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Venachar Lochside

Venachar Lochside Venachar Lochside Trossachs Leisure | Loch Venachar, Callander, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK17 8HP, Scotland
+44 1877 330011
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
Cafe, European, British, Scottish, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Venachar Lochside Venachar Lochside Trossachs Leisure | Loch Venachar, Callander, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK17 8HP, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 786 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Fast, friendly service. The food ( bass and venison) was delicious and well-presented. The view on the loch was really enjoyable.

Thank Regine H
CarolynBarr, Manager at Venachar Lochside, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello, Many thanks for a lovely review. We are really glad you enjoyed our food, service and our wonderful view! Hope to see you in again soon. Kind regards, Beccy Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

Set on Loch Venachar, is this beautiful, clean cafe/bistro/restaurant, which served great local fayre. Even when the weather isn't great, you will always receive a warm welcome and an all round good experience.

Thank ConwayReiver
CarolynBarr, Manager at Venachar Lochside, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello, Thank you so much for such a kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed our food and service and hope to see you in again soon. Kind regards, Beccy Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I first visited this cafe years ago when it had first been built, back then it was just a sandwich & cup of tea kind of place. We expected the same today When we popped in with our boys before walking up...More

1  Thank Radlaura
CarolynBarr, Manager at Venachar Lochside, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Many thanks for such a glowing review. We're trilled you were pleasantly surprised by the changes made over the years and so pleased you enjoyed our food. Please don't hesitate to visit us again when you're back up in Scotland! We would recommend calling...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There was a good choice of mains and starters. The food was delicious and we had venison for our main and this was a good choice- strong flavours that made an impression. I thought that on a Thursday afternoon it would be quiet as the...More

1  Thank Barbara K
CarolynBarr, Manager at Venachar Lochside, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Barbara, Many thanks for the lovely review. We are so pleased you had a lovely lunch! Yes we are usually quite busy (especially on weekends) and so always recommend booking in advance, however I'm glad we could accommodate you on this occasion! Hope to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to stop for snack or light lunch. Situated on the edge of the Loch there are lovely views. Food always good

Thank patk560
CarolynBarr, Manager at Venachar Lochside, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review of Venachar Lochside. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to us and hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Beccy Restaurant manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wherever my wife and I have been travelling around the Scottish countryside we have often lunched at somewhere that is caught in a time warp - this place most definitely isn't. We have now eaten here a couple of times and the food has been...More

Thank Joe S
CarolynBarr, Manager at Venachar Lochside, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of Venachar Lochside. We are so pleased you enjoyed your lunch with us and appreciate the high quality food and service we strive to provide. To address your point about the toilets needing a slight...More

Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

amazing place to vist, lovely views from almost every table. food was just wonderful. very friendly staff

Thank owen g
CarolynBarr, Manager at Venachar Lochside, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Many thanks for taking the time to leave such a nice review. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience with us and hope to see you again in the future! Kind regards, Beccy (Restaurant Manager)

Reviewed September 24, 2018

Stopped for a drink and cake on our way to Glen Finglas and really glad we did. Enjoyed the lochside tables and lovely view. Staff are very friendly and dogs are welcome inside and out. Delicious coffee and carrot cake - definitely worth a stop.More

Thank Jerufmads13
CarolynBarr, Manager at Venachar Lochside, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2018

Thank you for your lovely review of Venachar Lochside. We are so pleased you popped in and enjoyed your experience with us. Please note that dogs are normally only welcome on our outside decking and not inside. I think the owner perhaps made a small...More

Reviewed September 17, 2018

We went for a roast on Sunday and were rather disappointed. Service was slow, the beef came out with no Yorkshire puddings even though the menu stated this was included, we weren't offered any form of information regarding children's food, until asked, and weren't offered...More

1  Thank Getaway457972
CarolynBarr, Manager at Venachar Lochside, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2018

Thank you for your review of Venachar Lochside, it is only through reviews such as yours that we can maintain and indeed, where necessary, improve upon service that we provide to our valued customers. I would like to apologise about the Yorkshire pudding, this was...More

Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

The review we’re leaving is mainly focused on Venachar Lochside as our wedding venue, however we visited many times beforehand for wedding meetings, lunches and drinks. Every visit was special and memorable - the food was always delicious (including the homemade cakes!) and the coffees...More

Thank Jonny S
CarolynBarr, Manager at Venachar Lochside, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2018

Many thanks again Jonny and Rachel. Hope to see you in again soon!

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sjodell2
July 30, 2018|
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Response from Nevisdog | Reviewed this property |
Hi we were only allowed to take the dog outside but on a good day, with the views, that’s where you would want to go.
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graceh865
July 23, 2018|
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Response from johnka1 | Reviewed this property |
Not inside the restaurant but in good weather the big outdoor patio of the water's edge allows well-behaved dogs.
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Peter H
June 24, 2018|
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Response from Norma J | Reviewed this property |
Dont think they do a specicic roast but you can check the menu online , but everything is fresh and fab
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$32
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Venachar Lochside Venachar Lochside Trossachs Leisure | Loch Venachar, Callander, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK17 8HP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park  >  Callander
  • Phone Number: +44 1877 330011
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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.
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