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“Tea was insipid, sandwiches were meh, Flapjacks -- YES!!”

Crianlarich Station Tearoom
Price range: $2 - $11
Cuisines: Scottish, British, Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast, Takeout
Description: Crianlarich Station Tearoom is a friendly cafe located at Crianlarich Train Station, on the West Highland Way.We cater for walkers, train passangers, road traffic and anyone else that wishes to come and visit us!We also do stamps for the West Highland Way passport, so stop in for a nice hot drink and we will stamp your passport (or you can get it stamped for free, of course!)
Reviewed October 13, 2012

This was a logical stop on our way to Oban (we were driving). The sign said tea room and we fancied a cuppa tea.

Well, sir or madam, the tea tasted as though it had been passed through an organic filter called a horse! Insipid. The sandwiches were uninspired and tired.

But there is a Scottish delicacy called the Flapjack -- not the American pancake which is called a flapjack, but rather an oatmeal and syrup square. They were homemade and fabulous here.

The crockery was a bit worse for wear.

One of the pluses was the gorgeous scenery outside. This was mitigated by taking me 5 minutes to navigate out of the narrow car park.

I don't think that I would stop again (unless I had a craving for homemade flapjacks).

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NadiaDolan817, Owner at Crianlarich Station Tearoom, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2012

Thank you for your comments about your visit to us, I would like to apologise on behalf of our team if the items you bought were not up to standard.
The majority of our trade is from train passengers who we have a 5 minute window to serve. Therefore we make flasks of tea and sandwiches beforehand to serve everyone quickly.
We do also make pots of tea and fresh sandwiches for any customers who are staying longer if they request so when ordering.
If you do decide to return to us again, please do not hesitate to ask us if the tea or sandwiches are not up to scratch.
As for the car parks, unfortunately these are out of our control.
Nadia Dolan, Co-Owner

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Reviewed September 22, 2012

Everytime we visit Scotland, we always stop at this tearoom on our way north on the A82 road. The tearoom stands on the island platform of the Crianlarich railway station and provides great snacks in an unuusual setting. We especially enjoy their bacon rolls. The tearoom seves passers-by like us but is also well known to travellers on the several trains on the scenic West Highland Line. Some of the trains stop there for about 5 minutes before they split up into a section heading to Oban and one heading to Fort William and Mallaig. They join up in the south direction. Passengers have a few minutes to grab a snack and head back on the train. Try to time your visit so you are there a few minutes before the trains arrive, then you can take pictures and wait for the tearoom activities to subside before getting your own snack once the trains have left. Check the timetables (schedules) on the Scotrail website (www.scotrail.co.uk).

Everyone is friendly (staff, passengers, passers by) and it is great to watch the various activites. Go outside the tearoom to take photos of the marvellous scenery around.

Of course you could take the Scotrail train on this very scenic railway line and see unsurpassed scenery as you travel high in the mountains, alongside lochs and over the famous Glenfinnan viaduct which features in Harry Potter films.

Visit and enjoy - I have ecommended this tearoom to many fellow Canadians.

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Reviewed September 15, 2012

Having 30 mins to spare before the arrival of the train to Fort William and Mallaig we entered the tired and dated long tea room for a cuppa. All 3 cups of tea were weak and tasteless hot water.
Not quite what we were expecting and we left disappointingly so.

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3  Thank Babsi2
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Reviewed August 25, 2012 via mobile

Hopped off the Oban to Glasgow train when it stopped at Crianlarich. There's a 10 wait for the train from Fort William to arrive & be attached. Time enough to buy a bacon roll, a homemade scone and a chocolate square. All were fresh and delicious.

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3  Thank LFKUk
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Reviewed June 9, 2017
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