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“Absolutely lovely”
Review of Venachar Lochside

Venachar Lochside
Ranked #3 of 45 Restaurants in Callander
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $33
Cuisines: Seafood, Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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.
east lothian scotland
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Absolutely lovely”
Reviewed August 20, 2014

Even though it was bucketing down outside, well it was August what should I have expected, coming into this restaurant was a total joy. Gorgeous view across the loch, though by the time we left not much was visible through the mist! It is unpretentious and delightful, unlike the last restaurant I ate in which was pretentious and the beef inedible. The food here was perfect, my husband I and both had fish which was perfectly cooked and we chose the risotto to go with it. Delicious and I really cannot fault it, even the staff were charming and well trained.

  • Visited August 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting”
Reviewed August 18, 2014

We stumbled on this cafe by chance when on a drive in the Trossachs. The setting is stunning, enhanced by the beautiful sunshine Scotland was enjoying at the time. We had tea and cake sitting out on the deck by the water's edge. The full menu looked appetising and would definitely entice us back on another visit to the area.

  • Visited July 2014
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denny stirlingshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“coffee and cake”
Reviewed August 15, 2014

stopped here for coffee and cake while out for a day with friends staff are lovely and the cakes amazing but after looking at their lunch menu will be back for lunch soon

  • Visited April 2014
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“Spot on!”
Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Had a late lunch here with the family, fantastic food - especially the starters.

Great relaxed atmosphere wonderful views - I would strongly recommend this restaurant.

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Stafford UK
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“Fantastic food at a great price and setting.”
Reviewed August 14, 2014

We ate lunch here twice during our recent stay in the Trossachs. Between my wife and I we had a smoked fish sharing platter, belly pork, trout, the super food salad and haddock. Our toddler had the children's burger both times. The food was delicious, perfectly cooked, well presented and very good value. The restaurant is tastefully finished with a beautiful view across the lake and has a relaxed atmosphere. The staff were professional, courteous, attentive and provided the right balance of service. On both occasions we took away some cakes from the counter with us as they looked (and tasted) absolutely fantastic. We were too full to have desert there as the portion sizes were generous.

Possibly the best restaurant we've eaten at, well done to the staff and owners, you have created a gem!

  • Visited August 2014
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