was no better, and the parsnip and apple soup was spicy, which was not what it was billed as.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Mauchline, United Kingdom
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“Terrific views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

We have stopped off here a few times now, the food is great and fresh and the cakes are delicious. The views across the Loch are stunning which makes this such a stunning place to stop off at. One little thing though a choice of sandwiches would enhance the menu as not everyone wants a meal.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Alice L, General Manager at The Harbour Cafe - Loch Venachar, responded to this review, March 3, 2013
Dear Jean,

Many thanks for posting your review and your comment about the sandwiches is much appreciated as an example of very helpful feedback!

As we get towards the summer we will be extending our menu. Although we do not plan to offer sandwiches, we do some exciting addition to the menu coming for people who perhaps do not fancy a full meal - so watch this space!

Alice
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“spoiled for choice!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

My friend and I had booked a 'Groupon deal ' last year and decided to use it before it expired. Booking a table was made very easy,the place was straight forward to find and on arrival we were made very welcome.
The staff explained the additions available as well as on the menu and to be honest we were spoiled for choice.The food was delicious and the relaxed atmosphere made it a lovely dining experience.
Despite it being February,we were able to take our coffee out outside and sit admiring the view.
Although it was a week day,the place got quite busy but well done to all the staff,I'll certainly recommend you and I'll certainly be back -Groupon or not !!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Alice L, General Manager at The Harbour Cafe - Loch Venachar, responded to this review, March 3, 2013
Dear Margaret,

Thank you for your excellent review and for taking the time. Its great to hear from people who have discovered us through Group-on and we hope to welcome you back soon,

Alice
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