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“Great food at reasonable prices from a very friendly couple.”

Brig o' Turk Tearoom and Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 45 Restaurants in Callander
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: We are now closed for the season. It was an amazing 6 years. Thank you to our fantastic staff for their continued hard work and to our wonderful guests for their constant support. Please keep on eye on our news page and Facebook site to see what we are doing next. At the mean time please come and dine at our Poppy Seed Restaurant Callander
Reviewed September 24, 2013

We had a very good meal here on a Sunday lunchtime. The menu is more restricted at lunchtime than in the evening but the food was excellent - especially the goulash, as mentioned in other reviews. Being of a 'wooden shed' appearance it does look a little unprepossessing but do not be put off - the food and service is super, cooked and served by a lovely young couple. Do try it if staying in the area - and try it early in your stay - you may well want to come again!

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Reviewed September 21, 2013

We stopped off on a wet Saturday afternoon to this little gem of a tea room, which owes some of its fame to being a film location for the 1959 version of "The 39 Steps", the one with Kenneth More. The tea room is wooden, built in the 1920s and has a great feel to it.

The rest of its fame is down to one of the best welcomes I've had, well anywhere, (still sadly unusual in Britain) and an excellent lunch. There was a good choice of lunch dishes including scallops, Cullen skink, burgers, salads, other homemade soups and other dishes, but we both went for the Penne Pasta with smoked duck, chanterelle mushrooms and cognac cream. It was amazing, and nicely accompanied by some of the best wines I've had in a while, and all for a decent price, under £30 for two including cakes afterwards. The Mocha coffee and de-caf cappuccino were also very good. Highly recommended.

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2  Thank LocalFoodieLover
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

Review is a bit late, we went in mid July...
Anyway, I needed somewhere for 11 of us (including wheelchair user) to have nice informal lunch as part of my dad's 80th birthday celebrations. I found this place via good old Tripadvisor and was not disappointed.
I rang up to book and the people could not have been friendlier or more helpful...same when we actually arrived..they had set the table with a nice birthday banner. Food choice was varied and good (with a Hungarian influence) and my dad even chose, and really enjoyed carrot and orange soup! (not very unusual I know, but very much so for an 80 year old retired Scottish farmer !)
VERY un-inspiring from the outside (think old wooden village hall) but don;t be put off!

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1  Thank weeherdy
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

It may say "Tearoom" outside (with a smaller reference to "Restaurant"), but this is an excellent venue for dinner. The menu is not vast but is well cooked and beautifully presented. The service is spot on and not intrusive. The interior is fascinating as it was used as a location for the 1954 version of "The Thirty Nine Steps" starring Kenneth More. Its a step back in time in terms of decor, china etc. At the time of writing it is closed on Wednesdays which provides a welcome break for the chef who is also the owner with hs wife Veronica. A restaurant of this standard is a rarity in the area. We shall definitely go again.

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Thank Diane S
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

Took my mum and dad here on Saturday night and we had a very enjoyable dinner. Well worth the drive over from Aberfoyle. There was a nice wee buzz in the place and the staff were friendly and helpful. The meaty, soupy gulyas was fantastic and the Eton Mess was a fruity, crunchie delight!

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Thank thewrongpiano
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