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“Excellent lunch” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Venachar Lochside

Venachar Lochside
Ranked #3 of 44 Restaurants in Callander
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $31
Cuisines: Cafe, European, British, Soups, Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Excellent lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

The Harbour Cafe is set in a beautiful location and well worth coming away from the main road to enjoy lunch or a coffee there. We hadn't been there for a while and previously I always felt that the food was fine but the service a bit lacking. This time the food was excellent as was the service despite the cafe being fairly busy. I'd heartily recommend the Cullen Skink.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Inveroran
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Alice L, General Manager at Venachar Lochside, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
To all our lovely customers, past, present and future!

We really want to thank absolutely everybody who has given us such positive feedback over the last month and we wish we had time to thank everyone individually, but there are just so many new posts! It has given us all a fantastic boost, to start the summer, knowing that all our hard work has been appreciated.

We are open everyday from 10am - 5pm (lunch is served 12pm - 3pm - sometimes later) and we open late on Friday & Saturday's for dinner from 6pm - 8pm. If you would like to book a table just give us a call - 01877 330011.
We are looking forward to a busy & productive summer and despite all the brilliant comments we will continue to strive for excellence - there are a lot of very good restaurants in this area and we are plan to keep our number one spot!
Thanks again and we look forward to welcoming you to Venachar Lochside in the future,

Alice and everyone at Venachar Lochside
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“As good as ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

Returned a year after our last visit; different menu but the same high standard. Had two courses in the restaurant and brought cakes back to Tigh Mor for tea. Burger got an especially good review and we enjoyed the sharing platters as starters. Cheerful waitresses on a busy Sunday lunchtime. Perfect!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SteveA62
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SCOTLAND
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fantastic atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

I just popped in here for a take-away coffee and didn't have the pleasure of sampling the gorgeous-looking food, but was met with very friendly service and got a great impression of the place! The home-made cakes looked fabulous, the restaurant was buzzing and what an outlook!! Can't wait to go back for lunch this time.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Corrie2003
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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

Had lunch at The Harbour Cafe today. What can I say, delicious food, beautiful views, relaxed atmosphere and wonderful staff. Even a trip in a pleasure boat if you choose. Wonderful place anytime in the year.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mhairi A
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Edinburgh
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86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Relax chat and enjoy the view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

This is a fantastic location and the range of soups and cakes makes the food a bit more special than the usual cafe/small restaurant fare.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DerekH50
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