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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%
Travellers talk about
“cullen skink” (80 reviews)
“cakes” (93 reviews)
“mussels” (41 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Hours
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 778 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Getaway457972
Reviewed 5 days ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took our elderly Mum here for her birthday & had an excellent lunch. The place was full, so the staff were kept really busy, but they were very efficient, friendly & helpful. The starters were delicious- chestnut mushroom pate, goats cheese brûlée (yum), & the...More

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

Many thanks for taking the time to leave such a lovely review! We are thrilled to hear you had such a lovely experience with us for your mothers birthday! We hope she had a lovely day. Looking forward to seeing you back in soon! Kind...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Harbour Restaurant and we were able to get s table even though we had not booked,great view over the loch,bubbly young staff,attentive,good menu,ordered the Cullen skink which very good would recommend,good coffee & home made Victoria sponge, all reasonably priced,will visit again...More

Thank ian r
CarolynBarr, Assistant Restaurant Manager at Venachar Lochside, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Yours, Beth (Assistant Restaurant Manager)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The location of this restaurant is truly stunning. When we walked in we were impressed by the big bright room that overlooked the loch. It was tastefully decorated and the waitress seated us fairly quickly. We ordered two glasses of prosecco and although they took...More

Thank stickywicks
CarolynBarr, Manager at Venachar Lochside, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving a review of Venachar Lochside. It is only through feedback such as yours that we are able to maintain and indeed, where necessary, improve upon service that we provide to our valued customers I'm sorry to hear you had a mixed...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our son Jonny and his fiancée Rachel were married on Saturday at Venachar Lochside. It was quite simply the best wedding we’ve been to - and we’ve been to many over the years. Naturally, as my wife and I are so close to them their...More

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

Hello Robert, We cannot thank you enough for such a wonderful review of Venachar Lochside! We were so pleased that Rachel and Jonny had such an amazing day. They are such a beautiful couple inside and out and we were honoured to have a part...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A terrific restaurant with a very nice menu and setting. The food was excellent as was the service and surroundings. We will return on our next visit to Scotland.

Thank Howard P
CarolynBarr, Manager at Venachar Lochside, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Howard, Thank you so much for your glowing review! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal and the friendly service as well as the view we have! We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, Beccy. (Restaurant Manager)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were driving past the Loch admiring the view, when we spotted the cafe and decided that it would be a lovely spot for morning tea and for admiring the view over the Loch. The building is set right on the edged of the Loch,...More

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

Thank you for your review of Venachar Lochside. We are so glad you stopped to admire our wonderful view and enjoyed our lovely cake! Im sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your coffee. We do coffee training for all of our staff members to ensure...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely venue with fantastic staff. Was there for a family wedding which was fab. Food was amazing. If in the area worth a visit

Thank dhall7
CarolynBarr, Manager at Venachar Lochside, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for your lovely review. We are delighted you had such a nice time at the wedding and hope you'll come and visit us for lunch some time soon. Kind regards, Beccy (Restaurant Manager)

Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

The prices have increased over the years but at least the quality is still high, but £10 for a bowl of Cullen skink is just too much I will not be back which is a shame because it is such a great location Pricing themselves...More

Thank John H
CarolynBarr, Manager at Venachar Lochside, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Thank you for your review of Venachar Lochside. I'm sorry to hear you won't be returning to us because of the prices of some of our dishes. As you mentioned, our food is of the highest quality and we only use the best of produce,...More

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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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Grace H
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$7 - US$33
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Monday
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 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
  • E-mail
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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