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“Awesome food and lovely service”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Poppies Restaurant

Poppies Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 45 Restaurants in Callander
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $45
Cuisines: British, Scottish, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Great food and whisky bar in the hart of Trossachs. Good places don't need loads of words. You just got to try it. Currently serving dinner from 17.30- 20.30 Will open for lunch middle of May (12.00-17.00)
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Awesome food and lovely service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012

We went here on Saturday night and had the 3 courses from the early evening menu which were all better than the last. :) The staff were very friendly and attentive. Couldn't have asked for a better dinner for a romantic weekend away.

Visited August 2012
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Hoeilaart
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Excellent chef who knows about doneness!! Nice place!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012

If you can cook mussels (starter) so that they are done but still succulent, if you can cook porc medaiilons (main) so that they are just not well done but have that little pink inside, then you are a very good chef. Everything was prepared very well. The seared scallops (starter) are usually very tasty in this part of the UK, but also the chocolate fudge with vanilla icecream was great. Everything brought with a smileand with kindness. To finish our dinner we could select a nice whiskey from the vast collection that is available in Poppies. I found a rare Brora 30 years old whiskey. Delicious. Very good price:quality ratio.

  • Visited August 2012
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Dunfermline, Scotland
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Excellent lunch location!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2012 via mobile

Found the Poppies restaurant by luck. Really pleased we did, had excellent lunch in lovely front garden. Food was superb, staff very welcoming and friendly. Good value for a quality lunch.

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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“Only had breakfast but it was lovely.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2012

Only stayed B & B but breakfast was lovely and heard that restaurant food was good in evenings but only going by what I was told on that one so cant confirm.

Visited August 2012
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Pop in to Poppies Restaurant.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2012

The next time you go on a day trip to Callander, treat yourself, your friends, your family, whatever by visiting Poppies Hotel where you will enjoy an excellent Lunch.
To best describe the layout and ambiance of the Restaurant I suggest that you visit their detailed website at www.poppieshotel.com where you will see photographs of the welcoming Bar with it’s beautiful solid oak counter and it’s well stocked gantry with an array of at least 100 fine single malt whiskies.
The Staff and Proprietor, John made us feel very welcome on our arrival.
The Dining Room is through from the Bar and it is very well laid out. It is spacious and pristine with brilliant white table covers, fresh flowers, comfortable seating and well designed decoration.
The overall effect gives the Dining Room a comfortable feeling and is only the beginning of a great dining experience.
The Lunch menu has a broad spectrum of meats, fish and game with a good choice of seven items for each course. The plates of food were well prepared, looked good and tasted excellent.
The wine list is extensive with prices, starting at around £16 per bottle and upwards.
I really only write about good experiences and Poppies is a little gem that having found it, I plan to visit more regularly.
Note that there is a small Car Park in front of the Hotel.

  • Visited July 2012
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