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“Unexpected fabulousness” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Whistle Stop Cafe

Whistle Stop Cafe
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Kinlochewe
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, British, Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Higher Kinnerton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Unexpected fabulousness”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Holidaying in the remote village of Kinlochewe, we (me, husband and children 9 & 11) were not expecting to find a cafe/restaurant of this standard. Although the outside is modest (although neat and well kept), the food was excellent. I visited for coffee and cake on one occasion and for a full meal on another. We were lucky to get a table for the meal as hadn't booked in advance and a number of later visitors were turned away. The menu is varied and full of local ingredients. My son had a burger and my husband a home made beef pie both made with locally sourced meat. I am a vegetarian and had a number of delicious options. There is no child menu but it is possible to order smaller portions of the pasta dishes which was perfect for my 9 year old. The cafe has not license but customers are welcome to bring a bottle. The venue is beautifully decorated with local art and there are some quirky artefacts in toilets. Apparently the mens toilet has a Margaret Thatcher nut cracker! We received great service on both occasions we visited.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Kate R
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Polmont
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9 restaurant reviews
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“Tribute to Liz”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is a regular stopping off place en route to the west coast, but not often enough on a Friday, when the scallops arrive. The last visit was unplanned and unannounced (on a Thursday evening so no scallops) The café was full apart from a table set for 6, but I was seated there anyway, enjoyed a beautifully cooked steak followed by the unbeatable sticky toffee pudding, and was on the road again within the hour. Can't wait to get back there again.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank OldDod
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Kincardine, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Food all day.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Any kind of delicious food at any time of the day. There is no standing on ceremony. Come in as you are. Steaks for breakfast or whatever you want. Good food, reasonable prices, lovely setting. What more could you want.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank OldScotsBloke
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Wirral
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105 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“A treat in a shack!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

As others have said this is a wonderful find in a fairly isolated spot. Yes it looks rather like a shack from outside but do not let that stop you from going inside to savour wonderful fresh food that tastes delicious and served by friendly efficient staff. I had scallop and bacon and asparagus salad today and my husband enjoyed their own cream of tomato soup and both were wonderful. Look out for this if you are in the area.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank kaybee210
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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“A wonderful discovery!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We decided to have lunch here on the last day of our stay in Wester Alligin.
What a find!! Once through the door we were greeted with warmth and beauty. Fresh flowers everywhere and an amazing menu - we had great difficulty deciding what to eat. Lovely decor, full of interest and art of all kinds.
The best thing of all was the warm and friendly welcome and the conversations with the 'lady of the house' quite delightful!! Many, many thanks for making our last day so special.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Annem3739
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